Useful Plugin Categories Archive: Shortcodes

Content Blocks (Custom Post Widget)

It’s like amr shortcode any widget, in that it can be used anywhere, not just in sidebar widget areas. Basic use is for content that will appear in muliple places – instead of a hardcoded shortcode. I like a lot. Discovered on Ormsby’s site. However, it doesn’t work in some contexts. (Manual Summary)

Custom Content Shortcode

Strongly recommended by Sridhar Katakam on Twitter.
However, it was removed from the repository in March 2023 for security issues. (Manual Summary)

Display Posts Shortcode

Display Posts allows you easily list content from all across your website. (Manual Summary)


Shortcoder plugin allows to create a custom shortcodes for HTML, JavaScript, CSS and other code snippets. Now the shortcodes can be used in posts/pages and the snippet will be replaced in place. I’m giving it 5 stars based on the fact that it works in contexts where other similar plugins do not. (Manual Summary)

WP Show Posts

WP Show Posts allows you to display posts anywhere on your website using an easy to use shortcode. You can pull posts from any post type like WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads etc..
This plugin works with any theme. (Manual Summary)