What is a Shortcode in WordPress and how do you use them?

Kori Ashton from WebTegrity will walk you through how to use shortcodes and how to make them active in your sidebar. Check out these great tips!

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4 thoughts on “What is a Shortcode in WordPress and how do you use them?

  1. I seem to get more confused as I go along. Is CSS the only thing we can modify? What if I want to add a menu and a greeting to the top of the page? For example, I'd like to take the greeting at the top of this theme: https://wordpress.org/themes/bueno/ and the menu on the left of the top line of this theme: https://wordpress.org/themes/merlin/ and add them to the top line of this theme: https://wordpress.org/themes/enigma/ I have been watching vids on Child Themes, etc., but they also seem to only allow for making CSS changes, not adding features to a theme. I have looked at the code for both Bueno and Merlin and I understand the element I want, but in Chrome, I can't copy the code in the bottom box, only the CSS code in the box on the right. What am I not understanding? I'm spending a lot of time going nowhere trying to figure out how to do things: Do I use a child theme? Shortcodes? A plugin(s)?

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