April 30, 2019 — One of the exciting things about Gutenberg blocks is that they can serve a similar purpose to many shortcodes that generate a “block” of content, but with more flexibility and a much more user-friendly interface. Creating Gutenberg versions of your shortcodes is also a good step in future-proofing your plugins and sites. This talk shows how some of the custom shortcodes from WordCamp.org have been adapted into Gutenberg blocks.
July 10, 2014 — Among the most awesome features of WordPress is the shortcode. Simple statements wrapped in square brackets that are capable of executing anything we want them to. We are limited only by our imaginations.
Enhancing our content with shortcodes is an exciting and powerful practice which can help us take our posts and pages beyond what can be done with HTML and a WYSIWYG editor. This session covers many unique and useful ways in which shortcodes can be used with real examples and simple guides for content creators and beginner developers.
October 8, 2009 — WordPress.com users can now insert detailed archives into the body of a post or page. This quick tutorial will show you how to add the archives shortcode, what the results will look like, and what options are available.
There’s also a Support page on this shortcode available here with more information.
September 29, 2009 — Both WordPress.com and WordPress.org users can easily embed SoundCloud tracks into their blog posts with the use of a simple shortcode. This tutorial demonstrates how.
For more information, visit the Support page on WordPress.com.