Shortcodes component

This is a subcomponent of the Formatting component.

Shortcodes are small bits of WordPress magic that can be used within posts and pages to add dynamic content such as image galleries, media players, and stylized photo captions.  Documentation of these features is located at Shortcode API.  Visit the #feature-shortcode channel on Slack to get involved in the latest developments.

Current and Future Projects

A roadmap is under construction for 4.4 and future Milestones. Current objectives are to create Multiple Enclosures for more flexibility with HTML in shortcodes, create conversion functions for old-style shortcodes that need to be updated, and define future restrictions on HTML in shortcodes and shortcodes in HTML.

Meetings are scheduled as-needed for the Shortcode API.

Shortcake is a major feature-as-plugin project that aims to supply a user-friendly interface for adding a shortcode to a post, and viewing and editing it from within the content editor.

Meetings are every Monday for the Shortcake feature.

See the latest posts and tickets below for more details.

Recent posts on the make/core blog

View all posts tagged shortcodes.

29 open tickets in the Shortcodes component

29 open tickets defect (bug) enhancement feature request
Awaiting Review 12 6 1
Future Release 5 3 0
4.8.1 0 1 1

29 open tickets. Last 7 days: +0 tickets

6 tickets that have no replies

View list on Trac

  • #34092  Introduce Multiple Enclosures for Shortcodes javascript
  • #34559  get_post_galleries does not return the galleries properly
  • #34814  Presence of "Less than sign" < adds additional closing shortcode tag.
  • #35179  playlist shortcode needs an option to not loop javascript
  • #35545  Unexpected behavior of wp.shortcode.regexp
  • #36958  extending has_shortcode to allow searching in custom fields

29 open tickets

Open bugs: 17. View list on Trac

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Component maintainers:

  • aaroncampbell

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