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 HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. 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 ShortcodeShortcode A shortcode is a placeholder used within a WordPress post, page, or widget to insert a form or function generated by a plugin in a specific location on your site. APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways..

Shortcake is a major feature-as-pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party 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/coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. blogblog (versus network, site)

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55 open tickets in the Shortcodes component

55 open tickets defect (bug) enhancement feature request
11 5 1
6.6 1 0 0
Awaiting Review 22 3 2
Future Release 6 3 1

55 open tickets. Last 7 days: -1 ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker.

13 tickets that have no replies

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  • #34814  Presence of "Less than sign" < adds additional closing shortcode tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.).
  • #35179  playlist shortcode needs an option to not loopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. javascriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser.
  • #35545  Unexpected behavior of wp.shortcode.regexp
  • #36958  extending has_shortcode to allow searching in custom fields
  • #41086  Conditional loading of CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. files from (for example) shortcodes
  • #43456  `wp_html_split` <script>
  • #47984  FilterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. pre_do_shortcode
  • #55406  Shortcodes don't work inside srcset attribute
  • #58174  A shortcode blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. that evaluates to nothing, renders as a space in the HTML
  • #58397  Shortcodes in patterns are not rendered in templates
  • #58469  Changeset 55832 broke shortcodes saved in block attributes and rendered serverside
  • #60200  Search functionality does not search shortcodes
  • #60887  After upgrade to WordPress 6.4.3, do_shortcode no longer works in page templates template

1 ticket slated for 6.6

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  • #58366  Shortcode Support Regained but Content Filters are messing with Shortcode HTML

55 open tickets

Open enhancements: 11 View list on Trac
Open tasks: 0 View list on Trac
Open feature requests: 4 View list on Trac

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