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 makemake A collection of P2 blogs at, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility)./coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. blogblog (versus network, site)

View all posts tagged shortcodes.

40 open tickets in the Shortcodes component

40 open tickets defect (bug) enhancement feature request
12 5 1
Awaiting Review 10 2 2
Future Release 6 1 1

40 open tickets. Last 7 days: +0 tickets

13 tickets that have no replies

View list on Trac

  • #34559  get_post_galleries does not return the galleries properly
  • #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
  • #40958  force_balance_tags breaks Ninjaforms and probably other plugins that output html within js. ui administration
  • #41086  Conditional loading of CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. files from (for example) shortcodes
  • #43456  `wp_html_split` <script>
  • #43457  `wp_html_split` valid HTML attributes issues
  • #43725  Multiple instances of opening / closing shortcode only works when closing tag is provided
  • #45929  Potential assignment to empty string
  • #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
  • #49955  Shortcode escaping not correctly handled when followed by enclosing shortcodes

40 open tickets

Open bugs: 28. View list on Trac

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