WordPress is the number one most used content management system in the world. Basic versions are in use by graphic designers the world over and advanced versions with customizations are used by larger media companies like Variety and BBC America.
WordPress (WP) shortcodes were first introduced in WP 2.5 (about 5 years ago). They are an incredibly useful tool that allow chucks of code to be easily added to the content area of a post or page. We will discuss what is a shortcode, when and why to use them, and we will build a simple shortcode.