15 Free & Premium WordPress Shortcode Plugins
Simply put, WordPress shortcodes are basically some codes which you can insert into your pages or posts for adding different kinds of visual elements: boxes, buttons, jQuery scripts etc. So if you want to achieve this, without having to code the post or page yourself, you can use some WordPress shortcode plugins. You will find lots of great premium plugins that you have to pay for, but there are also effective plugins which cost nothing. So we decided to make a list of 20 both free and premium WordPress shortcode plugins. Enjoy!
Free WordPress Shortcode Plugins
Arconix Shortcode Collection will provide enough design elements for almost any kind of blog you want to run: button, tabs, boxes, lists.
With Shortcodes Pro, you can quickly and easily create shortcodes from inside WordPress administration panel. It’s well documented so you won’t have any problem.
Shortcodes Ultimate will provide you with a lot of shortcodes for buttons, tabs, sliders, boxes and many other options. You also get to choose the color of the elements you use.
4. J Shortcodes
J Shortcodes should be enough for most websites or blogs, as it provides shortcodes for accordion panels, buttons, tabs and boxes. With this plugin, you can choose the color, size and shape you wish for any design element.
Arbitrary PHP codes can be executed using shortcodes in your posts, comments, pages, widgets and even RSS feeds. This plugin is safe and easy to use.
With this plugin, you can define a special post type that will be called “boilerplate”. When you insert a shortcode, the body of a referenced boilerplate will be displayed.
ShortCodes UI will provide an user friendly admin interface for you to easily create shortcodes. You don’t need to know how to code from scratch or even edit the code.
Premium WordPress Shortcode Plugins
This premium plugin provides 100 shortcodes for: jQuery Accordion, Tooltips, Tabs and Toogle, Columns, Images, Galleries, Twitter buttons and so on. It’s pretty awesome!
This is a great plugin which will allow you to add lots of shortcodes that are very easy to use to any kind of WordPress theme. You can easily customize the entire appearance of your content and it won’t take long! Lots of options are available for customization.
With this, you can create awesome jQuery sliding tabs by simply using shortcodes. You can create as much tabs as you want and then make them slidable.
With this plugin, it’s a lot easier to create great looking CSS tooltips and speech bubbles. Moreover, you get to choose from 37 different color schemes.
This is actually an add-on for the foremontioned plugin called Styles with Shortcodes. With it, you can insert author bio and gravatar into custom post types, posts or pages. You get another 50 predefined color schemes but you can also create your own design.
Icon List Shortcodes is very easy to use. You can insert any of these 108 included icons or you can link to your own.
Using this add-on for Styles with Shortcodes plugin, you can add the zoom in function for every image on your site. There are four different CSS frames you get to choose from.
This plugin is very clean, easy to integrate and you can use as many shortcodes as you want on your page. Moreover, you get help and information for it.