WordPress Words: Shortcodes

A shortcode is a WordPress-specific code that lets you do nifty things with very little effort. Shortcodes can embed files or create objects that would normally require lots of complicated, ugly code in just one line. Shortcode = shortcut. – http://en.support.wordpress.com/shortcodes/

WordPress has many shortcodes that can help you make your life a little bit easier.  Shortcodes can help you with things like embedding video or audio in your site, Google maps and Calenders, polls, Microsoft Office documents, and much more.

To use a shortcode, surround it in brackets in the text editor. do not use curly brackets like this {, use these [].

(I used the shortcode youtube=link to embed that video! )

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