I’m proud to announce the launch of a new WordPress plugin I have been developing over the past few days. It’s called Shortcode Developer and I believe this is just start of a series of very useful plugins I will be releasing.
How it works
The Shortcode Developer plugin provides a user friendly interface for creating custom shortcodes. Each shortcode consists of a name, a list of attributes (with names and default values) and the PHP code executed to return the html back to the shortcode placeholder.
Editing the PHP code is powered by the great browser editor “CodeMirror”!
A nice advantage of using this plugin over writing the shortcodes into the functions.php is that the shortcodes are not dependent on the theme. Also, this makes for a faster turn around for quick updates on live websites!
How it looks
1. List of created shortcodes
2. Shortcode add / edit interface
Feedback & Thoughts
The next step for this plugin is to integrate an import / export feature. If you have any other ideas, I’d love to hear them!
I hope you enjoy the new Shortcode Developer plugin.