If you’ve been using WordPress for a while, you might have come across the term “shortcode”. While shortcodes are a useful feature in WordPress, the name isn’t very self-explanatory (at least at first). This may have you wondering what shortcodes are in WordPress?
In a nutshell, a shortcode is a small piece of code, enclosed in square brackets like [this], that performs a specific function on your site. You can place it almost anywhere and it will add a specific function to your page, post, or other content.