Shortcode Datastore

A WordPress plugin that allows for flexible text or HTML to be bound to shortcodes…

Author:azumbro (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:4.6
WordPress version tested:6.0
Plugin version:1.2.0
Added to WordPress repository:09-02-2020
Last updated:28-05-2022
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Plugin URI:https://github.com/azumbro/ShortcodeDatastore
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A WordPress plugin that allows for flexible text or HTML to be bound to shortcodes that can be inserted into pages, posts, or templates. This allows for the same text/HTML to be inserted in multiple places and then managed from one dashboard.

Usage

  • Activating the plugin creates a new plugin menu option in the left sidebar of the WordPress admin dashboard titled “Shortcode Datastore”.
  • Clicking the “Shortcode Datastore” button will open the plugin dashboard which will display a list of the currently available shortcodes.
    • Clicking the “Add Shortcode” button will open a new editing window to create a shortcode.
      • The key selected for the new shortcode must be unique (cannot be used for another shortcode).
      • By default, keys are converted to lower case and spaces are replaced with underscores.
      • The shortcode value can be entered in the standard WordPress editor either as text or HTML. This value is what will be displayed when the shortcode is used on the site.
    • The shortcode table displays the existing shortcode entries.
      • Clicking the “Edit” button for a row will open an edit window where the shortcode value can be modified.
      • Clicking the “Delete” button for a row will remove the shortcode key and value.
      • The shortcode itself can be copied from the input field and inserted into a page, post, or template (anywhere standard WordPress shortcodes work).
      • Replacement variables are a way to add dynamic content to your shortcodes. Replacement variables follow the format of %NAME%, with the value being replaced at render time. The replacement variables currently supported are:
        • %YEAR%: Replaced with the current four character year value.
  • Shortcode Datastore also works with WordPress multisite installations. Shortcodes can be created and accessed from any subsite where the plugin is enabled (network activation is recommended).