Shortcodes are pretty cool way of formatting content as well as doing a lot of other things. However, common users can often have problems when they have to remember and type the shortcodes to achieve the desired results. Even if you are a pro at WordPress, you can still forget some shortcode exists in your WordPress theme. It would have been easy if all shortcodes were available for selection in a dropdown media button in the text editor.
Just adding the shortcode in sidebar widgets does not execute it and you get to see the text of the shortcode. How to add a shortcode in WordPress sidebar widgets?
Pinterest is growing as a social media website and you can drive more traffic from Pinterest by allowing your readers to easily add it (or Pin It) to Pinterest.
Once you stop using a plugin or the shortcode, you will still have it littered across blog posts and pages. This means you will have [shortcode] visible in posts and hurting the website’s aesthetics. Deleting unused shortcodes from each blog post is a long and tedious process.
Shortcodes can have make blogging fast for advanced users, but what if you have a shortcode that you want to disable on a specific pages, say, the homepage.
Do you often use screenshots of websites in your WordPress blog? You can make your blogging faster using a shortcode to add screenshot automatically.
Do you want to add a PayPal donation button so that your readers can send you a few dollars and say thank you? It can be very simple to integrate a PayPal donate button in your posts or WordPress website.