A great feature of the WordPress content editor is the ability to use shortcodes to enhance your content. However, WordPress only comes with the [gallery] shortcode. So today we are launching ZillaShortcodes, a free plugin that includes a bunch of shortcodes that is compaitble with any theme (not just our ThemeZilla themes).
The ZillaShortcodes plugin includes a bunch of popular shortcodes, you can include columns, buttons, toggles, alerts and tabs with the click of a button. The available shortcodes have been included in a super useful one-click menu, just to make things even simpler.
When creating a page or post, click the “Z” icon to reveal a list of shortcodes (you must be in visual editor mode). Choose the functionality you wish to include, configure the options and insert. Job Done.
Customers who have already purchased one of our themes will be aware that the shortcode functionality used to come packaged with our themes in the past. For several reasons we decided to pull it out of our themes and make it a plugin:
- To allow people who don’t use our themes to be able to use our shortcodes.
- You don’t have to worry about changing your theme and losing your shortcodes. Take them with you wherever you go.
- As a plugin it is easier to maintain and develop the code.
- When an update for the plugin is available, you will only need to update the plugin and not your entire theme.
All of our new themes will be 100% compatible with the plugin. If you have purchased one of our older themes, don’t panic. We are in the process of updating our older themes so that they will be compatible with the new plugin.
So, what are you waiting for? Go and take a look at the ZillaShortcodes plugin now.