Hello EcomCrew. Welcome to this article on wordpress shortcodes.
Before we do though, do you want to see a picture of Mike when he was much younger?
OK I Hope you guys enjoyed that example of a button. Now let’s move on.
But the first question is, why should we use shortcodes? Well, for a bunch of reasons:
- We can add a bunch of cool styling without having to know CSS, like this bulleted list with checkmarks
- We can add additional functionality to our articles
- It won’t break like with our custom CSS
But what’s the biggest reason to use shortcodes?
Your brain is probably already starting to imagine what we could do with shortcodes. Imagine a difficult to understand word like quagmire (scroll over for a tool tip).
But as we start to use short codes there’s one thing we must remember: not to get too carried away. It doesn’t matter how much makeup you put on a pig – it’s still a pig.