Use WordPress Shortcodes outside the Editor

The Shortcode-API can help to make your Editor more advance especially with the help of Shortcodes to insert external content to your posts or pages easily. There are many possibilities, as you can see in this example Easy Way For Advertisement.

But if sometimes you like to use a Shortcode in your Template or just don't like to put it in the Editor, for example you like to insert it in the Custom Field or somewhere else. There is a function in WordPress which helps you to insert a shortcode somewhere else besides your Editor.
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Control WordPress Content via Userrights or Time

WordPress comes with its own user administration, therefore we can control on the basis of various roles and objects the content. In some cases, it is a typical request that you give access to a complete content only to registered users. The same is possible only for parts of the content. There are certainly different possibilities to do this - I'm going to mention some solutions here.
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WordPress Shortcode API

WordPress 2.5 extended the tagging function and added many little features. Among others the shortcode API for example, where you can add strings to a content in a fast and easy way. This makes the call from other functions in Plugins or theme functions much more easier.

The possibilities of shortcodes are immense, many other applications love this feature and with the new one you can make it even easier for the users to write in their backend. To put Shortcodes into the quick tag menu, I recommend to use the AddQuicktag Plugin.

It's easy to understand and to use. I will give a short introduction with some results below. Continue reading …