A shortcode in WordPress is a simple code that allows you to add dynamic content to your posts and pages. For example, you can make custom shortcodes to show content like pricing tables, buttons, or custom post types. Here’s how to create a custom shortcode in WordPress:

Open your theme’s functions.php file. This file is located in the root directory of your WordPress theme.

Add the following code to your functions.php file to create your custom shortcode:

function custom_shortcode_function() {
// Your custom code goes here
return "Your custom content";
}
add_shortcode('custom_shortcode', 'custom_shortcode_function');

Replace the custom_shortcode placeholder in the code above with your desired shortcode name. Then, replace the content within the return statement with your desired custom content.

Save your changes and upload the updated functions.php file to your WordPress theme’s folder.

Now, you can use your custom shortcode in any post or page by typing [custom_shortcode] (or your desired shortcode name) into the editor.

Note: You can also pass parameters to your custom shortcode and access them within the shortcode function. This lets you show dynamic content based on the parameters passed. For more information, refer to the WordPress documentation on shortcodes.

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