A shortcode is a WordPress-specific code that lets you do cool things simply. In just one line, shortcodes can embed files or create objects that would normally require lots of complicated code.
On this site we have tutorials on using shortcodes to
- create image galleries and slideshows
- embed YouTube videos
- embed audio files
- embed an inline document viewer
Many more shortcodes are available to allow you to embed media and other content from various sites and services. Plug-ins and themes often include additional shortcodes.
Available shortcodes are listed below. To embed media, enter a shortcode directly into the Post/Page editor, and add the URL or other configuration attributes as directed in the instructions linked below.