Shortcodes Are In Development

Posted on August 3, 2010 by in General News 58 Comments

Shortcodes Are In Development
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Many of our users have expressed their desire for design shortcodes. Today I am pleased to announce that we have begun developing a comprehensive set of design shortcodes that will be released soon for all of our themes. These shortcodes will focus on design elements such as buttons, columns, tabs, sliders, galleries, social media and more. I am confident that the additions of these will help bring your WordPress experience to a whole new level! Stay tuned for their release in the coming weeks.


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  1. This Sounds Interesting and Like a Perfect Solution to all my constant Probs !!!! Except my Bills πŸ˜›

  2. This is a very good decision. I love shortcodes and the ability to insert a column or button wherever I want.

  3. Hey Nick,

    Sounds very cool! One question: will the themes have to be reinstalled if we are already running them? or will this feature work as more of a peripheral set of codes?

    • I’m not sure at this point, but we will do what we can to make the transition easy.

      • hope you can make sort of “one click upgrade” something like that πŸ™‚

        • 1 Click upgrade is a bad idea because there are also people who never even bought the theme (pirated theme)

      • This looks great!

        I have a request …. Alot of ET stuff seems to have that rounded/3d look, which is cool – but not for everything :^)

        can there be a set of short codes which have a more flat/geometric look to them?

        Thanks, you guys are the best!

    • I struggled a bit, but found a way to retrofit one of my themes with shortcode. I wrote a blog post about it to help others.

      Hope this helps. Click on my name to follow back to the article.

  4. Very nice. I’m still trying to learn how all this stuff in WordPress works. It’s a bit overwhelming for me. Alot of your themes give me inspiration for my own designs. Keep up the good work!

  5. Hmm… I think I’m going to need more of an education on how to use these…

    • Don’t worry, it will be pretty easy πŸ™‚

  6. FANTASTIC! Can’t wait for these

  7. That looks great and a much needed surprise. Love working with ET…keep it coming

  8. It’s a really interesting feature! Looking forward to it!

  9. That’s awesome. πŸ™‚

    I love the preview of the toggled content.

  10. Nice Idea, thanks a lot! Have the same thought like Jeff

  11. Great news i think it will help a lot.

  12. Brilliant! Just brilliant!

  13. Excellent. I’d really love a few shortcodes for text things like pullquotes, alerts, notes, etc…

  14. This is great news! I wish I knew this was in development here at Elegant Themes last week though – I could have saved $40 because I just bought the “Awake” WordPress theme at TF for the sole purpose of deconstructing it’s shortcodes πŸ™‚

  15. Gotta love Shortcodes. They do make a point of (visual) difference. Smallish icons and buttons… nice.

  16. Very Cool! Thank you Nick

  17. Hi Nick and all,

    Really great idea. I have a few places where I can add these right off.

  18. Hey Nick,

    It looks awesome!

    Can’t wait to see it πŸ™‚

  19. Really cool. Are those buttons in the graphic going to be made with graphics or CSS3?

  20. Great…. that’s totally cool, I just hope no compromise is made…. whatsoever.

    Looking forward to it.

  21. Great idea.
    One really interesting feature for me.I will wait

  22. Great! Good idea! Good job.

  23. That’s awesome … I hope we don’t have to replace the page templates and files! I have made a lot of customization to your awesome themes! πŸ™‚

  24. It is great
    It looks awesome!

  25. Sadly my year is up but I will be paying double what I originally paid because the work you do is amazing. Your putting Rocket Themes to shame. What the heck else feature are you going to work in?

  26. Another incredibly useful development on the way ! Thanks

  27. Great! Price increase is well justified.

  28. Nick, this is a great idea. I’m amazed at the rate of development you continue to display. Just one thing – I’d love to see more CMS (business) themes… the shortcodes idea might make it easier to create more flexible business CMS sites, in particular, being able to tuck blog posts out of the way in a more controlled manner on the main menus. (joined up as a developer this week, and loving the material)

  29. I’m super excited for this!

    I agree with the last poster: I’d love more corporate themes.

  30. You guys make life easier. I am glad I shifted from Joomla to WP. Your designs allow me express a new style to my clients.


  31. This looks fantastic. REALLY looking forward to seeing this with my own eyes. Can’t wait!

  32. “A~la~Peanut~Butter~Sandwiches” ..and voilΓ !

    Thanks Nick!


  33. That would be brilliant, it would solve all my problems, finding plugins that I really don’t know what I’m doing, which gets frustrating (of course this has nothing to do with u guys, cos ur work and forum are absolutely awesome). All I ever want form wp is just to write my content, but for this newbie I just make a right mess of it.

    Thanks goes out to Nick, Yuriy, Michael πŸ™‚

  34. Wow! great! I hope you would provide a separate set of css file as well! As I have already modified my theme a lot! So would be keen if u provide a separate file or at least a separate section from where we can copy πŸ™‚

  35. CanΒ΄t wait to try that out. And – like many others – I hope that implementing will be easy. IΒ΄ve just went through modifying my Glow-Version to WP 3.0 and Glow 1.9. But beside that – itΒ΄s so great to see how you keep up to date. IΒ΄ve been really thankful for the translation files and with that new feature IΒ΄ll have SUCH an incredible ET-Theme! πŸ™‚

  36. Really looking forward to these πŸ™‚

  37. Shortcodes are very useful for website development. Thanks. Waiting for it.

  38. Can’t wait for the improvements

  39. Nice πŸ™‚ waiting for it.

  40. Great nick, i love the shortcuts it reduce the the waist of time.I am in waiting for them you guys rock with theme and now with shortcut buttons amazing.

  41. Makes me sick sick sick sick, why? do you good people ask. Having spend good money on so-called best WP template design programme and now to find this site, makes me sick and very happy. Will turf the other stuff. This does WP justice and is simply mouthwatering designs. a-la-carte

  42. Any date for shortcodes??? Each day seems like ages now…
    I know they are around the corner.

  43. YOu Could Show us how is your work to do the best themes of the we.
    Make a post for it.
    Everybody have the curious to know.

  44. this is going to be a great addition
    looks like I joined just in time!

  45. getting all excited here πŸ˜‰

    Any news?

    A good implementation of shortcodes is one of the things that make me a customer (again).
    Very curious!

  46. A Whole Nutha Level. Nice.

  47. looks amazing. this will be very useful addition for your themes

  48. This is awesome!I love these shortcodes,because I can easy add whatever I want with them.Is cool!

  49. Excellent, I could use some shortcodes for, say, writing a 600 word article on fly fishing (one click and its done). Just kidding. Your templates have really helped me make quick work of wordpress. Thanks so much Nick!

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