Step 6 – Shortcodes

Another form of page layout control within both free and premium themes are shortcodes. Shortcodes allow you to insert specific layout features within a page. They add the ability to format text on the page. Some shortcodes you may find in themes include:

  • Columns
  • Block Quotes
  • Pull Quotes
  • Headings
  • Drop Caps
  • Tabs and Toggles
  • Buttons
  • Lists
  • Icons

Obviously, premium themes are prone to have a larger selection of shortcodes in them, but there are free themes that have a plethora of shortcodes as well. The video below will give you an introduction to how to use shortcodes.

Last modified: Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 10:16 PM