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Function Reference/do shortcode

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Description

Searches content for shortcodes and filters shortcodes through their hooks.

Usage

<?php echo do_shortcode$content ?>

Parameters

$content
(string) (required) Content to search for shortcodes
Default: None

Return Values

(string) 
Content with shortcodes replaced by the output from the shortcode's handler(s).

Examples

add_filter('the_content', 'do_shortcode', 11); // From shortcodes.php
// Use shortcode in a PHP file (outside the post editor).
echo do_shortcode('[gallery]');
// In case there is opening and closing shortcode.
echo do_shortcode('[iscorrect]'.$text_to_be_wrapped_in_shortcode.'[/iscorrect]');
// Use shortcodes in text widgets.
add_filter('widget_text', 'do_shortcode');
// Use shortcodes in form like Landing Page Template
echo do_shortcode('[contact-form-7 id="91" title="quote"]');

Notes

If there are no shortcode tags defined, then the content will be returned without any filtering. This might cause issues if a plugin is disabled as its shortcode will still show up in the post or content.

Change Log

Since: 2.5

Source File

do_shortcode() is located in wp-includes/shortcodes.php.

Related

Shortcode API

See also index of Function Reference and index of Template Tags.