Best Free WordPress Shortcode Plugins

WordPress shortcodes are little bits of code that allow you to do various things with little effort.

WordPress introduced the shortcode API in the WordPress 2.5 release six years ago. Since then many themes and plugins use shortcodes to allow users to customize their sites and display content where they choose.

In this post we’ll look at five free popular options for adding shortcodes to your WordPress site.


Shortcodes Ultimate is WordPress plugin that provides mega pack of shortcodes. This is really premium plugin that you can get absolutely for free!

With this plugin you can easily create tabs, buttons, boxes, different sliders, responsive videos and much, much more.

For more information and download: Shortcodes Ultimate


Simple Shortcodes adds a button to your editor toolbar for quick and easy insertion of the most commonly used shortcodes for columns, buttons, toggles, tabs, callout boxes, notifications, and more.

For more information and download: Simple Shortcodes


An amazing set of great shortcodes: SEO-ready tabs, sections, buttons, links to any content, author cards, lists, layouts, conditionals and more!

For more information and download: WordPress Shortcodes


Shortcoder is a plugin which allows to create a custom shortcode and store HTML, Javascript and other snippets in it.

For more information and download: Shortcoder


This allows theme/plugin developers to make their custom shortcodes easily accessible to their users through a modal dialog from the content editor.

For more information and download: Minimal Shortcode UI