Nine0Media WordPress Design Tips – Using Shortcode

Once you have chosen your WordPress Theme and you are ready to start to add your Content, take a minute to review your WordPress Themes Shortcode. I personally use “Text” view when developing Pages or Posts, but if you are a “Visual” view type of Developer then WordPress has made the Shortcode available in the Visual Menu. When in Visual View, Click on the Shortcode Icon in the Gray Menu bar and you can see some of the many options available for your WordPress Theme. Some options may include; 2 Column, 3 Column, Elements, Tabs and even Video or Audio. Utilizing these Shortcode can dramatically increase your Development time and keep the Uniform look of the Theme. A great tip is to add the Sample Data for the Theme and see where the Original Designer utilized the Shortcode and how did they implement the Shortcode with in the Page or Post.

As a WordPress Developer here in San Diego, I have came across some Websites that have been developed by designers that are not using the Shortcode acailable to them within the WordPress Theme. Using Shortcode can save you Development Time which in return you can pass the savings onto your Client and everyone loves Savings!

This has been a WordPress Web Design Tip form Nine0Media, Grand-masters in WordPress Website Design and Development.