20+ Great shortcode plugins to spice up your WordPress site

Shortcodes works like magic in wordpress to spice up your website.  Shortcodes brings life to a plain simple blog with colorful buttons, colums, quotes and icons. Most powerful themes comes with built in shortcodes with the theme but if you want, you can use shortcode plugins available to control your blog. Most short code plugins will add a button to the visual editor making it easy for users. Lets take a look on some of great shortcode plugins available for wordpress.

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I have compiled the best collection of wordpress shortcode plugins both free and commercial ones below so that you can decide which one to pick.

1. WordPress Shortcodes

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/synved-shortcodes/

wps

Great set of shortcode elements like SEO-ready tabs, sections, buttons, links to any content, author cards, lists, layouts and more!

License: Free

2. Shortcodes Ultimate

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/shortcodes-ultimate/

ultimate

Shortcode ultimate packed with 30 great shortcodes along with custom shortcode generator. There are colorful buttons, columns, boxes , lists and much more..

License: Free

3. Shortcode Exec PHP

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/shortcode-exec-php/

shortc

Execute php code with this shortcode plugin. You can use it inside posts, pages, comments, feeds etc.

License: Free

4. JShortcodes

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/j-shortcodes/

jbox

Nice collection of shortcodes for custom jbuttons, content jboxes, tabs and accordion panels, with call to action and info boxes. You can pick color, size and shape for any of these elements.

License: Free

5. MyShortcodes

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/my-shortcodes/

myshortcodes

Highly flexible shortcode builder plugin for wordpress.

License: Free

6. Standout Colorboxes & Buttons

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/standout-color-boxes-and-buttons/

standalone

WordPress plugin with nice beautiful colored boxes and buttons by shortcodes.

License: Free

7. Button Shortcode

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/download-button-shortcode/

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Nice few shortcodes for buttons with icons.

License: Free

8. Shortcodes UI

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/shortcodes-ui/

shortui

WordPress Plugin adds admin UI for creating shortcodes without the need for any coding.

License: Free

9. Zilla shortcodes

http://www.themezilla.com/plugins/zillashortcodes/

zilla

A simple shortcode generator for wordpress themes.

License: Free

10. GPP Shortcodes

http://graphpaperpress.com/plugins/gpp-shortcodes/

gpp

Free shortcodes plugin to create fluid, responsive column layouts and add boxes and buttons to your Posts and Pages. No coding required.

License: Free

11. Acronix Shortcodes

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/arconix-shortcodes/

acronix

WordPress shortcode plugin for useful design elements like buttons, boxes, tabs,accordion and toggles.

License: Free

12. Shortcoder

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/shortcoder/

shortcode

Execute and store html, javascript, youtube scripts within the shortcodes using this plugin.

License: Free

13. All in one Shortcodes

http://codecanyon.net/item/allinone-shortcodes/241861

allinone

It is the ultimate shortcode plugin allows you to add unlimited shortcodes to any wordpress theme. It is commercial.

License: Commercial

14. Icon list shortcodes

http://codecanyon.net/item/icon-list-shortcodes/300808

icon

Over 100+ icon shortcodes available with this plugin.  It is cheap commercial plugin from codecanyon.

License: Commercial

15. Styles with Shortcodes

http://codecanyon.net/item/styles-with-shortcodes-for-wordpress/142221

styles

WordPress plugin having 100 built in Shortcodes with everything needed like; jQuery Accordion, Tabs and Toogle, Tooltips, Column Shortcodes, Gallery and Image Shortcodes, Button Styles, Alert Box Styles, Pullquotes, Blockquotes, Twitter buttons, Retweet button, Facebook Like, Follow me on Twitter buttons, Linkedin, Google +1,  and more..

License: Commercial

16. FX Animated shortcodes

http://codecanyon.net/item/fx-elements-wordpress-animated-shortcodes/3865004

fx

WordPress plugin lets you add animated shortcodes to your website. You can add buttons, boxes, alert message, icons with smooth transition of color, size, opacity.

License: Commercial

17. Shortcode Press

http://www.shortcodepress.com

shortpress

Plugin inserts shortcodes within your page or post, without any programming.  Both free and paid versions are available. You can download free version wordpress site.

License: Commercial

18. Shortcode Kid

http://www.shortcodekid.com/

sckid

Easy to use shortcode plugin for wordpress.

License: Commercial

19. Vision

http://codecanyon.net/item/vision-wordpress-shortcodes-plugin/3372371

vision

Premium WordPress Plugin that enables you to add a Powerful set of Shortcodes to any WordPress Theme. It is added to the visual editor in wordpress for easy insertions.

License: Commercial

20. Shortcodes Pro

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/shortcodes-pro/

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Create custom shortcodes using shortcodes pro.

License: Free

21. Theme Blvd Shortcodes

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/theme-blvd-shortcodes/

blvd

Allows quick and easy creation of shortcodes with Tinymce editor interface.

License: Free

22. LTW Shortcodes

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ltw-content-shortcodes/

ltw

Lightweight wordpress plugin for creation of easy to use content shortcodes.

License: Free

 

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