Shortcodes and HTML Templates


#1

Hi,

Do shortcodes work with HTML Templates or just Wordpress sites? I’ve seen shortcodes listed on some of the HTML Templates but I thought this was a WordPress feature.

I’d be really grateful if someone could clarify this for me.

Thanks!

ginger


#2

Technically, there is nothing that prevents a HTML template developer to built a routine that converts (text) strings that follow a certain structure into something else, but when one is talking about shortcodes, it usually refers to WordPress.

But in the end, a shortcode is just a reference to another pre-defined (PHP) function, which will then create the actual output, and as such, it isn’t necessarily exclusive to WordPress, but most people will associate it with WordPress.


#3

Ok, thanks Tekanewa.

Since I’m not a programmer it sounds like they wouldn’t be of much use to me, correct? I learned to code my html pages from scratch long ago, but my javascript and php programming has been pretty limited, and that was several years ago as well.

Thanks again. I appreciate it,

ginger