I’m really not a huge fan of shortcodes. Earlier this year I wrote an article for WPDaily (now absorbed into Torque) which included my thoughts on shortcodes. Ironically, one of my arguments/concerns has come to fruition on the Torque website. A shortcode originally used for the article that was supported on WPDaily isn’t supported on Torque so the shortcode and subsequent content are broken on the new Torque website.
However, I do understand that they can be a big help for end users that don’t typically interact with WordPress, HTML, or a WYSIWYG. The only interaction they have is on their own websites and when they do begin to edit, there is a slight sense of terror looming over their heads, “I really hope I don’t break this.”
There’s a plugin for that
There have been several great plugins written which translate default Genesis CSS classes into shortcodes, however, I wanted to take it a step further and add an interactive bit to automatically add selected shortcodes to the text editor.
Get the Plugin and let me know what you think!