There are lots of shortcuts with WordPress that can save you a heap of time and frustration and shortcodes are one of them.
A shortcode is basically a bunch of code condensed into a small set of tags that you ad to your page or wrap around your content to make it graphically attractive.
[shortcode] My content [/shortcode]
For instance: instead of writing all of the code for a button and applying that code to where you wanted your button – you can create the button by simply using some shortcode tags as shown below:
which will display as:
There are lots of types of shortcodes – and Chameleon comes with an array that will help you spruce up your pages so they look great as shown below!
I used shortcodes to get the above list to be in three columns and have a green tick!
For a full list and to see what each shortcode looks like see the demo:
Make sense?? Don’t worry, it will all become clear in the next Unit. :)