I am new in WordPress, I want to write short code with parameters in function. That is in

add_shortcode('short code name','function name','parameter1,parameter2');

In add_shortcode(), I want to pass parameters and this must get in function used for creating short code. Here is the function

function function name('parameter1','parameter2') {


how is it possible?

  • I fail to see how this question is off topic?
    – Unkwntech
    Jun 27, 2011 at 6:50

2 Answers 2


According to the WordPress documentation, "a minimal example of the PHP code required to create shortcode with attributes" is

// [bartag foo="foo-value"]
function bartag_func( $atts ) {
    extract( shortcode_atts( array(
        'foo' => 'something',
        'bar' => 'something else',
    ), $atts ) );

    return "foo = {$foo}";
add_shortcode( 'bartag', 'bartag_func' );

You can find more detailed information on creating shortcodes in the above referenced documentation.

  • i want to create short code dynamically with dynamic short code name and dynamic parameters.is it possible with the given code
    – user667030
    Jun 25, 2011 at 5:33

Like Keoki said, you can use the above the function and codex docs to help you. It is really just a matter of applying some programming skills to the concept.

For example, create a database table that holds the shortcode parameters, (shortcode name, parameter1, parameter2, etc.).

Then when the frontend is initialized, add your shortcodes dynamically.

Here is a rough concept:

add_action('init', 'dynamic_shortcodes');

    function dynamic_shortcodes() {
        global $wpdb;

        if(!is_admin()) {
            $sql = "SELECT shortcode_name, parameter1, parameter2 FROM {$wpdb->prefix}your_table_name";

            $result = $wpdb->get_results($sql);

            if($result) {
                foreach($result as $shortcode) {
                    add_shortcode($result->shortcode_name, 'my_dynamic_function');

The harder part is going to be writing the function for my_dynamic_function. Depending on what you want your shortcodes to do, the above code could help or maybe not. If it is completely dynamic functionality, then maybe not.

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