Several months ago, I was browsing around the Internet and came across a WordPress site that had updates on the posts enclosed in [edit]...[/edit]. Obviously this was a function provided by a plugin that was no longer active.

I searched Google and the WordPress plugin directory for a plugin that provided this shortcode, but found nothing. Presumably the content within [edit]...[/edit] (or [edit date="yyyy-mm-dd"]...[/edit]) was displayed in a special way, like a revision list below the post or something.

Are there any plugins that do this? I immediately wanted to add the functionality a plugin that would use a shortcode set up in that way to my site, but couldn't find the plugin.

  • Hmm isn't this for what the ins and del buttons are for? I'm a bit puzzeled about the benefit of a shortcode here.
    – hakre
    Nov 5, 2010 at 21:46

2 Answers 2


A Google code search for "add_shortcode('edit'" gives me only one hit: Shailan Theme Framework, with an edit shortcode that places the edit link in your content. Probably not what you want?

  • No, but that search is a good one. I don't think Google knows about the plugin I'm looking for, though. It's probably long discontinued/dead.
    – dgw
    Nov 9, 2010 at 3:32

Creating your own within the functions file would be rather straightforward. Take a look at this: http://codex.wordpress.org/Shortcode_API

  • Answers should be more than links :)
    – kaiser
    Sep 15, 2012 at 9:20

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