I am using WordPress 4.6.1. What tactics can I apply to find all available shortcodes that come with WordPress OOTB. I am having trouble find this information on the web. various guides in the codex and outside of it use simple examples like [gallery], but I am curious to knowing what is my full available list.


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You could grep the 4.6.1 core codebase for all instances of "add_shortcode".

Alternatively, there is an extension for Debug Bar that will show you all shortcodes: https://wordpress.org/plugins/debug-bar-shortcodes/

  • Thank you! Through Visual Studio Code I did a search through all files for add_shortcode and my answers showed up! Funny thing is that there are more now in the latest version of WordPress, then what is posted on the codex. Thanks again!
    – klewis
    Oct 4, 2016 at 13:18
  • Yup - exactly why I suggested looking in the most current code instead :) Oct 5, 2016 at 19:43

The Codex page has a list of built-in shortcodes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Shortcode

  • For as fast as wordpress comes out with different versions...I'm not sure to trust the upkeep of the codex. But thanks
    – klewis
    Oct 4, 2016 at 1:05
  • That's totally fair! I actually think WordPress is in the middle of revamping the codex too, so its a bit more of a mess than usual :)
    – The Maniac
    Oct 5, 2016 at 17:56

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