Hi there Best Wordpress Gurus,

i've a question about using tags to simplify my HTML. For example if i want to ad a block of content lets say a contact form. I don't want to ad all the time my html code can i use a tag something like:

#contact_form and that this tag output a contactform for me.

If this possible can someone please give me a link to tutorial or gives a example.

Tnx in advance.

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There is functionality which will for the most part accomplish what you are looking for. In WordPress you can create what are known as shortcodes. These, when inserted into a post or page, will allow you to display complex information, much like using a macro Shortcodes can be used for very simple or more complex tasks. Here are some articles to help you get started.

Wordpress Shortcode API

Wp Tuts+ Shortcode Article

  • Hi mitchell thank you very much for your help. i'll check the links.
    – Navid
    Aug 17, 2011 at 22:08

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