I am newbie in wordpress but not very new.

When I came to know that wordpress have inbuilt shortcodes like audio, video, gallery, playlist.

I have searched for a list of inbuilt shortcodes that WordPress provides but I did not get anything except above can anybody provide me a link which has a list of inbuilt wp shortcodes.


one more thing if WordPress provide more inbuilt shortcodes are they only work in wordpress.com

I know that you guys may thing I am a fool or idiot but I want to know.

  • en.support.wordpress.com/shortcodes Shortcodes will work fine for both wordpress.com and self-hosted, as long as whatever is creating them is installed. – hwl Jul 8 '17 at 16:40
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    @hwl, actually no, wordpress.com is not wordpress the software and you should never assume it works the same – Mark Kaplun Jul 28 '17 at 6:00
  • @MarkKaplun Point taken – hwl Jul 28 '17 at 13:10
  • Check this official support page from wordpress Shortcodes-Support-wordpress.com It lists all the codes along with their description and instructions. – Riyaz Mar 25 '18 at 11:31

You can actually list all of the available shortcodes for your WordPress installation by using the following code:

global $shortcode_tags;
echo '<pre>'; 
echo '</pre>';

It will show the main WordPress shortcodes plus any shortcodes for installed plugins which can be handy too!


You got almost all of them:


You can see their associated functions in wp-includes/media.php and wp-includes/class-wp-embed.php.

I don't know if there's a list somewhere, I just searched WordPress source code for add_shortcode.

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