function custom_code(){
    return include( get_stylesheet_directory() . '/custom-template.php');

As you can check above I want to include a template using shortcode how to make it done?


You can't return the include statement. And you shouldn't use include template parts.

And here's how to do it correctly:

function custom_code() {
    get_template_part( 'custom-template.php' );
    return ob_get_clean();
add_shortcode( 'custom_shortcode', 'custom_code' );

So what we're doing here is:

  1. Start output buffering.
  2. Include given template part using get_template_part function.
  3. Return all the output generated by that template and delete the buffer.

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