Have any of you thought about using WordPress shortcodes to emphasize the content on your blog? I started using it a few months back and love it. It’s an easy way to create pages like this or this or even this. I used to do those pages the hard way: adding content myself but by using shortcodes, you can create these pages to display certain content from a category on a particular page in less than 5 minutes (if that long).

I am not very tech savvy at all. If I can do it, you can too. There are also other useful shortcodes for the contact form for example. I see so many blogs that don’t use it and I am not sure if they are unaware that it exists and that they can customize it and add it almost anywhere on their blog(s). Shortcodes can be added to a text widgets as well. There are shortcodes for audio, video, archives and more. You can be as creative as you want to be. I thought this topic might be useful for a few of you. There are a lot of neat tricks you can use that are not so obvious or promoted on WordPress. You just need to know where to look ;-)

For further reading: 

Shortcodes (lists for all the shortcodes available)