This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Shorty – The Shortcode Manager


You want to create and reuse certain content on multiple pages? Give Shorty a try!

With Shorty you create shortcodes within your admin dashboard, place them on posts or pages multiple times and all managed centrally.


  • Reuse content on multiple pages via shortcodes
  • Create and manage your shortcodes centrally
  • TinyMCE button for easy shortcode selection
  • Prefix all of your shortcodes and make them independent from other plugins
  • Nesting shortcodes supported
  • Inline & Block shortcodes
  • Regular updates and improvements!

This plugin requires at least PHP 5.3.0

What is a shortcode?

Shortcodes are placeholders for certain content e.g. text, images and/or functionality.

How to display a shortcode?

In order to use a shortcode within your WordPress pages and posts you simply paste the shortcode tag e.g. [my_shortcode] to the editor.


You like it?

You can at least support the plugin development and rate it up!


  • Shortcodes overview
  • Editing an existing shortcode
  • TinyMCE button for easy shortcode selection
  • Placing a shortcode within a post
  • Output on frontend including execution of another shortcode


The installation and configuration of the plugin is as simple as it can be.

Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‘shorty’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download
  2. Extract the shorty directory to your computer
  3. Upload the shorty directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard


Multisite supported?

Yes of course.

Can I place another shortcode within my created shortcode?

Yes! Nesting shortcodes is supported.


20. mai 2017
I was able to use Shorty to manage Creative Commons licenses across hundreds of posts easily.
3. sept. 2016
Extremely easy to use plugin, should be must have for everyone blogger, who use repeating content (like ads or database). have some ideas for developer. First, you need to use additional prefix to shortcodes, bot like [ad], but [shorty-ad]. Why? Because in otherway it can ruin some page if user used brackets [ and ] before. Like in this example. Previously I used [ABOUT] to decrypted who I am. Not I create shortcode titled "about" and suddenly my page ruined because my previously interred [about] should not be shortcode, but should be title... Erm.. Hard to understand, I know.. Second, what about widget support? It would be nice if I can post some shorty into widget to create text module in sidebar quickly. Great job! Will look forward into updating!
Read all 5 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“Shorty – The Shortcode Manager” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Shorty – The Shortcode Manager” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Shorty – The Shortcode Manager” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.


Version 1.2.3 (9th July 2016)

  • New: Added inline shortcode functionality
  • Updated translations

Version 1.2.2 (7th November 2015)

  • Note: This plugin requires at least PHP 5.3.0

Version 1.2.1 (3rd November 2015)

  • New: Added TinyMCE button to improve easy shortcode selection

Version 1.2.0 (24th October 2015)

  • Replace hyphens with underscores to avoid wp shortcode rendering issues
  • (Attention) You have to update your placed shortcodes

Version 1.1.1 (23th October 2015)

  • Improved compatibility for PHP versions lower than v5.3.0

Version 1.1.0 (21th October 2015)

  • Removed extra prefixing due to the fact that it can be easily done via the overview page

Version 1.0.0 (20th October 2015)

  • Shorty was born!