Have you ever wanted to spruce up the content in your WordPress blog post or page with a few fancy buttons and needed to create a WordPress button shortcode? The built-in post editor allows you to customise the way your text looks by including inline CSS. But this practice is counter-productive especially when you need to reuse the same CSS effect regularly. The developers at WordPress realised this and have provided something called ‘shortcodes’.
Shortcodes are small pieces of code that you can insert into a post or a page that return a piece of content that they have been programmed to show, to the end user.
In this guide, we are going to create shortcodes that will convert any piece of text in a post or a page into a fancy looking call-to-action button without the hassle of including inline CSS.