Simple shortcode buttons

Simple shortcode buttons is a plugin that makes adding buttons to insert shortcodes in your text really easy and accessible. Add buttons to your editor with just a few clicks and simplify your blog editor’s workflow – no more typing shortcodes syntax by hand and forgetting the required shortcode attributes, just a few clicks and shortcodes will be inserted into the text effortlessly.



There are various options users can edit when adding new buttons or editing existing ones:

Shortcode – name of your shortcode
Icon – icon that will represent your shortcode in editor
Title – title that will be shown as popup title and hover text when hovering over the button icon
Enclosing shortcode – read more about enclosing shortcodes here.


Every shortcode can have multiple attributes which you can add by clicking on Add new attribute option. Attribute options are:

Attribute – attribute name
Label – text that will be shown above attribute value input field
Values – values to be selected from. Values can be any post type (eg. ‘post’, ‘page’, ‘custom-post-type’), comma seperated values (eg. option 1, option 2), comma seperated pairs of values and labels, seperated with pipe (eg. 1|label 1, 2|label 2) or free input (leave empty)
Multi – defines if user can select multiple options (not used when free input)
SQL – custom value selected directly from database via SQL. Query result must return value and label fields. SQL query overwrites Values option of attribute.

Example gallery shortcode setup:



From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’
  2. Search for ‘Simple shortcode buttons’
  3. Activate Simple shortcode buttons from your Plugins page.


  1. Download Simple shortcode buttons
  2. Upload the ‘dp-shortcode-buttons’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
  3. Activate Simple shortcode buttonsfrom your Plugins page.