Introducing Shortcode Templates – Release 2.5

With the release of Shortcode Factory 2.5, we are glad to announce that you can now combine several of your short codes in one single template. The template is itself callable using [scf-template] short code from anywhere.


  • Compatibility with WordPress 4.8
  • Combine different shortcodes in a template and insert Shortcode Template where needed
  • New Short code for
    • Shortcode Templates
    • Post Comments
  • New plugin settings to enable
    • short codes support in “Text Widget”
    • Bootstrap Support

Download Shortcode Factory 2.5 from WordPress.

What’s new in Shortcode Factory 2.4?

Shortcode factory version 2.4 is a compatibility and UI update (mostly). This packs following updates:

  • Compatibility with WordPress 4.6.1
  • Improved and enhanced UI for short codes, including main screen.
  • Updated settings page to use WordPress admin native tabs.
  • Removed dependency and usage of jQuery UI.
  • Fixed a compatibility issue in ColorBox, when it is used by other plugins.
  • Changed URL to WPMadeasy Facebook page.

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28 New Shortcodes and WordPress 4.6 Compatibility Update

shortcode factory v2-3

We have just released Shortcode Factory version 2.3.

What’s New in v2.3

  • 28 New Shortcodes to create forms, fields, HTML5 form fields, countries and US states lists.
  • Compatibility and performance improvements with respect to WordPress 4.6.
  • Some GUI fixes and improvements.

Download Shortcode Factory 2.3 from WordPress.

12 New Features in WordPress 4.6 – Quick List

As you know, the WordPress 4.6 is around the corner and is due release in a day or two max (WP 4.6 Project Schedule). Here’s a quick list of new features:

Streamlined Updates

Don’t lose your place: stay on the same page while you update, install, and delete your plugins and themes.

Native Fonts

The WordPress dashboard now takes advantage of the fonts you already have, making it load faster and letting you feel more at home on whatever device you use.

Inline Link Checker

If you accidentally made a link to an external site as part of your current site (i.e. http://example.com/wordpress.org?) Now WordPress automatically checks to make sure you didn’t.

Content Recovery

As you type, WordPress saves your content to the browser. Recovering saved content is even easier with WordPress 4.6.

Resource Hints

Resource hints help browsers decide which resources to fetch and preprocess. WordPress 4.6 adds them automatically for your styles and scripts making your site even faster.

Robust Requests

The HTTP API now leverages the Requests library, improving HTTP standard support and adding case-insensitive headers, parallel HTTP requests, and support for Internationalized Domain Names.

WP_Term_Query and WP_Post_Type

A new WP_Term_Query class adds flexibility to query term information while a new WP_Post_Type object makes interacting with post types more predictable.

Meta Registration API

The Meta Registration API has been expanded to support types, descriptions, and REST API visibility.

Translations On Demand

WordPress will install and use the newest language packs for your plugins and themes as soon as they’re available from WordPress.org’s community of translators.

JavaScript Library Updates

Masonry 3.3.2, imagesLoaded 3.2.0, MediaElement.js 2.22.0, TinyMCE 4.4.1, and Backbone.js 1.3.3 are bundled.

Customizer APIs for Setting Validation and Notifications

Settings now have an API for enforcing validation constraints. Likewise, customizer controls now support notifications, which are used to display validation errors instead of failing silently.

Multisite, now faster than ever

Cached and comprehensive site queries improve your network admin experience. The addition of WP_Site_Query and WP_Network_Query help craft advanced queries with less effort.


Released v2.2: Adding Google Maps API Key Support

As you know, Google has made API Keys mandatory for all public APIs – so the Google Maps API Key. The issue arose a few weeks ago and we started receiving complaints about it.

Finally, we were able to finish some research and development around it. We’ve just released version 2.2 of WPME Google Maps Plugin, which now supports the Google Maps API Key.

Previously it had no option to add your own key, as it wasn’t required at all. But now you can easily grab an API Key from Google Developers, by reading Obtaining an API Key guide.

Once you have generated your key, simply copy and then paste under ‘WPME Google Maps’ -> Settings (page) -> Settings (tab) -> ‘Google Maps API Key’ input option (as seen below).

WPME Google Maps Settings - Google Maps API Key
WPME Google Maps Settings – Google Maps API Key

Go ahead and give it a try. If you find any issue, feel free to report at WordPress Plugin Support page.


Get Posts by Post Types and Categories – v2.2

We just release version 2.2 of Shortcode Factory plugin, with following updates:

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