Shortcode is now on blogger which has been designed STC Network to allow bloggers to install widgets easily using the shortcode plugin instead of using long junk codes, this plugin can be easily installed on Wordpress than in Blogger. In Wordpress this plugin is restricted only to the post content which has made it not much really used. This widget seemed to work very well in Blogger as it is not restricted but works everywhere on your blog including the comment box, post content , header, footbar and side bar, on Blogger this widget works really fine.
What is the Blogger Shortcode?
I am quite sure that most bloggers are not familiar with the term shortcode, A shortcode is a macro-code that gives instructions to show widgets. The Shortcode Plugin allows bloggers to have any type of widgets on their blogs easily installed, through the shortcode plugin you can easily install the Facebook plugin, Youtube channel,
Installing the Shortcode Plugin to Blogger/Blogspot
NB : Backup your template before making any changes
Step 1: Go to Blogger dashoard >>> Template >>> Edit HTML
Step 2: On your template source code find the following code.
Step 3: Just above <body/> paste the following code.
Step 4: Search for this code.
Step 5: Just below it paste the following code to istall the updated CSS files on your templates which will make this plugin to work very well.
<link href='http://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/font-awesome/4.3.0/css/font-awesome.min.css' rel='stylesheet'/>
<link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Oswald' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'/>
Step 6: Save your template and your blog will be ready for shorcodes.
Possible Mistakes that Should be Avoided when using shortcode
• Avoid using UPPERCASE and camelCASE because the plugin only works with lowercase .
• Dont Add spaces between Shortcode names and square brackets.
• Spaces are only allow to be used between attributes and square brackets should be used between attributes i.e [tag attribute="[Some value]"]
The shortcode is simply an easier way in which you can improve a blogspot blog by using simple short codes instead of Long complicated codes, If you have questions towards the Blogger Shortcode plugin please feel free to ask us at the comments box.