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Shortcodes Blocks Creator Ultimate


Create Gutenberg Blocks for custom created shortcodes.
A clean, powerful and lightweight way to generate and include custom shortcodes with:
* HTML/PHP code.
* CSS code.
* Javascript code.
* PHP backend code for Ajax calls.
* CSS and Javascript files.
* Other resources files: images, pdfs, …

  • The plugin doesn’t interfere with the wordpress database. Nothing is wrote there. Very lightweight.
  • Ajax calls are secured with nonces. (
  • Shortcodes can be inserted in post, pages, text widgets and html widgets.
  • Shortcodes can be enabled/disabled individually.
  • Custom CSS and Javascript files required for the shortcode are enqueued in the head section.
  • Clean and efficient: Nothing about any saved shortcode is executed if the shortcode is not present in the current frontend page.
  • Shortcodes can be used to inject some kind of php, javascript, css or ajax (php) code.
  • Repository of already made shortcodes in the plugin page:

***** WARNING ********
– Please, if you come from version less than 1.9.7 you must backup the shortcodes before upgrading the plugin and restore them after upgrade.

***** TIP ********
– Due to the flexibility of the shortcode creation, an invalid code can broke your site. If so, you can activate safe mode on a per-page basis by appending ?safe-mode=true to the URL. In this manner, it disables the execution of all the shortcodes created.


  • List of shortcodes.
  • Edition of a shortcode.
  • HTML/PHP edition tab.
  • JS edition tab.
  • Resources upload files tab.


This plugin provides 1 block.

  • Shortcodes Blocks Creator Ultimate


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress


Where are the shortcodes stored ?

Shortcodes have a fixed files an directories structure under the uploads directory. All data is stored inside each shortcode directory. The name of the folder is the name of the [shortcode].

Can I request a feature ?

Yes, you can contact with me at

Will I lose my shortcodes if I change the theme or upgrade WordPress?

No, the shortcodes are stored in the uploads directory and they are independent of the theme and unaffected by WordPress upgrades. They will be only erased if you uninstall the plugin.

Will I lose my shortcodes if I update the plugin?

No after version 1.9.7, because they are stored in the uploads directory which only will be removed if uninstall the plugin.
If you upgrade from version less than 1.9.7 you must backup the shortcodes and restore after the upgrade.


December 31, 2022
I can use the existing tutorial shortcuts but as they can only be used visually unlike other similar products, can’t use any shortcuts that I have created. The probable reason is the icon editor/selector is broken and it wants an icon to display (or else, I’d call that a bug, should default) This looks like a very powerful product let down by zero documentation, not even the basic basics. I’m giving it one star as support emails are unanswered.
August 18, 2021 1 reply
This is one of the best plugins available on Wordpress. Certainly one of a kind. Please continue the great work. This is helping us and our clients. Highly recommended.
April 29, 2020 1 reply
The plugin really goes above and beyond in the functionality it provides. Also the ability to add additional JS & CSS files removes the need for calling it into the header manually using hooks and only loads them when the Shortcode is used. Much more functionality rich than other Shortcode plugins.
November 3, 2019
I was looking for a lightweight shortcode manager, and I found him) Light, fast, free, functional, I’m happy with everything, seriously. In my case it is used to insert modal windows, which are repeated on many pages. Thank you for the product
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Contributors & Developers

“Shortcodes Blocks Creator Ultimate” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



***** WARNING AGAIN ******
If you delete the plugin or upgrade from version previous 1.9.7, all shortcodes will be permanently removed. Please backup shortcodes before uninstalling the plugin.


  • Fix error when using Visual Bakery Plugin for editing


  • Fix error when creating new shortcode without block attributes


  • WordPress 5.8 Compatible
  • Avoid accesing to the shortcodes directory directly. Minor change in .htaccess


  • Add Tutorial Examples on installation


  • Added filepicker attribute gutenberg block


  • Fixed Orphaned Shortcodes


  • Fixed minor errors


  • Added new tab for create a Gutenberg block for each created shortcode.


  • Changed the directory where shortcodes are stored to the uploads directory. Avoiding the need of backup shortcodes when upgrading the plugin.


  • Redefined categories when adding from remote


  • Allow the use of shortcodes in theme
  • Allow custom code in or footer
  • Fix minor errors


  • Fix load in correct order of the js files as dependencies of the main js code


  • Fix Escape textarea in edit shortcode render


  • Fixed upload plugin error


  • Support for remote install of predefined shortcodes


  • Added support to import/export shortcodes
  • Added support to backup/restore all shortcodes
  • Changed menu name


  • Minor changes.
  • Fixed minor errors.


  • Major update.
  • Changed shortcode way: [scu name=”shortcode_name”].


  • First release.