Shortcode Reference


One of the fancy things within WordPress-plugins, is the availability of shortcodes.
These codes will provide access to plugin-specific things, like displaying a gallery, or a Google-Map.
The downside about this, is that there’s no generic overview of all available shortcodes within your environment.

This plugin will provide a list of all available shortcodes, right where the action is. When you’re editing your content. And it won’t skip the details: it’ll show you what its origin is.
Most of all, if it’s available in the sourcecode, the documentation will be shown.

The plugin is largely based on PHP5’s Reflection functionality, and therefore only available from PHP version 5.0.0.


  • This little meta-box will be provided when you're editing posts, pages or links.


To install Shortcode Reference:

  1. Download & unzip the ‘’ into the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. You’ll have an extra meta-box when editing posts, pages and links, providing realtime information about your available shortcodes and how to use them – if the code they use is documented properly




14 de febrero de 2018
I use this tool on several sites, and it works very well on most of them. Hence the 5 stars. It is extremely helpful tool which adds a great feature when using themes that provide extra shortcodes you may not be aware of. I will continue to use it, however, it does not appear to be supported actively any more and it is not compatible with one of my sites. So just be aware that you may need to deactivate it if your editor stops loading properly, or loads a blank wysiwyg box. As far as I can tell it is still compatible with the 4.9.4 version of WP. It just no longer may play well with some of your other plugins. Might be a problem with WooCommerce or Jetpack, but I need those, so cannot remove them.
7 de agosto de 2017
It removes visual redactor in wordpress. Spent 1,5 hours to find the problems. Though had got new experience in finding troubles caused by old and not already supported plugins. Thanks for that. Please update your plugin or delete it.
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Registro de cambios


  • If a found shortcode originates from the themes-directory, it will tell you so.
    Also, if it is available, it will give you the documentation.


  • Added reference box to all public post types.
  • Changed resolving of the plugin’s css/js files
  • Made file lookup case sensitive


  • First release
  • Get a list of all available shortcodes in a meta-box when editing pages or posts.
  • Get the details of a shortcode
  • Get or generate a link to a place where more info is available