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Using Shortcodes with Elementor

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Elementor is one of the most versatile and popular page builders for WordPress. It allows you to create custom layouts and design your website without any coding knowledge. However, you can take your design to the next level by using Elementor shortcodes. With shortcodes, you can add dynamic content, buttons, and much more to your website. But if you’ve never used shortcodes before, it can be overwhelming to start. In this blog post, we’ll give you a beginner’s guide to using shortcodes with Elementor.

What are Shortcodes?

Shortcodes are small pieces of code that you can use to add specific functionality to your website. In Elementor, shortcodes are used to add dynamic content to your website with just a few clicks. You can add social media buttons, contact forms, testimonials, images, and much more using shortcodes in Elementor.

Where to Find Shortcodes in Elementor?

In Elementor, you can easily add shortcodes to your webpage by using the ‘Shortcode’ widget. To add a shortcode, you first need to add a ‘Shortcode’ widget to your page. After that, you can add any shortcode to the widget and customize it to your liking.

Using Shortcodes for Dynamic Content

One of the most significant benefits of using shortcodes in Elementor is that you can add dynamic content to your website. For instance, you can create a shortcode that displays the latest blog post on your website. You can customize the shortcode to show the title, excerpt, featured image, and much more. Similarly, you can create shortcodes for displaying testimonials, team members, and much more.

Customizing Shortcodes in Elementor

Elementor provides you with several customization options when it comes to using shortcodes. You can easily change the shortcode’s color, font size and style, alignment, and much more to match the existing design of your website. You can also use custom CSS to style the shortcode according to your preferences.

Common Shortcodes in Elementor

Elementor offers several built-in shortcodes that you can use on your website. Some of the most commonly used shortcodes include the ‘Social Share Buttons’ shortcode, ‘Posts’ shortcode, ‘Testimonials’ shortcode, ‘Accordion’ shortcode, and ‘Icon List’ shortcode. You can easily add these shortcodes to your page, customize them, and see them in action on your website.


Elementor shortcodes are a powerful tool that can help you create dynamic and engaging content for your website. By following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can start using shortcodes in Elementor to take your design to the next level. Whether you want to add social media buttons, testimonials, or any other dynamic content, Elementor shortcodes have got you covered. So, go ahead and give them a try, and take your website design to the next level.

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