How to Add Div Element Shortcode Including Class

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Are you looking for a way to add a div by adding the shortcode to your posts and pages? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to add div elements shortcode including class in WordPress.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

function div_html($atts, $content = null) {
	extract( shortcode_atts( array(
		'class' => '',
	), $atts ) );

	$class = $class ? " class=\"$class\"" : NULL;
	return "<div$class>$content</div>";
add_shortcode('div', 'div_html');

Within any post, you can write [div class="my_class"]content[/div] to include a <div class="my_class"></div> element in your post. This shortcode comes handy if you need to do some customization on post by post basis.

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 18 Jetpack alternatives to get features without bloat and how to add a portfolio to your WordPress site.

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