How to Add Shortcodes in Widgets in WordPress

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Are you looking for a way to add shortcodes in widgets? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to add shortcodes in widgets in WordPress.


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

add_filter('widget_text', 'do_shortcode');

After adding this function, you can add the shortcodes to widgets like you add shortcodes in pages or posts.

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste 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: 22 best WordPress themes for podcasting and how to track affiliate links in Google Analytics.

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