WordPress Shortcodes come to Joomla

Today, I’m releasing a plugin I’ve been using on my own sites for the past 2 years or so … it takes (I means, literally, copies) the WordPress shortcode system and installs it into Joomla! This plugin brings WordPress shortcodes to Joomla. WordPress Shortcodes for Joomla. Cool, eh?

Having just returned from Wordcamp Louisville 2011, I’ve come to respect WordPress … and the organization behind the software, even more. So much so I’m sure I’ll be doing much more with WordPress in the future. I already have two of my marketing sites running on WordPress (Integral Research and Hermes Mobile), though Joomla 1.5 is still my CMS of choice when doing complex, custom applications.

A shortcode is a WordPress-specific code that lets you do nifty things with very little effort. Shortcodes can embed files or create objects that would normally require lots of complicated, ugly php code in just one line. Shortcode = shortcut.

With this plugin, you can use the same API in Joomla.

Check out the Shortcodes for Joomla project page for documentation and download links.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the project.

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