A Simple Example of a WordPress Shortcode with Parameters

I’ve wanted to learn how to do this for ages, and today I got the chance.

This simple WordPress shortcode will find all of the children of the current post and spit out an <ul> of them with titles and links. The shortcode has two optional parameters:

  • remove will be passed to str_replace on each post title and replaced with a space (e.g., str_replace($remove, '', $post_title);).
  • exclude is a comma-delimited string that, when exploded, creates a set of items that, if matched, will result in the containing element being ignored.

In reality, the shortcode looks like this:

[foo_generate_inline_menu remove="blarg" exclude="butts"]

Here’s the code.

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