What is a shortcode? []
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 code in just one line. Shortcode = shortcut.

Available shortcodes

Video

Audio

Images and Documents

Miscellaneous

Useful shortcodes for adding a blog archive index, contact form, polls, and more.