This is one of the coolest products to hit Joomla! in a long time

Introducing the first fully supported Joomla plugin that ads shortcode capability to the both Joomla! 1.5 and 2.5.

Popularized by WordPress, shortcodes are just that, short bits of code that cut down on repetitive strings of HTML, and can be inserted anywhere in your site.

The Intellispire Shortcode Pack consists of the core Joomla! Shortcode API and 5+ shortcodes.

What can you do?

  • Install Shortcodes as plugins
  • Add your own shortcodes to the system
  • Hide email addresses on your website
  • Embed screen shots of any website into your articles
  • Add a “tweet” button on any page
  • Add a youtube video, without Joomla stripping out the code
  • Embed a PDF file so your users can read it online, no Acrobat required
  • Create different content sections for your visitors and members
  • Plus, compatible with 1000’s, of non-Wordpress specific shortcodes you can find anywhwere on the ‘Net

Here’s a short article that explains the system

With the Joomla! Shortcode Pack, You Receive:

  • plg_shortcodes.zip: Joomla! Shortcode Engine ported from WordPress
  • shortcode_default.zip: [test] shortcode and default_shortcode.php file you can edit.
  • shortcode_embedpdf.zip: Embed a PDF on your website for people to read. No PDF Reader required.
  • shortcode_snapshot.zip: Embed a screen capture image of any web page into your content.
  • shortcode_tweet.zip: Add a “Tweet this” icon
  • shortcode_user.zip: Display logged in user attributs (name, username) and conditionally display content depending on whether a user is logged in or not. Designed for membership sites that want to hide content from non-registered users.
  • shortcode_youtube.zip: embed a youtube video with a single lin.e. Joomla! does NOT strip out the HTML, so this method actually works for all users.
  • shortcode_mailto.zip: obfuscate an email address from spam bots