Calling a function from post or page content

Just add [my_special_shortcode] within any post or page and the function will be called

//Shortcode: [my_special_shortcode]
add_shortcode('my_special_shortcode', 'my_function_Name');
function my_function_Name()

  //----- HTML OUTPUT -----
  $HtmlOutput = '';


Passing arguments with a shortcode

In the wordpress content

(N.B. keep attributes lowercase, they will get converted to lowercase)

[my_special_shortcode my_id=12 my_value="abc"]

In your function

add_shortcode('my_special_shortcode', 'my_function_Name');
function my_function_Name($atts)
  //Extract attributes, setting default values if not present
    'my_id' => 1,
    'my_value' => ''
  ), $atts));

  //if ($my_id == 12)

  //----- HTML OUTPUT -----
  $HtmlOutput = '';

Other things you can pass with a shortcode

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