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Bloginfo Shortcode

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The bloginfo() function in WordPress gives you access to lots of useful information about your site. See the complete list. To access all these values from inside Page/Post content itself, we can make a shortcode to return the values. Add this to your functions.php file in your theme:

function digwp_bloginfo_shortcode( $atts ) {
       'key' => '',
   ), $atts));
   return get_bloginfo($key);
add_shortcode('bloginfo', 'digwp_bloginfo_shortcode');

Now you can output any of the values by calling that shortcode with "key". For example, the name of your site:

[bloginfo key='name']

Or directly to images in your theme folder:

<img src="[bloginfo key='template_url']/images/logo.jpg" alt="[bloginfo key='name'] logo" />

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  1. Jermaine Oppong
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    I thinking the embed line you suggested would not work in template files without using the do_shortcode() function:

    <img src="<?php do_shortcode('[bloginfo key='template_url']'); ?>/images/logo.jpg" alt="<?php do_shortcode('[bloginfo key='name']'); ?> logo" />

    • Insight Studios
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      Well this will help the tags for using it in post editor.

    • augsteyer
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      You would need the do_shortcode() if you are using it in the .php files that is true. However, why would you want to use the shorcode in php files if you already can do the bloginfo(‘url’); . The shortcode is for posts/pages use.

  2. Justin
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    Awesome! Just what i was looking for, thanks!

  3. Insight Studios
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    Thanks for this :) Using it it my functions.php file with credits to this page :)

  4. Mrfou

    Ohhh thanks !!! That what i needed !!! Thanks a lot !

  5. Agi ogaga
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    Nice… pls Chris dont stop being awesome…

  6. Chris Not-Coyier
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    THANK. YOU. I spent the last two and a half hours trying to figure out how to get relative image paths working from within a WordPress page, and was about to settle for using the WordPress image uploader. Now I can still work in code, thank God. Credited within my functions.php page.

  7. Adil
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    superb that function work for me very good shortcode for wordpress h using template path in wordpress

  8. alphonix

    Thx a lot, but i changed to manage 2 parameters of get_bloginfo function, it’s better like this.

    function deazweb_bloginfo_shortcode( $atts ) {
           'key' => '',
           'filter' => '',
       ), $atts));
       return get_bloginfo($key, $filter);

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