Create a Custom Shortcode in WordPress

If you ever get tired of manually updating the year in your footer on your WordPress sites, create a shortcode to update it automatically. This quick tutorial will show you how to create a shortcode so you can insert the text anywhere you’d like.


//Allow shortcodes in widgets
add_filter ('widget_text', 'do_shortcode');
//Display current year
function year_shortcode() {
$year = date_i18n('Y'); 
return $year; 
add_shortcode ('year', 'year_shortcode');

// [year] shortcode => 2022
function od_year_shortcode() { return date('Y'); }
add_shortcode('year', 'od_year_shortcode');


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