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Introducing "User Shortcodes Plus" post

Yesterday, I officially released my first personal plugin on the repository, "User Shortcodes Plus". While I have spent the last year in the WordPress ecosystem, building Ninja Forms with the WP Ninjas, this is the first project that I have released on my own.

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User Shortcodes Plus adds simple user shortcodes to WordPress for displaying information about a user. This includes displaying information about the current user, as well as other users with the optional "id" shortcode attribute.

User Info Shortcodes

  • user_id
  • user_login
  • user_email
  • user_firstname
  • user_lastname
  • user_display (alias)
  • user_display_name
  • user_registered (date/time)


Custom User Meta Shortcodes

In addition to displaying basic user information, the plugin also supports custom user meta, with the [ user_meta ] shortcode and a "key" attribute.

For example, [ user_meta key=fav_color ] would display "blue".


User Shortcodes Plus is now available in the Plugin Directory, as well as the Plugin menu of the WordPress dashboard.