How to use shortcodes in your WordPress theme template files

Sometimes, while developing or customizing a WordPress theme or template files, it can be very useful to be able to execute a shortcode inside a template page instead of only within your WordPress Post or Page content. Just add this code below anywhere in your theme’s template pages to execute your shortcode using the do_shortcode() WordPress function:

<?php echo do_shortcode("[your_shortcode]"); ?>

Just replace your_shortcode with the name of the shortcode you want to execute.

Hope this helps, enjoy.

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  1. vijaykudal says:

    I am using plugin like to read http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/like-to-keep-reading/ problem is its using opening and closing shortcodes,when I embed them to my site http://vijaykudal.info only opening short codes displayed,can you please help me?
    PS:-tried with different themes as well

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