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Shortcode

The Beaver Builder shortcode allows you to add saved content to your layouts such as templates, rows, columns, and modules.

danger

Any saved templates, rows, columns, or modules that are deleted and being used in shortcodes will no longer display. After removing a template, row, column, or module from your site, check your site carefully for any shortcodes.

caution

Shortcodes used too frequently on the same page or post may affect performance. For more information, see our Performance article.

Why use Beaver Builder shortcodes?

The two most common uses for Beaver Builder shortcode are:

  • Insert saved content such as rows, columns, or modules into other Beaver Builder modules where normally only text can occur.

  • Inserting a Beaver Builder layout, such as a saved row, into a post that does not use Beaver Builder but rather the WordPress editor. For example, you could insert a Subscribe Form module into the middle of a post that is using the WordPress editor.

What content can be turned into shortcodes?

You can create shortcodes for any Beaver Builder content that has an ID or a slug:

  • Posts, pages, or custom post types with Beaver Builder layouts
  • Saved rows, columns, or modules
  • Saved templates

Changes automatically reflected

When you update the saved content, the changes are automatically reflected on every page or post that uses the shortcode. In other words, you don't need to republish pages or posts or purge cache.

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