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  • Added on Nov 17, 2016
  • Current version: 1.1.0
  • Compatibility
    October CMS v3.x not tested
    October CMS v2.x not tested
    October CMS v1.x use latest
  • License: Regular / Extended
  • Created by


This plugin adds shortcode functionality to the CMS. You can use it with the RainLab Blog plugin. Add some shortcodes to your blog posts. More is coming soon!

Shortcode list

Basic usage

A lot of people are asking for shortcodes in OctoberCMS. Our plugin provides these features.

You can use shortcodes in:

  • Rainlabs Blog Plugin
  • CMS pages
  • All components used in pages

You can add your own shortcodes in the shortcodes menu. Add the shortcode to pages or blog posts by the shortcode tags.

For example:

[ test-shortcode ]

[[ test-shortcode ]], [[test-shortcode]] and [test-shortcode] will also work.

Extra options are coming in the next few months.

Coming features

These features will be added in the near feature:

  • Multi language support
  • Plug and play for other developers (other plugins will use the shortcodes in het near feature)
  • More widgets

Feature requests

You can request a new feature on our website that is coming soon.


Other ICTBelang plugins

All the other ICTBelang plugins will be using the shortcodes functionality.


!!! We are planning a big update in the next week. !!!

  • Found the plugin not useful on 8 Feb, 2020

    This could have been great but as it is it is useless to me as the entire point of shortcodes is to call in reusable chunks of html not available through text editor without editing files - as said in the previous review, pairing this with the rich text editor completely negates that and keeps us entirely limited to the very limited RT features.

  • Found the plugin useful on 10 Mar, 2018

    This is a useful plugin and I'm glad that it's in the October system, though some feedback: The shortcode interface should be designed to use the raw HTML editor, not the rich text editor. Or, at the least, it should be an option for users. It's an easy enough fix, but I had to modify this manually within the plugin.


Added the translations of the plugin.

Nov 13, 2016


Created the table and created the UI.

Nov 13, 2016


Initialize plugin.

Nov 13, 2016