What is a shortcode?

A shortcode is a small piece of code that performs an action. In the Amazon Affiliate world, there are some AMAZING WordPress plugins that allow you to create beautiful product tables like this:

using a shortcode like: [amazon box=”12432351″]

The text inside the brackets is called a “shortcode”. As long as you have their plugin installed – you can use a shortcode like that anywhere on your site to build a product box.

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