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Hi all,

I had a good look around for a shortcode generator plugin which automatically hooks into the default WYSIWYG editor.

It should be able to automatically generate the respective forms & popups to configure each shortcode.

Ideally, I am looking for something that can be configured via PHP like so (pseudo example):

$shortcodes[] = array(
   'name' => 'Button',
   'options' => array(
      'color' => array(
         'name' => 'Colour',
         'type' => 'colorpicker',
         'default' => '#fff'
      'target' => array(
         'name' => 'Target',
         'type' => 'select',
         'options' => array('_blank' => 'New Window', '_parent' => 'Parent', [...]),
         'default' => '_blank'

According to the above, a dropdown would be added to TinyMCE with labels for each shortcode; and, upon clicking it, a popup allows the user to add her/his options as per the configuration (much like SMOF – just for shortcodes). In practice, of course, this would be a bit more advanced to allow for nested shortcodes such as accordions and tab-panels.

Anyhow, I just thought I’d check in case somebody knows of a plugin like this. Otherwise, I will look into creating one from scratch.

Cheers, ClientEngage

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