How to Use Shortcodes in Your WordPress Sidebar Widgets

WordPress out of the box doesn’t allow you to add shortcodes to the Text widget within the sidebar. However, there is a easy workaround for this issue.

All you need to do is add the following code to your functions.php file.

add_filter('widget_text', 'do_shortcode');

The above code will parse the content of text widget and execute shortcodes before loading the widget.

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