GetSimple Tutorial: Shortcodes
Sometimes you have content that you want to place onto a page that requires a bit of messy HTML, CSS and PHP coding. This can be very frustrating when there are multiple occurrences of said piece of content within your page, and when each occurrence requires something different about it. What is even worse is when the person who needs to manipulate this content isn't very confident with the above markup (HTML, CSS) and code (PHP) languages, yet they need to be able to edit the necessary pieces without breaking a crucial piece of the markup. Wouldn't it be great if GetSimple had such a function?
Other content management systems such as forums and Wordpress do have such functions, called BBCode and Shortcodes respectively, which allow for dynamic content to be output on pages without knowledge of the messy code that goes in beforehand. For example, on forums you can often place a link on the page by simply using [url][/url] tags instead of knowing how to use HTML anchors and p