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Update Information:

I have submitted this plugin. You can see an update view of its appearance on this post, along with a temporary download link.

I’m working on a new WordPress plugin that allows you to easily add message blocks via a shortcode. It add several new buttons to the toolbar:

d12mb-editor-001In order, from right to left, they are:

  • Nutshell (MediaWiki uses a template similar to this)
  • Attachments
  • Deletion (Again, an idea inspired by MediaWiki)
  • Part of a Series
  • Mentions
  • Warning
  • Important
  • Notice
  • Error
  • Caution
  • Archive
  • Support

The plugin provides the first line of these shortcodes; you support the rest:

This article in a nutshell:

This page describes the new WordPress plugin I’m working on.


When it is finished, you can download it from a message block like this one.

This page has been marked for deletion.

I may delete this page once the plugin gets in the WordPress plugin repository.

This page has been mentioned here:

On Twitter here:


This plugin is still in development. Do not use on production sites.


I don’t know if I like red for “Important”. Your feedback is welcome.


Here is something you should notice.


You can use this shortcode to point out common places where people make mistakes? (If you are doing a tutorial, maybe?)


This plugin is still in beta, and should only be used on development sites.

This page has been archived.

Much of the information on this page is either deprecated or obsolete. It is being maintained solely for historical reference.

On the back end, it looks like this:


The last icon provides a “Support” shortcode. It doesn’t specify the title, but rather creates a shortcode that allows you to enter it:


The title goes between the quotation marks, and the lower message goes between the shortcodes. Here’s an example:

I’ll write a longer tutorial eventually.

Actually, I’d like for that icon to create a popup, which asks you to input the title, and then sends the whole thing to WordPress. If I can get that to work, I may add it to the other shortcodes, and I will definitely add it to my MLA Citations plugin.

Update Information:

Actually, I didn’t like adding that many buttons to the editor, so I did it as a dropdown menu. You still get the pretty icons, though:


And that “This page is part of a series on .“—I fixed that.

This page has been mentioned here:

Of course, I did mention that on Twitter last night: