Widgets are a small block that performs a function in WordPress. The functionality of widgets can range from tag clouds, login forms, contact forms, calendars, recent posts and more. In the past there were times where I wanted to embed a widget in the content body of my website and this had to be done through hard coding. Thankfully someone came along and came up with the idea of converting this functionality into a shortcode that can be used throughout your website.
For those who don’t know what a short code is, its a code that allows you to embed objects into your website without having to rely on complicated ugly code. Shortcodes or shortcuts are always in square brackets like this