Quick Wordpress Question- Post Formatting

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Quick question for those experienced with Wordpress-

I've seen on other blogs the author can put certain text within a yellow or blue box, and do different formatting things like indent with a blue line next to it, etc. Not sure if that has to do with shortcodes or something, anyone know?

I want to put a few lines of text within a yellow box in my post. (or whatever color)
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  • Profile picture of the author Pat Flanagan
    That's typically a shortcode within the theme. Those are typically set up in the functions.php file, you'd need to write the formatting in PHP for that. There are also some plugins that will add shortcodes (like Shortcodes Ultimate) or can help you add your own custom shortcodes (check out J Shortcodes, that may be what you want).

    I hope that helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Allard
    Yeah I figured it had something to do with shortcodes, guess it's about time I learn about those lol. I'll check that out though, thanks!

    Edit: J Shortcodes is exactly what I was looking for, awesome!
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  • Profile picture of the author jaybaker
    Another one that will do something similar is Shortcode Exec PHP
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    You can get plugins to do that for you, its part of profitstheme but there are free plugins out there that will do it. ColorBoxes is one, just go to wordpress.org and click on plugins then type boxes for all or I really like colorboxes so type that.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Collins
    Hi Dan

    Sent you a PM with a download link to box code you can use in WordPress. Hope that is what you are looking for.
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