Shortcodes are incredibly helpful code snippets that add functionality and layout elements to your blog/website pages without any HTML knowledge; you just add the short code right into the visual editor for any post or page. For instance, you can add toggled content (aka accordions) by inserting the following code:
Here are some other examples of how shortcodes can enhance your posts and pages.
Add buttons:Click Here
Stylized content boxes:
Note: Not all shortcodes offered on WordPress.com will work on Website Services. The shortcodes for Elegant Themes will only work on their themes.