WPS3Files uses shortcodes in order to provide the most flexible way to embed S3 files and folders on your WordPress site.

shortcode is a WordPress-specific code that lets you do nifty things with very little effort. Shortcodes can embed files or create objects that would normally require lots of complicated, ugly code in just one line. Shortcode = shortcut.

The plugin provides 4 shortcodes that cover the core plugin functionality:

  1. File List (wpmedia_list)
  2. File Upload (wpmedia_upload)
  3. Card View (wpmedia_cards)
  4. Video Embed (wpmedia_embed)
  5. File Manager (wpmedia_admin)

If you're new to WordPress and Shortcodes, you may find this article useful to understand more about how shortcodes work.