This WordPress plugin adds a shortcode for embedding information about a plugin from the WordPress Plugin Directory into a page or post. Simply add the shortcode “f13-wordpress” and provide the plugin slug as an attribute.


The WordPress shortcode allows information to be gathered about a plugin from the WordPress Plugins Directory, such as ratings, download stats, description and requirements.


  • slug: A WordPress plugin slug
  • cache: Cache time in minutes, if not included, the default cache time of 1 minute will be used

Basic usage

[f13-wordpress slug="classic-widgets"]
Rating: (4.9/5 from 248 rating)
Description:Classic Widgets is an official plugin maintained by the WordPress team that restores the previous (“classic”) WordPress widgets settings screens. It will be supported and maintained to 202...
classic widgetsdisabledisable gutenbergeditorgutenberg
Version:0.3Requires WordPress:4.9+Tested with WordPress:6.5.3Requires PHP:5.6+Created:May 5, 2021Last updated:April 4, 2024 11:02pm

Cache timeout

[f13-wordpress slug="classic-editor" cache="1440]
Rating: (4.9/5 from 1170 rating)
Description:Classic Editor is an official plugin maintained by the WordPress team that restores the previous (“classic”) WordPress editor and the “Edit Post” screen. It makes it possible t...
classic editordisabledisable gutenbergeditorgutenberg
Version:1.6.3Requires WordPress:4.9+Tested with WordPress:6.5.3Requires PHP:5.2.4+Created:October 24, 2017Last updated:April 6, 2024 12:44am

Error handling

Should you enter a non existing slug, or a plugin is removed from the WordPress Plugin Directory, a soft error will be shown, allowing you to see that the repository could not be found without displaying general PHP errors.

[f13-wordpress slug="a-non-existent-plugin" cache="1440"]
Error: Plugin not found.


F13 WordPress shortcode
An example output of the F13 WordPress shortcode.
F13 WordPress requirements
Example requirements output of F13 WordPress plugins shortcode.


Installing is as simple as 1,2,3 –

Via WordPress

  1. Navigate to WP Admin > Plugins > Add New
  2. Search for “F13 WordPress”
  3. Install and activate


  1. Download the source code
  2. Upload the “f13-wordpress” folder to your “wp-content/plugins” folder
  3. Activate the plugin in WP Admin


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Rating: (0/5 from 0 rating)
Description:Add a formatted plugin information box using simple shortcodes to your website. Transient cache can be utilised allowing for faster page loading times and less API calls in excahnge for delayed update...
developersshortcodetable of wordpress
Version:1.0.2Requires WordPress:5.0+Tested with WordPress:5.8.9Requires PHP:7.0+Created:October 22, 2021Last updated:October 30, 2021 6:05am

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