This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Embed Custom Field


Adds shortcode for including a custom field on a page or post.
Create a custom field on your post/page. Then use the following shortcode to include it on your site:

[embed_custom_field “field-name-here”]

This is useful for arbitrary bits of text or code that you don’t want the WYSIWYG editor to mangle and reformat.

This may work fine with versions older than 3.9.0 (and almost certainly does) but it has not been tested.

  • Note that the Gutenberg blocks content editor includes a “Custom HTML” block type, which negates the need for this plugin. It will NOT be maintained after December 31st, 2019.


  • Usage Demonstration


Upload the plugin folder named embed-custom-field in to your plugins directory, or install directly from


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  • Initial release.


  • Tweaks for plugin directory only. No code changes.


  • Changes to adhere to WordPress-VIP coding standards. No changes in functionality.


  • Tested up to WP 5.0.3
  • Plugin is no longer needed thanks to Gutenberg’s “Custom HTML” block. Sunset notice added to plugin config.