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How Do I Embed a TikTok Feed Directly In the Theme Template?

Shortcodes are a powerful feature on WordPress that allows you to add dynamic content and functionality to your posts and pages. In some cases, you may want to embed a shortcode directly into your theme’s template files. This guide will show you how to do this using the do_shortcode function on WordPress.


Before proceeding with this guide, make sure you have:

  • A basic understanding of HTML, PHP, and the WordPress platform.
  • Access to your WordPress theme files either through the WordPress admin dashboard or FTP.

Steps to Embed a Shortcode

1. Locate the Template File: Determine which theme template file you want to embed the shortcode into. Common template files include single.php, page.php, header.php, footer.php, and custom template files.

2. Access Your Theme Files: If you have direct access to your server, use an FTP client like FileZilla to connect to your server and navigate to the theme folder located in /wp-content/themes/your-theme/.

If you prefer working within the WordPress admin dashboard, go to Appearance > Theme Editor. From there, select the theme you want to edit and choose the appropriate template file from the list on the right.

3. Edit the Template File: Open the template file in a code editor. Identify the location in the file where you want to embed the shortcode. This is typically within the PHP tags (<?php ... ?>) or in the HTML part of the template.

4. Embed the Shortcode: To embed a shortcode directly, use the do_shortcode function in PHP. For example, if you want to embed the TikTok feed shortcode, use the following code:

<?php echo do_shortcode('[[tiktok-feed feed=1]]'); ?>

5. Save the File: After embedding the shortcode, save the changes to the template file.

6. Test the Page: Visit the page or post where the template file is applied to check if the shortcode is functioning as expected.


  • Always make a backup of your theme files before making any changes to them, in case you need to revert to the original version.
  • Be cautious when using shortcodes in theme templates, as it may affect the layout and performance of your site. Make sure it fits seamlessly with your design.
  • If you encounter any issues or errors, review your code for syntax errors or check if the shortcode is properly registered.

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