How to Use a WordPress Shortcode Outside of the Post Editor

Here’s a handy tip from the codex. If you want to use a shortcode outside of the WordPress post or page editor, you can use this snippet to output from the shortcode’s handler(s):

{code type=php}
// Use shortcode in a PHP file (outside the post editor).

Replace with the shortcode you want to use. More information is available in the WordPress codex on the do_shortcode function page.