Shortcodes allow you to add elements to your page using a simple syntax, that would usually require custom code.
The author theme currently supports one shortcode, the review shortcode.
The review shortcode allows you to add a review and a star rating between 1 and 5.
The syntax is simple, here is an example:
[review stars=5]“It’s a very inspiring book. You’re not just getting a story here about how a successful writer became a success. Yes, in part, it’s a story about a man and the dreams he’s had and how he made them come true. In that regard, I think that anyone (not just writers) would enjoy and be inspired by the book.”
– Buddy Gott[/review]
The key element is the opening [review] and closing [/review] tags.
If you don’t enter a stars parameter in the opening tag, the 5 stars will be shown.