There are several different setups and even more different use cases out there. This in turn makes it quite normal to read customers’ requests for new features on our plugins.
One of them that I stumbled upon today, has to do with some extra content that needs to be rendered by the groups_user_groups shortcode of Groups plugin.
However, and especially for this shortcode that returns the HTML output as string, based on the attributes specified, it can be tricky to modify or extend it.
In such cases it’s easier to build a new shortcode and implement the necessary info that is required for the returned output. Moreover, it’s generally pretty easy to create a custom shortcode using the WordPress API.