Simple QR code plugin

Simple QR Code

When I first saw this question at WordPress answers which asks for a QR Code plugin suggestion i answered that a plugin is not really needed and posted a simple function to achieve that, little did i know that just a few weeks later a client will ask me to create this very plugin for him. so after the plugin was made for that client i customized it a bit and i give you Simple QR Code


Custom TinyMCE button TinyMCE popup
Widget Options QR Code Generated by both shortcode and widget


What does it do?

This Plugin allows you add a QR Code to your posts/pages/custom using a simple shortcode and to your sidebars using a built-in widget.

How does it work?

This plugin works with the Google charts API to generate the encoded QR code image.


  • Very easy to use.
  • TinyMCE button for easy shortcode insertion.
  • Custom sizes
  • Built-in Widget.
  • Use as shortcode.
  • Use as template tag for easy integration with your theme or plugin.



Download the latest Version from

Simple Installation steps:

  1. Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation.
  2. Then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.
  3. Done!



Shortcode -
Simply create or edit post/page and click the newly added TinyMCE button (the one with the barcode icon) add fill that simple form. Alternatively you can insert the shortcode yourself for example:

[QR size="240x240" link="yes"][/QR]


Widget - Once again the widget as a simple options panel which are easy to follow.
Template Tag - if you want to use it in a template file then just use

<?php echo do_shortcode('[QR size="240x240" link="yes"][/QR]'); ?> 

this is it for now, enjoy and any feedback is welcome, also make sure to submit bug if you find any.

Change Log:

  • 1.0
    • Initial release

Ohad Raz

WordPress Consultant, a WordPress Developer and a WordPress Freelancer With over 10 years experience in architecting web sites and applications. WordPress Development moderator and somethimes Plugin Developer.