I was looking for a way to display my linked in profile in the sidebar. sidebar.php template needed to be edited – but I wasn’t sure how to call the shortcode (li_card) from within the template….
I discovered the do_shortcode function – which worked just as advertised…
<?php echo do_shortcode("[shortcode]"); ?>
Working Example (shortcode linkedin card )
<?php echo do_shortcode("
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