Calling wordpress shortcodes from within PHP code

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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