Since version 5.0.7 minimum required user capability for the “Insert Shortcode” button has been changed from
manage_options, which means only users with this capability can see and use the button. Usually, this capability is only given to the Super Admin and Admin user roles.
This change was made to improve plugin security. You can do almost everything with shortcodes. Shortcodes Ultimate allows you to load custom PHP scripts, display administrator’s email address and much more. That’s why regular users are not allowed to use it.
If you want to allow Editors or other non-admin users to use the “Insert Shortcode” button, add the following snippet to the end of the
functions.php file of your active theme.
We do not recommend doing this!