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Automatic TOC – Table of Contents


This plugin will automatically create a Table of Contents (TOC) from all Heading tags present inside the content.

Simply add the widget or shortcode [toc] where you want the TOC to be shown.

No settings, just activate and add shortcode or widget.

You can use custom CSS to further customize the style of the TOC.

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  • Adding [toc] shortcode to the block editor
  • Adding TOC widget to Customizer
  • Hide a Heading using the shortcode
  • TOC with custom CSS on


  1. Upload the plugin file to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

Add [toc] shortcode or widget anywhere you want.

For basic usage, you can also have a look at the plugin web site.


How to add Table of Contents?

Add the [toc] shortcode or widget anywhere you want to display table of contents.

How to exclude Headings?

To exclude headings from the TOC shortcode use the « exclude » attribute in the shortcode, for example: [toc exclude="On this page, Comments"]

How this plugin works?

This WordPress plugin creates a table of contents (TOC) from all headings in a post or page. The plugin provides a shortcode and a widget that can be used to display the TOC in different places on the website. The TOC is built by extracting headings from the post/page content, generating anchor links for each heading, and creating a nested list structure based on the heading levels.


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Contributors & Developers

“Automatic TOC – Table of Contents” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Added an option to exclude headings


  • Initial release