Shortcode on Template Issues?

Are shortcodes in templates back to being non-functional? I was adding a shortcode to my 404 template and nothing populates. When I add the same shortcode to a page it works.

Similarly, the bitform block I have in my footer as part of my page template has stopped actually rendering the form, when previously it worked. Is this another WP update thing or a Cwicly thing and is there a workaround to either?

It depends where you are putting the shortcode. If you are putting it into a frontend rendering query, then you will need to add it to the whitelist: