Clean unused shortcodes


Remove unused shortcodes from your posts content.

If you have a lot of pages, posts or any post type that have unused shortcodes from previously used plugins, then you can remove theme using this simple tool.


  • Clean unused shortcodes tool page.
  • Success message.


  1. Upload clean-unused-shortcodes.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Navigate to tools then “Clean unused shortcodes”
  4. Choose you prefered post types to clean or use all, then hit clean.


January 3, 2023 1 reply
after starting the scan you only see a white screen, you just have to wait for the process to finish to see the relative message and then don’t remove any short code become to [spotifyplaybutton play=”…
November 27, 2022 1 reply
I ran it on a site with a bunch of old shortcodes and it removed about half of them. The UI is not very intuitive as it just presents a blank screen while it’s running. At the time I tried it, it had less than 10 installs, so I’m guessing it’s a brand new beta and that’s what I got.
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Contributors & Developers

“Clean unused shortcodes” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • First release.


  • Update donate link.


  • Update plugin description.


  • Test with WordPress 6.1.1.


  • Update UI
  • Fix white screen