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Old Shortcodes


Give it a shortcode, it will stop it from displaying on the site. Useful for hiding old shortcodes left over from uninstalled or deactivated plugins.


Standard WordPress quick and easy installation.

  1. Download.
  2. Unzip.
  3. Upload to the plugins directory.
  4. Log in WordPress and activate the plugin.
  5. Go to Manage – Old Shortcodes to use it.


Does this plugin work on WordPress version…

Old Shortcodes works with the new shortcode feature in WordPress 2.5.

I entered a shortcode [my_old_shortcode], but it does not hide it.

You only need to enter the “name” of the shortcode that is between the square brackets.

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