Remove Orphan Shortcodes

Description

This is a simple plugin which automatically hides inactive (orphan) shortcode tags you have used for previous themes and/or plugins. It uses the_content filter to search for shortcode tags which are not active and simply removes them from your post/page content (note the shortode tags won’t be deleted form your content, they will just be removed temporarily on your website frontend). It is a great solution if you want to avoid manual removal of old shortcode tags from your entire content.

Remove Orphan Shortcodes plugin is created by Meks

Installation

  • Upload remove-orphan-shortcodes.zip to plugins, like any other plugin, or upload unzipped folder remove to wp-content/plugins/
  • Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress

FAQ

  • For any questions, error reports and suggestions please visit https://mekshq.com/contact
Installation Instructions
  • Upload remove-orphan-shortcodes.zip to plugins, like any other plugin, or upload unzipped folder remove to wp-content/plugins/
  • Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress

Reviews

Excellent!

This is a REALLY useful plug-in.

Has this ever happened to you … you update a plug-in and the updated version had a bug which stopped it working. This can leave hundreds of [shortcodes]littered around your site’s pages [/shortcodes] making it look ugly and unprofessional.

This happened to me today. So I searched for a way to quickly hide the broken shortcodes while I decide whether to restore my site to a previous version or wait for the broken update to be fixed. I found, installed and activated this plugin. Then spent a while trying to find the configuration/options page. I couldn’t find it. So I checked my site … and all the broken shortcodes had gone. My site looked good again! The reason why there isn’t an options page is that it doesn’t need one – this plug-in … just … works!

Thanks @Meks for writing this plug-in — you saved my site from looking rubbish 🙂

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Contributors & Developers

“Remove Orphan Shortcodes” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.1

  • Optimization improvements
  • Fixed an issue with breaking image captions

1.0

  • Initial release