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  • Resolved drriley

    (@drriley)


    At first I loved this plugin, and I still like much of it … EXCEPT … the short codes generated aren’t in any way “hidden” … they become a permanent part of the viewable page: Where words or phrases are wrapped with the code, Google indexes those words/phrases with <wiki> and </wiki> wrapping the words. Worse is that when I disable the plugin my website is littered with <wiki> </wiki> tags that I would then have to manually find and remove.
    Is there a way to fix that?

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  • Plugin Author Nico Danneberg

    (@nida78)

    Hi drriley,

    Thanks for your feedback! Are you sure that these <wiki>-tags are produced by my plugin? I just checked google with some of my sites and did not find one of such occurences!

    Could you post an example here? I’ll try my best to fix it!

    Thank you Nico for your reply. My mistake, and sorry that I’ve caused some confusion — It was indeed only a problem when I deactivated the plugin on one site. The plugin didn’t “clean-up” the <wiki> </wiki> tags that it had generated … I only discovered that when I saw them all indexed by Google in search results, and then I went back and manually went through that site and removed all the <wiki> </wiki> tags to fix the problem. So, indeed Google is NOT indexing the tags when the plugin is activated (I was mistaken about that). The problem is just that if you deactivate or remove the plugin for any reason, you may have a lot of posts/pages to go through (or use db search/replace) in order to remove all the tags.

    Plugin Author Nico Danneberg

    (@nida78)

    Ah, I understand! That’s a global problem using shortcodes. If there is no consumer of a shortcode, WordPress displays it within the content.

    I did a short research in WordPress plugin repository and found this: https://wordpress.org/plugins/shortcode-cleaner-lite/

    It should help in this case!

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