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

Reviews

July 20, 2020
Does what it promises and never has created problems. Recommended.
November 1, 2018
Great plugin which comes of use when migrating content. Why is this stuff not in WP core??
February 4, 2018
Perfect! In a development phase where some half-backed features are temporary disabled or if you disable plugins when troubleshooting, you might end up with unsightly shortcodes here and there. Of course you can ask a client just to ignore it, but its hard for them to focus with shortcodes scattered around. I really like that I can disable my Ajax Search, Forms, Tables, Related Posts etc temporarily without any trace on the front-end. Thanks!
September 3, 2016
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