Old Shortcodes

This is a small plugin to hide shortcodes left over from old or deactivated plugins. Give it a shortcode, it will stop it from displaying on the site.


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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.


  • #3 by Sandy the Podiatrist (Brisbane October 10, 2010 at: 3:51 pm

    Thanks for that. Very handy to get rid of the dancing flash on my page.

  • #2 by admin April 13, 2008 at: 8:57 am

    Michael, can you post some examples of the shortcodes used there? The plugin works with the current shortcode implementation in WordPress 2.5 which allows them to have arguments. It will hide all of these:

    [shortcode /]
    [shortcode foo="bar" baz="bing" /]
    [shortcode foo="bar"]content[/shortcode]

    You only need to enter the “name” of the shortcode, not the arguments.

  • #1 by michael lee April 11, 2008 at: 8:12 pm

    Is it possible to use wildcards with this? I used an old plugin called “quoter” that includes a comment id# inside the shortcode, so I need someway of including a wildcard to hide all instances of it.