Shortcodes Finder


Shortcodes Finder helps you to:
* Find every shortcode (by tag or content type) present in your WordPress posts, pages and custom type contents
* Search unused shortcodes
* Disable active or unused/orphan shortcodes
* Test your shortcodes before use them in your website
* Search shortcode in all multisite network contents


  • Search specific shortcode or see all the shortcodes working in your website. The plugin gives you a rapid access to contents, test page or shortcode documentation.
  • Find every shortcode divided by content page. You can search into Posts, Pages and every custom content type used in your website.
  • Get a rapid view to all unused Shortcode. With plugin you will be able to disable them with one click.
  • For each shortcode found by plugin you can test it, defining parameters and showing directly the result.
  • The documentation page helps you to find the shortcode source file, classes and available parameters.
  • From settings page you can disable orphan/unused shortcodes with one click or disable active shortcodes one by one.


From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’
  2. Search for ‘Shortcodes Finder’
  3. Activate the plugin from your Plugins page.


  1. Download Shortcodes Finder zip file
  2. Unzip it
  3. Upload the unzipped directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  4. Activate the plugin from your Plugins page.


30 septembra, 2022 1 reply
This is a really useful plugin to find all shortcodes on a site. I have to switch themes and to find all shortcodes used by the old theme so I can replace them. Shortcodes finder does an excellent job finding them. I had a problem with the plugin that was solved in no time. So also excellent support. Thanks for this plugin and the support!
27 septembra, 2022 3 replies
It simply takes all text between brackets as if it were a shorcode. Completely useless to find unused shortcodes or to manage the existing ones.
12 septembra, 2022 3 replies
I have worked with WordPress for many, many years and I have always been impressed with the variety of plugins available. There are so many great niche plugins that it's fun to often just search around for plugins to fill a potential functionality gap - even if you don't really need it! A number of times when working on client projects, especially since working work the block editor and needing specific blocks, I've felt a bit dispirited, thinking that "ok, this plugin is good for now, but if I need to remove it in a few years time, it'll be a hassle to try and find where in hundreds of pages it's been used". Today I had such a project, where I needed to replace a plugin that wasn't working well and I was struggling to get through the site and find out where it had been used. Then I found this plugin and it was so easy tracking down the pages where shortcodes had been inserted. This plugin is one of those great WordPress gems, that doesn't need to be used very often but when it's needed, it really does a great job. Put a big smile on my face - thank you!
29 junija, 2022 1 reply
Could not find some theme's shortcode sources, probably due to some prefix/namespace issues, this plugin digs them out as it was born among them!
18 junija, 2022 1 reply
Does what it says. Simply, easy and very usefull. Author gave back very fast reply when issue was found
26 maja, 2022 3 replies
I love this plugin, and it does exactly what it says it will do, unless you're using PHP 8, in which case it throws an error, like "TypeError thrown get_class(): Argument #1 ($object) must be of type object, string given". I can switch my PHP versions, but for those that can't, they may not be able to use it. EDIT: Also doesn't search ACF Fields, which would be a nice addition.
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  • SRP optimizations
  • Bug on plugin origin search fixed
  • sf_version option removed on plugin uninstall
  • Images compressed


  • WordPress multisite search support
  • WordPress 6.0 compatibility
  • PHP 8 compatibility
  • Changed style of unused shortcode results
  • Corrected shortcodes order in settings page
  • Minor changes


  • WordPress 5.9 compatibility
  • Graphic and icons changes


  • WordPress 5.8 compatibility


  • WordPress 5.7 compatibility
  • Link to other Scribit plugins in About page


  • Speed improvements (JS/CSS loading)
  • Plugin webpage changed
  • Font Awesome icons replaced by Dashicons
  • Minor changes


  • Redirect to plugin page after activation
  • WordPress 5.6 compatibility


  • Redirect to plugin page after activation
  • WordPress 5.5 compatibility


  • Added an option to search shortcodes in draft, future, pending and private contents
  • Replaced old guid links with permalinks
  • WordPress 5.4.2 compatibility


  • Added an option to search for shortcodes parameters into documentation page
  • Speeded up documentation page
  • Link to shortcode uses from documentation page
  • Hidden extra contents during documentation page searches


  • Documentation page: get information about shortcodes (source file, class and parameters) – Thanks to @luxxor
  • Removed unnecessary frontend js/css calls
  • Excluded some false positive unused shortcodes
  • Used Font Awesome icons instead of images
  • WordPress 5.4.1 compatibility
  • Tablepress compatibility
  • New screenshots in plugin documentation


  • Settings page
  • Disable all unused/orphan shortcodes
  • Disable selected active shortcodes
  • WordPress 5.3.2 compatibility
  • Minor changes


  • Fix multi accordion for same shortcode in unused shortcodes tab
  • Fix copy to clipboard function


  • Ajax search for website with a lot of contents
  • Graphic improvements
  • Code refactoring


  • Search into contents for a specific shortcode
  • Minor changes


  • WordPress 5.2 compatibility
  • Visual Composer (WP Bakery page builder) compatibility
  • “Copy to clipboard” function for tested shortcodes
  • Italian language
  • Minor changes


  • WordPress 5.1 compatibility
  • Bugfixes
  • Minor changes


  • Recursivity to find many shortcode occurrences


  • WordPress 5.0 compatibility
  • Bugfixes


  • Security improvements


  • Graphic improvements
  • Minor changes


  • Added the Unused Shortcodes page
  • Shortcode counter
  • Bugfixes


  • Bugfixes


  • Custom post types shortcodes view
  • Trimmed long contents inside shortcode preview


  • Correction on parameters passing to test page
  • Textarea instead of input field for test content


  • First plugin version