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Shortcode Locator


Looking to move away from a theme that utilizes a lot of shortcodes? Deactivating a plugin and want to make sure none of your pages break in the process? Shortcode Locator allows you to view where shortcodes are being used throughout your site. You can filter results by a specific shortcode or post type.

Want to view shortcodes in use while managing your posts? Enable the Shortcodes Located display column feature on the Shortcode Locator settings page.


  • View all the shortcodes on your website at once, with filtering by post type and shortcode.
  • Enable the “Shortcodes Located” post column on various post types on your website



  • WordPress version 4.0.0 and later (tested at 4.6.1)


  1. Unpack the download package.
  2. Upload all files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, with folder
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


November 29, 2018
I used this plugin to prepare a relaunch with new plugins. The Shortcode Locator works, but unfortunately not when a parameter is specified within a shortcode (e.g., [my-shortcode id="123"] ) . It's a pity.
September 3, 2016
This is a prayer answered. I have 2 MultiSites. Lots of plugins and shortcodes. Pretty much everything. I am not methodical or organized, there is no master plan. The main site on one MultiSite has 70 pages. Within that I cannot use the same plugin/shortcode for all similar applications/situations. I have exams, puzzles, word games, quizzes, a forum, imported content, etc. separated in the subsites - to prevent plugin conflicts. This plugin is priceless! I can see what plugins are where from one place in each site. It saves time, helps me to prevent and fix broken content, replace shortcodes - it keeps my head from exploding when I have issues. Thank you for your hard work and for providing a valuable tool. Please keep up the great work - it is a very unique asset. Cheers!
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= v1.1.1=
* Fixed PHP notice on plugins page.


  • Rewrote entire plugin.


  • Made post title and type columns sortable


  • Initial release