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Dead shortcodes and how to find them

Have you ever looked at your plugin list and wondered whether you actually using it anywhere?  Or perhaps deactivated a plugin or swopped themes without realising that you  now have a dead shortcode on a page or post somewhere telling the world that you really aren’t on  top of things in your websites.

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Debugging a possible clash between plugins and/or a theme

I’ve had to explain this many times, so now I just  link here.  Instead of messing around randomly trying different things, hitting more buttons, approach your problem systematically.

from one of my favourite comics http://xkcd.com/722/

Your theme and plugins can interact in ways that plugin or theme authors do not even realise.  For example tweaks to the wp query may unintentionally affect another plugin’s operation.  Inappropriate Javascript  inclusion also often clashes across wordpress.

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