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I'm trying to remove the shortcodes from a child theme. In my functions.php file (for the child theme), I've put:

function my_remove_shortcode(){
    return '';
add_shortcode('entry-twitter-link', 'my_remove_shortcode');

Where entry-twitter-link is a shortcode created in the parent. However, the entry still shows up on my posts. Ideas on what's wrong?

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Try this out. Remove the already added shortcode then add the new shortcode on the init hook.

function shortcode_cleaner() {
    remove_shortcode( 'entry-twitter-link' ); // Not exactly required
    add_shortcode( 'entry-twitter-link', 'my_remove_shortcode' );
add_action( 'init', 'shortcode_cleaner' );

function my_remove_shortcode(){
    return '';
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Always seem to be on the ball with your answers, just wanted to take a moment and say nice to have you as part of the community here Joshua. – t31os Dec 10 '11 at 16:49
Thanks a lot t31os... my pleasure :) – Joshua Abenazer Dec 10 '11 at 16:55
Pleasure is all mine, only takes a moment to give valued members a little praise and i've been upvoting on alot of your answers recently, so it's well deserved.. ;) – t31os Dec 10 '11 at 16:58
Sorry, no dice. I had figured this out a while back but lost it during a migration. And thanks again for all your other answers! – Teknophilia Dec 10 '11 at 19:33

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