For example my is using [my_shortcode param="1"].

How can I get all the URLs of the pages that uses [my_shortcode]?

Is there an approach to achieve that?

  • I don't think there is already an implementation for this. You'd probably need to get all posts and check if the shortcode exists in each individually – kero Sep 11 at 5:24
  • @kero I've shared my solution, now I'm solving how to get the shortcode params. – 5ervant Sep 11 at 5:39
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Solution that I've found:

  $pages = get_pages();
  $pattern = get_shortcode_regex();

  foreach($pages as $page) {
    if ( preg_match_all( '/'. $pattern .'/s', $page->post_content, $matches )
      && array_key_exists( 2, $matches )
      && in_array( 'my_shortcode', $matches[2] ) )
      echo $page->post_title . <br />;
  • 1
    According to the docs, you should be able to simply use get_shortcode_regex(array('my_shortcode')) and save yourself the trouble of comparing the $matches – kero Sep 11 at 5:43
  • @kero Thank you.. but I can get the used params on $matches[3] with that approach. – 5ervant Sep 11 at 6:06
  • Yeah, but your regex is really expensive if you check for all shortcodes. preg_match_all() might take a long time to execute, so using a simpler regex will probably make it alot faster – kero Sep 11 at 6:22
  • WordPress has a function, has_shortcode() which can be used for checking if a shortcode exists. – Jacob Peattie Sep 11 at 6:39

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