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// check the current post for the existence of a short code
function has_shortcode( $shortcode = NULL ) {
$post_to_check = get_post( get_the_ID() );
// false because we have to search through the post content first
$found = false;
// if no short code was provided, return false
if ( ! $shortcode ) {
return $found;
// check the post content for the short code
if ( stripos( $post_to_check->post_content, '[' . $shortcode) !== FALSE ) {
// we have found the short code
$found = TRUE;
// return our final results
return $found;
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