Just came across an annoying issue where we needed to show some examples of our new WordPress price comparison plugin WordPress on a site that has the plugin installed which means everytime you try to show the examples you get the plugin content!

The easiest way we have found to fix this is do the following:

Use the following numeric character references instead of normal [ ] as this way WordPress doesn’t process your plugins shortcode

e.g. [showphones make=’htc’ ] is the same as [showphones make=’htc’]

So just remember to replace [ with [ and ] with ]