Shortcode not being executed

Question

I place the following code within the WP ‘init’ callback (or when plugins are loaded).

add_shortcode('my_shortcode',
               function($atts, $content ='') { die(); }
             );
if (!shortcode_exists('my_shortcode')) die();

In my page I put “[my_shortcode]

When I view the page I get “****”

Any idea what happened to my code?


Update:
I have simplified the problem.

I added the shortcode definition in my theme’s index.php file.

<?php
/**
 * The main template file.
 *
 * This is the most generic template file in a WordPress theme
 * and one of the two required files for a theme (the other being style.css).
 * It is used to display a page when nothing more specific matches a query.
 * E.g., it puts together the home page when no home.php file exists.
 * Learn more: http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Hierarchy
 *
 * @package GeneratePress
 */

if ( ! defined( 'ABSPATH' ) ) {
    exit; // Exit if accessed directly.
}

add_shortcode('myt_active_plugins',
             function($atts, $content, $name) {
                    return 'Shortcode injected';
                  }
            );

I deactivated all plugins.

I (re)installed WP3.5.2

I created a post:

Welcome *[myt_active_plugins]*

I published the post and when I viewed it I got:

Welcome **

As a final check I installed a shortcode plugin, (Shortcodes Ultimate) and it acted the same.

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Karl Bochert 2 years 2020-01-04T08:38:50-05:00 0 Answers 57 views 0

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