WordPress.com is a type of shared environment, where all users are running off of the same software. Because of this we need to limit some of the things you post on your blog. If you wrote some code or pasted it in from another web site and then it disappeared after publishing the post, the code is likely being stripped out. This support doc covers what type of code isn't allowed on WordPress.com.
A shortcode is a WordPress-specific code that lets you do nifty things with very little effort. Shortcodes can embed files or create objects that would normally require lots of complicated, ugly code in just one line. Shortcode = shortcut. Includes a list of supported shortcodes with links to full instructions.
- Blog Subscription Shortcode
The [blog_subscription_form] shortcode is used to easily display a blog subscription form on a post or page. This lets readers sign up to receive email updates whenever a new post is made. The form is a bit different depending on whether or not the user is logged into a WordPress.com account: Form for Logged-in Visitors […]
- Locu Shortcode
Locu is a service which allows you to easily edit, design and share your restaurant menu or other business price list. Using their shortcode, you can embed such a listing into your WordPress.com site. If you aren’t yet a Locu user, you’ll need to first sign up for an account. Embedding a Locu Menu Once […]
- Archives Shortcode
You can quickly and easily create an archive index of your WordPress.com blog’s posts using the [archives] shortcode. To create an archive index for your blog, simply following the instructions in this support doc.
- Display Posts Shortcode
The Display Posts Shortcode allows you to fine-tune the posts you wish to display on a page. Add the shortcode in a post or page, and use the arguments to query based on tag, category, post type, and many other possibilities. Image Alignment A common request is display a list of posts with title, excerpt, […]
- List Pages Shortcode
The [list-pages], [sibling-pages], and [child-pages] shortcodes are used for easily displaying a list of pages. Using the Shortcodes The [list-pages] shortcode will display all of your pages. The [sibling-pages] shortcode will display all the sibling pages of your current page. Sibling pages are pages that share the same parent page. The [child-pages] shortcode will display […]
- Posting Source Code
While WordPress.com doesn’t allow you to use potentially dangerous code on your blog, you can post source code for viewing by using the directions found in this support doc.
Wufoo embeds are supported on WordPress.com. For step by step instructions please take a look at this support doc.