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.
- Gravatar Shortcode
The Gravatar shortcode allows you to embed a Gravatar Image into a post, page, text widget, or wherever shortcodes can be used. While this document doesn’t go into Gravatars in detail you’ll find the complete overview in the Gravatar support document. Here’s an example of a Gravatar image: Inserting a Gravatar To insert the Gravatar […]
- Testimonials Shortcode
You can use shortcodes to embed testimonials on posts and pages. Embedding Testimonials To embed testimonials on posts and pages, first activate the Testimonial custom content type on your site and add some testimonials. Next, add the [testimonials] shortcode to a post or page. The shortcode will display testimonials in different ways, depending on how you use the optional […]
- RSS Shortcode
You can easily embed an RSS feed from another site into a post or page using shortcodes. Using the RSS shortcode To use the RSS shortcode, you’ll need the URL of the feed you want to embed. For example, the feed URL for the WordPress.com blog is http://en.blog.wordpress.com/feed Once you have the feed link, add […]
- 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
The Locu shortcode was removed from WordPress.com in April 2014.
- 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.
- Get PayPal Button Code
When adding a PayPal “buy now” or donation button to your post, page, or sidebar, you’ll first need to get a PayPal link code from your PayPal account. Follow the steps below to find it. Here's how to find the code for your button: Go to http://www.paypal.com/login and log in to your PayPal account. Please […]
- Sitemap Shortcode
You can quickly add a sitemap to a page or post by using the sitemap shortcode, in any theme. Just add this shortcode: Support404 Not Found error Accepted Filetypes Accessibility Account Recovery Account Settings Add Email Add Email through GoDaddy email hosting Add Email through Office 365 Add Email through Yahoo! Small Business Add Email through Zoho Mail Add Email […]