Gist is a simple way to share snippets and pastes with others. All gists are git repositories, so they are automatically versioned, forkable and usable as a git repository.
Embedding with a URL
To quickly embed a Gist, simply copy the gist’s URL from your web browser’s address bar while viewing the gist.
We take care of the rest! The gist will look something like this:
Embedding with a Shortcode
You can also embed a gist by using a shortcode. You can do this by first copying the gist URL from your web browser’s address bar while viewing the gist.
Then create a shortcode using the format below. Be sure to replace the URL listed here with the URL of your gist, and the code is on a line by itself.
[gist https://gist.github.com/2314628 /]
You can also create a gist shortcode using just the gist ID.
For information about troubleshooting Gist embeds, take a look at our Troubleshooting Embed Links doc.