Shortcodes

Gist

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.

Paste it on a line by itself in your Visual editor. Make sure that it is not hyperlinked.

We take care of the rest! The gist will look something like this:

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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.

[gist]2314628[/gist]

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Troubleshooting

For information about troubleshooting Gist embeds, take a look at our Troubleshooting Embed Links doc.

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