wordpress tips

WP.com supports javascript and flash, but doesn’t allow you to use those types of code directly, for security reasons – see Support doc on code. To insert objects that would normally require such a code, you use various WP-specific formulas – see Support doc on shortcodes.

Strangely, the gigya shortcode is missing from that doc (perhaps because it’s not as easy to use as, say, the youtube shortcode). Gigya is the shortcode that will show up in your html editor when you use the auto-post-to-WP button that some sites with videos or other flash objects provide. I first got acquainted with it when I experimented with the Mixpod audio players.

Using this shortcode, you can insert any video that provides a flash embed code (not directly allowed in wp.com). You copy the URL and the dimensions of the video from the embed code, and you transform…

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