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google map embed not creating shortcode

  1. Am following the instructions here http://en.support.wordpress.com/google-maps/ to embed a google map into a post, but when I click "save draft" the iframe is not converted into shortcode, as described in step 7. So the iframe remains, and no map is visible in the post. Not sure what to check/try next. I'm assuming this is supposed to be an "out of the box" wp feature, right? I don't need a plugin to embed maps?

    Thanks,
    Chris

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  3. Hmm, this is for a self-hosted wp blog, so maybe that's the issue and I do need a plugin?

  4. For the answer, you'd have to ask at the WordPress.org forums as the supportbot is suggesting.

    At WordPress.com, we can't use plugins, so we're not in a position to help.

  5. Ok, thanks. Was unaware of the distinction until the supportbot informed me.

    Thanks,
    Chris

  6. I am having the same problem described above, but mine is a wordpress.com site: http://wonkgonewild.wordpress.com.

    I paste the following iframe code from google:

    <iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=37.0625,-95.677068&spn=39.371738,86.572266&t=m&z=4&vpsrc=1&output=embed"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=37.0625,-95.677068&spn=39.371738,86.572266&t=m&z=4&vpsrc=1&source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small>

    When I save draft or publish wordpress.com converts the code to this:

    <a href="http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=37.0625,-95.677068&spn=39.371738,86.572266&t=m&z=4&vpsrc=1&output=embed">http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=37.0625,-95.677068&spn=39.371738,86.572266&t=m&z=4&vpsrc=1&output=embed</a>
    <small><a style="color:#0000ff;text-align:left;" href="http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=37.0625,-95.677068&spn=39.371738,86.572266&t=m&z=4&vpsrc=1&source=embed">View Larger Map</a></small>

    Which does not look like the shortcode example shown in the wordpress support here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/google-maps/

    Indeed, the embedded map does not display correctly, instead a link to my google map is displayed.

    I have tried clearing my cache and browsing history and using Chrome instead of Firefox to generate the code as suggested in a similar forum thread. Any other suggestions?

  7. @wonkgonewild: I copied-pasted that <iframe...> code into the HTML editor on one of my test blogs, clicked on Save Draft, and WordPress.com automatically converted it into a [googlemaps...] code which works just fine. Have you tried again? In other words, have you followed the instructions in the support document to the letter?

  8. Are you posting it into the HTML editor or the Visual editor?

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