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  1. I'm in the process of experimenting at moving a Google Sites website to WordPress (Pro). I'm really enthusiastic about what is available with WP.com. The current site at http://www.k9shrink.com has a Google map embedded in the home page. This is appropriate for the type of business, as visitors can quickly see where the shop is located. Users are unlikely to click on a [go to map] link, but having the interactive map displayed is ideal. On the main landing page of http://jondr.com I attempted to use the code from the Google Sites page. It will not work because the Google code uses the archaic <iframe> tag which is disallowed (and removed) from the WP page. I know there is a way to embed Google maps if I were using WordPress.org software, but I'm not. I simply want to use WordPress.com and have a Google map embedded in a page. I'm really new at WordPress.com, having less than one day exposure, so be gentle. I'm trying to learn.

    Is this possible? If anyone has an idea of how this might be done, I'd really appreciate hearing about it.

    The blog I need help with is jondr.com.

  2. Google Sites website to WordPress (Pro).

    What do you mean by Google sites? Are you referring to Knol? http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/google-knol-wordpress-annotum/

    What do your mean by WordPress (Pro)? All blogs here at WordPress.com, except for VIP blogs are free hosted blogs. We can purchase upgrades for any free hosted WordPress.com blogs but there are no "Wordpress (Pro)" sites here.

    For embedding Google maps, if you are referring to a free hosted WordPress.com blog please see > http://en.support.wordpress.com/google-maps/

    If you are referring to a WordPress.org install please post here > http://wordpress.org/support/

    If you aren't clear on the differences please read > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  3. I don't know what you mean by Knol; I've never heard that term outside of the WordPress.com website. The terminology must have changed; the hosting now provided by Google is called Google Sites.

    Sorry about the misnomer calling the upgraded WordPress.com (paying for upgrades) as a "Pro" version.

    I understand the difference between the wordpress.org software and wordpress.com. That's why I ('m attempting to) use WordPress.com ;^)

    Thanks for the tip, it worked! The snippet provided by the Google maps dropped right in and was converted to working shortcode as described in your reference. Copying similar code from the Google Sites webpage did not convert; that was my problem.

    Keep Doing Good!

  4. Hello again,
    I'm so happy I was able to help you. :)

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