GitHub Gist Shortcode

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  • #562959

    raphil
    Member

    The source code formatting shortcode in WordPress.com blogs is nice and useful, but it’s language support is limited. It would be great if you could just embed a GitHub gist, perhaps like this: [gist 801520] or maybe [gist https://gist.github.com/801520], or something, which would embed the gist right into one’s blog, complete with source code highlighting for the much more extensive list of languages supported by GitHub gist.

    Posterous users can do this by merely placing the gist url by itself on one line.

    #563197

    timethief
    Member

    Woul you like to submit this shortcode request directly to Staff? If so here’s the link for you. http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    #563220

    raphil
    Member

    @timethief: I already did, and Matthew suggested I post it here.

    #563344

    aaronius
    Member

    Two thumbs up. Way up. I would absolutely love this feature.

    #563345

    timethief
    Member

    @raphil
    lol :D

    #563346

    timethief
    Member

    @aaronius
    I amd posting just in case you are confused and are posting to the wrong support forum as many do, because I have noticed that the site linked to your username is not a free blog from and being free hosted by wordpress.COM.

    Reference link > https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/please-read-me-first-before-posting?replies=1

    #563384

    o2platform
    Member

    Any updates on this?

    There is a WP plugin that does this, can it be used on a WordPress.com blog?

    #563385

    timethief
    Member

    Nope. There are no updates.

    Also note that there is no FTP access to free hosted wordpress.COM blogs so we cannot install individual plugins into our blogs. WordPress.com and wordpress.org run on different software.

    This is a multi-user blogging platform so only Staff can install site wide plugins as once they do they are installed on all free hosted blogs.

    #563401

    tautologico
    Member

    This would be very useful.

    #563424

    shiyung
    Member

    Gist is a very useful tools when I wrote some programming articles. Really hope wordpress.com could support this as soon as possible.

    PS: Although there already had shortcode could do the same thing, but it’s not that easily to use.

    #563442

    plamere
    Member

    +1

    #563445

    +1

    #563449

    I too would love to have GIST-formatted source code. I’ve been very frustrated trying to talk about programming on a wordpress.com blog. The code tag does not work properly as it throws away indenting. Try doing Python when the indenting is messed up!

    #563453

    digulla
    Member

    +1 Editing source code with wordpress is a pain and it’s really hard to maintain the result, even with [sourcecode]

    #563455

    bryanhunt
    Member

    +1 It’s rare that I create a post without source code. I would much prefer to embed a gist.

    #563456

    I left wordpress for this reason.

    #563463

    mcaleaa
    Member

    I don’t want to leave WordPress, but I’m about to go to Posterous for this reason.

    #563471

    plamere
    Member

    I am writing another code laden blog post this morning. I really wish I could use gist. Please?

    #563482

    mjbellantoni
    Member

    Same here. Pretty please!

    #563500

    marrowboy
    Member

    Bump! This would be very useful, maybe a dealbreaker for coders looking to blog.

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