google maps embed code not working

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    When I paste this code from Google Maps
    <iframe width="640" height="480" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src=",-5.929613&spn=0.023872,0.054932&z=14&output=embed"></iframe>

    it gets converted after I save the draft to the following:

    <a href=",-5.929613&spn=0.023872,0.054932&z=14&output=embed">,-5.929613&spn=0.023872,0.054932&z=14&output=embed</a>

    instead of to the proper shortcode.

    The blog I need help with is


    Never mind, I figured out how to generate the shortcode on my on my own.


    Could you share the solution with me? I have tried to get my google map up, and I embed the following:

    <iframe width=”425″ height=”350″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” marginheight=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ src=”,-99.07891&spn=5.693634,50.07232&t=m&vpsrc=6&output=embed”></iframe>
    <small>View Tentative Route Map, 2012 in a larger map</small>

    I hit save draft/preview/publish (doesn’t matter which, it happens with all of them) and I get:


    Which, when I look at the post, shows up with a “view larger map” link on the bottom, and no map at all. What do I do? I’ve followed the support page directions. I don’t know what’s going wrong.


    Oh, and btw, the larger map link takes people to google maps in general. It is NOT the google map that I created.



    The free hosted blog linked to your username is empty. Will you please post an active link starting with http:// to the blog in question?

    Also please read this entry vs. and confirm that you are posting to the correct support forum. This forum is only for those with free hosted blogs. All others must post to

    If you are asking about a free hosted blog then the instructions you need to follow are found here >

    Note also:

    When adding Google Maps to your blog, do NOT manually open the shortcode as you normally do with other services (i.e. do not begin typing the shortcode and then paste the Maps code). This will not work.

    #776551 is my blog. It is .com, not .org, since I don’t host my own blog.

    I used the directions on the instructions link you posted above. They don’t work. In fact, if you look in the instructions on the page you linked me to, the lack of a google map shows up right there, demonstrating the same problem within your own instructions!! It says “view larger map” with a link attached to those words, but no map on the page.

    I found my same problem listed in a support forum question dated back in February 2011 with something like 30 replies, with many people having the same problem. The problem was closed out, and marked as resolved, but not one of the replies said how to fix the problem (so I’m not sure how that made it resolved).

    Sooo. What do I do? The instructions listed don’t work.

    (As for adding shortcode, I’m not adding anything, because I don’t know how to code, so that isn’t the problem–I’m just doing exactly the steps 1-7 that are shown on the page.)



    I’m sorry what I posted was not helpful. If another Volunteer does not post a solution for you then please contact Staff directly with all your details.

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