Support for Skype URIs?

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  • #1285615

    stonenick
    Member

    Hi there,

    I don’t suppose WordPress.com has support for Skype URIs?

    I would like to add a link on my site for visitors to call me on Skype. This would be a simple hyperlink, like this:

    Call me on Skype

    This places a Skype call if Skype is installed on the users computer. It works really well on smartphones and tablets with the Skype app installed.

    But… when I try to add this, the WordPress editor strips out the skype: bit, and I end up with a non-functioning hyperlink.

    BTW, just to be clear: I am not talking about Skype buttons, which require a snippet of Javascript. I understand that 3rd party scripts aren’t allowed on WP.com.

    Cheers, Nick

    The blog I need help with is euanritchie.org.

    #1285682

    raincoaster
    Member

    Hmmm. If you have an actual number, not just an ID, skype automatically makes that clickable if you’re signed in. Does that help?

    #1285686

    stonenick
    Member

    Hi raincoaster.

    No, I’m afraid it doesn’t, but thanks for the response.

    I think this only works if you (ie: the user) have Skype on your PC, and are using the Skype plug-in in your browser.

    Also, no number – just an ID.

    I was hoping that perhaps Skype support might be added via a shortcode?

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