Shortcode Embeds

In addition to the shortcodes that allow you to display WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. speakers, sessions, sponsors, organizers, and tickets — we even have a way to automatically create a grid schedule now, hurray! — supports several shortcodeShortcode A shortcode is a placeholder used within a WordPress post, page, or widget to insert a form or function generated by a plugin in a specific location on your site. embeds, which allows you to quickly embed content such as Google Maps, Slideshare presentations and other material on your posts and pages. This page describes each available shortcode.

If you’re live streaming your event with, allows you to embed the live stream player in your post or page using the [livestream] shortcode. The shortcode accepts the following attributes:

  • width – specifies the width of the player in pixels
  • height – specifies the height of the player in pixels
  • url – specifies the livestream URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL for the player

Please note that the url must contain a URL from the or domain.

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You can also stream your event via with the shortcode. For example:

[ustream id=36117299 width=480 height=302]
  • id – specifies the id of the stream
  • live – set to 1 if streaming live; or omit it for a recorded video
  • width – specifies the width of the player in pixels
  • height – specifies the height of the player in pixels

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You can also stream your event via with the [dacast] shortcode. For example:

[dacast broadcaster_id="012345" channel_id="67890" width="640" height="360"]
  • broadcaster_id – the ID of the account
  • channel_id – the ID of the channel
  • width – specifies the width of the player in pixels
  • height – specifies the height of the player in pixels

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You can also add captions to your live streams with and the [streamtext] shortcode.

[streamtext event="IHaveADream"]

The following additional parameters are optional:

  • ff – the font family
  • fs – the font size
  • spacing – the line spacing
  • fgc – the foreground (text) color
  • bgc – the background color
  • headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. – display the header
  • footer – display the footer
  • controls – display the UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. controls so the user can set the colors, fonts, etc. header must be true for this to work.
  • chat – display the chat box

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If your WordCamp is running ticketing through the third-party service Eventbrite, you can embed the ticketing form using the [eventbrite] shortcode with the following attributes:

  • width – specifies the width of the player in pixels or %
  • height – specifies the height of the player in pixels
  • id – specifies the ID of your event. This is the “eid” argument of your embed URL

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Google Forms

To embed a Google Form in your post or page, you can use the [googleapps] shortcode, though it’s easier to simply copy and paste the embed code given when sharing a Google Form, into your post or page, which will automatically be converted into the proper shortcode with attributes. For example:

[googleapps domain="docs" dir="spreadsheet/embeddedform" query="formkey=dDdDZ2ZnVWFtRjNlZGp6cnl6a0d0S2c6MQ" width="760" height="639"]

You can then control the width and height of your embedded form by changing the shortcode attributes.

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You can use the GravatarGravatar Is an acronym for Globally Recognized Avatar. It is the avatar system managed by, and used within the WordPress software. shortcode to easily embed a gravatar in any post. The two available attributes are the e-mail address and the size of the avatarAvatar An avatar is an image or illustration that specifically refers to a character that represents an online user. It’s usually a square box that appears next to the user’s name. in pixels.

[gravatar email='' size='50']

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You can include a MailChimp subscription form using the MailChimp shortcode. You’ll need your list URL as the only shortcode attribute, which you can obtain from your MailChimp account. Edit your list and select For Your Website → Signup Form Link Code from the list navigation menuNavigation Menu A theme feature introduced with Version 3.0. WordPress includes an easy to use mechanism for giving various control options to get users to click from one place to another on a site.. You’ll be given a short link to your form:


Visit that URL, which will redirect you to the full URL of your subscription form, which contains “”. That full URL is the one you’ll need to use with the MailChimp shortcode:

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Enter that URL as an attribute with the MailChimp shortcode, like this:

[mailchimp url=""]

This will result in a MailChimp subscription form, which you can further customize with CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site.. Please note, that if you’d like to use the name field with your list, the Field TagTag Tag is one of the pre-defined taxonomies in WordPress. Users can add tags to their WordPress posts along with categories. However, while a category may cover a broad range of topics, tags are smaller in scope and focused to specific topics. Think of them as keywords used for topics discussed in a particular post. in your field settings on MailChimp should say “NAME” (all caps).

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Campaign Monitor

The Campaign Monitor shortcode allows you to embed a newsletter subscription form, powered by CM. The shortcode has one required attribute, which is the form URL. You can get this form URL when “creating a subscribe form” for your list: when you generate the code for your subscription form, the form element’s action attribute will be set to this URL.

Campaign Monitor Shortcode
[campaign-monitor url=""]

Embed reversal will also work. If you copy the generated form HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. from Campaign Monitor, paste it in your HTML editor on and hit Save, it should be automatically converted into a shortcode with the correct attributes.

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Once the WordCamp videos have been published on, you can embed the video back on your WordCamp site.

The shortcode is:

[wpvideo abcdefgh]

For full instructions on how to add a video to your WordCamp site, please refer to the page Adding videos to your WordCamp site.

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Other Embeds

The default WordPress Embeds are also supported, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Flickr and more. In addition to that, Jetpack Embeds are also active for services like Polldaddy, Google Maps, Slideshare and more.

If there’s a third-party service you’d like to use with your WordCamp site, and think other organizers can benefit from it, feel free to get in touch, we’re always open to suggestions.

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