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GitHub Gist Files Shortcode


Three ways are provided to insert the shortcode. The value “xxxxxx” represents your Gist ID, and “name” is the filename of the file within the Gist.

  • Insert [gist id=”xxxxxx” file=”name”] manually.
  • By using the HTML Editor shortcode button.
  • By pressing ctrl+alt+g. *You can place these shortcodes in pages, posts or any custom content.


  1. Unzip and upload github-gist-files-shortcode folder to wp-content/plugins.
  2. On WordPress admin panel, activate plugin.

Contributors & Developers

“GitHub Gist Files Shortcode” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • Added PressTrends plugin usage tracking to provide statistics which will increase potential for better functionality and stability in future major releases.