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GitHub Gist Shortcode Plugin


Instead of embedding a GitHub Gist (a pastie like service on steroids) by copying and pasting HTML you can simple embed it with a [gist] shortcode.

For example, to embed the gist: 30948 enter this in a post or page:

[gist id=30948]

It is that simple.

One problem with gists is that a search engine spiders (and users with javascript disabled) will not see your code in a blog entry. This plugin allows you to get around this by including text, such as content of the gist inside the shortcode. The text is wrapped inside these tags:

<noscript><code class="gist"><pre>

You would use it like this:

[gist id=30948]
puts hello_world_test;
i = 0
5.times do
    i = i + 1
    puts i

The content inside a gist shortcode is optional.

View the CHANGELOG to see what has changed between versions.

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