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Howcast Shortcodes


The Howcast Shortcode plugin allows you to easily embed Howcast videos into your WordPress blog.


  1. Upload howcast.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Type [howcast url="VIDEO_URL_HERE"] in your posts where you want the Howcast video to appear. Don’t forget to replace VIDEO_URL_HERE.


What options do the Howcast Shortcode support?

The Howcast Shortcode supports the url attribute specifying the URL of the video you want to embed. It also supports optional width and height attributes for modifying the video dimensions.

Usage: [howcast url="" height="240" width="360"]


  • url (required)
  • width
  • height

Contributors & Developers

“Howcast Shortcodes” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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  • Initial release