WordPress shortcodes don’t work?

WordPress shortcodes are very handy. If you want to quickly post an mp3 and provide a simple player UI, drop this in your WP HTML edit box:

%5Bhttp://wpcom.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/mattmullenweg-interview.mp3]

And viola you will have this:

But, there’s a catch. Not all the shortcodes documented here work on wordpress.org blogs hosted on your server (a quick look through the source code finds support for%5Bgallery], but that’s it..

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One thought on “WordPress shortcodes don’t work?

  1. Hi there,

    You’re right. Most of those shortcodes are specific to WordPress.com. We’ve added them overtime so users can get around any limitations that would result from us blocking Flash and JavaScript for security purposes.

    Douglas
    WordPress.com Support

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