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GitHub Gist WordPress Plugin


GitHub Gist WordPress Plugin allows you to embed GitHub Gist snippets with a [gist] tag, instead of copying and pasting HTML. For example, to embed the github_gist_wordpress_plugin_test.txt file from gist: 447298, fill in the id and file attributes in the [gist] tag:

[gist id=447298 file=github_gist_wordpress_plugin_test.txt]


copy the embedding JavaScript code from GitHub and directly paste it in the body of the [gist] tag:

[gist]<script src=""></script>[/gist].

The [gist] tag also expands the content of the embedded Gist and wraps it with “<noscript><code><pre>” so that search engine spiders, users with javascript disabled and users reading your blog through RSS will still see your code in a blog entry.


  • With JavaScript On
  • With JavaScript Off


1) Download the plugin zip file.

2) Unzip.

3) Upload the github_gist_wordpress_plugin directory to your wordpress plugin directory (/wp-content/plugins).

4) Activate the plugin.

5) Use the [gist] tag in your posts or pages


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Contributors & Developers

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




  • quote a Gist with id and file attribute.
  • quote a Gist with the embedded JavaScript code.
  • expand a Gist’s content and wrap it with <code>


  • fixed margin of the display when JavaScript is disabled.
  • added branding information.