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Shortcode Embeds

Shortcodes allow you to embed videos from YouTube, tweets from Twitter, and other media across the web directly in to your WordPress-powered site.

This module is now enabled by default. If you do not see the functionality described below, please visit Control Jetpack’s Modules on One Page to learn how to activate it.

The module also allows you to embed elements by pasting URLs on a line by itself in your visual editor.

What is a shortcode?

A shortcode is a WordPress-specific code that lets you do nifty things with very little effort. Shortcodes can embed files or create objects that would normally require lots of complicated, ugly code in just one line. A shortcode is like a shortcut.

Available shortcodes



Images and Documents

Shortcodes for adding a blog archive index, contact form, polls, and more.

Module-Dependent Shortcode
This shortcode only works when the corresponding module is enabled.

Privacy Information

This feature is activated by default. While there are no controls for it within the primary Jetpack settings area, it can be deactivated any time by following this guide.

Data Used
Site Owners / Authors

We use any information required for the actual configuration of any shortcodes; see the links in the above section accompanying each shortcode for those specific details. Note that, if you add a shortcode to one of your posts, anybody with access to edit that post will have access to those shortcode details. The following WordPress options are also used (these are synced): embed_autourls (Hulu, Spotify, YouTube), page_on_front (Sitemap), embed_size_w (TED, YouTube).

Site Visitors

Activity Tracked
Site Owners / Authors

We track when, and by which user, the feature is activated and deactivated.
Site Visitors

VideoPress: video plays; Slideshow: image views; Quiz: first answers. Note that, due to the nature of shortcodes (i.e. third-party content embeds), it is possible that third-party services may track activity in some instances.
Data Synced
Site Owners / Authors

We sync an option that identifies whether or not the feature is activated. We also sync which specific shortcodes are currently used/active on your site.
Site Visitors

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