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A WordPress Macro Shortcode

Example of using Google Maps embed code

Good News Everyone! The post/page editor is getting an upgrade with the soon-to-be-released version 3.2 of WordPress. This solves the problem of disappearing Google maps and YouTube videos, both of which rely on iframe elements to embed the contents of one webpage into another. Because the current version of WordPress’ built-in editor doesn’t like iframes you have to limit yourself to working in the editor’s HTML mode. Once you switch to Visual mode, the iframe elements are stripped out of your post and the map or video disappears. While this limitation is removed in the next release, one of the work-arounds that WordPress developers devised is worth a second look. A general purpose macro shortcode that saves you from ever having to work in the HTML mode again.