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Inserting Calameo docs

[Calameo have changed things – post updated June 2013]

You can insert Calameo docs, by using an appropriate shortcode (for more on this, see my post on inserting Flash).
Note well: Calameo provide their own “WordPress” shortcode, but that shortcode doesn’t work on

Visit, select doc, click Share, and copy the HTML embed code.

Replace this part:

<iframe ETC ETC ETC /iframe>

with this shortcode:

[gigya src="" flashvars="bkcode=NUMBER" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="450" height="350" ]

Replace NUMBER with the actual number you can see after “books” in the URL of the publication (make sure you don’t insert any spaces by mistake).

Paste the end result into the “Text” post or page editor. The width and height numbers are just a suggestion: you can change them.

If you don’t want the links that will show above and below the viewer, you can paste only the shortcode.

Example (dimensions 550×400):

Please don’t paste code in comments – see comment guidelines.


8 thoughts on “Inserting Calameo docs

  1. I want to publish posts from other blogs (with owners permission) so need to embed them. I’ve been told I need to use iframe codes. Can you point me in the right direction of what I have to do please?

    Posted by Julia Skinner | February 19, 2012, 10:57
  2. Very cool Panos!

    Posted by IzaakMak | February 19, 2012, 23:36
  3. @Julia: if you’re talking about the site linked to your username, then see point 1 here please:

    @Izaak: As usual, a result of questions in the forum.

    Posted by Panos | February 20, 2012, 06:02
  4. Really interesting !
    (I only knew issuu)

    Posted by portaleazzurro | February 21, 2012, 20:23
  5. Next one’s going to be Docstoc. Not as good as Calameo, but some users have asked about it.

    Posted by Panos | February 21, 2012, 22:21


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