Media shortcodes

In conjunction with the media library, you can insert shortcodes into questions and answers, allowing you to show content from third-party websites in your Polldaddy.com polls, surveys, and quizzes. For example, you may wish to display a YouTube video, or show a document stored on Scribd.

Shortcodes begin and end with a square brace, and always contain a shortcode name, followed by some information:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpozspIMH9E]

You can insert a shortcode directly into the note of a question by clicking on its Media button, or into an HTML snippet question. Note that most shortcodes are only available when viewing a survey from a web browser.

Polldaddy supports the following services. A shortcode example appears next to each service, as well as a link to a support page.

Video

YouTube
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzytYXzFK7c]

VideoPress:
[wpvideo w0MiG12E]

Full details can be found on this support page.

Dailyotion
[dailymotion id=x8oma9]

Full details can be found on this support page.

Vimeo
[vimeo http://vimeo.com/240975]

Full details can be found on this support page

Flickr
[flickr video=http://www.flickr.com/photos/chaddles/2402990826]

Full details can be found on this support page.

Howcast
[howcast url='http://www.howcast.com/videos/386282-How-To-See-Manhattanhenge' height='240' width='360']

You can get the shortcode by clicking on share on a Howcast page, then selecting WordPress.com

Document Services

Slideshare

[slideshare id=793272&doc=the-four-seasons-pictures-1227773035671604-9&w=425]

Slideshare can be used to embed presentations, documents, and PDF files. Full details of the Slideshare shortcode can be found on this support page.

Audio Services

SoundCloud

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/120718413" params="" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

The SoundCloud shortcode has to be 200 characters or less. Full details of the SoundCloud shortcode can be found on this support page.

Other Services

Scribd

[scribd id=21398783 key=key-220tonsx39havwnvj3mb]

Full details of the Scribd shortcode can be found on this support page.

Google Maps

[googlemaps http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=San+Francisco,+CA&sll=43.469466,-83.998504&sspn=0.01115,0.025942&g=San+Francisco,+CA&ie=UTF8&z=12&iwloc=addr&ll=37.808156,-122.402458&output=embed&s=AARTsJp56EajYksz3JXgNCwT3LJnGsqqAQ&w=425&h=350%5D

The URL is the URL of the Google map, as found by clicking on link on the Google map page, then copying the email or IM code.

Google Docs

You can paste the code from any shared Google Doc and it will be transformed into a shortcode suitable for display.

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