Embed Chessboard

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Allows for the insertion of a chessboard displaying chess games within wordpress articles.

Author:Paolo Casaschi (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:2.9
WordPress version tested:6.6
Plugin version:3.06.00
Added to WordPress repository:29-01-2010
Last updated:15-06-2024
Rating, %:80
Rated by:3
Plugin URI:http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/embed-che...
Total downloads:41 325
Active installs:700+
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Embed Chessboard is a plugin that allows for the insertion of a chessboard displaying chess games within worpress articles.

Use following shortcode tag to insert a chessboard:

[pgn parameter=value ...]
... chess games in PGN format ...

Shortcode tag parameters:

  • layout=horizontal|vertical
  • height=auto|number
  • showMoves=figurine|text|puzzle|hidden
  • initialGame=first|last|random|number
  • initialVariation=number
  • initialHalfmove=start|end|random|comment|number
  • autoplayMode=game|loop|none


[pgn height=500 initialHalfmove=16 autoplayMode=none]

[Event "World championship"]
[Site "Moscow URS"]
[Date "1985.10.15"]
[Round "16"]
[White "Karpov"]
[Black "Kasparov"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nb5 d6 6.
c4 Nf6 7. N1c3 a6 8. Na3 d5 9. cxd5 exd5 10. exd5 Nb4
11. Be2 Bc5 12. O-O O-O 13. Bf3 Bf5 14. Bg5 Re8 15.
Qd2 b5 16. Rad1 Nd3 17. Nab1 h6 18. Bh4 b4 19. Na4 Bd6
20. Bg3 Rc8 21. b3 g5 22. Bxd6 Qxd6 23. g3 Nd7 24. Bg2
Qf6 25. a3 a5 26. axb4 axb4 27. Qa2 Bg6 28. d6 g4 29.
Qd2 Kg7 30. f3 Qxd6 31. fxg4 Qd4+ 32. Kh1 Nf6 33. Rf4
Ne4 34. Qxd3 Nf2+ 35. Rxf2 Bxd3 36. Rfd2 Qe3 37. Rxd3
Rc1 38. Nb2 Qf2 39. Nd2 Rxd1+ 40. Nxd1 Re1+ 0-1


When using the gutenberg editor, please add shortcodes as shortcodes blocks in guntenberg.

Any PGN header tag missing will not be displayed.

Note: HTML tags are stripped from the PGN data, removing all text between “<” and “>” characters; please make sure your PGN data does not contain “<” and “>” characters.