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danixland-asciinema is a plugin that adds a new shortcode to be used whenever you want to embed a video from

As stated on their website, asciinema (formerly is a free and open source solution for recording terminal sessions and sharing them on the web.
It aims to be a “go to” place for every command-line user who wants to share their skills with others. Or putting it differently, it’s a place to show off your geekiness.

I decided to make this plugin because I was looking for a good and easy way to share a video from asciinema and I’m too lazy to dwelve into oEmbed 😀

ToDo list

List is actually empty, but I’m open to suggestions.


  • The shortcode with few options as seen in the admin area of the website
  • A sample video displayed in single view with the TwentyFifteen theme


Installing danixland-asciinema is straightforward and requires just a few seconds:

If you use the “Add New Plugin” pane from your dashboard just install it and activate it, nothing to configure here, just go ahead and use it.
Otherwise follow these steps:

  1. Download the latest version of the plugin.
  2. If using the “Install Plugins->Upload” section on the WordPress admin area just upload the zip file, otherwise unpack the zip file and upload the “danixland-asciinema” directory inside the “wp-content/plugins” directory of your WordPress installation using your favourite ftp client.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress and you’re ready to go!!


What are the options that I can use with the shortcode?

The most important option is the “video” which you can assign to the number of the video you want to embed, let’s say you want to embed the shortcode whould be [asciinema video=14829]
The full list of options is:

  • video
  • time
  • autoplay
  • loop
  • speed
  • theme

You can read about their usage on the website.

I’m stuck with your plugin and don’t seem to be able to customize it/make it work, can you help me?

Of course, you can ask for help on the forums or write a comment on the main article for this plugin on my site, I’ll reply ASAP 😉

I’d like this plugin to be translated in my language, can you do this for me?

This plugin doesn’t output any text other than the video code, so it doesn’t provide/need a translation 😉

If you have any other questions feel free to ask


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  • This is the first version of the plugin.