Has anyone successfully embedded their flair on a WordPress.com-hosted blog?

The free hosted version of WordPress.com (not WordPress.org) strips out all unwanted code from all posts before publishing. So they to strip out just about anything I can add to embed my Stack Overflow flair.

Note: I'll be switching to a paid, hosted site in the future (fixing the problem), but I'm looking for a quick, short-term solution.


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Given the list of permissible tags shown by WordPress.Org, there doesn't seem to be an easy way.

But, if (hint, hint) PNG was one of the supported formats for flair, you'd be in.

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    Okay, Bevan... Spill it. Is there some "service" out there that periodically creates a PNG out of my flair which I can then link to directly? Short of that, I'm not good at (hint, hint) <grin>. Commented Jul 1, 2009 at 14:43
  • Sorry, no, there's no service that I know of ... I was kinda trying to hint to our benevolent overlord (Jeff), who's participating in this question, that this would be a useful extension to the flair system.
    – Bevan
    Commented Jul 1, 2009 at 19:51
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    Question #1475 (meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1475/…) is related.
    – Bevan
    Commented Jul 1, 2009 at 19:54

The new flair is built with using a PNG image, so cheers! Now you can have your Stack Overflow flair on WordPress!

Check out the Stack Overflow blog entry "Flair: Now Even Flairier".

  1. Go to your user profile on any Stack Exchange site
  2. Click Flair
  3. Copy the HTML from the appropriate box. (to change the theme, add ?theme=clean or ?theme=dark or ?theme=hotdog to the end of the image URL)
  4. Go to the Customize page of your Wordpress.com site.
  5. Select Widgets
  6. Add a Text widget
  7. Paste the HTML into the box and (optionally) create a title for the widget
  8. Save it.

You now have your Stack Flair on your Wordpress blog.

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    You nailed it, this should be the accepted answer :)
    – Abdel Hady
    Commented Jan 26, 2015 at 13:43

Not the official flair, but this unofficial one by Steven Robbins should work:

Updated: Stack Overflow Wordpress Widget

  • Very nice. But I'm 99 and 44/100% certain that Wordpress.com (not .org) will strip out all that code and it won't work. They are are very strict about filtering out just about everything to do anything: support.wordpress.com/code . Do you know different? Commented Jul 10, 2009 at 18:03
  • Maybe ask Steven ;-p Commented Jul 10, 2009 at 18:45
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    Have you tried it? If you are allowed widgets then it should work. It only emits some divs, an image and a bit of styling - it doesn't need embed, frame, iframe, form, input, object, textarea etc. Commented Jul 11, 2009 at 12:35
  • The problem is you can't install any additional plugins into a wordpress.com blog. Commented May 26, 2010 at 22:00

As Marc mentioned, you should be able to use the Wordpress widget (assuming you can use widgets), or failing that you can use the Flair as a PNG thing I threw together this afternoon. I've posted more details on the Can we get flair as an image? question.

  • This is a nice workaround for SO not directly supporting images, as Ohloh does.
    – RjOllos
    Commented Feb 6, 2010 at 9:19

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