Posts Tagged ‘Wordpress’

Embed Chessboard Plugin

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Just testing out the Embed Chessboard WordPress Plugin with this post. For your viewing pleasure, “all” eleven games of the 2008 World Chess Championship between Kramnik and Anand which saw the latter winning by a score of 6.5-4.5.


What do you think (both about the match and plugin)? How’s this player compare to some of the others I’ve used in the past? (Next time, I’ll try it with some annotated games, assuming it can handle them.)

EDIT: Now that I’ve published this, I can see it leaves an ugly amount of space when you have a list of games queued up. I’m guessing it uses the longest game to carve out a spot for the Javascript.

EDIT2: Even worse, it also turned out to be a little flakey, sometimes not displaying at all, other times taking forever to load. I may try it one more time yet, but just with a single annotated game. We’ll see.

WordPress PGN Viewer Chess Plugin

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

The World Chess Championship between Kramnik and Anand is just around the corner (October 14th!), and I’m in urgent need of a WordPress plugin that’ll play over games in PGN format.

I’m currently using jsPgnViewer, but it doesn’t handle annotations (outside of displaying them, if included). Hence the lack of detailed commentary on these Women’s World Chess Championship games.

So, I’m making this post in hopes my fellow chess bloggers will be able to offer some recommendations for WordPress. If worse comes to worst, I may have to create and link to separate ChessBase-generated pages. But, I’d prefer to show them in-line.

Please comment with your thoughts.  Thank you!

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