Including a Jupyter Notebook file on WordPress

I’ve been exploring different mechanisms to post Python Jupyter notebook files on WordPress. Of course, I can use nbconvert to convert my notebook files to other formats – including HTML – right from the command line. I can then post this file as part of an embedded HTML block in a WordPress post. However, this sounded like an unnecessary step, since I also wanted the notebook to be available in GitHub. I did not want to deal with generating this HTML file AND also managing a published notebook on GitLab as well. Smells a lot like duplicate efforts, wasted time. Thanks to a great WordPress plugin from Andy Challis, called nbconvert, I was able to achieve what I wanted! See his page at for complete instructions.

  1. If you haven’t yet, you must install WP Pusher as a plugin in your WordPress site. (See this for more info.)
  2. Go to his web page for nbconvert, copy the CSS custom code displayed on the page.
  3. Go to your WordPress page, and add the custom CSS displayed on the page above into Appearance -> Customize -> Additonal CSS
  4. Go to and verify the latest instructions. Install the nbconvert shortcode plugin through WP Pusher. Activate it.
  5. That’s it!

Follow the instructions to include your own Jupyter notebook file available on GitHub.


Here is an example. In a standalone text (or paragraph) block, I included the following shortcode:

[nbconvert url="" /]

This generates the following: