Blue Anvil bring us an awesome shortcode for embedding a really fun type of media. Nope, it’s not a YouTube video, nor any kind of HTML5 or Flash effect. In fact, it’s charts.
Sure, charts might be boring. But to a web developer they’re not, due to the high customization achievable through the Google Charts API, that can now be molded into a shortcode for ease-of-use. The experience in using this shortcode is still fairly laborious in comparison to some of the others, but it saves a lot of time in the long run, if you want to use these types of charts regularly.
In order to use this shortcode, it’s advisable you have some background knowledge of how the Google Charts API works. If possible, have a browse around the documentation beforehand, to get a feel for how it works.
Once you gain some knowledge, the parameters should be fairly easy to fill in, such as the data values and labels. Others, such as colors, background color, size, title and type are pretty self explanatory and should not induce any additional difficulty.