How to embed swf (shockwave) files into WordPress

I’ve been using a handy free application from ANVSOFT called Flash Slide Show Maker to create flash movies of my pictures to run as slide shows on my MySpace account. It’s simple to use and best of all, it’s free. The free version adds a single slide at the end of the show with the name of the company and a link. It’s not as intrusive as many of the other free apps out there. The app creates a swf file and the corresponding code you need to embed into MySpace. Everything worked great until I tried to embed the movie into my WordPress blog. No matter what I did, it would just reformat the code. WordPress does not need anything special to embed swf files at all. But you do have to insert the code in the HTML tab instead of the Visual tab. If you insert it in the Visual tab, WordPress will attempt to reformat it and it will not work. Now you can simply enter the embed code and everything works just like this.


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  • Bob

    What a coincidence! We are using the same Flash Slide Show Maker. The tiny software is very user friendly yet powerful. I collect some images of Shrek, made a slideshow with it. I can display the Flash movies locally and remotely, it works just fine when I uploaded to remote server, here is the URL for the Shrek Flash movies uploaded.
    Everything is just Okay until i tried to insert the flash slideshow in my wordpress blog post.
    It keep reformat the code, it cann’t recognize my code and clear them automatically.
    I tried to google and install WP plugin too. I do not like to bound my WP blog with too many plugins though. The video plugin for WP I installed seems not helpful.
    I kept googling around and found your post then. I can see that your flash file works pretty good. And we even use the same flash slide show creator. I followed your tips to turn off the "visual editor" from wordpress control panel, but still same problem, the WordPress reformat the code again and again.I am not a computer savvy, I did not figure it out the code issue,

    Alternatively, I uploaded an image and linked my flash file to the still image, So site visitors can still view my flash shows if they click on the image.
    It comes out like this http://www.szcchina.com/blog/2010/06/shrek-forever-after.html
    Any suggestions would be highly appreciated!

    • patyuen

      You read some outdated info from an older version of WP from 2007. I’ve updated my post for the new version. All you have to do is insert the code in the HTML tab instead of the Visual tab.

      • Bob

        Thanks man for the update.

        My friend recommended me some wordpress plugin for flash video, it did the trick.
        Now when pople open my blog post, the flash video(.swf file) loads fine now.
        BTW, the plugin is “Flash Video” , “Flash Video Player” designed by Joshua Eldridge.

  • Bob

    What a coincidence! We are using the same Flash Slide Show Maker. The tiny software is very user friendly yet powerful. I collect some images of Shrek, made a slideshow with it. I can display the Flash movies locally and remotely, it works just fine when I uploaded to remote server, here is the URL for the Shrek Flash movies uploaded.
    Everything is just Okay until i tried to insert the flash slideshow in my wordpress blog post.
    It keep reformat the code, it cann’t recognize my code and clear them automatically.
    I tried to google and install WP plugin too. I do not like to bound my WP blog with too many plugins though. The video plugin for WP I installed seems not helpful.
    I kept googling around and found your post then. I can see that your flash file works pretty good. And we even use the same flash slide show creator. I followed your tips to turn off the "visual editor" from wordpress control panel, but still same problem, the WordPress reformat the code again and again.I am not a computer savvy, I did not figure it out the code issue,

    Alternatively, I uploaded an image and linked my flash file to the still image, So site visitors can still view my flash shows if they click on the image.
    It comes out like this http://www.szcchina.com/blog/2010/06/shrek-forever-after.html
    Any suggestions would be highly appreciated!

    • patyuen

      You read some outdated info from an older version of WP from 2007. I’ve updated my post for the new version. All you have to do is insert the code in the HTML tab instead of the Visual tab.

      • Bob

        Thanks man for the update.

        My friend recommended me some wordpress plugin for flash video, it did the trick.
        Now when pople open my blog post, the flash video(.swf file) loads fine now.
        BTW, the plugin is “Flash Video” , “Flash Video Player” designed by Joshua Eldridge.

  • Bob

    hi,
    Guess what,I got the sample code from the vendor’s websitethe Flash maker software.
    And followed your tips to insert the code in the HTML tab instead of the Visual tab.
    I can now play Flash animation in my wordpress blog without any video or flash plugin for wordpress any more.

    Thanks

    • vic

      will you pls show me how…i’m just a newbie in WP….tnx…

  • Bob

    hi,
    Guess what,I got the sample code from the vendor’s websitethe Flash maker software.
    And followed your tips to insert the code in the HTML tab instead of the Visual tab.
    I can now play Flash animation in my wordpress blog without any video or flash plugin for wordpress any more.

    Thanks