Embedding Flash in WordPress.com Blogs?

Hi. Is there anyone out there who knows if it’s possible at all to embed a flash movie in a WordPress.com blog post? I see that not so long ago they added a ‘way’ to post YouTube flash to a post, but that would have had to been done like a ‘deal’ due to demand, and the plugin arrived. Is there no simple Flash plugin for WP.com users? Or am I missing something? Credits?

[WHOA! As I wrote this, my whole template seems to have borked. Hmmm others too. I wonder if the recent WP version is being rolled in? I didn’t touch nuffin – honest! HMMM: Seems back OK now. What could have caused that? Snap.com’s Javascript?]

I really need a way to post my flash mp3 player and movie player, as I am working on a solution to crosspost audio and video posts to my system via XML-RPC. It seems however, that WordPress does not like to accept the OBJECT/EMBED code required.

I could have done a JavaScript file back on my server to write it – given a ‘slugtype’ url in the post, but alas, no JS either (though possibly for good reason) – but why no Flash?

If any one has any ideas, please let me know – as I’m trying to add value to WordPress blogging from mobiles, as opposed to being forced to use another blog platform vendor – ie: Typepad/Vox

Do I need millions of users before I can make this happen? ;p

I do hope not.

35 Responses to “Embedding Flash in WordPress.com Blogs?”


  1. 2 kosso January 23, 2007 at 3:42 am

    Thanks, but that’s nooot quiiite what I’m after πŸ˜‰

    I’d like to embed my own flash files, not those mp3 players.

    something like : [flash url=”http://mysite.com/myflash.swf” width=”200″ height=”20″]

    Cheers anyway πŸ™‚

  2. 3 Steve January 23, 2007 at 11:46 am

    Being the google fiend that I am, a quick search for ’embed flash movie wordpress’ came up with this as a first result:

    http://www.jeroenwijering.com/?item=Flash_Video_Player

    Has a couple of plugins listed for embedding Flash in WordPress – have you tried these yet?

  3. 4 cpinho January 23, 2007 at 3:10 pm

    My friend, i don’t think that possible for now.
    The only way to do that is linking to a outside url, but just the link will appear. I tried already for several times to upload a swf file but no way.

    I think we must wait for wordpress upgrade… maybe they will improve that feature.

    Best Regards,

  4. 5 Kosso January 23, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    Cheers. Yes, I think it’s a limitation of wordpress.com hosted bogs. But I cant really think why??

    Seems such as easy plugin to make available.

  5. 6 Christian Burns January 23, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    I knew that you wanted your own, its just that wordpress.com wont open its doors to any outside flash at this point. it will allow you to use a google video and youtube, but only by linking to the file, not embedding one.

    If they offer a way to link to any video file would that work? I think that they want wordpress.com to be free of autoplaying flash of any kind. I would shoot an email to Donncha to discuss it. WordPress should be open to files that don’t originate from Google.

    Otherwise you would need to watermark the video even though it is much nicer to brand your own player.

  6. 7 kosso January 23, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    yeah. I can always provide a link back to the video post on noklog.com – and It looks like I might be able to use that MP3 plugin here. But I want to show the videos on people’s WordPress.com blogs – embedded in my player.

    oh well πŸ˜‰ thanks πŸ˜‰

  7. 8 Christian Burns January 23, 2007 at 11:05 pm

    It wont be as great but you can still show off your brand with an img right below you plugin code i.e.
    [audio http://www.noklog.com/cool.mp3%5D
    img

  8. 9 eddie mullen May 14, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    I think it is only a matter of time before this becomes possible just a case of waiting for the right company to develop this idea

  9. 10 mr.duha May 29, 2007 at 11:33 pm

    hi

    good work man
    and welcom to my site
    http://www.softexarab.com

  10. 11 shoesonline October 18, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    Hello! nice blog!
    sofa
    My sites

  11. 12 getfreeblog December 18, 2007 at 6:32 am

    i need this plugin too.. tried to embed flash but it did not work, looking for similar plugins.

  12. 13 Miranda March 5, 2008 at 3:06 am

    This might help…. (unless you’re not allowed to use plugins on wp.com (I use my own hosting… so dunno…) Peace –

    http://kimili.com/plugins/kml_flashembed/wp

    “…..In order to add Flash movies to your article posts, use the following syntax:

    [kml_flashembed movie=”/path/to/your/movie.swf” height=”300″ width=”300″ /]

    If you’re using the WYSIWYG editor to write your posts, you should see a new button on the right end of the toolbar with a Flash player logo. Click it, and a basic KFE tag will be dropped into your post editor, ready to be populated with the SWF URL, width and height….”

  13. 14 Josue March 28, 2008 at 10:19 am

    I agree this is a big shame, whatever the reason.
    I have tried to embed a flash widget that we have developped in my agency, for a client: http://www.extreme-sports-adventure.co.uk/
    in my blog, but there is no way to do it.
    We should all write to WP!

  14. 15 visayseng April 26, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    Yes, we should write. I have the same problem. my blog is wordpress.com domain. So it is no way to embed flash in any post.

  15. 16 Srinivas May 13, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    I need a code for embedding flash.

  16. 17 angus May 24, 2008 at 3:20 am

    have you try this one,?
    Hope it work,
    sorry I just find and paste the link,.. I haven’t try it,

    http://www.liewcf.com/blog/archives/2005/06/embed-youtube-flash-video-player-into-wordpress/

    regards,
    tolahtoleh.wordpress.com

  17. 18 flanture June 14, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Here is solution for Blogger with embed tag, maybe it will work on WP?

    http://flanture.blogspot.com/2007/11/flash-on-blogger-again.html

  18. 19 ubey June 29, 2008 at 6:21 am

    lol. i am using kimili plug in. really works. thanx miranda. watch my flash post
    http://ubey.jomz.net/?p=42

  19. 20 Livio Kujur July 29, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    this is what i did: I placed the flash file in the theme and instead of using jscript i used the hard code:

    <param name=”movie” value=”/zen.swf” /> <embed src=”/zen.swf” quality=”high” bgcolor=”#ffffff” width=”620″ height=”230″ name=”zen” align=”middle” allowScriptAccess=”sameDomain” allowFullScreen=”false” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” pluginspage=”http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer” />

    and it worked, try ur luck might work…

  20. 21 Livio Kujur July 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    please do not forget to put the blog root before the file name

  21. 22 umteka August 1, 2008 at 4:40 am

    Thank you.

  22. 23 videoswiper August 1, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    One of the best ways to embed media is through the use of a module or widget.

    One of the fastest growing online web applications to offer mass video embedding is VideoSwiper which now supports 15 scripts and over 30 video search engines.

    You can now embed media at the click of your mouse and transfer video to your websites fully automated.

    http://www.videoswiper.com

  23. 24 TA August 7, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    You could just create a plain html page, embed the flash file there and link an IFRAME to it on your WordPress page……..just a thought…..while everyone is making this way to complicated….just a thought

    I dont know if this will actually work as i just installed wordpress last month and started playing wiht it last week….

    I have done the same sort of thing with my image files in order to get a better media gallery though. I guess I’ll try my own solution later but im positive it will work…cheers

  24. 25 Greenkufi September 16, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    @ TA,

    Were you successful with the IFRAME? If so please show us how to do it.

    Thanks,

  25. 26 kosso September 16, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Hi,

    No i-frame unfortunately, I’ve been using the service from vodpod.com to do it recently.

    It’s pretty good.

  26. 27 the flash designer September 30, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Thanks , i wonder if you simply can host the swf file somehwere else then on your blog

  27. 28 Flash in blogger September 30, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    found a nice link that may work but could not add it to the content area so i added it to the name “Flash in blogger” just click on it to see the tutorial for blogger which should work for WP

  28. 29 iwebie October 8, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    I have used the Kimili Flash Plugin to Embed the Free Rider 2 Flash game on iwebie and it works great for me..

    Check out the Example

    http://www.iwebie.com/free-rider-2

  29. 31 Fixdit October 11, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    No embeding here… 😦

  30. 32 Fixdit October 11, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    So I suppose this is the best you can do:
    http://www.fixdit.com/object/d700

  31. 34 Joe January 18, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    anyone know if there is a plugin to put flash images on wordpress like this. http://www.moosenewsblog.com/

  32. 35 gabemott February 5, 2009 at 11:44 am

    i still don’t get it.
    videoswiper was a wild goose chase

    i have swf files on my website
    http://funkyenough.com/RichMedia/purpleandblue3as2.swf

    i am just trying to embed them in my wordpress blog.

    to me it looks like:
    WordPress does not allow embedding SWF files.

    does anyone know an easy way?
    can I upload SWF to youtube?

    thanks!!!


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