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  1. I'm trying to add this code for a custom chalkboard from guardian.co.uk, but when I do and hit update on the post, it changes from the image to the link.

    <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0" name="chalkboard" width="460" height="620" align="middle" id="chalkboard">
    <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" />
    <param name="allowNetworking" value="all" />
    <param name="allowFullScreen" value="false" />
    <param name="movie" value="http://www.guardianchalkboards.com/guardianchalkboards_embed.swf?chalkBoardID=8y4y8LRdhBP57A599s2V"/>
    <param name="movie" value="http://www.guardianchalkboards.com/guardianchalkboards_embed.swf?chalkBoardID=8y4y8LRdhBP57A599s2V"/>
    <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" />
    <embed src="http://www.guardianchalkboards.com/guardianchalkboards_embed.swf?chalkBoardID=8y4y8LRdhBP57A599s2V" swLiveConnect="true" allowNetworking="all" quality="high" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" width="460" height="620" name="chalkboard" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="always" allowFullScreen="false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" />
    </object>
    <font size="1"> by Guardian Chalkboards</font>

    My blog is http://www.fulhamsfinest.com

    The blog I need help with is fulhamsfinest.com.

  2. You cannot use html containing embed or object or javascript. But many flash embeds can be turned into a gigya shortcode.

    See http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/gigya-shortcode-3-widgets/

    This might work in your case:
    [gigya src="http://www.guardianchalkboards.com/guardianchalkboards_embed.swf?chalkBoardID=8y4y8LRdhBP57A599s2V" swLiveConnect="true" allowNetworking="all" quality="high" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" width="460" height="620" name="chalkboard" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="always" allowFullScreen="false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"]

    Other option would be to embed the flash via podpod. Instructions talk about video, but the flash does not have to be a video. http://en.support.wordpress.com/videos/vodpod/

  3. That code you posted worked perfect. How can I use this trick to add multiple chalkboards?

  4. Yes, I see no reason you couldn't. The Gigya shortcode is amazingly versatile.

  5. I mean how do I do it. It's pretty confusing

  6. THere's no short form. You have to parse the code and follow the instructions here:

    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/gigya-shortcode-3-widgets/

  7. Well that's a pain but I guess it will have to do. I'll try and figure it out

  8. @fulhamsfinest: You can use the same shortcode and simply replace the chalkBoard ID number.

    @mspotilas: Note that this particular object works the way you did it, but in most cases the URL must be up to the questionmark; the part after the questionmark is the flashvars. Plus some of the parameters are unnecessary or don't work. In all:

    [gigya src="http://www.guardianchalkboards.com/guardianchalkboards_embed.swf" flashvars="chalkBoardID=8y4y8LRdhBP57A599s2V" quality="high" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" width="460" height="620" allowScriptAccess="always" allowFullScreen="false" ]

  9. @panaghiotisadam

    I have noticed, that if you have only one flash variable, it works with the src-parameter. If you have more (i.e. there is a &-mark), then you'll have to use flashvars (even then you could leave one parameter to src and put others in flashvars).

  10. Thanks! I couldn't know how much you've played with this, so I wanted to make sure you haven't missed this part of the trick (as it's often crucial, often ignored, and not prominent enough in my post).

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