Embed flash game (.swf) in post
Hey there everyone, I’ve been looking all around but I can’t seem to figure out if this is possible.
Can you embed a .swf flash game object so that it plays inside your post, without reader having to click a link to see it on another page?
I run a Flash game tutorial website ( http://www.as3gametuts.wordpress.com ), and one feature I am sorely lacking that many other sites have is a demo of the tutorial game visible for all to see on the main blog post.
I can’t figure out how to upload swf files directly to a WordPress.com site, so I uploaded one to my personal site at the following URL:
I tried using the following code to embed the swf into my post, but it didn’t work, although this very same code does work on a separate webpage (see link below):
<object classid=”clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000″ codebase=”http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab” width=”550″ height=”400″ id=”testpong”>
<param name=”movie” value=”http://www.benreynoldsmedia.com/files/Pong/AS3GameTuts_Pong_4.swf” /><embed src=”http://www.benreynoldsmedia.com/files/Pong/AS3GameTuts_Pong_4.swf” width=”550″ height=”400″ name=”testpong” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” pluginspage=”http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer” /></object>
This embed code works perfectly here:
So why does this not work? Why won’t WordPress let users embed objects into their posts? Is there a way around this or do I have no choice but to direct my readers to this external page to view the swf?
Thank you very much!
The blog I need help with is as3gametuts.wordpress.com.
A simple forum search turned up the answer for you. This is a no can do on a free hosted WordPress.com blog. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/embed-to-gigya-shortcode-help-please?replies=5#post-693731
Why won’t WordPress let users embed objects into their posts?
Would you like to address your question to Staff? Or will it suffice for me to state that they are not allowed for security and stability reasons. WordPress.com is a multiuser blogging platform. Our blogs are not free standing. Bad code in one blog could bring down many blogs.
Anyway, to embed it just copy this part of the code:
<embed src="ETC ETC ETC" /></object>
and turn it to this:
[gigya src="ETC ETC ETC" ]
Paste into HTML editor. Dimensions can be changed.
Thanks everyone for the support!
Sorry if I sounded harsh, I didn’t really think about how:
WordPress.com is a multiuser blogging platform. Our blogs are not free standing. Bad code in one blog could bring down many blogs.
I’ll try the gigya code now, and if I can’t make it work I’ll just bite the bullet and link to an external page.
Not to worry about how you sounded. To me you just sounded frustrated and that wasn’t surprising as many bloggers don’t know our blogs are not free standing. I do hope that the gigya shortcode will provide what you need. Best wishes with your blog. :)
Just in case anyone else ever runs into this problem, this is the code I used:
[gigya src="http://www.benreynoldsmedia.com/files/Pong/AS3GameTuts_Pong_3.swf" quality="high" width="550" height="400" ]
And this is how it looks:
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