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Simple Flash Embed Shortcode With WordPress

I spent a long time earlier trying to find a Flash plugin for WordPress that worked OK, until I decided to just make my own function. Piece of cake! Why didn't I try this earlier.

I used this code from CSS Tricks, checked the Shortcode API page on WordPress and combined a sample function code:

function my_shortcode_handler( $atts, $content = null ) {
    $a = shortcode_atts( array(
        'attr_1' => 'attribute 1 default',
        'attr_2' => 'attribute 2 default',
        // ...etc
    ), $atts );

...with the embed code:

<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" 
  width="0" height="0">
  <param name="movie" value="your-flash-file.swf" />
  <param name="quality" value="high"/>

...and here's the result!

add_shortcode( 'swf', 'shortcode_swf' );
function shortcode_swf( $atts ) {
		"url" => '',
		"width" => '580',
		"height" => '400',
		"quality" => 'high',
	), $atts ));
	return '<div class="flash"><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="'.$url.'" width="'.$width.'" height="'.$height.'"><param name="movie" value="'.$url.'" /></object></div>';

Embedding a Flash file is as simple as with any other plugin, simply use the shortcode created above like this: [swf width="580" height="160" url="http://site.ext/swf/1/file.swf" width=550 height=400]

In difference from most outdated plugins out there, this one doesn't rely on JS to work either.

You can add in extra attributes if you like, or how about adding a 'parameters' attribute through which you can add in any and all parameters directly via the shortcode? For me though, this is all I need.


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  1. S3C
    Friday Oct/7/2016

    cool! now we can (simply) play Flash games on blogging platforms

  2. Cyber
    Friday Oct/7/2016

    Simply put it's pretty simple now. :) I have a bunch of those left to post too. Old NG stuff. From back in the day. Before it disappeared. All I really got around to porting back then was the Music Player series... which I'm pondering if I should keep up because not all of them are probably entirely legal and since this is my own site I suppose I'm responsible for such things... it was easier when they were up on NG and it was up to them! Guess I'll see what happens...

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