How to Add Flash Games to Your Wordpress Blog

The WordPress blog engine and content management system does not support the embedding of flash files natively. However, WordPress's shortcode API allows third-party developers to create custom plug-ins to add features to the system. If you've created an Adobe Flash game, and want to add it to your WordPress site, you can easily do so by embedding it within a page or post.

Instructions

    • 1

      Log in to your WordPress administration dashboard. Click on "Add New" in the "Plugins" column.

    • 2

      Search for "Easy Flash Embed" then click on "Install." When the installation is complete, click on "Activate."

    • 3

      Upload the flash game file to a directory on your server and note the URL. If the flash game file resides on another server, simply note its URL (the file name is .swf).

    • 4

      Create a new post or page and use the built-in shortcode to display the flash game:

      [swf src="http://testsite.gov/my-flash-game.swf" width=300 height=100]

    • 5

      Replace the source URL with the URL of your flash game file, and then input your custom height and width. Publish the post or page to add your flash game.

Tips & Warnings

  • Some flash games hosted on other sites may already have an embed feature. If so, highlight and copy the embed code then create a new page or post. Paste the embed code using the HTML view in the WordPress post editor.
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