How to Embed Flash SWF to WordPress Post

WordPress is one of the most popular blogging tools available. It is easy to upload content on your WordPress page. For example, WordPress provides VideoPress that allows you to upload video to a post with ease. But the VideoPress does have one drawback. You are unable to add SWF to WordPress directly.

I’m trying to embed a flash .swf file into a WordPress post but the VideoPress is not working. Is it possible to upload SWF files to WordPress? If yes, can someone show me how to do this?

VideoPress accepts MP4 and many other regular video formats but SWF. If you want to embed flash SWF to WordPress, converting Flash to WordPress recognizable format is required. AST SWF Video Converter can help to do the conversion perfectly. Below is a step-by-step tutorial for your reference.

Note: Here we use SWF Video Converter for Mac as example. Make sure you choose the right version to convert flash SWF file to video that WordPress accepts.

Step 1: Download, install and launch AST SWF Movie Converter for Mac. Click the “Source” button to add flash SWF file to the program.

 Embed Flash SWF to a WordPress Post

Step 2: In the drop-down list of “Codec”, choose MP4 or other regular video formats that WordPress accepts as output format.

Step 3: Make advanced settings for the output parameters, such as, video resolution, frame rate, bit rate, audio channel, sample rate, etc.

 Embed Flash SWF to a WordPress Post

Step 4: Click “Capture”, a Record window will pop up. Then click “Start” to start converting flash SWF to WordPress accepted format.

Step 5: When conversion completes, the output folder will presented to you. Now you can add SWF to WordPress post or page with ease.

Besides using VideoPress, there are many other ways you can go about uploading flash .swf files to WordPress blog posts. For example, it is easy to embed flash SWF to WordPress post with a plugin. Click here you will find many flash plugins available. Here we use a plugin called Kimili Flash Embed to show how to embed flash into WordPress post step by step.

Step 1: Download the Kimili Flash Embed and install it on your WordPress Site. Go to the Kimili Flash Embed Preferences to do some settings.

Step 2: Upload your flash .swf file to your server by using FTP and copy the path to it.

Step 3: Back to WordPress post and click Kimili Flash Embed to embed the flash file to Wordpress. The code will look something like this: {kml_flashembed src=”THE PATH TO THE .SWF FILE” width=”500” height=”400″}

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