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Inserting A .swf File Exactly Where I Want (6 posts)

  1. Mike Logan
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I was just wondering how I insert a flash .swf file into a PAGE and get it to show up where I want? So far whenevr I try to insert it, it just plops itself wherever it wants and I am totally frustrated. You can't drag it around like an image.

    Also, I HATE the html editor...mine keeps bouncing all over the place as I try to edit meaning if I have to scroll down, right in the middle of typing it shoots back up to the top of my editing page. Please tell me there is a fix for this.

    thank you fro all your help

    peace out,
    daddylogan

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Try creating a custom page template, add your swf file to the template and then apply the template to a page.

  3. Mike Logan
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Well, I know how to create custom templates and actually have done that for my site. However I am thinking I might need a <div> tag to fit into the html editor in order to place my flash where I want it? I am not to familiar with the <div> tag and it's absolute positioning elements so that might help if someone knows?

    here is the page I am having trouble with:

    http://www.thesoundmanonline.com/?page_id=28

    You will see an image containing vendors names (JBL, EV, CARVIN...etc) Ok...it is in the exact place on the page where I want to REPLACE it with a flash file that is the exact same thing as the image band the flash file has some cool stuff in it :-) the image is just there to show you where I want it. I can get the image there by draging but you cannot do that with flash media for some reason?

    Thanks for the reply and maybe you can help me further?

    peace out,
    daddylogan

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Why are you trying to add the .swf file via the HTML editor still? The whole point of a custom template is to add it to the template and thus bypass any issues created by the WP editor.

  5. Mike Logan
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Sir...Because I should be able to add it via the HTML editor without having to create a special template just for that page...at least that is my understanding of a HTML editor right?

    So what you are saying is I should copy and paste an already existing template file and rename it, and then add in my swf file via that using the div tags?

    Please explain better for I am not sure what you mean and why wouldn't the div tag work right in the editor? I also don't know how to write the div tag to include the swf which I also need help with the coding.

    Thanks
    peace out,
    daddylogan

  6. Mike Logan
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Esmi,

    Ok, I don't know if ya saw my other thread yet, but I did decide to try what you have been saying and make a specific template just for that page but guess what? My drop down template selector has vanished off the face of the planet from my page editor section. It use to be under the attributes section of a page, and now it is gone?

    So basically until I get that fixed, there is no sence in moving forward with making a new template if I can't even assign it to a page. Any ideas of how I can recover this and why would it disappeaer in the first place?

    peace out,
    daddylogan

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