This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Easy Flash Embed


Embed Flash easily and standard compliant with SWFObject using only a [swf] shortcode!

In the text editor simply write something like:

[swf src=”” width=300 height=100]

The attributes src, width and height are required

Additional attributes includes:

  • params
  • flashvars
  • version

The attributes params, and flashvars should be written like “flashvar1=value&flashvar2=value” to function properly. If you want to specify a Flash version use version attribute. Default is 9.

To provide alternative content for people without Flash, simply put some text between the [swf] brackets, e.g.

[swf src=”” width=300 height=100]You must have Flash to view this file[/swf]


  1. Upload /easy-flash-embed/ to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Use the [swf] shortcode in the text editor as described in the description


No support

A past developer installed this plugin for us a few years ago. Now that I maintain the site myself, forum support is essential. I’ve posted help requests in the plugin support forum and even emailed the developer personally…all with no results. If I can’t upload my swf files as planned, the plugin becomes useless. Suspect it is no longer active…there have been no updates in over 2 years.

To be fair, it does work with the original swf files. Still, sites need updating and the plugin isn’t “there” to help.


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