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For many people, the Flash media uploader does not work properly. I found it frustrating that this was the default option, requiring an extra step to get to the Browser media uploader.

This plugin works by hooking into the ‘flash_updater’ filter and setting the variable to false. This makes it seem to WordPress that the browser doesn’t support flash. Because of this, the option to switch to the flash version isn’t shown. Future versions may work around this if there is a need for it, but I would imagine that if you don’t want flash, you don’t want it at all.

There are also no setup options in this version. It is turned on by activating the plugin and turned off by deactivating it. Easy, peasy!


The current version is pretty basic. It starts working as soon as it is activated and stops when deactivated.

  1. Extract the zip archive to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory. This should create a flash-freeze subdirectory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.


What settings do I use to run FlashFreeze?

Currently, there are no settings. To turn it off, deactivate the plugin.

What if I want to use the Flash uploader sometimes?

Currently, the plugin makes it look as though Flash is not available. A future version may be able to get around this and allow the Browser uploader to be default with the Flash uploader as an option.

Contributors & Developers

“FlashFreeze” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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