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Simply Silverlight


Bring the power of Microsoft’s visually rich Silverlight technology to your WordPress site today! Simply Silverlight makes deploying Silverlight .xap files to your WordPress blog’s posts and pages incredibly easy and intuitive. With its sensible default configuration, you’ll be up-and-running with Silverlight in no time at all.


  • Easy-to-use administration menu makes configuration a snap.
  • Outputs correct HTML markup for Silverlight versions 3, 4 and 5.
  • Easily customize the HTML OBJECT (Width, Height and Background) and DIV (Float, Display and Style) tags.
  • Supports Silverlight-specific attributes: autoupgrade, onerror and initparams.
  • Protect Silverlight applications from being downloaded by unauthorized users.
  • Familiar WordPress shortcode can override any global setting for a given instance.
  • Translation-ready (i18n) . Portable Object Template (.POT) file included.


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  • The main settings menu (Top).
  • The main settings menu (Bottom).


  1. Install automatically through the Plugins, Add New menu in WordPress, or upload the simply-silverlight folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress. Look for the Simply Silverlight link to configure the settings.
  3. Add the shortcode [simply-silverlight xap=filename.xap] to any post or page.
  4. Updates are automatic. Click on “Upgrade Automatically” if prompted from the admin menu. If you ever have to manually upgrade, simply deactivate, uninstall, and repeat the installation steps with the new version.


Is this plugin available in other languages?

Not yet. Currently it’s only available in English. However, the plugin is ready to be translated. It includes the Portable Object Template (.POT) file needed to make translations. If you would like to translate the plugin into another language, please do so. You may send the translation files to and I’ll include them in the next release. Thank you for your assistance.

Contributors & Developers

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


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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • FIXED: Silverlight applications won’t display when used with Secure Path on some web hosts.


  • FIXED: Settings page displays empty fields on some web hosts.
  • FIXED: Clarified error messages with Secure Path access.
  • ADDED: Ability to restore default Secure Path without changing other settings.


  • ADDED: Ability to restrict access to Silverlight apps authorized users only.
  • ADDED: Silverlight 5 version number included in global settings.


  • (18 Sep 2011) Initial Release