How To Embed SWF Files In Joomla

Written by moriah chesler
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Email

Joomla is a free, open-source content management system (CMS) that is maintained by an international community of volunteers. Adobe SWF is a rich, interactive video file format that is popular in online gaming, tutorial, training and Web advertising. SWF files can be embedded in Joomla articles or modules. To embed these files in the latest Joomla version 1.6 requires a little bit of training, as the technique to do this is different than its prior versions.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

Other People Are Reading

Things you need

  • Joomla 1.6
  • SWF file

Show MoreHide

Instructions

    Embed SWF file in a Joomla article

  1. 1

    Download and install Joomla 1.6.

  2. 2

    Login to the Administrator page with your username and password.

  3. 3

    Click on "Article Manager."

  4. 4

    Click on "Options." The "Article Manager Options" lightbox appears.

  5. 5

    Click "Text Filters" tab.

  6. 6

    Select "No Filtering" in the Filter Type column for Super Users, then click "Save and Close."

  7. 7

    Click "New" to create a new article. Enter the article title, select the article category and place your HTML SWF-embed code inside your article. An example of this code can be found in the Resources below. Replace the parameter, video-filename.swf, with the URL path of your SWF file. Replace the width and height parameters with the desired values.

  8. 8

    Click "Save and Close." Assign a menu item for your article and publish it. Preview your article on the front-end of your Joomla website to confirm that the SWF file displays properly.

    Embed SWF file in a Joomla! module

  1. 1

    Select Extensions, followed by Module Manager.

  2. 2

    Click "New" to create a new module. Then "Select a Module Type" lightbox appears. Click on "Custom HTML."

  3. 3

    Enter the module title, the module position and place your HTML SWF-embed code inside your module. An example of this code can be found in Resources below. Replace the parameter, video-filename.swf, with the URL path of your SWF file. Replace the width and height parameters with the desired values.

  4. 4

    Assign where the module appears in your Joomla website. Click "Save and Close."

  5. 5

    Preview your module on the front-end of your Joomla website to confirm that the SWF file displays properly.

Tips and warnings

  • A most common error occurs when the path of your SWF file is not entered correctly. The SWF HTML-embed code should work with all browsers.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.