SwfObj Version 0.6 Released

A new version of SwfObj just shipped out of the factory today. This release fixes a couple of bugs that were recently brought to my attention by users like you.

Taming the big bully

Apparently, unknown to me, this plugin has been inserting swfobj shortcode whenever a media object is imported into a post from the Media Library, whether it is a Flash object or not. That kind of over-aggressive attitude is not welcome around here. As a result I added a media check to the import function. Now the swfobj shortcode is only inserted when embedding Flash objects. I also sent the plugin to time-out and told him he needed to apologize to everyone for his bad behavior.


A minor bug fix that most people probably won't notice involved cleaning up the class attribute. It was being added to both object tags as well as being placed in a defunct param tag. The class attribute is now only applied to the outer object tag and no defunct param tags to speak of.

I'd also like to take this chance to thank all of you who have sent in feedback both good and bad on this plugin. Thank you for taking the time to contact me so I can continue to improve the SwfObj plugin. And a very big thanks to the generous person who recently sent me a donation as well!
Please continue to send any bug or feature requests you have. All feedback good and bad is appreciated.

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  • Chuck

    I loaded the swfObject plugin into the latest version of WordPress.
    When I try to activate the plugin I get this error message:
    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 8388608 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 77824 bytes) in /home2/cthomasm/public_html/blog/wp-admin/menu-header.php on line 57

    • http://orangeSPLoTCH.com mattc

      I am not sure why you would be having this error. It may be that you have too many plugins running and this one put you over the edge. There isn’t anything particularly memory intensive in SwfObj that should be causing you problems. For information on increasing your memory limit in php you can do a simple online search. For example “php increase memory limit“.

      Feel free to contact me directly if you continue to have problems with this.

      Has anyone else had this problem? I’d certainly like to know if others are having the same dilemma.

  • betto

    First, sorry for my bad English

    When I use loadMovie in the swf archive, I can see the main movie in my blog, but the other movies don’t charge on it. I don’t know if I have to change the configuration in my wordpress or if there are any uncompatibilities. Help, please!!!

    thanks! ^^

  • http://orangeSPLoTCH.com mattc

    @betto: Could you send me an email with more information on your problem. I am guessing it has something to do with the URL of the embedded file.