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  • bones
    Community Member
    104 Posts

    Flash not inserting Link to this post


    I've uploaded a .SWF file to a folder in "Files & Images", and gone to the page to add the content, clicked the Flash button and selected the .SWF file. However, clicking "Insert Flash" doesn't do anything.

    I'm using 2.3.0

    All help gratefully received. Thanks

  • designerdre
    Community Member
    19 Posts

    Re: Flash not inserting Link to this post

    Hmm im not sure what's happening here because I've never used that method for inserting flash in SS as yet.

    For what it's worth I would usually handle all my flash work in the template but if it must be dynamic then I set up the flash embedding code in the template and use a CMS field to pass on the URL of the SWF.
    So in the page definition file I might create a field called SWFLocation and add it to the CMS fields:

    public static $db = array(
       'SWFLocation' => 'Text'
       function getCMSFields() {
       $fields = parent::getCMSFields();
       $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Main', new TextField('SWFLocation'), 'Content');
       return $fields;

    Then in your template for that page you can set the path in your flash embed code to something like:


    This way all you have to do is add the name of the file in the CMS field. Hope this helps a bit.

  • bones
    Community Member
    104 Posts

    Re: Flash not inserting Link to this post

    Thanks, designerdre, but it really does need to be something that can be added via the CMS by the end user. I'm rewriting an existing Flash website using SS, and the customer wants to retain lots of the old animations etc.

    Is this a bug with SS, or a problem because I'm running it locally using MAMP?


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