I'm trying to embed this code into a post:

<script src="http://www.stokerposter.com/swfobject.js"></script>
<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="422" height="750">
    <param name="movie" value="http://www.stokerposter.com/Stoker_Poster_04.swf" />
    <!--[if !IE]>-->
    <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://www.stokerposter.com/Stoker_Poster_04.swf" width="422" height="750">
      <img src="http://www.stokerposter.com/Stoker_Poster.jpg" alt="" />
    <!--[if !IE]>-->

But the result in the preview always falls back on the image, and the comment tags <!-- are visible for some reason. Is there any way to embed this without a plugin?


  • 1
    by "no plugins" - you mean no PHP code?
    – birgire
    Commented Jun 20, 2013 at 18:16
  • I mean no plugins for embedding HTML.
    – ddario
    Commented Jun 20, 2013 at 20:59

2 Answers 2


Sounds like you are using the Visual side of the editor.

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You need to use the Text side.

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Get it?


Preview won't show embedded objects. Publish it privately if you absolutely must see it before anyone else, and need to see embedded bits like <object> tags.

Update #2:

Preview will show many embedded objects now as of WP 4.0. And many embeds can occur from merely a URL (tweets, youtube, for example).

  • Nope, I'm suing the Text side of course.
    – ddario
    Commented Jun 20, 2013 at 20:58
  • i updated the answer
    – GhostToast
    Commented Jun 20, 2013 at 21:00

I think WP is making assumptions about what you're inputting into the editor. Try disabling its automatic paragraph tagging.


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