I'm aware that there is existing FlashBlock plugins that users can install on their browsers, but I would like a Wordpress approach to be able to:

  • Replace SWF content by a thumbnail / screenshot of the Flash content (could be manually prepared).
  • When clicked on, activates it OR launches a "popin" DIV container to play the Flash file inside of it.
  • When other SWF content exists on the same page, automatically close other SWFs (only one can play at a time).

If you know of anything that works similarly, I'd be interested to know about it :)

1 Answer 1


You can use something like this:

Embed this script: http://jquery.lukelutman.com/plugins/flash/jquery.flash.js

Then in your functions.js

    (function($) {
    $(document).ready(function (){
        $(".flash").click(function(e) {
                src: $(this).attr('href')

Your markup would be something like:

<div class="flash-container">
    <a href="flash.swf"><img src="placeholder.jpg"></a>

For more info check http://jquery.lukelutman.com/plugins/flash/

i hope this makes some sense :-) Btw: this isn't a WordPress question, so maybe you get a faster and or better answer @ stackoverflow.com

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