Uploading swf to wordpress


I need to embed flash to WordPress multisite sub-site. It doesn’t work from add media. When I try to add .swf, I am getting this:

Sorry, this file type is not permitted for security reasons.

Is this normal. In many forums, I read that the file should be added to media first.

I tried a couple of plugins like kimili, but still couldn’t succeed.

What is the most practical way to place a flash movie in a page or post.



  • James Dunn
    • The Crimson Coder

    Goodday Subasi.

    Kimili is supposed to work. Quick question. Did you activate it Network wide or did you activate it at the subsite level. According to what I’ve read on it, it needs to be activated site-by-site. Did you possibly Network Activate it?

    James Dunn

    Athens, GA USA

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings akasya,

    You need to add the media type in the allowed list logged into the network admin dashboard go to –> Settings –> Settings –> Upload Category towards bottom of page and add in your swf to the box designated Upload file types (screen shot below).

    Thank you for being a WPMU Dev Member!

    Cheers, Joe

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