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Joomla Flash Tutorial

Adding a custom-made Flash animation created with Anim-FX to Frontpage is a snap

By following these simple steps, you will be up and running in no time at all and impressing all of your visitors with your talents!

First create your Flash animations in Anim-FX, and make sure the *.swf and *.txt files are in the base html directory.  Do not make the mistake of uploading them into the images or images/flash directory.  Also the flash does not work if loaded into the template directory.  Both files must be in the html directory where the index.php file is located.
 
Then you can either copy the HTML generated by Anim-FX into the index.php file to the appropriate location or use a Joomla Flash Module.  Edit the index.php file which drives your Joomla template.
 
Method 1: Editing the index.php for your Joomla template:
 
Copy the following directly into the proper location within your index.php file which drives the Joomla template.
 
<object classid=clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000
codebase=http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/
flash/swflash.cab#version=5,0,2,0
width=700
height=175>
<param name=movie value=globe.swf>
<param name=quality value=high>
<param name=BGCOLOR value=#112B4D>
<param name=SCALE value=noborder>
<embed src=globe.swf
quality=high
pluginspage=http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download
/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash type=application/x-shockwave-flash
width=700
height=175
bgcolor=#112B4D
scale= noborder>
</embed>
</object>
 
Method 2: Install Flash Modules available on the internet for Joomla users
 
There are 2 Joomla Flash Modules and they both seem to work fairly well but one seems to have some problems with the File Path Parameter.

This is also the one that runs a Java Script for the flash as an option which seems to eliminate some IE 7 anomalies when you click on the flash window.

The Modules are then controlled through Joomlas Administrator window and can be assigned to different places in the website to appear and not appear as desired.

The Modules can also be assigned to different locations on the page left, right, top, header, etc...

Again it is critical for these modules to work to have the *.swf and *.txt uploaded into the html directory.