Can you create a flash header or rotating photos/images on a landing page?

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Is it possible to create a flash header for a yola site? I would like to have rotating photos with different images on the home page. Is this doable?
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Hello KK,

You can definitely add a flash banner to your site, but not in the banner position of a style that has a changeable banner; this is because the banner area does not support .swf files.

You could however choose a style that does not have a banner image area and place an HTML Widget at the top of the page and into that your flash file.

Here are some style possibilities that might work if you would like to try this:

1. Squeaky Clean
2. Darkened
3. Midnightalley

You may also find another style that works better for you; the above are just a few styles without a banner image that also do not have a large amount of space between the top of the page and where you can begin to place widgets.

Here's how to add a flash file to your page:

1) Upload your .swf file. You can do this by clicking on the File Manager button.
2) Drag and drop a HTML Widget onto your site, where you would like to see your flash presentation, and paste the following HTML inside it:

<object width="200" height="400">
<param name="movie"value="resources/myswffile.swf">
<embed src="resources/myswffile.swf"width="200"height="400"/>

3) Then substitute "myswffile.swf" in the code above - in both places, with the name of the file you uploaded, and you should see the flash movie appear when you close the HTML editor. You'll need to play around with the width and height values in the text above, to suit your movie's needs.
4) Remember to include any folder names in the file path if your file is stored in a folder in the File Manager. For example: "resources/Flash folder/myswffile.swf"