Flash banners - latest info

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At one time there was a tutorial on how to add a flash banner. It seems to have been misplaced in the recent site re-design. Or have I just missed it?
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Hi Keara

It really is quite simple to add flash. Here is one way.

1) Create your flash feature.
2) Open a Wordpad or Notepad document.
3) Paste the code below between the <!-- and the -> into the blank text editor.
4) Locate the 2 locations in the code that you see ( resources/myswffile.swf ) and change the name (myswffile) to reflect your file name.

<!--

<OBJECT classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/sh..." width="142" height="279">
<PARAM name="movie" value="resources/myswffile.swf">
<PARAM name="quality" value="best">
<PARAM name="menu" value="true">
<PARAM name="allowScriptAccess" value="always">
<EMBED src="resources/myswffile.swf" quality="best" menu="true" width="142" height="279" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflash..." allowScriptAccess="always">
</EMBED></OBJECT>

-->

5) Locate and change the 2 (two) locations for banner size to reflect your banners true dimensions.

After editing the code:

6) Highlight the code.
7) Right click and then click "Copy"
8) Open your Yola website editor
9) Drag an HTML widget onto your page where you wish your feature to appear
10) Paste the copied code into the widget code pop-up box and click "OK"
11) Click "File Manager" in your toolbar
12) Cilck "Upload" in the lower left corner of the file manager pop-up.
13) In the "File upload" pop-up click "Browse"
14) Locate the saved swf file and click "OK"
15) Either click "Preview Page" or "Update my site" to see your new feature...

Here is an alternate code:

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

Happy site building
Ed

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Keara

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Thank you, Ed. You are always so helpful. I and, I'm sure, many others appreciate that. :-)
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Truth be told posting helps me more than anyone else LOL... With all my past Seizures I kinda have a super bad memory and if I didn't post as much as I have I would never have a place to find what I had forgotten and I forget a lot. ;) LOL
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Hi,

I can add flash to any other part of the page (by following your instructions above). But cannot replace the current banner with a flash component.
You say '9) Drag an HTML widget onto your page where you wish your feature to appear'
I want it to appear where the current banner is (i.e. replace the static banner with a dynamic flash banner). Elsewhere in support you say that the existing banner cannot be removed. I am unable to prevent a large (existing banner sized) space from appearing at the top of the page even if I replace it with a small image. Please help. Thanks.
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Hello prmockridge,
Unfortunately at this time it is not possible to add a flash file 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 using the instructions above. Here are some style possibilities that might work if you would like to try this:

* Squeaky Clean
* Darkened
* 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. We have an excellent style guide which will help you choose the best style to fit your needs, here is a link: Yola Style Guide.

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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I have found that a DIV tag allows a Flash File to be placed anywhere on the screen, I just havent found out how to centralise the DIV tag in the middle of the page.