Flash Adverts

Difficulty: Advanced | Updated: January 18, 2015
If your adcode does not have a valid anchor tag (<a>) AdRotate can not track clicks for that advert. Most flash ads have their target URL embedded in the flash file or use ClickTAG and therefor will not use an anchor tag. As such it is very very likely your flash ad does NOT support clicktracking!
Flash is notoriously inefficient in terms of system resources and is often not supported very well on mobile devices – Most notable iOS devices. If at all possible you should use the more modern HTML5 adverts.

You can upload your flash files just like regular banner images. WordPress allows SWF files only. the AdRotate Media Uploader also supports FLV files.

However, to actually include the flash it’s not as simple as adding the tag. You need a special piece of code to run flash in a browser. Otherwise it will just show the filename.

Examples

Keep in mind that the example is just that and is not guaranteed to work. You might want or need extra options to embed your ad properly. Always check with whoever provided you the flash advert what sort of code they use.

<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0" width="729" height="90" id="SOMENAME">
	<param name="movie" value="%image%">
	<param name="quality" value="high">
	<embed src="%image%" quality="high" width="729" height="90" name="SOMENAME" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"></embed>
</object>

Change the values for the height and width to match your advertor it will show distorted.