Tim Heuer recently released a new blog plugin for WordPress users: Silverlight for WordPress. With this plugin, you can easily place Silverlight content within a post. He decided to create this plugin, when, after searching the official WordPress directory, the only plugin he could find was one that was coded back in the Silverlight 2 beta days. Outside of the official directory, another person also had created a plugin, but again, it was also coded during the beta days. In other words, it was time for an update.
Using the officially listed plugin’s code as a base (and giving proper credit), Tim created a new and updated version of the plugin.
With this plugin installed, you can input into your post data the following:
1: [silverlight: <app>, <width>, <height>, <initParams>, <minVer>]
- app is the URI to your Silverlight application (XAP)
- width/height is obvious
- initParams will map to the initParams of your application
- minVer maps to the minRuntimeVersion required for your app
The only parameter required is <app> and all others are optional and have defaults which you can change via the plugin settings:
The plugin is now listed in the official WordPress plugins directory – just search for “Silverlight.”