A better SlideShare WordPress plugin

After doing my post about RIMC, I was kind of annoyed with the SlideShare plugins out there, as they had me change the default embed code, instead of just using it, so I’ve built a new SlideShare WordPress plugin.

It allows you to set a default width as well, so it will automatically size all presentations to that width. Enjoy!


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20 Responses

  1. Karel GeenenBy Karel Geenen on 11 February, 2008

    Do you ever sleep Joost??

  2. Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 11 February, 2008

    You know what they say Karel, sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation.

  3. Karel GeenenBy Karel Geenen on 11 February, 2008

    Totaly agree with that! By the way, did you receive my mail yesterday?

  4. ganticoBy gantico on 11 February, 2008

    Hey Joost, thanks for producing good stuffs. It’s handy the default size for all the embedded presentations.
    Anyway I think that I’ll keep running just pb-embedflash, because I prefer to have a single plug-in for handling all the different kind of flash content: from youtube to vimeo, from flv to slideshare…

    The syntax of pb-embedflash is quite straight and it’s easy to use it with slideshare:
    [flash http://static.slideshare.net/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=thesis-160970-15829 w=488 h=417]

    note that the parameters w and h are actually the width and height of the embedding.

    you can see it in action here:

  5. Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 11 February, 2008

    @Karel: yes, you’re on my todo list ;)

    @gantico: thx for the great feedback! :)

  6. rashmiBy rashmi on 12 February, 2008

    Thanks. We will add a link to this from our blog where we list other embed plugins for SlideShare.

    SlideShare cofounder

  7. TomekBy Tomek on 12 February, 2008

    Hi I instaled plugin but evry slideshow has a message: the slideshow has either been removed or made private by his owner. I checked the status of presetations are publick.

    Could u give me any suggestion what i should do?

  8. Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 12 February, 2008

    @Tomek: you had already used previous plugins?

  9. TomekBy Tomek on 12 February, 2008


  10. TomekBy Tomek on 12 February, 2008

    now it’s everything fine :)

  11. RogierBy Rogier on 25 February, 2008

    Hello Joost!

    Tnx for the plugin! your doing a great job!

    I’m trying to pimp our weblog… only 25 readers now so I really need to do something different.. from now on i’m more focusing on Lifehacking/Entrepeneurhacking :-)

    The slideshows are really handy and I hope my vistors will love it an scream follow stripe!!! :-)

    But I’m getting the following error:
    Fatal error: Call to undefined function: wp_parse_args() in /stripe-rs.nl/wp-content/plugins/slideshare.php on line 86

    What should I change?!


    Rogier @ Reykjavik! :-)

  12. Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 25 February, 2008

    Ey Rogier, upgrade to WordPress 2.3.3 :)

  13. RogierBy Rogier on 25 February, 2008

    ahaaaa thanks!! :-)

  14. RogierBy Rogier on 26 February, 2008

    Works great Joost!! tnx!

  15. Anne HelmondBy Anne Helmond on 28 March, 2008

    Dank je wel! Works great.

  16. John WhalenBy John Whalen on 3 April, 2008


    I installed the plugin but every slideshow shows the same message: “The slideshow has either been removed or made private by his owner.”

    I checked the status of my presentation and it is set to public.

    Any suggestions on what to do to make it work? I’ve got the latest wordpress and latest plugin.

    Thanks very much,

  17. ChrisBy Chris on 30 April, 2008

    Same problem with me!
    Do you need further informations Joost?
    Wordpress version or so?

    Would be terrific if you could possibly fix it.
    Thank you 4 this great plugin already so far!

    Best regards,

  18. SergejpinkaBy Sergejpinka on 7 August, 2008

    In output, your plugin is not valid XHTML.

    This is not XHTML valid :

    and this is valid code :

    Can you chage your plugin, please?


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