The Unity blogs are now web player enabled!
I interact with the WordPress blog engine both here at work as well as at home for my personal blog. Given that WordPress experience, and the fact that I work at Unity Technologies, makers of the Unity Web Player, I guess it’s only fitting that I created a WordPress plugin to allow blog authors to easily include Unity Web Player content in their posts. My point of shame in this is the fact that I created the plugin last Fall and haven’t really done much with it since, my bad!
Example: The Island
Here is an example file that you developers should recognize, it’s a published version of the Island demo we include when you install Unity:
[WP_UnityObject src=”https://blogs.unity3d.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/islands.unity3d” width=”640″ height=”427″ altimage=”https://blogs.unity3d.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/islands.jpg” css=”http://unity3d.com/u3d.css” /]
The plugin is simple to use and requires some straightforward mark-up tags within your blog post. Those tags are read by WordPress when showing the post and the needed page edits will be made to show your Unity Web Player content. The plugin includes support for both Unity Web Player 1.x and 2.x content. The plugin allows you all the same options as the native object/embed tags so you can enable/disable the context menu or the ability to go fullscreen, to use custom loading screen graphics or to specify your own install prompt image and more.
Please feel free to download my WordPress plugin and put it to use right away:
The download contains a readme file with instructions, have fun!
Edit Note (May 20, 2009): the download link has now been changed as the plugin is available from the Resources area on our website.