There aren't any special requirements for FV WordPress Flowplayer to work, and you don't need to install any additional plugins.

The plugin requires PHP 5 in order to run properly. Ask your hosting provider to upgrade to PHP 5, PHP 4 is just too old.

If you see an error message like this, you don't have PHP 5 installed:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or ‘}’ in /... .../wp-content/plugins/fv-wordpress-flowplayer/models/flowplayer.php on line 4


  1. Download and unpack zip archive containing the plugin.
  2. Upload the fv-wordpress-flowplayer directory into wp-content/plugins/ directory of your wordpress installation.
  3. Go into WordPress plugins setup in WordPress administration interface and activate FV WordPress Flowplayer plugin.
  4. Click both "Check template" and "Check videos" in the plugin settings screen in Settings -> FV WordPress Flowplayer
    fv flowplayer settings checker
    Checker reports that everything is alright with our site
  5. Optionally, if you want to embed videos denoted just by their filename, you can create the /videos/ directory located directly in the root of your domain and place your videos there. Otherwise, you would have to type in a complete URL of video files.

Using together with WP Minify

Before enabling WP Minify, we recommend that you run the template check and take care of any issues. Once you enable WP Minify, the default settings should be fine, but we recommend that you check a couple of your videos.

We don't recommend enabling "Place Minified JavaScript in footer" option of WP Minify.

wp minify default
Default WP Minify settings