A better prezi: Wordprezi

Here’s how a prezi presentation will look in your site if embedded with prezi’s provided code or hosted in their site.

Shocking isn’t it?
Nobody told you those pretty puppies won’t look as you expected other than on prezi’s site.

 

Here’s a sample of the same prezi, looking as you expect in your own site, using A better prezi plugin, in combination with Slidedynamic’s player :

You won’t realize how ugly a prezi presentation looks when embedded in your website until you actually wasted hours in designing the ultimate presentation and see it on your site’s page. Low-res, a GIANT title box on top, waiting for you to click it. Nothing like the ones at prezi.com.

This plugin helps WordPress overcome prezi’s limitations on finding the needed files when embedded in several pages, in conjunction with the only third-party player that allows you to host your own prezi.

If you use the embed code provided by prezi.com, your presentation will be taken from prezi.com server’s, but using a degraded player version, to save bandwidth and match their community’s listing design. If you are handy at coding, you’ll know something is wrong and no matter what parameters you use for your embed it NEVER looks as nice as it does on prezi.com explore section.

The only solution out there that allows you to host your own prezi presentations and gets rid of the GIANT title box and the ugly low-res thumbnail is provided by [Slidynamic.com](http://www.slidedynamic.com/prezi-autoplayer), by auto-loading and even auto-playing your presentation. This alternative player is uploaded to your server along with the standalone (off-line) version of your prezi presentation, making the time you invested on getting your presentation attractive worth it, playing it as beautifully and even more functionally than in prezi.com website. It even supports different delays for each slide!

The only bump that incredibly better prezi player solution encounters is it relies on the standalone player which was designed to “look” for the required files in the SAME directory as the page it’s on, searching for those files in EVERY directory you are at only.

You’ll notice that once your prezi looks pretty as you created it, it fails because of missing files if embedded in several pages (like in WordPress header) and uploading those files (around 20MB) to every directory your pages are in is not an option.
Just install this plugin and all your prezi presentation will run smoothly no matter how many pages you embedded it in, by using advanced apache redirection rules in your server.

More info in my post Fix missing Prezi files embedded (self-hosted) for auto-start presentation

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7 Comments »

  1. [...]  Plugin: Wordprezi  [...]

    Automatisch een Prezi starten | Peter de Jong
    December 12, 2011
    6:04 pm

  2. Does this work, because the example on this page does not load, in stead it states “slidedynamic your custom text field, loading percents”

    Alain
    February 16, 2012
    5:46 am

  3. Thanks for the heads-up!
    My bad. I uninstalled a few plugins to track a bug on another plugin and I forgot to re-install this one. It’s working now.

    Sergio Zambrano
    February 16, 2012
    11:28 am

  4. As a Newby to both WordPress and Prezi, I am trying to figure out how to embed a Prezi in a selfhosted WordPress, and have it look good. I managed to embed it, but would love it to look like your second one. Now, I understand I need to buy and install Slidedynamic Prezi autoplayer as well as your plugin. Am I correct? And is there a possibility then, to not have it autoplay? Thanks!

    BoneyB
    April 27, 2012
    8:38 am

  5. Correct. Correct. Correct.
    If Prezi didn’t come up with a product or player that allows you to do so, yes, you need my plugin and slidedynamic player.
    Good luck.

    Sergio Zambrano
    April 27, 2012
    10:22 am

  6. I think the ‘improved’ version in the example still does not work… Maybe because i am using Chrome as browser?

    Bram
    August 17, 2012
    3:23 am

  7. ridiculous to not make it clear that using this free plugin required spending money to buy and then install and support additional software… a waste of my time

    Daniel Steeves
    May 2, 2013
    8:49 pm

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