Wordpress and Flash 10x Cookbook

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Learn

 

  • Embed SWF files with the Kimili plugin
  • Add Flash Detection when you embed a SWF without a plugin
  • Configure WordPress and maximize search engine optimization
  • Use the Flickr plugin and WordPress Multibox plugin for your images
  • Create your own effects, watermarks, image gallery, and slideshow from scratch with Flash
  • Use the NextGen Gallery plugin for image thumbnails, watermarking, and galleries
  • Embed FLV files in WordPress
  • Set up video blogging using WebTV Plugin and the Free WP Tube Theme
  • Encode video files with the Adobe Media Encoder
  • Use the audio plugins WPAudio Player, µAudio, and PodPress
  • Add sound effects to a button and the timeline in Flash
  • Stream sound and create/code your own On/Off music button and an MP3 player
  • Using preset Flash skins
  • Create a Custom Quote Rotator using XML and ActionScript in Flash
  • Use and configure these plugins: WP-Cumulus Plugin, Tagnetic Poetry Plugin, Flexi Quote Rotator Plugin, WP sIFR Plugin, XML Google Maps Plugin, Datafeedr Random Ads Plugin, and WP Flash Feed Scroll Reader Plugin
  • Customize WordPress themes
  • Create animations and buttons in Flash
About

WordPress is much more than just a blogging platform now. This flexible CMS is the power behind millions of URLs, including blue-chip companies, small business, and personal websites. Flash is a world-famous multimedia platform. This book will show you the best of the proven and popular strategies and techniques to deliver rich multimedia content, which will let you sail through the world of Flashy Wordpress with ease.

This book will take you through clear well-formed and comprehensive recipes, through the most essential and useful Flash multimedia tools for Wordpress available today including plugins for images, audio and video, as well as projects you can do yourself in Flash. It helps you to create a Wordpress website full of Flash content. We show the big picture by providing context, best practices and strategies. Detailed instructions are provided for each section.

This book provides you with the shortlist of the most essential Flash tools for creating a dynamic and media-rich website or blog, and shows you how to implement these on your site. The sections on Flash are intended to give you the option to create custom .swf files, giving you an alternative to plugins that already exist. The book will show you how to configure Flash content in your WordPress site/blog for maximum SEO, introduce Flash content to your Wordpress with and without plugins, import image feeds, use lightbox effects, and much more.

Features

 

  • Learn how to make your WordPress blog or website stand out with Flash
  • Embed, encode, and distribute your video content in your Wordpress site or blog
  • Build your own .swf files using various plugins
  • Develop your own Flash audio player using audio and podcasting plugins
  • Filled with many useful and efficient recipes with many screenshots and well explained code to ensure that if you open any recipe in the book you will be able to follow it without going through the previous recipes
Page Count 268
Course Length 8 hours 2 minutes
ISBN 9781847198822
Date Of Publication 18 Apr 2010

Authors

Peter Spannagle

Peter Spannagle is a WordPress Consultant and technology trainer, specializing in client-side coding, design using the Adobe Creative Suite, and online marketing. He is based in Oakland, California and works with clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, statewide, nationally, and internationally. In over 12 years of consulting experience he has enjoyed working with small businesses, non-profits, green businesses, artists, and independent professionals. He invites you to contact him for help with your next WordPress project.

Sarah Soward

Sarah Soward develops the curriculum for and teaches the Adobe Creative Suite and design theory at the Bay Area Video Coalition (http://www.bavc.org). She has 5 years experience as a technology trainer and is Adobe Certified. She specializes in creating web and print collateral for small businesses and non-profits. She is the Art Director for The Pagan Alliance, a non-profit organization, and a working fine artist (oil painting and drawing). In addition to teaching Flash, she is also an expert in the use of Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.