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WordPress and Flash 10x Cookbook

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WordPress and Flash 10x Cookbook

Overview of this book

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.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Wordpress and Flash 10x Cookbook
Credits
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Preface
WordPress Resources
Flash Resources

Editing theme template files in the Theme Editor


Working with content is different than editing the files that make up your theme. A theme is a "skin"—since the design is separate from the content, you can switch themes and you'll have a new look, though your content is the same (and you're still using WordPress). The structure of all WordPress themes is similar. A theme is comprised of a set of PHP files that link to CSS stylesheets and contain WordPress template tags (to insert entries from the MySQL database) and XHTML.

Like your content, these files can be modified. Additional PHP templates can be created and uploaded to your theme folder to enhance or customize your theme.

Getting ready

The editing of theme templates (PHP files) can be done in several ways. One way is to directly edit the files live on the server using the WordPress Theme editor. This approach is both fast and convenient, but suggested for those comfortable with hand coding. Editing template files in the Theme editor...