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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
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
WordPress Resources
Flash Resources

Image thumbnails, galleries, and watermarking: NextGen gallery plugin (Version 1.3.5)

The NextGen Gallery by Alex Rabe is an excellent and proven alternative to the WordPress Media Uploader. You can upload your files and automatically create thumbnails. Also, you can watermark and tag your images, share them in posts, pages, and sidebars, use a built in slideshow, and more. The plugin homepage is

How to do it...

  1. 1. Install and activate the plugin.

  2. 2. Visit the Gallery menu in your WP Dashboard sidebar.

  3. 3. You can add images by going to Gallery | Add Gallery/Images. There are options to manually create a gallery, upload a ZIP file of images, import a folder of images on the server, or upload files from your computer. Choose a method that works for you, and insert images into a gallery.

  4. 4. The simplest option is to enter a name for a new gallery under Add new gallery. A confirmation appears:

    Gallery portfolio successfully created. You can show this gallery...