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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

Chapter 5. Working with Audio—Using Plugins and Flash

In this chapter, we will cover the following:

  • Using the WPAudio Player plugin

  • Using the µAudio plugin

  • Using the PodPress plugin

  • Using buttons in the Common Library

  • Adding sound effects to a button

  • Adding sound effects to the timeline

  • Streaming sound and coding a simple on/off music button

  • Designing your own stylish MP3 player

  • Coding your own stylish MP3 player


In this chapter, we show you how to work with audio in WordPress and in Flash. Topics that we will cover include using a Flash audio player plugin and creating a podcast. In addition, you will also learn how to use pre-made buttons from Flash's Common Library in preparation for creating your own music/sound file control buttons. You will also learn how to incorporate sound files in different ways in Flash so that you can have more personalized audio features on your blog.

Any SWF file can be imported into WordPress. Just remember that if you are loading external files into an SWF...