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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

Coding your own stylish MP3 player

You have designed a player that is intended to play multiple MP3 (or other) sound files. The player has buttons to go to the next song, the previous song, pause a song, and continue playing a song. Now, you need code. This is the recipe for that code.

Getting ready

Have a Flash file that has previous, next, pause, and play buttons. Name them as follows so that you can directly copy the code in this recipe:

  • previous: prev_btn

  • next: next_btn

  • play: play_btn

  • pause: pause_btn

If you do not have a file prepped, use the player.fla file in theChapter 5 folder. Delete the dynamic text field if you are not planning on using it. Coding for the dynamic text field is not covered in the body of this recipe but in the There's more section of Displaying song information on your MP3 player.

Also, have more than one sound/music file available to you and saved in the same folder/location that you are saving the FLA and SWF for this recipe.

If you want to see the demo working, take...