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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

WP-Cumulus (Version 1.22)

We will look at the working of WordPress Cumulus plugin under this recipe.

Getting ready

Tagging your content is easy and advisable. WordPress tags have at least two functions. First, they are a flexible navigational tool, allowing users to see similar posts from a variety of categories. Second, tags are a SEO tool to increase your keyword density. Tags, in their most simple form, are a list of links displayed for individual posts. The tag cloud is a more complex visual representation that outputs all your tags, with larger font sizes to denote tags that are used most frequently. WP-Cumulus is a plugin that creates a 3D rotating tag cloud as a Flash animation. Flash and HTML are used, so you get both visual appeal and SEO utility.

WP-Cumulus is authored by Roy Tanck. The plugin homepage is:

WP-Cumulus requires WordPress version 2.3 or newer.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Download and install the plugin by going to Plugins | Add...