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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 7. Flash Themes

In this chapter, we will cover the following:

  • CSS

  • WordPress theme hierarchy

  • WordPress template tags

  • Customizing Kubrik


WordPress themes are made up of CSS stylesheets, template files, and template tags. In this chapter, we present an in-depth look at all three. We'll then apply this knowledge by customizing the default Kubrik theme.

Picking a theme—free or premium

Most people new to WordPress start out with a free theme. The advantage is obvious—there is no upfront direct monetary cost. Plus, there are literally thousands of free themes out there to choose from. This can be a good option, depending on your goals. However, if you are serious about your site, we strongly encourage you to consider purchasing a premium theme. The advantages of a premium theme authored by a competent and reputable designer include: expandability, theme documentation and support, cross-browser compatibility, and future upgrades. The costs are reasonable, ranging from $25 to $100....