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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

Creating a button

Buttons are useful user interface elements. Buttons are a form of a symbol. They allow the user to trigger events as simple as a visual rollover, or as complex as controlling slideshows, and more. In this lesson, you will learn how to set up a button so that it has up, over, down, and hit states. Buttons can be made using text, vectors, and imported bitmap files.

How to do it...

  1. 1. In Flash, create a new file by going to File | New (Ctrl/Cmd N). Select Flash File (ActionScript 3.0) and hit OK.

  2. 2. Save the file as button.fla.

  3. 3. Double-click on Layer 1 and rename it button.

  4. 4. Grab the Type tool. Click on the stage and type Click here.

  5. 5. Select the text with the Selection tool and go to Modify | Convert to Symbol. Name it b_click, or whatever name seems appropriate. For Type, choose Button. Hit OK.

  6. 6. Double-click on the symbol instance on the stage to isolate it and gain access to its timeline. Zoom in as necessary.

  7. 7. Once you double-click, the top left of the stage should show...