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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

Appendix D. Site Planning

Before you pick a theme or jump in and start editing one, we strongly encourage you to do some site planning. Similar to any endeavor, your website plan provides a starting point and needed structure. A plan establishes priorities and metrics, which are what will be emphasized and how success will be measured.


SEO Plan




Pick a Theme

Extend WordPress

What are your goals?

Keyword, Competition, Audience

What must users be able to do?

How should the site look?

Outline your initial content.

Free or Premium?

Research plug-ins and third-party solutions


It may seem obvious, but take the time to write down your goals. Of course you want to be on the first page of Google for your targeted keywords. That's why you'll be making an SEO plan. What else? If you are launching a new site, how many visitors do you hope to attract within the first six months and within the first year? If you are selling products or services, how many sales per month do you need to make? If you are launching a personal site, how many articles per week or month do you want to post? How many inbound links do you want to build in the first year? Be specific since this will help keep you on track as you develop, launch, and maintain your site.