We've now learned how to:
Really leverage a theme to aid in jQuery enhancements
Enhance the very robust cforms II WordPress plugin with the jQuery ColorBox plugin and a few custom scripts
And this was just one of many ways to achieve this particular solution! As the aim of this book is using jQuery within WordPress, I went down a route that focused more on jQuery and accessible WordPress features. But sure, we could have plugin-ized the ColorBox plugin; we could have plugin-ized the whole thing! Or made a plugin that just extended the cforms plugin. The list of solution strategies is almost endless.
Again, you'll need to look at each project and assess it accordingly. Coming up in the next chapter, get ready to bust out the "eye candy" with some slick HTML and CSS-based chart animation as well as image gallery slideshows and rotators, and a few other clever ways to catch your user's attention.