WordPress + Flash = Lovers

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WordPress + Flash = Lovers

  1. 1. HUGO FERNANDES @imhugo Interactive Designer ACTIVE MEDIAInteractive Designer ---> Devigner
  2. 2. + = FRIENDSInitially I thought of calling this talk "Flash + WordPress =Friends"
  3. 3. + = FRIENDSBut that wouldn’t be 100% correct. Theoretically, the two were not conceived to work together. There are Flash haters in the WordPress community (where aren’t?)
  4. 4. = FRIENDS + = LOVERSFlash and WordPress are more like lovers...Those who do not always look good to everyone, each one have their life but occasionally get together to play.
  5. 5. This image illustrates how sometimes it is seen the relationship between Flash and WordPress.
  6. 6. Hi, my name is Flash.
  7. 7. Hello, I’m WordPress.
  8. 8. WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT?
  9. 9. WHAT IS WORDPRESSLets go for an overview of what WordPress is.
  10. 10. WHAT IS WORDPRESS Is an open source started in 2003 by Matt Mullenweg.It all started with b2/cafelog.Matt is the founder of Automattic.
  11. 11. WHAT IS WORDPRESS “WordPress is a web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time”The “free and priceless” part is true. You’ll hardly found something that it’s so useful for free.The other part it depends... Just like in Flash :)
  12. 12. WHAT IS WORDPRESS Content Management System Software script Blogging platform Whatever you want...In practical terms, this is what WordPress is.
  13. 13. WHO’S USING WORDPRESS
  14. 14. WHO’S USING WORDPRESS According Wikipedia: “12% of the 1,000,000 biggest websites”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WordPress
  15. 15. WHO’S USING WORDPRESS ADOBEUsed as:- blogging platform- Main website- Etc
  16. 16. WHO’S USING WORDPRESS ADOBE MICROSOFT
  17. 17. WHO’S USING WORDPRESS ADOBE MICROSOFT YAHOO
  18. 18. WHO’S USING WORDPRESS ADOBE MICROSOFT YAHOO FORD
  19. 19. WHO’S USING WORDPRESS ADOBE MICROSOFT YAHOO FORD SAMSUNG
  20. 20. WHO’S USING WORDPRESS ADOBE MICROSOFT YAHOO FORD SAMSUNG NY TIMES
  21. 21. WHO’S USING WORDPRESS ADOBE MICROSOFT YAHOO FORD SAMSUNG NY TIMES ...But what made the wordpress so successful?
  22. 22. A COMUNIDADE WORDPRESS THE WORDPRESS COMMUNITYThis was and is a recipe for success.
  23. 23. THE WORDPRESS COMMUNITY More than 12.000 plugins More than 1.000 themesMillions os users and developers who share information
  24. 24. A COMUNIDADE WORDPRESS WHAT DOES WORDPRESS NEEDSTechnical overview
  25. 25. WHAT DOES WORDPRESS NEEDS 1: Have a server spaceTo get WordPress to work, there are three simplesteps
  26. 26. WHAT DOES WORDPRESS NEEDS 1: Have a server space 2: Install WordPress
  27. 27. WHAT DOES WORDPRESS NEEDS 1: Have a server space 2: Install WordPress 3: Nothing moreMore simple that that?
  28. 28. A WORDPRESS ADVANTAGES COMUNIDADE WORDPRESS
  29. 29. WORDPRESS ADVANTAGES Easy to install Free Plugins system Software logic Easy personalization Simple and intuitive framework Scalability1) In less than five minutes. Download included:)2) Really Free3) Amazing how far you can take WordPress with plugins4) Very well structured5) Both the front-end and the back-office6) Set of functions and methods very simple and well documented7) Because of the software’s planning
  30. 30. A COMUNIDADE WORDPRESS THE WORDPRESS LOGIC
  31. 31. THE WORDPRESS LOGICA COMUNIDADE WORDPRESS THE LOOP
  32. 32. THE WORDPRESS LOGIC <!-- Start the Loop. --> <?php if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?> <?php the_title(); ?> <?php the_time(F jS, Y) ?> by <?php the_author_posts_link() ?> <?php the_content(); ?> <?php endwhile; else: ?> <p>Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.</p> <?php endif; ?>This is the “heart” of WordPress: the Loop.More info: http://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop
  33. 33. HOW TO INTEGRATE FLASHA COMUNIDADE WORDPRESS WITH WORDPRESS
  34. 34. HOW TO INTEGRATE FLASH WITH WORDPRESS Possibilities: . Theme with ash inside . Independente FlashBut how do they communicate?
  35. 35. HOW TO INTEGRATE FLASH WITH WORDPRESS PHP XMLNo need to create a xml file.Just have to output the php source in a xml structure.
  36. 36. EXAMPLE OF FLASH A COMUNIDADE WORDPRESS WITH WORDPRESS* show example *
  37. 37. WORDPRESS A COMUNIDADE WORDPRESS IN PRACTICEWork made at www.activemedia.pt
  38. 38. www.activemedia.pt A COMUNIDADE WORDPRESSExample of customized back-end.Front-end: html5/javascript/php/WordPress API.
  39. 39. Front-end
  40. 40. Front-end
  41. 41. Back-office personalized with the “Magic Fields” plugins (http://magicfields.org/).
  42. 42. RE/MAX A COMUNIDADE WORDPRESS digital signageExample of integrating Flash with WordPress.
  43. 43. Flash App. Uses WordPress as content management.
  44. 44. Editing Panel customized. In 2 minutes.
  45. 45. TO FINISHA COMUNIDADE WORDPRESS
  46. 46. FINAL NOTES DO NOT USE FLASH AS A REPLACEMENT FOR HTMLUse as a complement, not as assault.The good part of this whole controversy about Flash is that people start to give a better and more appropriateuse.
  47. 47. FINAL NOTES “Think Big”All I wanted to do with WordPres I did.
  48. 48. NOTAS FINAIS Make babies!Flash + WordPress = lovers who occasionally have kids: p
  49. 49. THANK YOU! @imhugo www.imhugo.comwww.activemedia.pt

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