FlashPress is an extension to WordPress, which allows the ability to use an essentially PHP based CMS to communicate with a Flash site. The FlashPress project aims to develop a new WordPress bundle that will allow anybody to download, install, choose a template, and be up running with a fully CMS backed Flash site or blog in minutes. As part of this project we will be publicly documenting the process, code, and challenges along the way.
bridging two worlds…
What is flashpress?
flashpress is a theme framework that allows you
to manage a full flash site using WordPress as the CMS!
Why build flashpress?
The use of the WordPress CMS in Flash overcomes many obstacles
involved with maintaining and updating a Flash site.
Let’s face it, it’s expensive and timely working in Flash!
• Client side management for Flash content/media
• Easy blogging in Flash
• A simple way to add a Database to Flash
• Plus all the other benefits of WordPress!
The flashpress architecture
How does it all Work?
Because flashpress is a theme framework all we need to do is copy
the fp php files to our themes directory. Then we need to copy the
Flash theme/class directory to the root of our WP install.
The Flash files
When developing a Flash site your require 2 essential directories, deploy
which contains the final output and source which contains all working files,
libraries, utils, etc…
• *.swf • *.fla
• AC_RunActiveContent.js • *.as
• index.html • com and other custom packages
• fullscreen.html (pv3, tweener, utils, etc…)
Where we are?
There’s still a lot of work to do!
Completed What’s next?
• Posts • Plugin support
• Comments • User registration
Brendan Sera-Shriar, Founder of digibomb
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