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Wordpress and Flash 10x Cookbook by Sarah Soward, Peter Spannagle

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Chapter 1. Leveraging Flash in WordPress

In order to set up the self-hosted version of WordPress (WP), you need a host that supports PHP (v.4.3+) and MySQL (v. 4.1.2+). If you want to set up multiple WordPress installations (or use other database-driven software), you will probably want a host that offers multiple MySQL databases.

Note

We suggest a Linux-based (Apache) server. Make sure you get enough storage—at least 1GB. Additional utilities that are helpful for WordPress-based sites include PHPMyAdmin (for working with your database) and SimpleScripts (for installing and updating WordPress).

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Developing a strategy with Flash and WordPress
  • Embedding a .swf: via Kimili plugin
  • Adding Flash detection with SWFObject 2.0 ...

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