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  1. compl33t
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I searched around, and there doesn't seem to be anyone that's found an easy way to make a flash frontend for WP.

    I did a bit of research, and a bit of work, and found this site:
    http://webmonkey.wired.com/webmonkey/03/40/index0a.html
    That tells you how to "stream" mySQL to Flash.

    After a bit of reverse-engineering, I got it working with WP.
    Check out my WP site at http://compl33t.za.net and then go see my flash test at http://compl33t.za.net/flash/test.swf

    I'll make the source available soon, and anyone with a bit of PHP and Actionscript can modify that to work for them.

    Suggestions, respones and critique is welcome.

  2. cron
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    That is really cool. I think that if you could get it to work as a template it would prompt a whole new wave of flash based wp blogs and templates. Congrads and thanks for doing all the work to set it up for the rest of us.

    Cron - Symmetry In My Mind

  3. compl33t
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well, I may or may not expand it. It depends on my free time.

    For anyone interested in this, you can download the sample source
    from http://compl33t.za.net/flash/wpflashtest.zip

    If you have a basic understanding of PHP and Actionscript, you'll be able to modify it to your needs easily.

  4. rshields
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Exactly what I was looking for, Compl. I'm doing a script for a friend, grab the latest blog entry and throw it into a dynamic text box; it works, but I scripted it to just count all the entries in wp_posts and take the entry with that id. It worked on my machine, but their blog has been running for a few months, not a few days, and it didn't see all of the entries, didn't count to the right number, and pretty much only kinda worked. I will post here after looking over your work and see if I can fix mine to actually look through the entire database by date, a better method than counting entries, and post a link to the php/fla's here when I'm done.

    Although it's grabbing the wrong entry, it's still pretty cool to see ANY of the blog entries on a flash front end... hehe...
    -richard

  5. pankoski
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Pretty dang cool. The best part is that one can discern from the source code how to do it all.

    Please keep sharing, and maybe put some "development" area on your web site so we can contnue to get all of the juicy details. it is very helpful for those of us whose coding stengths live in different realms, or in my case - different eras.

  6. dunun
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi,
    This flashwars methode should be slow when the content increase.
    I'm not sure it's the best way for your purpose...

    Is anyone build a wordpress flash frontend with flash remoting (amfphp.org or else)?
    Cheers,

  7. compl33t
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It was just an experiment. I've moved on to another CMS, as WordPress wasn't sufficient for my purposes.

    The files are no longer available from my site. Sorry.

  8. Hoover
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'd love to see it, but I'm being prompted to supply a username and password for "Install". What is that about?

  9. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @compl33t: if you intend to drop it entirely, you might want to submit the code to the wp-plugins.org repository for others who might want to persue the work.

  10. compl33t
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've noticed a large amaount of people coming to compl33t.za.net looking for this project. I do not use WordPress anymore. It is the best opensource blogging software out there, but was not sufficient for my purpose.

    As I've mentioned, I've removed the zip file from the site, and I haven't got it on my PC anymore.

    If someone downloaded it before it was removed, please mail it to me: compl33t at gmail dot com.

    I'll gladly host it again.

  11. compl33t
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Okay, people.

    The file is once again available for download at:

    http://compl33t.za.net/download.php?view.6

    Hope it helps. :)

    I may just decided to continue on this using a different method, like remoting. If I do, and I make progress, I'll post it right here.

  12. compl33t
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Site will be down for a while. When it gets back up, it'll have a whole section dedicated to this cause. :D

  13. compl33t
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    http://compl33t.za.net/flash-wordpress/

    I'm back on WP. That's the address you can get the file at now.

    Enjoy. :)

  14. jimboready
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This source is awesome. It has great potential.. I've buit a version that loads a thumbnail (specified in a custom field) into flash for each post of a certain category. http://www.jimboready.com/playground/wpflash.html
    I'm using it in my portfolio site: http://www.jimboready.com/

    I'm gonna spend a few days tidying it up and then I'll release the sources and hopefully provoke some more flash/wordpress experimentation.

  15. compl33t
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks. :) I'm freakin' busy with varsity atm, but I finish this year in a month or so, then I'm planning on looking at a either 1)Expanding the existing code - because I've got quite a few posts and the speed's still okay...or 2)Using a remoting method with something like amfphp.

    We'll see what happens :D

  16. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    jimboready, look forward to seeing your source for that, I've been thinking of doing this, or expanding into a basic CM for Flash for ages.

    any chance you could email it to me?

    3stripe AT gmail DOT COM

  17. jimboready
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Sorry for the delay.

    http://www.jimboready.com/html/index.php?p=76 - source.

  18. theillustratedlife
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I got Jimbo's sources working. In wp-admin, edit your posts to add the custom field 'pic' and give it the corresponding 'pitcure.jpg' as a value. Also, the fadetime variable adds up from 0, so if you set it to 100, you will have no fading. If you set it to 1, it will take 4 seconds to fade in. If you set it to 0, it will never load.

    Good luck!
    Brenton

  19. compl33t
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi everyone.

    I've not had time at all to pursue this, and better methods have since surfaced. I recommend you take a look at Flash remoting.

    The files are not available from my site anymore. Take a look at Jimboready's site. Sorry.

  20. ninjaboy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This is a very important project that I will try to look into in a few weeks time, I have a project coming up that this might be useful for. I am a keen Flash developer, although not an expert on the scripting side! I've got the wpflashtest.zip file downloaded, Jimboready's link is broken, so I'll give it a look over when I start that project.

    I'm very suprised no-one has looked into this further, WP seems like a great tool to use as a CMS backend for a Flash website... and at least we know WP's code, not starting with a blank slate!

  21. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi guys, I've just launched a new forum called WordPress meets Flash, which I hope will become a specialised resource for all kinds of info on using WordPress/Flash together.

    Check it out at http://wordpressmeetsflash.3stripe.net/

    PS. Jimbo Ready's site seems to be down as well??

  22. ninjaboy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've joined up - once you have approved me I have something to contribute!!

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