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Flash portfolio WP CMS (+ Blog) (27 posts)

  1. freeden
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Since this site was more an advancement for me in regards to integrating wordpress rather than being a showstopping flash site I thought I would look to the WP community for feedback.

    Using 2 wordpress installations (one for CMS, one for blog) I was able to let the power of WP control my latest site.

    Features/setup:
    RSS Includes Pages
    Custom Fields for Feeds
    Custom Field Template
    Google Analytics flash integration
    Multi sub-domain asset locations for faster loading

    In the future, I plan to switch from the atom rss to a custom created one to reduce some of the unnecessary nodes when loading xml's for clients, work, news etc. I am also going to look to possibly combining the blog & the CMS, but in the meantime it is nicely separated.

    Thanks for looking!
    -Jared

    http://jaredfreeden.com

  2. isaacyassar
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Wow that is great site. Flashy and visually stunning, but a bit heavy to load from my connection.

    Btw I don't know people can do such thing with WP.

    Cheers :D

  3. freeden
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks Isaacyassar, I had no idea what I was getting into when I started, it was my 1st time with WP let alone trying to integrate into flash. It can be a bit heavy with the large imagery - initial load averages 1.75MB.

  4. digitalartempire
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    how do you know theses famouos people, thats good networking ,
    cool gd luck

  5. freeden
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    A lot I don't, it is agency work. The ones I do are just friends of friends.

  6. hernanvionnet
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    great work! you should brief and share all the steps you did to make this project!

  7. freeden
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I think I will have to do that hernanvionnet. I definitely hit a lot of road blocks along the way that I think others could learn from.

    Thank you!

  8. brasofilo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    hi there!
    really coool site, freeden, congrats!

    for me, all started with this article, describing the use of swfobject, swfaddress and textPattern

    as i don't textpattern.. went for wordpress..

    i'm still developing (got 3 client pages using this technique, plus mine in a near-faraway future)
    they're all working in my localhost, i'll post a link as soon as the first one hits the web

    any wordpress permalink prints its own php, with the main flash on top
    ..and the main flash behaves with swfaddress functionality always

    i pass the page ID by flashvars, and then use AMFPHP to query the database and get the right content, and so on inside the main flash navigation

    see ya

  9. comm123
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    u do a good job!the site is so beautiful.

  10. freeden
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    brasofilo, That is a different approach than what I have done, but it sounds like it is working for you. I haven't seen that article before you posted a link to it, thanks. I unfortunately have been lazy and still have not added deep linking & SEO to the site. My todo list is to print the rss content feeds behind the flash & make sure the site can redirect the permalinks to the correct flash content.

    comm123 thank you!

  11. donatbollonk
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This is awesome web

  12. freeden
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you donatbollonk!

  13. epologee
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Mr. @brasofilo, the amfphp service you use to get the right WordPress data, is that something you wrote yourself, or is it something publicly available?

    I want to do exactly what you're describing, and not go through the atom feed like above. Cudos at what you've achieved with it though, Freeden!

    I'm now looking at the XML-RPC, but I'm starting to think that's the wrong way to go: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/328414?replies=1

    Cheers,
    Eric-Paul.

  14. freeden
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Eric-Paul

    Check out this site for all you need to know about integrating AMFPHP. There is a solid example at the bottom of the homepage. http://www.amfphp.org/

    Thanks! Jared

  15. Ludraman
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I love your work! Especially the Desperate Housewives site!

    Awesome portfolio you have clearly worked hard to build it.

  16. freeden
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks Ludraman - Glad you like the work! The Housewives tour is a monster to maintain.

  17. kantoi09
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    hey,
    I just bought my domain and hosting. I chose fatcow hosting with WP as a template. I want to turn it to as a photography website that includes portfolio, contact, about page and with a blog intergrated with it. I just want to do this with using just WP. I have seen people done that but I am not sure how to do it myself. Should I just buy/use a theme and customized it myself with plugins? And if so should I use a regular theme or photoblog theme? Should I make it myself with just plug-ins and stuff? Thanks.

  18. timsoulo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks! Great work really!

  19. freeden
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    timsoulo Thank you!

  20. freeden
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    brasofilo How did your approach end up working out??

  21. stylepeterson
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Very solid design. Congrats on excellent work!

  22. gisdude
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    awesome site! really tight AND strong

  23. lenglain
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Wow!!! I'm not talking about your website but about the fact that you are self taught. I have so much respect for that. I decided to make a website recently using wordpress, and fell in love with web programming and design, this is definitely my new hobby and the dream is of course to make money off of it in the future.

    Do you have a simple template that you don't mind sharing with us? Lee Brimelow has a great tutorial that helped me cover the basics of mysql>php>flash but now I need to figure out how to do it with wordpress databases, how to cherry pick exactly what I want from the databases and how to customize categories etc. Most importantly,I want to find out how to incorporate such a function in a flash design which I have already set up.

    regardless, Rock on - your portfolio is outstanding!

  24. Mloda
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    looks awesome, great job

  25. auday1982
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    very nice, i am also going to use wp for designing websites as well as making my own portfolio

    good luck to all

  26. freeden
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @lenglain Thank you for the great comments!

    The flow for the back end is WP>RSS>Flash. The two most important steps in getting the WP backend to tie into the flash were using the WP plugin Custom Field Template, and adding nodes to the RSS feeds to display those custom fields. Others have found success in using AMFPHP communication to skip XML/RSS directly, but I chose to go the more familiar XML route when I built this site. By going the XML route, I was also easily able to publish the feeds behind the site to allow search engines grab the content as well.

    Here you can see the modified atom rss with the custom fields.
    http://jaredfreeden.com/manage/category/client/feed/atom/
    http://jaredfreeden.com/manage/category/work/feed/atom/

    @Mloda, @auday1982, thank you!

  27. Script.er
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi freeden,
    it looks great...
    but how could you add the custom fields to the rss? I cannot find the way? :(
    Thanks,
    Adam

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