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CUNY WordCampEd Follow Up: Rotating Flash Headers

May 26th, 2009

This is a follow up to the question that was asked at CUNY WordCampEd regarding Zoe Sheehan Zaldana’s use of rotating headers in her course blogs… some themes have built-in support for rotating headers– Neoclassical and Atahualpa are the two we’ve used most often.  We got them to take Flash by simply locating the the rotating image function in each theme and swapping in “.swf” as the file type.

Importantly, these hacked themes were isolated on our WPMu installation via the Userthemes plugin so that other users on the system had access to the unhacked theme (the Flash hack knocked out the image swap function, though it would be pretty easy, I believe, to allow for both).

Here’s a folder with each hacked theme.

You’ll see that each theme enables rotating headers differently… there’s also a rotating header plugin, but it’s not highly rated and I haven’t tested it out.

Here’s a few of Zoe’s Course blogs, for closer perusal:

Art 3059: Designing with Computer Animation

Art 3061: Digital Photography

Art 3041: Special Topics, Digital Imaging

Art 2052: Computer Based Image Making

  1. May 26th, 2009 at 18:34 | #1

    Excellent, Luke. Thanks for posting this.

    You’re right that it should be easy to allow for both image and Flash file rotation. I don’t have time to write and test this right this second, but if anyone reading this is interested, I’d be happy to take a look at it.

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