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Accordion Menu FX

Installation:
Make sure your WordPress version is greater than 2.8 and your hosting provider is using PHP5.

There are two files to download: WordPress Plugin (that you have to install and activate) & Free archive
Create a new folder inside your wp-content folder called flashxml, inside this folder create a new one called accordion-menu-fx and copy the content of the free archive there
If you copied the free archive to a location different than the one above, go to Accordion Menu FX from the Settings tab in your WordPress Dashboard and update the path accordingly
Add [accordion-menu-fx][/accordion-menu-fx] where you want the Flash to show up in your post/page
If you want to make the Accordion Menu FX part of your theme, edit the template files and add <?php accordionmenufx_echo_embed_code(); ?> where you want it to show up
Go to FlashXML.net and customize your Accordion Menu FX using the Live Demo. Generate the settings.xml text and use it to overwrite wp-content/flashxml/accordion-menu-fx/settings.xml

Additional settings file

To embed the Accordion Menu FX more than once, you will need another settings file. Let’s assume your new file is called settings2.xml. Add [accordion-menu-fx settings=”settings2.xml”][/accordion-menu-fx] where you want the Flash to show up in your post/page. If you made the Flash part of your theme, add the file name as the first argument of the accordionmenufx_echo_embed_code() function call (for example <?php accordionmenufx_echo_embed_code(“settings2.xml”); ?>).

No Flash support text

To support visitors without Adobe Flash Player, you can provide alternative content by adding the text between [accordion-menu-fx] and [/accordion-menu-fx]. If you made the Flash part of your theme, add the text as the second argument of the accordionmenufx_echo_embed_code() function call (for example <?php accordionmenufx_echo_embed_code(“”,”Alternative content”); ?>).

If you have PHP4

To make it work with PHP4, add [accordion-menu-fx width=”600″ height=”300″][/accordion-menu-fx] where you want the Flash to show up in your post/page. If you made the Flash part of your theme, add the width and height as the third and fourth argument of the accordionmenufx_echo_embed_code() function call. Don’t forget to provide your own width and height values, since 600 and 300 are just examples.

Getting rid of the FlashXML.net label

To remove the FlashXML.net label from the top-left corner you’ll need to buy the commercial archive. Once you’ll do that, simply use the SWF file from the commercial archive to overwrite the SWF file from the wp-content/flashxml/accordion-menu-fx/ folder.

Accordion Menu FX

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September 23, 2010 - Posted by | download, extension, extensions, free, get, internet, plugin, plugins, Uncategorized, wordpress

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