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Flash Into to main site (11 posts)

  1. n0one
    Member
    Posted 18 years ago #

    How can I show a flash movie to users before they get to the blog page?

  2. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 18 years ago #

    write a plugin. Javascript/ajax should be able to do what you want.

  3. n0one
    Member
    Posted 18 years ago #

    I was hoping for something a little more simple like an index.html that would show the movie and redirect to index.php, I couldn't find the right directory to place that file but the current .htaccess doesn't doesn't allow me to view an index.html anyway. Can anyone suggest something a little less complex than creating a plugin?

  4. AndWat
    Member
    Posted 18 years ago #

    Most of the time, flash intros are unnecessary and annoying. If someone wants to get to your blog site, why not take them right there?

  5. MaxG
    Member
    Posted 18 years ago #

    "Most of the time, flash intros are unnecessary and annoying."

    I'm intrigued. Can you point to any examples of Flash intro pages that aren't unnecessary and annoying? :-)

  6. amanzi
    Member
    Posted 18 years ago #

    I think the best way to do this would be to create a home.php file and then use some javascript, or even PHP, to only show the flash file if they are coming from an external site. Or check for a cookie and only show the flash file if it's not there.

    (but yeah, I agree that they are annoying in most cases!!)

  7. AndWat
    Member
    Posted 18 years ago #

    Max,
    No, I can't point to any "good" Flash intros. But you knew I was going to say that, right?
    After posting my reply, it occurred to me that such intros are even worse for a WPMU site than for other sites. One of the great things about WP (MU or not) is how quickly you can set up a blog. Enduring a flash intro would probably take longer than creating a blog!
    Andrew

  8. n0one
    Member
    Posted 18 years ago #

    Regardless of your opinions of intros, I moved mu to a subfolder of /var/www/html instead of leaving it in the root. When a user enters the domain name, they see the movie which then directs them to domain.tld/subfolder -- Simple enough

  9. AndWat
    Member
    Posted 18 years ago #

    Regardless of our differing opinion of flash intros, thank you for posting your solution here, where others who share your opinion can find it.

  10. amanzi
    Member
    Posted 18 years ago #

    My understanding is that MU won't function correctly in a subfoler - it needs to be in the root. Are you running an older version? The most recent nightlies will no doubt break your setup.

  11. n0one
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    There were some changes I had to make in the db to get what i consider the 'primary' blog up and running after the change. Some the of the links don't work. Links to pages work. I havn't spent the time to get other blogs up yet. I was about to work on tweaking the rewrite rules in the htaccess to include the subfolder.

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