I'm building a site that uses flash buttons instead of css (only 6 pages). Is there a way to incorporate these flash buttons using SilverStripe CMS?
It shouldn't be a problem. Just setup your flash buttons to link to the page URLs you setup in the CMS.
Then just hard code the stuff in a template.
If you want it so every time you make a new page in the CMS a flash button is made, doubtful.
you could get the flash to generate the menu based on a xml feed of the parent sections from silverstripe.
I have seen plenty of xml driven menus on FlashDen.
Thanks for the reply. I'd really just like the ability to edit the current pages (that are referenced by the flash buttons) in the CMS. Is this a possibility?
Nice idea about the XML, didn't think of that. Not much of a Flash guru :)
Yes, you can edit the pages just fine, it has nothing to do with the Flash buttons unless I'm not understanding your post.
I'm using flash a lot in my silverstripe cms and it's working great...
var so = new SWFObject("$project/yourFlashFile.swf", "header", "950", "160", "7", "#FFFFFF");
so.addVariable("myMenuArray","<% control Menu(2) %>$Link, $MenuTitle;;;<% end_control %>");
From here you could get to the array inside flash and create your dynamic menu... Use code like this in flash:
var flashMenuArray = root.loaderInfo.parameters.myMenuArray;
if(!flashMenuArray) flashMenuArray = "yourDefaultLink1;;yourDefaultTitle1"
flashMenuArray = flashMenuArray.split(";;;");
As said this is only theory, haven't tried it nor worked with it, but maybe it's helpful.
Hope to hear from you if you find an easier solution.
I'm still learning the SS system, so you're talking a bit over my head. In the mean time, I thought I'd just create a css menu below the footer, then I can just use action script for the flash buttons to direct them to the appropriate URL extension. The only drawback is that you can't change the page name/extension in the cms without changing the action script as well.