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      CommentAuthorrjuner
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2010
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    Hey Whitechapel!

    Sorry if this has been asked before, but seeing as it's another webcomics week I was just wondering if anyone had suggestions for a multi-comic webcomic theme that's similar to ComicPress.

    From my understanding ComicPress 3.0 will have multi-comic support---but I'm trying to figure out an easy fix for my friend's site to be ready by a convention that's coming up in a few weeks.

    She's got a weekly MWF update schedule, but also wants to show off her shorts on the site. I'm using wordpress....

    I would start from scratch, but the time-restraints and having another job are making it really tough.

    Any suggestions are welcome! Thanks!
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      CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2010 edited
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    Webcomic, which you can find here (scroll down a little) (or here is better I guess) will handle multiple comics, and it integrates with Wordpress. You can download it via wordpress plugins in the admin section of your install, also.
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    Comicpress already has multi-comic support. I have different titles, storylines, issues and pages running.

    Unless you're trying to separate your feed, or make a flash gallery page for your archives. What features are you looking for?
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      CommentAuthorrjuner
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd 2010
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    The main things I'd want are the multi-comic support and a really customizable theme/menu bar. Feed separation would be nice but I may leave that for later...

    I just didn't know where I had to go to get the version (is it 3.0?) with multi-comic support...I kept going back and forth from forum to forum. Does comicpress still have support? I know that the guy that ran frumph wasn't working on it anymore so I wondered if that was the end of it.
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      CommentAuthorCameron C.
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2010
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    You can @frumph on twitter, he may know. He is very nice with answering peoples question and helping people with their webcomic sites.
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    Wordpress already offers separate feeds for categories (just add "&feed=rss2" to the end of the category URL), out of which a rudimentary mult-comic setup can be customised.
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    Menubar is wholly customizable in comicpress. Just make parent and child pages for each title, storyline and issue, then have fun with which appears where in Appearance > Menus, I believe.

    You can display the collected issue on the page with either the built-in gallery or a plugin for lightbox or simpleviewer or nearly anything you like. There are dozens of options.
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      CommentAuthorVaehling
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2010
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    I just launched a new site with multiple comics in ComicPress 2.9.2.22. So it's possible, but you'll have to tweak CP a bit to display the comics in a way that makes sense. I'm working on a blog post describing the tweaks, too. In a nutshell:

    1. Use the storyline editor to define your series' titles (as parents) and chapters/single stories (as children).
    2. Disable the default comic navigation in the menu bar.
    3. Put the navigation widget into the above-comic sidebar (or wherever). Uncheck the 'first', 'next' etc buttons. Instead, rename 'next in chapter' etc. and use those.
    4. Make sure you check both the series title and the chapter title when adding a comics post, or you won't be able to navigate from the end of one chapter to the beginning of the next. That is, if you want to be able to do that. (You'll have to tweak ComicPress manager to allow for checking both in the upload form. I can post the details if anybody is interested, but I'd be compromising the nutshell bit if I did that now.)
    5. You can use the latest-thumb widget to create instant home pages for each comic, but they're hard to bookmark because they're not really home pages, just the most current single page in each comic. Instead, I copied some lines from CP's comics display code into a template and created actual pages as home pages. Again, details on demand.

    As for ComicPress 3.0, there's no such thing. There's Comic Easel, a child theme to Frumph's other theme Easel, and that's the one with built-in no-tweaks-necessary multi-comics support. But it hasn't been published yet. December, I think. CP 2.9 is still supported, and there's a forum that seems vivid enough.