11 Things you should know about ComicPress for WordPress
on January 15, 2011 at 4:39 am
Posted In: Blog
- ComicPress is designed to be a sequential day to day posting of your comics. Each day being a new comic. Its main purpose is not to have multiple comics per day although you can do it by posting the comics on the same day, but only one comic post can be used for all the comics posted on the same date.
- Comics can only be set in a single category. When posting your comic whether you are setting it in the comics category a subcategory of the comics category or a storyline category – you must only set one category per comic.
- ComicPress is built to be used *without* the ComicPress Manager, the ComicPress Manager even though buggy just makes things a bit easier.
- Tyler Martin originally designed ComicPress, not me (Frumph), Then John Bintz came around with ComicPress Manager and helped with ComicPress, then I joined up and took over development, literally. Took. It. Over. ComicPress evolved into something far beyond the original 2.7 scope when I released 2.8 and above.
- There will never be a ComicPress 3.0, 2.9.#.#.#.#.# but never 3.0 and above. * members read extra info below. – This doesn’t take into account of any spin offs of ComicPress, but it will never be named ‘ComicPress’ by itself, ComicPress Gold, Premium, etc sure; but not ComicPress.
- The reason ComicPress has stayed the way it is with the method of displaying comics per day is because Tyler wanted to keep it backwards compatible with previous versions of ComicPress – even though it would be a *very* easy switch to allow a more encompassing ability, its to keep people who have been using ComicPress for years still able to use ComicPress without much hassle.
- ComicPress 2.8 and above has been developed to be “if you don’t have it enabled, it doesn’t get parsed/executed. Which means the less features of ComicPress you have enabled, the faster it goes.
- Storyline Categories slows down the process of displaying a page exponentially per child storyline category used.
- When people argue that all ComicPress sites look the same there are two reasons for that. 1) Most artists are not web designers, they do not fully encompass themselves into the CSS of a site. 2) It’s a good thing for your readers to have a commonality of finding how to use the site to read your comic. The more familiar your site is, the easier it will be for the end user.
- You can, indeed post multiple different comics on the same installation. Unfortunately due to that whole backwards compatibility thing it’s still one comic post per day.
- CSS is universal for all websites on the Internet. When one person bitch’s about ComicPress not easily being skinned it’s because they don’t realize that the same CSS used on one website is the same CSS used on another. The only difference being the naming convention used for ID and CLASSES; ComicPress itself has more CSS’ing locations, options and features then any other webcomic CMS available.