- Ajax Thumbnail Rebuild
- This plugin allows you to rebuild all of your media library images. If you want to change their dimensions you can change them within the wp-admin -> settings -> media area. Because of the way it works with the Ajax it will not burden your hosting. Do not use if you also use the post thumbnail editor that is listed below.
- The #1 (number one, NOT hashtag one) anti-comment-spam tool available for WordPress. It’s bundled with WordPress, enough said.
- CodeStyling Localization
- Translate anything in WordPress to another language and generate your own .pot / .mo files – never have to stress about finding plugins and themes that are in the language that you want.
- Convert Post Types
- Let’s face it, custom post types have a huge impact in plugins; Converting those posts that are set into a specific post type into a different one or back to posts is sometimes necessary.
- Custom Post Type Permalinks
- Want to design a special look for your custom post type’s permalinks? This plugin allows the end user to create their own style that they like. The only drawback is that it will do it for all custom post types you have and you can’t disable it not doing it for some that you don’t want to have changed. (ref: bbpress)
- Easy Google Fonts
- A very nice way to implement fonts to elements on your site; it does all of the work for you and even adds it to the WordPress customizer. You can add more control css element font sections by using the settings -> google fonts area.
- Google Analyticator
- This plugin is the king of adding Google Analytics to your site. Easy to use interface with a great dashboard visual.
- Speaking of king of plugins. Jetpack is a must have due to all of the modules that it has inside; It’s backed by Automattic so you know it’s written and kept up to date. There’s really just too much it can do to list.
- Jetpack Mobile Theme Featured Images
- ^ Nevermind that Jetpack has a great Mobile theme available inside of it, it’s missing some core features so extra plugins help. This one allows the mobile theme to display the featured images of posts.
- Marketpress (lite)
- The best way to sell items online, it’s so easy to use. The lite version (non-pay) has the paypal integration ready and waiting for you to start making some cash. The problem with buying the pro version is that it’s too damn expensive and you have to resubscribe and spend even more money for any updates, so stick with the lite version.
- Post Thumbnail Editor
- By Default the thumbnails generated when you add an image to the media library create a central box view of an area of your image as the thumbnail, .. it crops it and you have no control over what is displayed as that thumbnail. With this plugin it adds the ability to crop your own thumbnails the way that you want.
- Syntax Highlighter
- Some of us can code, some can’t; this is for those who can. The syntax highlighter allows you to make a nice representation out of how the code is displayed in your post.
- Wordfence Security
- Scan (and auto scan) your WordPress installation for hacks, problematic code and other issues as well as inform you of everything happening on your site; login wise or otherwise. Worth it.
- WP-Supercache / W3 Total Cache
- Being able to output your page as fast as you can to the end user is important, cache that puppy up. Only use W3 Total Cache if your hosting can support it’s plethora of features; otherwise it might actually be a hindrance.
- Yoast SEO
- I care not about SEO but to those who do, ^ use Yoast and no other. The “other” ones put too much of a load on your server, this one doesn’t.
Recent Comic Easel Commits on Github
- set revision as 126.96.36.199 by Frumph on Oct 16, 2014 @ 07:36
- fix for the facebook thumbnail by Frumph on Oct 16, 2014 @ 07:30
- allow saving of the facebook thumbnail size and readme edit by Frumph on Oct 16, 2014 @ 01:34
- added slug= chapter= to the randcomic shortcode by Frumph on Oct 16, 2014 @ 01:28
- information added to readme on shortcode addition by Frumph on Oct 15, 2014 @ 17:54
- All of the forum posts were lost.
- Your password was reset (but you can request to make a new one)
- When your current subscription ends it will not auto-renew you have to resubscribe. (make sure your current auto-renew is disabled with paypal)
New Features (members only):
- Add your webcomic to the webcomic list.
- A comic section for posting members theme comics based on the holidays and whatever is decided on
- Publish articles on your own, yeah create a post yes you, you can do it. (goes through review before being published)
- New Forum section
- Webcomic list allows for user interactive ratings from members only.
In the future:
- Event Calendar (member editable)
- Wiki Sections
- How to faqs section for all aspects of webcomics that are member-editable
- Since it’s not hosted on SquareSpace features can be added at anytime
This was a lot of fun to create. I decided against going with a responsive theme because honestly I am not entirely fond of them, instead we’re using a mobile replacement theme that replaces the site for mobile devices. More then 200 hours of work went into working on this site; using ComicPress too! (yeah i’m biased) – with a child theme, there were only minor modifications to the style and theme files which are all based in the child theme; so you can see that the new ComicPress can do quite a bit.
Doing this project I grew in skills with importing data from .xml files from SquareSpace to WordPress, writing code to attribute posts images and accounts. Some of the things I need to do in the future is to separate the webcomic list and make it it’s own plugin instead of embedding it in the child theme. I also still need to learn how to create style sheets for the editor area inside the wp-admin so that it matches what’s on the post section.
Hope you like it, if you don’t make sure you write me a message (either way) on what your thoughts are; as well if you want new features available.
This is a need to use plugin if you decide you want to integrate google fonts into your site:
It’s called “Easy Google Fonts” by the makers titanium themes.
It inject’s itself right into the customizr for WordPress/ComicPress and adds a new section called “typography”, completely menu driven where you can adjust sizes line spacing and much more.
== Changelog ==
= 4.1 =
* Added LGN and RGN (3 column) layouts back into ComicPress, layout-head.php and layout-foot.php updated
* Fixed problem with customizer not setting defaults
* Added #footer a, #footer a:hover and footer textcolor entries to the customizer which were missing
* Boxed scheme w/blue background image is now the default design
* added sidebar.php as a default to handle plugins that need it
* added missing .uentry entries for search.php
* Changed the footer widgets to be specific widths instead of percent
* New browser window/tab when clicking social links in the menubar
* Titles no longer link on pages, static or otherwise
* Regenerated .pot/.mo files
* Readded the default height and width for the custom header image in case the auto-sensing one doesn’t work
* The home link .menu-item-home and the downarrows in the menubar can now all be skinned, i.e. replaced with your own images if you want to; I left examples inside the style.css for the home button
* Calendar widget removed for ComicPress; since Comic Easel has one, will re-add in a newer version when I update it to the new WordPress code; otherwise it’s a liability until then
* Options to allow changing media content width in posts and pages
* a couple spelling fixes
* option to change the media width inside posts
* fix for 2 column wide layouts having that extra wide sidebar (that was a bug)
* random default avatar adjustments to work with facebook commenting / as user
* a plethora of author page fixes/adjustments
NOTE: layout-2clw, 2rcw (2 column wide) layouts were NOT supposed to have sidebars at 308px, that was a bug, it is now fixed
Reminder to everyone that I (or anyone else) work on their sites once in while.
Please set any account you made for anyone else (especially me) down to the role of “Subscriber” do *not* leave open user accounts. If we need to be admins to help with something, we’ll ask for it at the time we need it. – Then afterwards set us back to subscriber again.