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Comic Easel

Comic Easel allows you to post webcomics to your theme.

Setting up Thumbnail sizes before adding your comics

In the WP-ADMIN -> Settings -> Media, you can set the thumbnail widths that you would want to use on your site.

The "thumbnail size" default 150x150 cropped works just fine. Some users of Comic Easel have noted that it doesn't look the greatest for all comics so they suggest unchecking the box for crop thumbnil and setting the width to 198 (barely less then the width of the sidebars) and then removing the contents of height on thumbnail medium and large sizes. This is all depends on your comic.

Further down the Media page is the [x] Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders, this is a must have since it will organize your comics into sep. directories for you.

If you don't like the size of your thumbnails you have set, there are several plugins available on the WordPress repository available to regenerate all of your thumbnails.

Modifying themes to use

  • Modify your theme adding <?php do_action('comic-area'); ?> in a position where to display the comic, generally it should be right above the #content and under the menu bar.

Generally the two files to edit is the index.php and the single.php, however some layouts are auto-generated with code and those you will need to seek advice out from their designers, the makers of those particular themes.

There are other "action" area's that you can put into your theme, not just the comic-area.

do_action('comic_area');
  • This is for the area you want your comic displayed on the home page and single pages.
do_action('comic_blog_area');
  • This is for the blog portion of the comic for the home page only.
do_action('comic-mini-navigation');
  • For menubar's to have mini navigation (prev/next) in them.
do_action('comic-post-info');
  • For inside of the single/archive/search post pages posts, showing more comic info.
do_action('comic-post-extras');
  • Inside the individual post loop, preferably at the bottom after the post div. Show's a list of related comics.
do_action('comic-transcript');
  • generally used under the_content() to display the transcript of the post, if you do not want to use the [transcript] shortcode, this will make it so that it always displays if there is a transcript

Adding the Comic area sidebars

Sidebars for Comic Easel are added automatically since 05/28/2012 They should appear above all of your other sidebars in the widget panel; and can be toggled on and off in the config.

Requires: 3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9
Last Updated: 2014-4-17
Downloads: 31,869

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