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[resolved] Laundry list of problems (60 posts)

  1. ralok
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    http://www.future-bound-entertainment.com/prototype/

    I am still experimenting and trying to get a site up and working :|

    I have so many problems I cant begin to fathom how I could mess it up so bad, how do I use custom images for the navigation thing? how do I center the menu-items, how do I make the menu-items images reasonable sizes without losing quality or visibility?

    how do I make a distinct page for each of the five comics I am supposed to be hosting for several peopple, how do I make sure those pages only display blog posts relevent to that comic?

    how do I keep the comic from showing up on the front page?

    how do I set teh calender up to display the release schedule of each comic on the site?!

    how... everything....

  2. Frumph
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    You can find most of these answers (if not all) on comiceasel.com

    centering menu items is just margin: 0 auto; on the inner menu css element, think I have a post on it on frumph.net

    there's options in comic -> config for displaying comic on the home page

    there's a comic easel calendar to use instead of the wordpress based one

  3. ralok
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Oh thank god actual help D:

    thank you so much....

  4. ralok
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

  5. Frumph
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    Well I would load the "Jetpack" plugin (cause it has some great features)

    One of them is the 'edit css' module, activate that and in the appearance -> menus a new option will appear called "Edit CSS"

    You can then add that CSS to that section and click update and the site will use it without you having to edit any of the actual theme files

  6. ralok
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    thank you, but here is the thing... I didnt know that you could just add that onto the end of it, I was tormenting myself trying to find the specific place in the CSS file.

    It really helps to just know "put it on the end" or "put it wherever"

    just hearing "use this" and seeing a big sheet of gibberish numbers, letters, and other crap in non-sense patterns completely overwhelms and devastates people new at this stuff.

    because it makes me feel like an idiot... like I missed some critical knowledge of how to do something simple... and I did, but the reason is because nobody told us what to do. It feels like I am a caveman, being handed a tricorder and being told "you know what to do"

    In all seriousness, thank you for your assistance Frumph... you have been a big help, and so has your website... now I can get it to look how I want it to look, i need to figure out how to have multiple comics hosted on the site (oh joy).

    I am actually having a major problem with the comicpress

  7. Frumph
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    What type of major problems?

  8. ralok
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    oops, that was supposed to be part of a larger sentence, and I deleted it all because I thought it owuld be better to wait until i could articulate the thought, and the problems I was having :/

    that hsouldnt be there on the end.

    But honestly... is there a way I can put the comics on sub-pages with a blod feed that only shows specificallly categorized blogs, I want the front page to be a blog-feed for all teh blogs on the whole website. But I want the "Dans VoyagE" page to show dans voyage blogs.

    This is actually being a major hangup, and I am almost positive its gotta be possible...

    Actually there is two major problems... the one I just said above, and... well... how do I set up an archive page?

  9. Frumph
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    If your comics are in chapters you can specify /?latest=# (# = the chapter ID number) and it will directly go to the landing page of that comic chapter by link

    use the [comic-archive] shortcode, you just add that text to your archive page and it recognizes it, faq's are on comiceasel.com

  10. ralok
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    I wish I knew what all of the words you just said meant, because I am positive they would have been helpful if I wasnt as dumb as a sack of dead batteries...

    I am going to attempt something, I have no idea if its what you are saying but I am going to attempt it.

  11. ralok
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    I feel like what I want to do should be possible, but nobody seems to be giving me clear instructions on what to do.

    I want individual pages for each comic... that is all, I want each comic on its own page, and for relevently categorized blogs pertaining to that comic to appear beneath it.

    When I make a blog with the category "dans voyage" I want it to appear on the Dans Voyage page beneath the comic... is this so hard?

  12. ralok
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    so I got blog posts to display on the page... kiiiiiiiiiinda

    http://www.future-bound-entertainment.com/prototype/dans-voyage-2/

    now I just need to know how to make the latest comic in the Dan's Voyage chapter appear on the page... with proper navigation buttons.

  13. Frumph
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    .. That's not how it works.

    Create the dans voyage chapter, put your comics in it, set the navigation in the comics -> config to be 'in chapter only' .

    Go to the comic -> chapters section and write down the ID # of dans voyage the chapter

    put in your url

    http://www.future-bound-entertainment.com/prototype/?latest=#

    replace the # with that chapter id that you wrote down

    toss that link into your menu or whatever you want to access it from on your site and bam, there's your comic.

  14. ralok
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Well thats just great...

    I need to have the main page for the Dans Voyage comics display relevant blogs too the comic... I have people depending on me to get this site functional.

    And part of that is not having things scattered and disorganized everywhere.

  15. ralok
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    at this point it would almost be easier to just install wordpress multiple times - _ - but that would have its own array of nasty horrible problems.

  16. ralok
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    is there a way to change what date it says the comics were uploaded on? I would prefer the date reflect the actual release date of the comic rather than when I uploaded.

  17. Frumph
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    Edit the comic post comics -> all comics -> find the comic you want to edit, edit it and change the publish date.

    Are you saying you want all of the comic posts on the home page? (but not the comic itself?)

  18. ralok
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    ... no, I am saying I want each comic to have its own individual homepage.

    I want that when someone clicks on the page, taht there be a consistant and persistant page that only displays the Dans Voyage content uplaoded too the site.

    I want it too look and function exactly like the homepage, but instead of every blog blog showing, only the Dans Voyage blogs to show.

  19. ralok
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    unfortunatly frumph... your method is... completely uselss :/ I am extremely sorry too say, it works but it isnt function or accesible for anyone.

    With your method there is no actual homepage, people cannot bookmark/favorite Dan's Voyage, and immediatly be brought to the most recent comic...

    this person seemed to have a general idea of what I needed to do

    http://www.dreadfulgate.de/wordpress/eng/comicpress-vs-multiple-comics

    but his methods seem invalid on the most recent versions of comicpress and wordpress, because it just seems to break things....

  20. ralok
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    nevermind, I have determined that I am in fact in hell and suffering eternal torment.

  21. Frumph
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    Not really, I do have a template file that can be added to a page as a 'landing page' for a comic.

    But hey, if you want to call my methods useless, go for it.

  22. ralok
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    its not that, its just that... the way my webcomic and site is set up, is that my website... is useless except for the individual comics. Each comic is goign to be invidually marketed, as part of individual universes and stories, all completely seperate.

    The method you keep talking about is good for sites that have a big fanbase already, because people will go to it and say "hey I wonder what new comics are up"

    But nobody gets to my site through the sites homepage, and thus I need individual homepages or... i guess landing pages as you call them, for each of my comics.

    Otherwise my content will be unreachable for the most part... as will supplimentary information.

    I did find a way to do this by using multiple installs of wordpress, but then teh blogs will not be linked between the sites and the logic procedure will be extremely complicated.

    I am sorry I am a huge jerk about this, but I have been trying since I set up the facebook page for my comic to get this working, basically half a year... and well... its just more stressful than it should be :(

  23. Frumph
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    Right, again. I have a template you can use as a landing page for each comic, you create the page - associate the template; set inside the page editor what comic chapter it represents and you go to that URL it will show the comic.

    I'm going to modify it a little bit so you can set what you want it to display the first comic or the last and such.

    The problem with doing it this way is that non-comic widget areas will recognize the page and not the comic, but not a big deal really since you still have comic sidebars which will work fine

  24. ralok
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    it sounds like it will work fine, thank you so much for all of your help with this.

  25. ralok
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Well where do I get the template or how do I use it or make it? I know how to associate the template, create the page, and all that stuff the only thing I dont know how to do is get the template itself.

  26. Frumph
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    i'm working on it, not at the moment but will be done within this next few days/week soon as my day job gives me time to work on it

  27. ralok
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    thank you :)

  28. ralok
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    I started converting my site as a whole to wordpress/comicpress... everything seems to be going horribly wrong. But I guess I am making it work.

    http://www.future-bound-entertainment.com/

    I am just updating the front page for now, and will be updating the individual comic-pages when I learn how to do that with the functionality I need.

    But I am hitting roadbumps... and I cant figure it out for the life of me what I am doing wrong. How the heck do I center the header-image for example...

    I did it before on my test thing, and now it isnt workign when I try to do the same thing... and like, how do I change the color of all the links from red to blue to match the logo... how do I remove this giant intrusive background from behind everything...

    Its all so confusing and every time I try something I end up invariably having to re-install everything...

  29. Frumph
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    there's a float: left; on .header-info you need to change and then margin: 0 auto; #header

  30. ralok
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    changed it... wish I knew why it didnt work...

    I dont think I did that right...

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