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Comic Easel

Comic Easel allows you to post webcomics to your theme.

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Comic Easel allows you to incorporate a WebComic using the WordPress Media Library functionality with Navigation into almost any WordPress theme. With just a few modifications of adding injection action locations into a theme, you can have the theme of your choice display a comic.

The core reason to use Comic Easel above other WordPress theme's is that you are not limited to the basic ComicPress & Other themes that are specifically designed for WebComics that utilize structures that you do not require or want to make use of. There are a plentiful amount of themes in the WordPress repository that you can now take advantage of that give you tons of options you otherwise wouldn't have had.

With Comic Easel's extra taxonomies to control Character and Locations, you can provide your end readers with a plethora of information that wouldn't have had before that is auto-generated. The Cast Page itself shows how many times a character was in a comic as well as the first comic they were seen in.

Comic Easel is not an upgrade to ComicPress, it is a different CMS that has a migration path available from ComicPress to Comic Easel. The ComicPress theme has functionality that the theme you choose might not.

To Convert your existing ComicPress theme comics to Comic Easel's post type there is a plugin available called CP2CE.


  • Custom Post Type control of posts.
  • Media Library handling of comics.
  • As many chapters/stories as you would like.
  • Individual navigation per chapter or all.
  • Character and Location settings per Comic
  • As many comic posts you can do in a day as you want.
  • Hovertext on the comic
  • Using translate plugins, every comic and post can be multilanguage
  • Navigation widget that mimics ComicPress's navigation widget including custom graphic sets that can be pulled from themes
  • chapter navigation in a variety of different methods
  • can create a gallery of comics for a post
  • transcripts
  • And more!


  • Chapter Dropdown, brings you to the first comic in the chapter (story)
  • Calendar display, show's you what days comic posts were made on, can add images and links to backgrounds.
  • Recent Comics, a list of comics that have been posted as of late.
  • Thumbnail, display a thumbnail of a random comic, or first/latest comic in a chapter (or all)


  • /?latest or /?latest=<chapter-id> in the url will automatically take the end user to the latest comic, or latest of a specific chapter
  • /?random in the url will redirect to a random comic out of all the comics.

Short Codes

Shortcodes are simple embed statements that you can put into pages/post that display information.

  • [comic-archive list=0/1/2 chapter=# thumbnail=0/1] Display a list of your comics by individual chapters or all.
  • list=0 (default) - All chapters, not in parent->child relationship
  • chapter=# if list=0 and chapter=# (# = chapter ID number) do a singular view
  • list=1 if list=1 do it for series that has parent->child book->chapter (chapter= will not work)
  • list=2 by year archive, will print a list of years the comic has been made in and show all comics for that year
  • thumbnail=1 display the thumbnail of the first post it finds
  • [cast-page] Display a list of all of your characters, how many comics they were in and when they first appeared
  • [transcript] Display the transcript of the comic whereever you like within the post
  • display=(raw/br/styled*) styled = default [transcript display=raw] = no special output.
  • [randcomic] Display a random comic inside a blog post
  • character=slugname name=postslug chapter=specific-chapter size=(thumbnail/large/full)

Action Injection Locations

A number of injection snippets that you add to your theme, mini navigation for the menubar, comic area and comic blost post area, including post-information is available to customize your theme out with auto generated information.

Requires: 4.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.6.3
Last Updated: 4 months ago
Active Installs: 5,000+


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