Support » Plugin: Webcomic » Clean, Modern Webcomic Solution

  • Webcomic is a bad name for a plugin because it’s almost impossible to do a search for without getting the other major webcomic plugin, or completely unrelated stuff.

    Otherwise, it’s great–it does everything you need for publishing webcomics, has a clean, extremely well-integrated interface, and the default template, Inkblot, is versatile, highly adaptive, has a lot of modern features (auto adaptation for small screens, touch navigation features) and very nice. It’s a huge step up from the kludgy feel of the Comicpress interface, and I like it much more (the default template is also ridiculously better).

    The features for bulk-adding comics either for an archive or future buffer are fantastic–upload the images through the standard WordPress uploader, then check them off in a list and add them with a set posting day-of-week starting on a certain date, and it will automatically queue up dozens of pages for you, or fill out an archive, with no hassle and minimum time. I filled and scheduled a 40 page buffer in just a few minutes, most of which was spent dealing with the flakey WordPress bulk uploader.

    It also had the capability to run more than one comic off the same install–each shows up as its own menu item, with its own set of settings–characters, transcripts, theme, etc.

    There is really only one problem:

    Although it is totally capable of setting up WordPress as a “publishing house” with multiple independent comics under one overarching site, there are a few gaps (links to comic-specific RSS feeds, front page for each comic, unique menus for each comic) that require some manual tweaking. It is, however, definitely possible–after some work, I got it working–and has gotten a little easier with progressive versions.

    Overall, this is the way to go if you’re setting up a new comic with WordPress.

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