So I'm still prepping/testing/refining my WordPress site.
I'm using ComicPress, but I'm not getting much help on that forum. And since most of the things I want to do are probably related more to WordPress than ComicPress, I might as well ask about them here.
First of all, one of the things I want to do is add a small piece of text to each page, unique on each page. This is not be confused with the blurb, but is a separate piece of data I want to add with each comic page I post. I want it to actually be placed in the comic pane, but if I can't figure that out, I can add it to the "beneath the comic" section just as well.
From what I understand, this is something I want to create as a plug-in, rather than trying to modify the original php code, as this enables me to use updates. And I think I probably just want to create this as a new widget, which lets me add it where I want it on the page.
So this leads me wonder how I create my own plug-in, how I create my own widget.
I know how to write HTML and CSS. My experience with PHP is pretty light but I can look up most of what I don't understand. But even so, this is pretty complex and large system, and I don't know where to begin with creating something like this, let alone to create something that will properly integrate into an existing system.
So my first question is if there is any tutorial to explain to me where to begin in creating this widget at all. Beyond that, I wonder how I would go about giving this widget access to unique text for each page it appears on. I don't know the backend of the system, but if at all possible I would prefer to see a new field I can enter the text into whenever I upload a new post through ComicPress, and whenever I edit a page. But I don't know if such an option is even possible.
I also want to make some changes to the theme's format which cannot be simply altered via CSS, but let's just start with the basics right now.