So you want to publish a webcomic?
You’ve got a great idea, you finish off your story and done some art… now what? As webcomics become more and more popular, a variety of options for how to publish them online have appeared. One of the most used is the WordPress and ComicPress combination.
I’m not going to say that I’m an expert, but I’ve spent time working with both – the current ON THE VERGE site is version number three – so I have a bit of experience working with them both. I originally started posting about WordPress and ComicPress because as problems came up I had to dig around online for answers that weren’t always clear. There’s only so many forums you can search through and there’s a distinct lack of information about using ComicPress out there. After a while, it occurred to me that other people were probably having the exact same issues that I was having, so why not post my problems and solutions for others to see. My original set of posts cover:
What I realized with these posts is that they are all about my particular issues for what I wanted the ON THE VERGE site to be and may not be particularly useful to everyone. So I’ve set to work writing tutorials for how to use WordPress and Comicpress. The idea with these tutorials is that if you start at the very first tutorial and work your way along, you’ll end up building a functioning site that isn’t something “off the rack”. Throughout the tutorials we’ll build a custom site for my new and totally fictional webcomic called the Blank.
Currently I’m in the midst of writing the basic level of the series, but more advanced tutorials will follow. For people wanting advanced solutions, you’ll have to be patient as we need to establish a base level of knowledge for people starting out before jumping in to more advanced topics.
By the end of these 8 tutorials you will have a functioning website that runs WordPress and ComicPress with minor edits made to the design and layout.
1. Introduction to WordPress and ComicPress
2. Getting started and making a child theme
3. Basic edits
4. Pages and widgets
5. Plugins: making your life easier
6. Posts and posting comic pages (still to come)
7. Adding an archive page (still to come)
8. Exploring WordPress (still to come)
This set of tutorials will explore how to can add more customization to your site to help set it apart from the crowd.
1. Typography: using @font-face (still to come)
2. Using images, part 1: file types, custom headers and backgrounds (still to come)
3. Using images, part 2: usingCSSand images together (still to come)
4. Exploring ComicPress (still to come)
5. Using custom HTML on pages (still to come)
As I complete tutorials and they get posted, this page will be updated. If you have any questions or problems, feel free to send me a message via the contact box below and I’ll try to help out as much as I can. I’m always planning new topics for new tutorials, so if you can think of something that I should cover, feel free to suggest it and I’ll see what I can do.
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