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ComicPress versus WebComic & InkBlot?
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vaslittlecrow



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neither. Go with Comic Easel, seriously:
http://comiceasel.com/

It's by one of the creators of ComicPress. It's up to date security wise, it's more up to date, the templates are really nice and it does everything Webcomic does without the bloatiness of CP.

I switched all of my ComicPress sites to Comic Easel. I haven't switched my Webcomic sites though, since they work just fine.
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vaslittlecrow



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My biggest thing is that Comic Easel and Webcomic is that they load much faster and that the code is cleaner. A lot less widget clutter too. Comic Easel has supports tagging characters and locations and gets updated regularly.
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Marscaleb



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vaslittlecrow wrote:
Neither. Go with Comic Easel, seriously:
http://comiceasel.com/


I just started my comic with ComicPress, but I noticed when Cwen's Quest moved to their own site, they used Comic Easel and it was able to do one thing that Comic Press wasn't: have multiple comic pages on one day. (I had to have the comics I opened with spread out across the previous day.)

What else does Easel offer that ComicPress does not? It would be a bit of a hassle to transition between the two
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ewomack
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was going to go to Comic Press but I found it kind of clunky and the update schedule is on geologic time, so I decided to just stick with my homegrown site. But I haven't heard a peep about Comic Easel until now... I will have to check it out... thank you for posting!
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Bill Murphy



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started my website a month and a half ago. I have absolutely no experience with building a website. I chose Comicpress because the majority of Websites I visit are "Powered by Wordpress with ComicPress". Shortly into setting up my website with Comicpress it was strongly suggested by ComicPress that Comic Easel was what everyone needs to transfer over to. Since I had already begun setting up my website, I just continued with ComicPress.
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Bill Murphy



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm happy to hear that. Smile
Please update this thread if anything happens good or bad. It sounds like ComicPress is being phased out for Comic Easel. I'm sure I'll have to make the move as well but for now I'm happy just knowing that my website with ComicPress is working. I'm not ready to rock the boat.
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Marscaleb



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sailorptah wrote:
Okay, I've hit on the first big drawback to Comic Easel: no automatic uploading utility (yet. Word on the forum is that it's a feature in progress).


I don't do batch uploads, I still upload individually, but I upload way in advance. Is Easel not able to let me post a future date/time for the post to be published?
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vaslittlecrow



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marscaleb: I have a month long buffer for my webcomic and Comic Easel has been handling it just fine.
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Marscaleb



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sailorptah wrote:
Whereas with Comic Easel, you have to manually set the time on every. single. post.


Well that's a little inconvenient, but since I have to tell it what day to post it anyway, not that inconvenient.
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Justinfh



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vaslittlecrow wrote:
Neither. Go with Comic Easel, seriously:
http://comiceasel.com/

It's by one of the creators of ComicPress. It's up to date security wise, it's more up to date, the templates are really nice and it does everything Webcomic does without the bloatiness of CP.

I switched all of my ComicPress sites to Comic Easel. I haven't switched my Webcomic sites though, since they work just fine.


I'm using that theme now. The only problem I have with this theme is that I can't adjust the width of it. If I could do that, than Comic Easel would be perfect.

It's still better than the other Webcomic based WP themes though.
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Sktrus



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I help out a friend by doing the techie stuff. We started off with ComicPress, but on a whim I downloaded and started playing with Easel today.

It's pretty nice. I think it's learning curve is pretty big though, even coming from ComicPress.

@Justinfh: You can. I made mine 980px. Its in various spots in style.css. #page, body.layout-2cl #page, body.layout-2cr #page, #page_foot.

I got fed up with the editor pretty fast and just ended up pulling style.css and default-style.css into two blank files in Programmers Notepad and edited them there then just copied them back into the wordpress editor.
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