Comic Press theme request

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  • #143630

    peet
    Member

    Please release a “Comic Press” theme for WordPress.com! It’s the most ideal platform for publishing webcomics along with standard blog posts, but currently it’s only available to WordPress.org users. Should be relatively easy to adapt, I guess.

    #143863

    timethief
    Member

    During weekdays and work hours for Support please send staff your theme request as well as a link to it and your reasons for requesting that it be adapted to run on wordpress.com software. http://wordpress.com/contact-support/

    #143866

    drmiketemp
    Member

    Should be relatively easy to adapt, I guess.

    Actually it’s not. If you check, the theme requires ftp access and a special subdirectory, outside of the normal upload directory, for the comics. Neither of those are allowed here at wp.com.

    Could have sworn that we covered this a few months back.

    #143868

    timethief
    Member
    #143869

    drmiketemp
    Member

    I’d rather point folks to the other thread actually:

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=14265

    edit: OK, a month and a day.

    #143872

    timethief
    Member

    @peet
    The bottom line here is that staff make the call when it comes to selecting themes for adaptation and this one does not look like a good prospect.

    #143904

    peet
    Member

    Thanks guys. Sorry for bringing this subject up again–I had no idea.

    #143905

    timethief
    Member

    No problem. :)

    #143909

    drmiketemp
    Member

    Not a problem. Just wanted to show you that it had been discussed previously. (And I could have sworn that I had followed up on it. Hmm, must have been one of those posts here that Matt swears didn’t get blocked.)

    A minor problem with that theme, last time I checked, is that it requires you to use the published date of the comic as the filename for it. That’s kind of hard with an international community where everybody writes their dates differently and in different order.

    I just used Saphire myself. May want to try that.

    Something you can do is set a static page as your front and include a link to your second page that contains your posts. if you set your blog to only display a single post, it should work.

    I asked a long while back for a method for a link to the last available post (ie username.wordpress.com/latest.php) but it didn’t get much feedback. If there was some method to do such a link, you could drop folks into your last post and, with Saphire at least, your visitors would have the next and previous links so they could go back and forth. If you have a static front page, you could just link to your latest and update that link when you publish a new comic.

    Something to think about.

    #143938

    peet
    Member

    Yes, that’s a pretty good option. I had thought of using a static front page, but I think I’ll prefer the clarity and functionality of a format like they have on Webcomics Nation.

    A random example:
    http://www.webcomicsnation.com/lcachola/innies4/series.php

    #143944

    drmiketemp
    Member

    I can think of fancy ways to do that with regular wordpress on your own host but not with what they have here.

    Also with adding in Page Templates as well but staff didn’t seem real interested in that idea when I offered to submit the ones we wrote up for my clients own WPMU installs.

    Sorry,
    -drmike

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