I want to turn my blog into a webcomic
I just purchased the pro bundle, but I just found out that I can’t use comic press or comic easel. Is their any themes I can use for wordpress.com that can turn my blog into a webcomic?
The blog I need help with is pskai.com.
Have you looked at the photoblogging and magazine style themes?
I think there isn’t an immediate answer for that, but I think it would be very interesting if you just made use of the carousel view of galleries. True, your images may display smaller, but it’s much easier to navigate than having to click backward and forward all the time. Here’s an example: http://sugardrops.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/dogs/2/#jp-carousel-3132
Galleries are theme independent, so you can choose any theme you fancy and you’ll just have to create a post or page, add images to it, insert a gallery and publish. Here’s the support page for galleries: http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/gallery/
Notice that all the images you upload directly by Edit Post will be automatically attached to it, and will be displayed on the gallery. If you want to exclude an image from your gallery, you can either:
- Delete it, by going to “Add Media” – > ” Gallery tab -> click “Show” under the Actions column and click “Delete” (it’s on the same line of the “Insert into Post” button).
- Exclude it manually, using the exclude shortcode option. You’ll have to switch to the Html Mode on Edit Post, locate where your
[gallery]is and change it to
[gallery exclude=”ID1,ID2,ID3,etc″]. ID1, ID2, ID3, etc are the IDs of the images you want to exclude. It’s a pain to get them: you have to specifically go to the Media section on your dashboard menu -> search the image on the library -> hover your mouse over the thumbnail, and on the left bottom of your browser window a url will appear: the serial number after
attachment_id=will be your ID. Now you’ll just have to make the substitution.
Other things you should note:
- Clicking over the image on the Visual Mode on Edit Post, hovering over it and clicking “Delete” will not delete your image from your library neither from your posts’s gallery, or unnattach it from the post. It will only remove it.
- Images added from url won’t make part of your Media Library and won’t be displayed in your gallery.
- If you upload an image via the Media section, the image won’t be attached to any post (however, there’s an option for you to attach it). This is helpful when you want to insert an image on a post, but you don’t want it to be attached to it so it displays on the gallery (and you don’t want to go through the trouble of manually excluding it).
How it’s done? Taking advantage of what I said above. Simply go to the image you uploaded through the Media section -> Hover the image – > “Edit” -> Copy the “File URL”. Then go to Edit Post -> Add Media -> From URL -> paste the file url you copied -> “Insert into Post” and save/update/publish your post.
- You can choose the order your images are shown by going to Edit Post -> Add Media -> Gallery tab and drag the images displayed under the “Media” table up or down. Don’t forget to “Save all changes” just at the end of the table and then “Update gallery settings” at the end.
- You can only have one gallery per post.
P.S: Don’t forget: go to your dashboard menu -> Settings section -> Media and under “Image Gallery Carousel” check the “Display images in full-size carousel slideshow” so the carousel view shows up when you click on one of your gallery’s image! There’s also an option for yout to choose white or black for your carousel’s background.
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