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Wordpress/Comic Press Rant

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 3, 2014, 11:29 AM


A.K.A "How the Waggtoons Website Got Messed Up"

I’m just going to get this out of the way first, if your planning to make your own comic website do not use Wordpress or Comicpress.

I decided to use it because I found out a lot of webcomic websites have used it in the past, but I have never had never been more frustrated in my entire life with these plugins when I was making the Waggtoons website, the layout is confusing, it’s very un-user friendly, there’s little to no customer support and some features of the plug-in completely refused to work. For example I tried several times to use their “Comic Press Manager” to upload comic files but they want things specific as heck, they’re like “Oh you can’t have the file just be called ‘title’ you have to call it ‘Year-month-day-title’”, and even when I titled my files liked that they completely refused to upload (luckily I managed to find a way around it by uploading the files as part of the text, but I know that’s not how it should be done). Now while I was completely frustrated with it I did manage to get the website layout to around what I wanted it to look like, but then things managed to get messed up.

Recently a major update appeared for the plugin and I thought “Oh good this should make things much easier”. So I installed it and what happens, it completely resets the entire layout to a standard generic wordpress format and that was the straw the broke this camels back. Also in case you’re wondering yes I did try to set things back to the way they were before the update, but most of the features were either hidden away or refused to work at all.

I’m just so frustrated now. The site before was far from perfect but it was still presentable, now I have absolutely no idea what to do.

As for the future of the site right now I’m going to try to find some alternative to Comicpress and if I can’t find that I’m going to convert it to a tumblr site since I’m much more comfortable uploading comics there anyway.

If anyone has any advice on making a comic website please let me know.

Stay tooned my friends.



  • Mood: Anger
  • Listening to: Jungle Book
  • Reading: Bakuman
  • Watching: Princess Tutu

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JoeyWaggoner
Formally known as WaggonerCartoons
Artist | Student | Other
United States
I've been drawing cartoons ever since I could hold a pencil. My main influences are the classic cartoons from the golden age of animation. I'm currently an artist for the fan made audio drama Doctor Whoooves and Assistant as well as the mod for the tumblr blogs Time Out With Doctor Whooves, Ask Pencil Sketch and the Ask Kermit blog. I'm also the artist and writer for Waggtoons.com, my webcomic site.
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Pictorico Featured By Owner 1 day ago
What happened to your Tumblr?
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SonaleeTheHedgehog23 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I really like your art style. It's so cartoony. You got a watcher.
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SpicedDemon Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I finished my audio play! www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNUz7x…
Thank you again for contributing your beautiful artwork to this project! :heart:
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PowerofDibbles Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
question: do you like Nickelodeon's Breadwinners?

and is that you in your deviantID? whoa, you look like a boy I have a crush on at my school :O
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lollipopflower Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Can you do a tutorial on your style?
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
I'm in the planning process of making a "25 years after Henson's passing" video for next year. I got everything planned but I don't know what song to use. I don't wanna use any of the usual cliched Henson songs people use (Rainbow Connection, Bein' Green, Just One Person, Follow Me, etc.) & I also don't wanna use a Henson-related song; & those are the hard parts. All I know is that it should be a joyful, fun song. Bottom point, what would you say is a good song for a Henson tribute?
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CaleoIsAwesome Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  New member Student General Artist
YOU'VE BEEN HUGGED!! *Hug* :iconyuihugplz:
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)
RULES:
1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!
Send this to all your friends, and me if I am 1.
If you get any hugs back you are Loved!
1-3 You're a good friend!
4-6 You're a great friend!
7-9 You're an amazing friend!
10+ You're very loved!
<3333333

(I normally don't go for these but this one's so sweet I had to. Now I have to find more people to give hugs to.)
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KrazyStargazer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  New member Hobbyist
I have seen your drawing on the internet....and I loved it.:happybounce: :happybounce: La la la la 
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DanielaEspinoza19 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Can you do one or many Disney Frozen drawings pleeeeeaseeeeeeee :)
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crazycartoons5488 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  New member Hobbyist Filmographer
 hi I have a request Dot Warner and Fluttershy did not know that Cream the rabbit  is the cutest cartoon character ever in toontown.  
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