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.