Create a Webcomic Post

There are three post types: webcomic posts, blog posts, and pages. This tutorial will show you how to create a webcomic post.

Navigate to the “Webcomic” or “Webcomic > Webcomics” section.

If this is your first webcomic post, you may want to set up any collections, storylines, or characters first. Click  ”Add New” at the top. You should now see something like this:

We’ll now go through each section.

Title and Visual Editor:

Here you can set the title and text portion of this webcomic post. Each button in the “Visual” tab has an explanatory tool tip that will show if you hover of it. If you prefer to work directly with HTML, you can switch to the “HTML” tab. However, it should be noted that your added HTML will be run through WordPress’ filtering mechanism to strip out any malicious looking code.

Webcomic Meta Box:

Here you can set the collection, storylines, and characters for this comic. Use the “Files” section to upload or select an image. If you uploaded any independent webcomic images through the “Upload” button on the “Webcomic > Webcomics” page, those will show here. You can also control any transcriptions as well as any settings related to selling prints here.

Publish, Categories, and Post Tags Meta Boxes:

In “Publish” you can control the current status (draft or published), the current visibility (private, password protected or public) and the date of publication for this post. If you want to schedule this post to appear in the future, set the publish time to a future date. When you are ready to publish/save/schedule this post, click the blue button (its text will change depending on your settings).

In “Categories” you can create and select any post categories. These are just a way to organize posts. Separate RSS feeds (Ex: http://example.com/category/category-name/feed/) and category archive pages (Ex: http://example.com/category/category-name/) are automatically created for each category.

In “Post Tags” you can tag this post with any relevant words/phrases. Similar to categories, these are just a way to organize posts. Also similar to categories, separate RSS feeds (Ex: http://example.com/tag/tag-name/feed/) and tag archive pages (Ex: http://example.com/tag/tag-name/) are automatically created for each tag.

Discussion and Author Meta Boxes:

The “Discussion” meta box allows you to enable or disable comments and trackbacks/pingbacks. More settings related to comments can be found in “Settings > Discussion”.

The “Author” meta box allows you to set the author of a post. This is only useful if you have multiple authors on your site.

If you don’t see some of these meta boxes, check the “Screen Options” tab at the top right. Any meta boxes that weren’t covered here are either self explanatory or are rarely, if ever, needed.