Comic Easel (Plugin) has been released to the outside world.

Comic Easel allows you to incorporate a WebComic using the WordPress Media Library functionality with Navigation into almost any WordPress theme. With just a few modifications of adding ‘injection’ action locations into a theme, you can have the theme of your choice display a comic.

The core reason to use Comic Easel above other WordPress theme’s is that you are not limited to the basic ComicPress & Other themes that are specifically designed for WebComics that utilize structures that you do not require or want to make use of. There are a plentiful amount of themes in the WordPress repository that you can now take advantage of that give you tons of options you otherwise wouldn’t have had.

With Comic Easel’s extra taxonomies to control Character and Locations, you can provide your end readers with a plethora of information that wouldn’t have had before that is auto-generated. The Cast Page itself shows how many times a character was in a comic as well as the first comic they were seen in.

The CP2CE Plugin

If you are upgrading from ComicPress there are several plugins available on the repository that will assist you in converting your categories to the comic post type, including CP2CE. The bonus of using CP2CE is that it will automatically attach the comic from the comics directory of your ComicPress installation and convert the thumbnails at the same time.

Features of 1.0

Custom Post Type control of posts.
Media Library handling of comics.
As many chapters/stories as you would like.
Individual navigation per chapter or all.
Character and Location settings per Comic

Widgets

Chapter Dropdown, brings you to the first comic in the chapter (story)
Calendar display, show’s you what days comic posts were made on, can add images and links to backgrounds.
Recent Comics, a list of comics that have been posted as of late.
Thumbnail, display a thumbnail of a random comic, or first/latest comic in a chapter (or all)

Short Codes
- Shortcodes are simple embed statements that you can put into pages/post that display information.

[comic-archive] Display a list of your comics by individual chapters or all.
[cast-page] Display a list of all of your characters, how many comics they were in and when they first appeared

Action Injection Locations

A number of injection snippets that you add to your theme, mini navigation for the menubar, comic area and comic blost post area, including post-information is available to customize your theme out with auto generated information.