Comic Easel ver. 1.8 introduces a couple of new things.
A revamped config section with the options that change how the URL and the post type slug names have moved to the Archive tab.
Explanation of these options:
“Disable the rewrite rules so numerical slugs do not get turned into dates” – This is default to false, so when this checked it will disable it’s functionality. Which means that it’s ON by default.
This option is so that you can input into the URL line (or link to it) and see an archive of your comics by year/month and date. Example: /comic/2014/ will show all comics that were posted in 2014, /comic/2014/04/ All comics in April of 2014, /comic/2014/04/16/ All comics on April 16th, 2014.
This will ONLY work if your slugs for ALL of your posted comics are alpha-numerical, and not JUST numerical. So each comic post slug NEEDS to have a character that is not a number in it.
“Allow the URL to also denote the chapter?” This is disabled by default.
When this option is enabled the URL line for the comics will include the chapter (or whatever you call chapter) in the URL line of the comic. Which means if you go to your website and go to a comic, it won’t be just /comic/post-name/ – it will be /comic/chapter-slug/post-name/ – Before this option was added you would have had to use the Custom Post Type Permalinks plugin – which is no longer needed, so if you have it go ahead and remove it. If you want to keep using that plugin, keep this disabled.
The code for this was a contribution for Comic Easel by Nashwan Doaqan a friend on Facebook. Mad props to him.
Now the important thing to remember though when using this is that ALL COMICS needs to be IN A CHAPTER.
In the future i’m going to make sanity checks on this and if any comics are not in a chapter, it will designate a default chapter for them, but until then it’s up to you, the user to verify that your comics are in a chapter.
The new two options below the ‘comic’ slug. Chapter Taxonomy name and and plural form of it.
The “chapters” section in the comic -> section of the wp-admin can now be named whatever you like. This was a request from several users who wanted to use the word “story” to denote the different sections of their comic and not ‘chapter’ .. so I wrote it that you can use any word-play that you want. You can use story/stories – episode/episodes, whatever you want. Just make sure you put something in there that’s at least a few letters long ;/
Other changes in 1.8
* New installs of Comic Easel, the enable comic sidebars option is default to on.
* The comment display text now works better with disqus and other third party commenting systems
* Default tab when going to the comic -> config shows help links on how to contact someone for help.
* added a tab for anyone who wants to help support comic easel’s development in a non-obtrusive way