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Submitted by Brad Hawkins on July 24, 2010 - 10:11
I’m pleased to announce the release of version 2.5 of stripShow, the all-in-one webcomics solution for WordPress!
Also new in 2.5 is a handy interface to add comics directly from WordPress’s Add Post page. No longer do comics have to be added from a separate page.
Submitted by Brad Hawkins on October 9, 2009 - 21:48
I'm inordinately pleased to announce the release of version 2.1 of stripShow, the all-in-one solution for running a webcomic on WordPress! New features in 2.1 include:
- COVER YOUR SHAME! If you happen to draw a comic that is sometimes just nasty, filthy, disgusting... well, we don't judge. But sometimes people shouldn't be browsing that sort of thing from work, and for the benefit of those readers, creators can now cover NSFW strips with a cover image that must be clicked on before the real comic is displayed.
- CUSTOMIZE YOUR THUMBNAILS! Now, if you'd rather thumbnail images were something a little more personalized than just a scaled-down version of the comic, you can stick alternate images in a subfolder of your comics folder and show those instead.
- SE HABLA FRANCAIS, MEIN FREUND! stripShow is now fully internationalized, and ready to be translated into all the languages of our big blue planet!
Obviously, all the great features that made stripShow the finest solution for WordPress webcomics, such as searchable, formatted transcripts, nested, low-maintenance storylines, easy upload of comics, and an awesome theming template, are still present, and ready to propel your webcomic into the 2010s. Download stripShow today from the WordPress Plugin Directory today, or visit our support site and join our community!
Submitted by Brad Hawkins on August 2, 2009 - 20:02
I'm pleased to announce the release of version 2.0 of stripShow, the all-in-one webcomics package for WordPress!
(This announcement is a little late in coming -- so late, in fact, that the current version of stripShow available for download is 2.0.1.)
stripShow 2.0 includes a WordPress plugin providing easy-to-use administration pages for the uploading or importing of comics, and an all-new theme framework for creating your own stripShow themes.
stripShow operates by associating comic files (usually graphic images) with blog posts. Comic posts are kept separate from regular blog posts, which can continue to be used as normal.
stripShow is not just a theme -- it's a complete, all-in-one webcomics solution. Included with stripShow is the powerful new theming package, stripShow Sandbox, which provides a basic theme for webcomics display. You can easily create child themes which can customize the look of your site. Elements of stripShow Sandbox can be removed or customized to your liking in your child themes without ever modifying the parent theme. Never worry about theme upgrades destroying your work again!
Submitted by Brad Hawkins on April 13, 2009 - 19:22
After months and months of delays (mainly caused by inattentiveness, indecision, and the usual "Oooh! Shiny!" that affects ADHD sufferers like myself), I'm pleased to announce that I'm ready to release a beta of stripShow 2.0!
stripShow is the WordPress plugin that transforms your blog into a full-featured webcomics platform. All the original features of stripShow, such as built-in searchable transcripts and hierarchical storyline support, are of course still present.
New features in 2.0:
Submitted by Brad Hawkins on September 8, 2008 - 12:47
With the upcoming release of stripShow 2.0, I would like to compile a gallery of sites that use stripShow. If you use stripShow, I would love to hear about your site.Please send an email to email@example.com with the following information:
- Site name
- Your name
- Your email (will be private)
- A brief description of what your site/comic is about
I already know about some sS sites, but I'd like to see what's out there. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Submitted by Brad Hawkins on July 16, 2008 - 15:11
Hey everyone! I've just uploaded stripShow 1.6.1, which has a couple of bug fixes:
- Fixed bug where initialization of storylines may take a while if timezone is not set under PHP 5.
- Rewrote transcript code to be more tolerant of whitespace. In addition, equals sign is no longer required for non-character transcript tags.
If your transcripts were all messed up because of whitespace, this is the fix.
Submitted by Brad Hawkins on May 28, 2008 - 01:44
I'm pleased to announce the release of version 1.6 of stripShow... this is mainly a bug-fix release, with only a couple of new features.
- Improved XHTML 1.0 Strict compatiblity
- Fixed bug where comment link was not shown on index page
- Fixed bug where same blog entries were shown on every page when linked from index page
- Current comic now has alt text encoded as HTML entities for validation
- Overhauled storyline code to only do one MySQL query and to speed up operations. Previously, things got seriously bogged down the more stories and strips you had in your archive.
Submitted by Brad Hawkins on November 5, 2007 - 15:13
Like several of our other members, Scott doesn't spend all his time dealing with politics... you'll find some great character-driven humor here as well. As for the politics, well... you may notice a little something different about GoC. Something a little off. Out of place, even.
Submitted by Brad Hawkins on November 5, 2007 - 11:40
OK, so Monkey Law is back in actionâ€¦ with 100% less dialogue! I think this will please a lot of you, since the font I was using was kind of small and, you know, most of you donâ€™t care for the whole â€œreadingâ€ thing anywayâ€¦
Submitted by Brad Hawkins on October 24, 2007 - 11:08
Announcing the final release of version 1.5 of stripShow, my WordPress plugin for automation of webcomics.
If you create a webcomic, and you don't use WordPress, it's time to get with the 21st century. Blogging software and webcomics are a natural match. Wordpress provides automatic features like RSS, notification of search engines, and easy content management... stripShow takes those features further, adding: