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Find previous versions of WordPress plugins

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I ran the WordPress Updates as normal but found one plugin had taken some of the free features and moved them to the premium version. I needed one feature and started looking for the previous version. Turns out the WordPress repository keeps them all available. On the plugin page look on the right side under the initial stats and click Advanced View. Now scroll to the bottom and you’ll see a new section called Previous Versions with a drop down menu listing all the plugin’s versions available for download.

iPhone photos, EXIF, sideways photos and WordPress

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I like to include a good amount of photos in my book reviews and have always followed the same procedure. I take the photos with my iPhone and edit them in Gimp for use in on various WordPress sites. This worked well, until two weeks ago. I had just completed my review for Will Eisner’s A Contract with God Curator’s Collection and published it. It looked good on the site, which I viewed on my Windows 10 PC with Chrome, but when I checked the social media posts on Facebook…read more

Foolish Questions & Other Odd Observations

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Before his incredible inventions made him a household word, Rube Goldberg was one of the most popular comic-strip artists in America. This hilarious collection contains the complete Sunday comics run of his first hit, “Foolish Questions,” a daily strip panel that was expanded and colorized for the pages of the Sunday Chicago Tribune from 1909 and 1910. Plus a brain-scrambling assortment from 1910 to 1919 of the other panels from his daily comics series that gave birth to this wise-cracking classic. BONUS: a facsimile set of four Foolish Questions postcards…read more

Star Wars The Complete Classic Newspaper Comics Vol 1

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The first of three volumes that reprint for the first time the classic Star Wars newspaper strip from 1979-1984 in its complete format — including each Sunday title header and “bonus” panels in their meticulously restored original color. Initially the color Sundays and B&W dailies told separate stories, but within six months the incomparable Russ Manning merged the adventures to tell brand new epic seven-days-a-week sagas that rivaled the best science fiction comics of all time. Volume One contains 575 sequential comic strips from the strip’s premiere on March 11,…read more

Star Hawks Volume One: 1977-1978

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In the mid 1970s, when science fiction was primarily read by hard-core fans and Star Wars had yet to enter the cultural zeitgeist, Ron Goulart and Gil Kane created Star Hawks, an innovative two-tier science fiction comic strip that brought a comic book design sensibility to the newspaper page. But Star Hawks was shelved by the syndicate before it began. Then Star Wars was released and with science fiction suddenly in vogue, Star Hawks was dusted off and rushed into newspapers. Forty years after its debut, Star Hawks still looks…read more

Jeff Hawke: Overlord

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Widely considered one of the most important sci-fi comic strips ever published, Jeff Hawke is a benchmark in intelligent, adult-oriented storytelling! Jeff Hawke’s not your average space-hero; focused on reasoning, diplomacy and moral virtues instead of brute force, he is frequently forced to be the ambassador — rather than the saviour — of mankind! His universe is populated with alien species that meet humankind by accident or for commerce, but hardly ever for invasion. Patterson’s subtle wit makes the strip’s plots and characters as fascinating as they are amusing, and…read more

Will Eisner The Centennial Celebration, 1917-2017

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Will Eisner’s innovative storytelling, layouts, and art on The Spirit inspired a generation, and his acclaimed run of graphic novels beginning with 1978’s A Contract with God helped pioneer the form. This catalog includes original artwork from the landmark Will Eisner Centennial Celebration exhibitions taking place in 2017 at Le Musée de la Bande Dessinée and the Society of Illustrators. Dual English/French text. Kitchen Sink Books, March 22, 2017 ISBN-13:978-1-50670-355-8 Hardcover, 10” x 14”, 176 pages $49.99 USD Order online: Amazon, Things From Another World First and foremost, this is…read more

Mandrake The Magician, The Dailies Volume 1: The Cobra

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From the depths of the moon to the heights of the terrifying Ghost Mountain, these are the second collected adventures of Mandrake the Magician, the world’s first costumed crime fighter. Join him and his ever-trusty companion Lothar as they travel the world in search of excitement and adventure. Lee Falk, Phil Davis Titan Comics, December 2016 Hardcover, 240 pages, 11.5″ x 9 “ ISBN: 9781782766902 $39.99 USD Order online: Amazon Like most comic strips of its time, Mandrake emerged fully formed and without origin or explanation. A magician with incredible…read more

Absolute Batman: Year One

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ABSOLUTE BATMAN: YEAR ONE presents one of DC Comics’ most lauded tales in two hardcover volumes contained by a slipcase. The first volume will reprint the recolored version of the story from previous collected editions, remastered with new, high-resolution scans of the original coloring by David Mazzucchelli and Richmond Lewis. The second volume will reprint the original 1987 version of the story as it ran in BATMAN #404-407, reproduced from scans made by Mazzucchelli and Lewis from the printed comic book pages, presented on stock that simulates the look and…read more

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