I performed quick tests over this weekend to determine any issues between Manga+Press 2.9.3 and WordPress 4.7. So far, I haven’t found any but I also haven’t tried a complete run (installation, setup, add comic, etc.). Once I do that, I’ll make sure to update the readme in the plugin directory. With that, I have no idea how Manga+Press will work with the REST API but the assumption is that it should just work because I’m not doing anything crazy, I’m using out-of-the-box WordPress functionality.
Development has stalled on Manga+Press NEXT — due to life and other unforeseen issues, like my my renewed interest in drawing and 3D illustration. I still have some thoughts about removing the child-themes from 2.9.x, though. All of the sites I’ve seen so far that use Manga+Press don’t bother with the child-themes, so it may be safe to remove them (bye-bye bloatware).
Ran into issues this weekend with Jetpack on the website after I upgraded the server. Turns out that during the upgrade, PHP’s XML module was never enabled—d’oh. First noticed the issue when Publicize wasn’t working correctly, and took me two days to figure out what was going on. Finally checked server logs, and yup—no XML module. Oh well.
Finally, manga-press.com itself now has https enabled!