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[resolved] Future Posts and Drafts (11 posts)

  1. bobbybosler
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Before I put this plugin live on my site, I'd like to know how it handles drafted posts and total posts in a series.

    I will be composing posts on a weekly basis, but I know how many posts will be in my series before I begin. For instance, for my first series, I will have 13 posts. I want my Series Meta to say, "This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series A Vision for Discipleship", even though the other 12 are not published yet. Will this plugin do this, or will in only show how many posts are published in the series?

    Also, in the table of contents, will this show the titles of all the posts that are drafted as text (no hyperlink)? Or will it only show the posts that are published?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/organize-series/

  2. bobbybosler
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok, I've tried some more testing, and have found that it only shows the total amount of published posts in the series. Bummer. Is there any way to include drafts or scheduled posts in the total posts in the series? I have 13 queued and ready, but I don't want to release them all at once. That'd be stupid. I'd like to use it to build anticipation and steady traffic over months of time.

    Here is my series page. http://www.minutemenministries.org/series/a-vision-for-discipleship/

  3. Darren Ethier (nerrad)
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi bobbybosler,

    You should be able to accomplish this functionality via the Organize Series Extra Tokens addon (available at organizeseries.com). We added some extra tokens and a extra series template for displaying unpublished posts in series to users.

    However, displaying these posts on the series archive page would be accomplished by modifying the loop in your template so it returns draft posts (or draft titles). That is not something Organize Series (or any current addons) enables.

  4. bobbybosler
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, I purchased the Extra Tokens addon, but your free documentation does not say what the extra two tokens are to display unpublished posts. Changelog says that they were added, FAQ does not say anything about it. Please tell me I don't have to purchase the Basic Support module just to use the basic functionality of this plugin addon...

    Also, I should add that the two extra tokens--whatever they are--are not documented in the sidebar on the Series Options page.

  5. bobbybosler
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey, I just looked through the php file, and there is NOTHING to do with unpublished posts, as far as I can tell.

  6. bobbybosler
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just found the tokens on your blog page, but I tried them and THEY DO NOT WORK! What's going on here?!

  7. bobbybosler
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ah, just realized why. Your download link downloads version 0.7 of the plugin. Could you update the link to download version 0.8?

  8. Darren Ethier (nerrad)
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    So sorry for the mixups, I'm looking into it now.

  9. Darren Ethier (nerrad)
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, the file that was in our download archive was the wrong one (as you pointed out). I did a minor version bump so users on our automatic updates would get the correct one but it is now version .8

    Again, sorry about that and thanks for letting me know! I'm surprised too that it wasn't pointed out earlier to me :)

  10. bobbybosler
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That did it. Got it in. Works awesome!

    One question about the unpublished title in the post list. Is there a way to edit the text that seems to be pulling the post status of the future posts? For instance, right now, half of my future posts say "future" and the other half "draft" (because I haven't finished formatting them yet).

    It would be great if I could have a field in the post meta box where I can input my unpublished post status per post. Perhaps, if the field was blank, it would default to the WP post status. I guess this is a feature request. :)

  11. Darren Ethier (nerrad)
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Glad to hear it works well for you :)

    We'll take that feature request into consideration. In the meantime you can just change the post status for the posts to one status type (to keep consistent)... however, I agree that isn't the best solution.

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