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  • Resolved msilvertant


    Hey, I just started using this plugin, and it’s pretty great!

    However, it seems a feature that is quite essential to me is not included. I noticed I can’t use HTML tags in the series descriptions. I would like to add some styling (i.e. bold words and links). Could you include this?

    Also, I would appreciate having more control over the appearance. I will use CSS to hide the title and get the styling I’m looking for, but it would be neat if some of those things are included as options in the settings.

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  • Thread Starter msilvertant


    I just thought of another feature that would be wonderful to include. Before using your plugin, I would manually include a description and link to the other parts of a series, stating something like, “This is part 1 of a 3-part series on…”.

    It would be fantastic if you could include a variable like that, where the description can include a mention of which part of the series it is. That way, I may also choose to exclude an explicit listing of all the posts, and just include that description and a link to the series.

    Thread Starter msilvertant


    After using the plugin for a while, I realize there should be an option to remove the ‘View the entire series’ link if the listing already includes all posts in the series.

    It’s arguably redundant to view the whole series of posts when they are already listed, although I can imagine there are also scenarios when one wishes to include the link.

    And I noticed that the title automatically gets a H2 tag. Even though I made the title invisible with CSS, I’m using a table of contents plugin which identifies H2 tags to list them, but I don’t want it to list the title of your plugin. So it would be fantastic if I could have control over what tag the title uses.

    Plugin Author Jon Weatherhead


    Thank you, I’m glad to hear that you’re finding the plugin useful. This is wonderful feedback and we’ll look into incorporating this into the next build!

    Plugin Author Jon Weatherhead


    I’ve never tried this before but I went investigating and was able to use HTML tags in the full taxonomy editor. This should be adequate as you seem familiar with HTML but if a WYSIWYG is required, I would recommend using an additional plugin to bring rich editing to taxonomy descriptions.

    1. Navigate to the Series listings screen.
    2. Hover over a series term in the table to the right.
    3. Select “edit” (not quick edit).
    4. Use HTML tags to enhance plaintext content.

    Plugin Author Jon Weatherhead


    Please disregard the above – while the backend does display the rich text correctly, the frontend requires a update to the plugin, which will be added to the next build.

    Plugin Author Jon Weatherhead


    Hooray! We’ve launched v2.0, a tremendous effort that accommodates several of your wish list items.

    Thread Starter msilvertant


    Thank you, Jon! What a swift response. I appreciate it.

    I have a few more requests, and two bug reports. But first I must ask, is this an appropriate place for it? It works for me, but let me know if you would rather receive feedback elsewhere.

    Bug 1: It seems the windowing has no effect; even with a window of 1 post, it still shows the whole series. Here is a post that is part of a longer series so you can see what I’m talking about:

    Bug 2: The link to the whole series has disappeared now. I tried checking and unchecking the option to include the link, but it hasn’t shown up since the v2.0 update.

    And here are a few more requests:

    Request 1: For the ‘This is part n of m’ template, can you add an option to have the m-number link to the whole series?

    Request 2: Can you also include such an option for the series title? It might be nice to use this instead of the link below the listed posts, or to use it alongside it.

    Request 3: This one takes a bit more to explain. Depending on the name of the series, I would like to include ‘the’ before it. If a series is called ‘On Earth’ for instance, then the second template works perfectly (i.e. This is part 1 of 3 in On Earth), although I think if ‘On Earth’ were a link to the whole series, it would be more clear to people that On Earth is indeed a series.

    However, if I call the series “On Earth series”, which I am doing in most instances for the sake of clarity, then the title becomes “This is part 1 of 3 in On Earth series”, which is grammatically wrong with the omission of [the]. I would like it to say “This is part 1 of 3 in the On Earth series”, or alternatively “This is part 1 of 3 in the series entitled ‘On Earth’”.

    So my request was initially going to be to include [the] depending on whether the series name ends with the word ‘series’. But on second thought, I think there are different formats people may want to consider, and it might be better to—depending on the format chosen—add the word ‘series’ after the proper series title, so the word doesn’t need to be an explicit part of the series name. Here are a few possible formats:
    a. This is part 1 of 3 in On Earth
    b. This is part 1 of 3 in ‘On Earth’
    c. This is part 1 of 3 in the On Earth series
    d. This is part 1 of 3 in the ‘On Earth’ series
    e. This is part 1 of 3 in the series On Earth
    f. This is part 1 of 3 in the series ‘On Earth’
    g. This is part 1 of 3 in the series, On Earth
    h. This is part 1 of 3 in the series, ‘On Earth’
    i. This is part 1 of 3 in a series entitled On Earth
    j. This is part 1 of 3 in a series entitled ‘On Earth’
    k. This is part 1 of 3 in a series entitled, ‘On Earth’

    I don’t think it’s needed to be able to choose from so many different formats though. But it would be nice if [the] is added when appropriate, and maybe we could have the option to put the series name in quotes or not.

    Request 4: Could you put the series name in its own class, so I can target it with styling independently of the rest of the title?

    Request 5: I don’t have a need for this now, but the need may come up at some point. What if I publish a post at a later point than the other posts in a series, but which needs to be number #2 in the series for instance? Right now, the only way to make the post into an earlier part of the series is to change the publishing date of the post itself, which is a hack I’m not comfortable with. It would be great if we could manually define the order of a series, or to be able to put that one particular post in a different place in the list.

    Request 6: I don’t think I will personally ever need this feature, but I think it’s a good one to include. How about the option to sort a series alphabetically? That way, your plugin can be used to generate alphabetical indexes, thus broadening the potential use of your plugin.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by msilvertant.
    • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by msilvertant.
    Plugin Author Jon Weatherhead


    Tremendous! I’ll have my blogger give you a shout out in the next plugin coverage article. I’m currently out of office but will address your feedback more thoroughly next week. Thank you for bearing with us as our software evolves.

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