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Organize Series

A plugin for managing the article series you write.

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4.3 out of 5 stars
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Seems like a good plug-in if I could figure out how to use it
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Basic usage documentation will cost you at least $49.

By , for WP 4.5

Overall, this plugin "works" in that it does what it says: it adds the taxonomy and lets you group your posts by series. Out of the box, the series post box and what not are not exactly pretty, but they are functional enough and it was easy to customize it to fix it up.

It is a little clunky in places though and it certainly has some bugs. When you are making a new post and safe the draft, it loses the series position and the Post title for the widget. The quick edit shows a series box and the series name on the right side, but there is a second series drop box and position on the left at the bottom of the quick edit box. Those two never fill in with the current info, so if you quick edit a series post you may accidentally remove it from the series.

In terms of the clunkiness. When creating/editing a post, the series selector is a set of radios...which is cumbersome once you have more than 5 series. A select box would be much more useful.

Reordering series posts is a complete pain if they get numbered wrong (which they generally do if you mistakenly use bulk edit to add a bunch of posts to a series). Just renumbering them fails because it won't let you renumber a post to say, position 3, if something else is there but it also won't let you move the rest of the posts up one first. *sigh*

I ended up having to just go into the database and manually fix the numbers on a longer series, while a short one I just removed everything from the series and redid it.

Still, it does the main thing I needed without going overboard on clutter and extra stuff that wasn't needed.

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