Simple Series WordPress Plugin Update

Making cereals

Making cereals

This weekend, almost an entire year from the last update, I made some revisions to my Simple Series plugin for WordPress.1 This is one of the plugins that I use the most often for WordPress.  It’s right up there, in terms of frequency, with the WP-Footnotes plugin that lets me insert footnotes.2

As much as I loved this plugin, it was always a little bit of  pain to use.  In order for two posts to be associated together in the same series, the title must be listed exactly the same in each post.  So, to make sure that I was getting it right, I would open an old post in the relevant series, copy the exact plugin shortcode with the exact title, and paste it into the new post.

With this update you can click the “Add Series” button in the TinyMCE text editor for a post and insert any series title you’ve previously used.  It’s not yet as elegant as I would like, but it makes a few button clicks out of a what used to be an annoying process.3 I’ve also added the ability to have a series between pages, posts, or any combination of the two kinds of content types.

”Posts
  1. DrawBot, the Adventure Begins
  2. DrawBots for the slow learner
  3. DrawBot - Parts Ordered!!!
  4. DrawBot - The Breakdown
  5. DrawBot - Parts Shipped!!!
  6. DrawBot - What would you draw?
  7. DrawBot - Giant Unicorn?
  8. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part I
  9. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part IV
  10. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part III
  11. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part IV
  12. Now Simple Series will also add the series list to RSS feeds too!
  13. ZOMG! Simple Series is going viral!
  14. DrawBot – The Delivery, Part VI
  15. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part V
  16. Anti-Virals
  17. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VI
  18. DrawBot – Printed Parts
  19. DrawBot – The Assembly, Part VIII
  20. DrawBot – Printing!
  21. DrawBot – Why are you crying?
  22. DrawBot – Calibration
  23. DrawBot – Pen Selection
  24. DrawBot – Drawing Success(ish)!!!
  25. Plugin Considerations
  26. WordPress Plugin: Easy CC License
  27. Restarting a Stalled DrawBot Drawing
  28. TSP FTW!
  29. Speedier DrawBot Drawings
  30. Two new DrawBot links! And an update!
  31. The biggest inkjet printer ever
  32. Maze Code + Polargraph?
  33. The Eagle Has Landed
  34. I think I know what I want to draw next...
  35. This project is not going to overengineer itself
  36. Overengineered Bolt Endcaps, Case Holder
  37. DrawBot - A Tour!
  38. Building an Arduino Drawing Robot - On The Cheap
  39. DrawBot - Printed Parts Tour
  40. Simple Series WordPress Plugin Update
  41. Apparently WordPress.org serves up even more delicious download stats
  42. OCD Plugin Stats and the WordPress.org Statistics API
  43. How to add a custom button to the WordPress Visual TinyMCE Editor
  44. A Study of Drawing Robot Pen Holders and Design Considerations
  45. Drawing Robot Pen Holders, Calligraphy Pens, and Thought Experiments
  46. Ideal Qualities in a Drawing Robot Pen Holder
  47. Enough talk! Finally a pen holder!
  48. DrawBot Pen Holder Post Mortem

  1. Photo courtesy of Tavo []
  2. Like this! []
  3. Described in the prior paragraph []

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