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Post Series Manager

This plugin will help you manage and display post series more easily. You'll be able to create/assign series assign posts to it.

This plugin will help you manage and display post series more easily. You'll be able to create/assign series and display other posts in the series.

It consists of a custom taxonomy (post-series) and two shortcodes [post_series_block] and [post_series_nav].

It will automatically display a list of posts in the series at the top of a post and a link to the next post in the series when applicable.

Author Jeffrey de Wit, Adam Soucie
Contributors adamsoucie, cheffheid
Tags Post
  1. post-series-manager screenshot 1

    An example of a list of posts in a series, automatically placed at the top of a post.

  2. post-series-manager screenshot 2

    An example of a call to action at the end of a post, only shows up if there is a next post in the series.

  3. post-series-manager screenshot 3

    Adding a post to a series is as simple as adding a tag to it.

  1. Upload the post-series-manager folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  3. Start adding series tags to your posts like you would a regular tag


  • Added "start" attribute to ol to follow the count of all posts in the series
  • Cleaned up and updated Dutch translations
  • Fixed existing filters to actually do something
  • Added three more filters, so you can change the list type from ol to ul or change the intro text


  • Cleaned up some code to match WP standards
  • Post List now supports more than 5 posts
    • Displays up to 2 posts before and after the current post


  • Fixed a small, but nasty, bug with a div not getting closed properly.
  • Added some filters.


  • Changed unordered list to an ordered one, because semantics


  • First release.

I don't want it to show up before/after/somewhere else, what do I do?

The plugin is set up in such a way that the content filters that are put in place can be removed fairly simply. Add one, or both, of the following to your functions.php:

// Remove the shortcode that's automatically added before the content
remove_filter( 'the_content', array( $post_series_manager, 'post_series_before' ) );
// Remove the shortcode that's automatically added after the content
remove_filter( 'the_content', array( $post_series_manager, 'post_series_after' ) );

How do I use the shortcodes?

The shortcodes are simple and have no additional parameters to use. The shortcodes that are available are:

  • [post_series_block] - this is normally added before the content
  • [post_series_nav] - this is normally added after the content

Can I filter stuff?

A number of filters have been included, and more are to follow.

The filters that are included (subject to change):

// Filters "This post of part of the series: " text

// Filters the " (Current)" text

// Filters the "Continue reading this series:" text

// Filters the "Other posts in this series:" text

// Filters the start "<ol>" tag

// Filters the ending "</ol>" tag

Be very aware that if you change the opening ol to ul, you will also want to change the ending ol to match.

Version 1.2.0

Requires WordPress version: 3.8 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 22 Dec 2016

Date Added: 19 Mar 2015

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