I’ve been working on this new feature silently during last few late evenings. I got the idea while watching Dusty’s great blog series ‘This Old Crack House’ grow. I thought that it would be cool for Dusty to have the tool to group all of these related entries into one well-integrated unit.
Our new Blog Series solve this problem nicely. They are great for grouping related entries together. You may consider using them in many scenarios like for grouping entries that track the progress on your next project (e.g. “Morris Chair” series) or for grouping your tool reviews (“Tool Reviews” series), tips & tricks (“Tips & Tricks” series) etc.
Series keep your related entries interconnected thanks to the added navigation bar on the entry pages (you can find just under the heading and meta information bar). The navigation bar contains links to the previous and next part of the series as well as to the series index page. No worries, entries in the series are automatically kept in order for you – how cool.
I’ve also added the series listing to each blog page. This list contains only the series written by the respective blog author. Plus you can find the Top Series box on the Blogs page.
It is easy to start using this feature. All of the series management is performed on the add/edit blog entry page. There is new ‘Series’ dropdown list just above the entry title field. It is used to start new series by selecting ’- start new series -’ and providing the title or to select one of the existing series. When you decide to write the next part of the existing series just choose it from the dropdown and the actual series title along with the new part number will be displayed above the entry title field.
I think that now is the right time to get some organization into your evolving blogging addiction… and here is some inspiration:
- This Old Crack House – 16 parts so far
- Learning Opportunity – 3 parts so far
- Getting back to the shop – 3 parts so far
- Looked easier on paper – 2 parts so far
- Dining Table & Chairs – 1 part so far