Organize Series Multiples FAQ
What is Organize Series Multiples?
It is an addon for Organize Series that provides the ability for authors to add posts to more than one series. The core plugin only allows posts to be added to ONE series. Multiples changes that. Really it does. You want to add that post to 5 series? Go right ahead.
But won’t that mess up the series part numbering?
Nope, series parts will be correctly calculated for all posts in the series you add the new post too. It’s magical. We’ve added some fairy dust to make sure that nothing get’s broken while you’re having fun trying to break things (*but sometimes our fairy intern doesn’t add enough dust, if something breaks let us know and we’ll replace the fairy).
What about the quick-edit on the edit.php page (for viewing the list of posts). Can I still use it to add posts to series?
Yes. Yes. Yes. AND, we’ve worked on the user interface so it makes sense. As you can imagine, having this kind of power can be scary. We made it not scary.
If I decide I don’t like this addon can I go back to using just Organize Series without the addon?
Well, yes and no. You can, but your posts will lose all their series information (because multiples significantly changes the data structure of series when activated). You will have to re-associate your posts with series again (the series will still be there, just the post->series connections will be lost).
I heard this was something you were never going to do (create the possibility of adding posts to more than one series). Why did you do it?
At one point (I believe a long time ago) I did say that adding posts to more than one series won’t happen. I just didn’t think it made sense (and still don’t). That’s what categories (and now series groups) are for. However, a certain individual named John Pinto just HAD to have this feature and was willing to pay me to create the addon. He GRACIOUSLY agreed that it should be available to the rest of you, and so here we are.
Whoah, you’ve priced this higher than any of the other addons (like $20 dude! really?) How come?
I’m trying to deter the casual user from buying it. Really. There’s so much POWER packed in Organize Series multiples that it requires someone with the willingness to invest in it to use it. Actually, Organize Series Multiples is REALLY easy to use. It’s priced the way it is because of the significant time investment it took to create it. Not only did I create the addon, but I had to do quite a bit of work behind the scenes in the Organize Series Core plugin to make it work right. Besides, we do have to feed the fairy from time to time… (fairy dust doesn’t grow on trees you know)
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