Organize Shortcodes Addon Released!


Visual Shortcode Buttons

I'm excited to announce the newest addition to the Organize Series addons family, Organize Series Shortcodes! This new add-on gives you the ability to easily add series information where you want within a post (or page!) using the built-in shortcodes system provided by WordPress.  We've provided multiple ways for you to insert shortcodes:


  • You can do it using the [shortcode] syntax.
  • You can use the handy buttons provided via the "Visual" tab (the easiest way).
  • You can use the buttons provided via the HTML tab (if you prefer going html when composing posts).

Here's a short overview of all the shortcodes provided with the initial release:

1. Add Organize Series "Series Post List Box"

shortcode: [series_post_list_box]

info: This shortcode enables you to insert a table of contents for a series wherever you want in a post (or a page!).  It is "smart" - which means if you use this shortcode (without any parameters) within a post that is part of a series, it will automatically output the series post list box for that post.


2. Add Organize Series "Post List Box"

shortcode: [post_list_box]

info: Returns a list of posts within an indicated series (or the list of posts for the series this post belongs to).

3. Add Organize Series Table of Contents

shortcode: [series_toc]

info: This is probably one of the most powerful shortcodes because of all the options you have.  This shortcode is used to output the table of contents for the series you have written.  What's cool about this is the amount of control over the series that are displayed.  Of course, this makes it easier than ever to setup a page on your site listing all the series you've written!

4. Organize Series Meta

shortcode: [series_meta] [/series_meta]

info: This outputs the series meta strip (default is series title, part number, number of posts in series), however you can also customize the output of this shortcode using the same %tokens% you used on the series options page!

5. Organize Series Navigation Strip

shortcode: [series_nav][/series_nav]

info: This outputs the series navigation strip used to smartly navigate through the various posts in a series.  Like the series meta shortcode, you can also customize the output here with the same %tokens% found in the series options page.

So there you have it!  5 AWESOME shortcodes right out of the gate.  Those who purchase this addon will gain access to even more detailed usage docs to give you all you need for unleashing the power of Organize Series Shortcodes.

You can purchase this addon via our downloads page - don't forget to check out all the setup instructions before making your purchase!

NOTE: Just a heads up that I'm travelling until May 10th, 2011, and my internet access during this period of time is intermittent.  I will respond to any inquiries as soon as I can but my regular promptness won't be in place until I return.



  1. Matt Vaden

    I just purchased the shortcodes add-on plugin and I was wondering if I also needed to purchase a support package to ask you a support question.

    Thanks for your time.

    Matt Vaden

    • Hi Matt, sorry for the delay in responding. Generally speaking, yes, the support package is required. The addons are intentionally priced without support included so people who don’t require support don’t have to pay for it.

      • Hello Darren. Thanks for the response.

        I was actually having a bit of problem with the shortcodes not working [site_nav] actually wasn’t working at all…

        However, I figured out by reading the readme.txt file that’s included with the Organize series plugin that I could copy seriestoc.php to my default theme directory and use it as a template file to display my series on a page like they were a list of category posts, instead of trying to use the shortcodes on my own WordPress page from within WordPress. (I’m not sure why I couldn’t get the shortcode [site_nav] to work, but using the template file and customizing it to work with Genesis worked like a champ!)

        Note: For those of you who may be using the Genesis framework from StudioPress, you will need to modify the default seriestoc.php to include the required, default, Genesis specific template tags, but other than that, it will work great.

        Matt Vaden

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