If you’ve read my last few posts, you know I’m doing a series to create a WordPress theme from scratch. The thing is, I didn’t really want to create a new taxonomy to be able to reference this series. I don’t do this kind of thing often, or ever. Most existing plugins register a taxonomy where each term is a series. So, with the help of Pippin Williamson, I created a plugin that turns normal blog categories into post series.
All you have to do is create a category dedicated to the series. It can be a parent or child category. Go to the “edit category” screen, and click the checkbox to enable the series. Once you do, the category / series archive will display in reverse (ascending) order, so that the oldest posts are first. Also, there will be a listing of all posts in the category / series at the end of each post in the series.
This is a simple plugin that is designed to “just work”. There are some filters in it to change things and customize them to your liking. For more details, check out the dedicated page to the plugin.
You can download Really Simple Series from the WordPress.org plugin repository.
PS: isn’t my dog awesome?