Overview of Series Categories

PublishPress Series allows you to organize individual posts together into a series.

PublishPress Series has feature called Series Categories that gives you the ability to put series together in groups.

Let's take a look at a common use-case for Series Categories. This screenshot below is taken from a monthly publication. The Series Categories are years, such as “2020”, “2021” and “2022.

Series Categories Overview
Series Categories Overview

Inside each Series Category are individual series. In the example of this monthly magazine, each month has its own series. “January 2022”, “February 2022”, and “March 2022” are all placed inside the Series Category called “2022”. You can see an example of a monthly magazine in PublishPress Series by visiting our demo site.

Series Categories
Series Categories

How to Display the Categories

PublishPress Series arrives with a default layout for your categories, as you can see in the image below. This example uses a “Series Category” of “Star Wars”. The individual series are “Star Wars Originals”, “Star Wars Prequels” and “Star Wars Sequels”.

Groups Overview
Groups Overview

You can customize this display using the taxonomy-series_group.php file. You will find this in /publishpress-series-pro/includes-pro/addons/grouping/theme/primary/.

  • Copy the file wp-content/plugins/publishpress-series-pro/includes-pro/addons/grouping/theme/primary/taxonomy-series_group.php
  • Copy the file into your theme or child theme's folder.
  • Customize the HTML to match the design of your theme.

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