Depending on the type of WordPress blog you have, you may often find that you are writing a series of posts and want your readers to have easy access to the other posts in your series. Others may find that they like to break their posts into several individual parts, but want the readers to see that these posts are linked together.
This can be accomplished in several ways, but very few of them are efficient and easy. Fortunately, if you are a WordPress user, you are in luck! Remstate offers a free WordPress plugin called In Series that makes cross referencing posts in a series easy to accomplish.
Once you’ve uploaded and activated the plugin, the installation is complete! You will then see a field called In Series in your Dashboard’s Write panel. When writing the first post that belongs in a series, you will need to create a name for the series, then in any future installments of the series simply select it from the drop-down menu. If you’ve already written posts that belong in a series, you can go back and edit them and select the series in the drop-down menu. They will be added in the order that you’ve added them to the series, however, so you’ll want to add to the series in sequential order.
This plugin will not be necessary for all blogs, but I’ve found a lot of use for it on several blogs I run. It goes a long way towards retaining search engine traffic and increasing page views.