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Sibusiso Dlamini
Sibusiso Dlamini

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A cry for help

Sorry if these seems like a rant but anyway. There comes a time when I get an idea for a blog and find that it is a bit too long and afraid that people would leave it without having read the entire piece. So I think to break my content into cohesive chunks that would flow as a sort of series. But theres a problem I don't know why or how but I can't seem to get a series to work 😐

I have seen these series posts before and I thought I should be able to create one but the dev documentation didn't do me much justice😞. Hence the reason for this blog. I'm asking for help. If you know how to make a Dev series post would you be so kind as to assist myself and everyone else who reads this post by leaving a link in the comments or better yet. Write a tutorial on how to do it because the only ones I can find didnt really help my cause.

And just to clarify I am aware that you need to use the jekyll font matter dev editor and place a :series: tag in the front matter. I have read the docs. I couldn't get it to work. Also the last time I checked there are no liquid tags for a series which is why I am assuming that you need to use the jekyll font matter (according to dev docs).

If you've received my distress signal thank you for actually reading itπŸƒ.

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pentacular

It is very unclear to me what problem you are trying to solve here. :)

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Evgenia Milcheva

Have you tried addingthe series: [series name] to the front-matter par of your post?

Ref: dev.to/p/editor_guide

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Sibusiso Dlamini Author

I've tried that but it didn't seem to change anything when I previewed,

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Nathan Kallman

It won't appear in preview (unfortunately).. as dev.to currently only includes published posts in the series list.

Also the series list only displays if there are at least 2 published posts in the series.

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Nathan Kallman

A note that after adding the article to the series, it won't appear with that nice list of series articles you may have seen until there's at least 2 published articles in the same series.

I could write up a mini-tutorial on this and post tomorrow since I've made two series on dev.to if that would help people

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Sibusiso Dlamini Author

Thank you. I'll give the series another shot with 2 posts this time. That mini tutorial would be a great help as well

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Nathan Kallman
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Habdul Hazeez

Take a look at this:

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