Issue Scheduler

1. Go to Articles > Issues in the WordPress admin. 2. Create a new issue. 3. Click on the name of the newly created issue. 4. In the Issue settings, set the “Issue Status” to Scheduled. 5. This will display the “Schedule” setting. Select the day and time you would like the issue status to […]

How do I enhance the layout of Article pages to match my theme?

IssueM is meant to stay theme agnostic so you can customize it to match your needs. Here are a couple of approaches to spice up your pages: Ask your theme developer if they will add support for custom post types (IssueM creates the Article post type)  You can enhance the Article page payouts via a visual […]

Getting Started

IssueM helps you publish your magazine or publication online with WordPress. This getting started guide will walk you through the minimum amount of steps required to publish your first issue. IssueM includes many more settings that can be configured, but this guide focuses on publishing your first issue with the least amount of effort. Watch […]

Choosing the right Issue Cover size

When you upload a cover image for your issue, make sure it is large enough to display in high resolution in the app. Your cover image size should be: 1536 x 2048 pixels When a reader clicks on an issue from your Past Issues screen, this cover image will load briefly telling the reader what issue is […]

Issue-to-PDF Filters

There are a couple filters you can use to alter the output of your PDF. Take a look at the gist below to see examples of how to use the filters.

How to set up an RSS or MailChimp feed with IssueM

If you want to allow your readers to easily keep up-to-date with your latest articles then you are going to want to make use of RSS feeds, whether it’s simply providing a feed for adding to a reader or creating an RSS-driven campaign in MailChimp. Finding the feeds for articles can be a little tricky […]

Why aren’t the cover images aligning properly on the past issues page?

This problem is almost always due to a difference in the height of the cover images. The layout of the page is created by floating the cover images, which works perfectly if the images are all the same size but even a 1 pixel height difference can cause unwanted gaps to appear. So, why are […]

Adding IssueM articles to your homepage posts list

Let’s say the main component of your current homepage is a list of the most recent posts. You’ve installed IssueM, created articles and now you’d like that list to include articles as well. By default, WordPress will not include any custom post types, such as articles. This is a sensible approach as WordPress doesn’t really know […]

How IssueM adds issues your WordPress site

Having a good understanding of how WordPress and IssueM work together will help you get the best from your site. In this post we’ll take a high-level look at the components that make up a basic WordPress site and what IssueM brings to the table. WordPress is a database-driven application written in the PHP language […]

How To Display Coauthors In The Contents List

Are you using the CoAuthors Plugin and want to list coauthors in your issue contents page? The issuem_author_name filter is here to save your day. The issuem_articles shortcode is responsible for creating the contents list on an issue page. By default it will list the assigned WordPress user which, if you are using the CoAuthors Plus […]

How do I order my articles?

Default article ordering uses the publish date. You can order articles 2 other ways: Using the Article Order field Drag and drop ordering 1. Use the Article Order field to order your articles in each issue 2. Drag and drop article ordering This method works well when you have many articles to order Grab and install […]

Will IssueM work with any theme?

Yes you can install IssueM with any theme. The plugin will inherit some of the theme’s attributes but most likely you will want to style the CSS to get it to look the way you want it. Here’s what the default IssueM installation looks like on the WordPress 2012 theme. Here’s what a custom styled […]

How Do I Create An Author Article Archive?

How Do I Create An Author Article Archive? Out-of-the-box, a url of http://yoursite/author/[author-slug] will generate a list of posts written by the author (the Author Archive). That default list will only include posts, so if you want to display articles you need to tell WordPress to include them when it is grabbing the items. The easiest […]

Ordering Articles Within A Category

To control the ordering of the Articles, set the Order field – the higher number the higher the priority, that is 5 will be listed ahead of 4. Best way to access this field is via the Quick Edit menu option I described in my initial response.

How Do I Group My Articles By Category?

This answer assumes that: You are using the issuem_articles shortcode to generate your article list You are using Article Categories to organise your issues Step 1 – check that you are outputting the category in the article listing format. In the WordPress Admin interface go to Articles > IssueM Settings and scroll down to IssueM […]

Why Are My Past Issues Using A Different Layout To My Current Issue?

If your past issue URLs are http://[yoursite]/issue/[issue-name] then you are bypassing IssueM and using WordPress to display the article list. Chances are that it’s just using the standard archive template. To ensure that the past issues use the same layout as your current issue, jump into your WordPress Admin interface, go to Articles > IssueM […]

Advanced Issue Search configuration

Advanced Issue Search plugin 1. Add the following shortcode to any page. [issuem_advanced_search] 2. The search fields will display on the page, as well as the results after a user performs a search.

Migration Tool

Migration tool This plugin let’s you move a Post (or other post type) into an Article and assign it to an issue. There are 2 ways to migrate posts: Bulk migration: In your dashboard go to: Articles/Migration Tool Single Post migration: Bring up your Posts. Hover over a post to bring up the quick menu and choose […]

Issue-to-PDF Setup

Issue-to-PDF plugin Notes: 1. Recommended PHP Memory Limit of at least 32MB or 64MB 2. This plugin is 12megs+ and will likely need to be uploaded manually via FTP 3. The WordPress Orderby menu field controls the order of the article output inthe PDF Template customization Issue-to-PDF uses the mPDF library to generate the PDF, […]

IssueM Settings

IssueM has three main settings areas: an article, an issue, and the plugin itself. This guide explains each setting and how to use it. Article Settings IssueM uses the post type “article” to create the articles for your publication. Each issue is made up of articles, just like a real magazine or newspaper. Each article […]

Widgets

IssueM comes with two widgets that you can place in any sidebar area. To access the widgets, go to Appearance->Widgets in the WordPress admin. IssueM Active Issue This widget will display information about the current live issue. Display Issue Title  Toggle display the issue title of the current live issue  Display Issue Cover Image  Toggle […]

Shortcodes

IssueM comes with many shortcodes to help you customize the look and feel of your online magazine. IssueM Shortcodes [issuem_issue_title] This shortcode displays the current issue name [issuem_articles] This shortcode will display the list of articles in an issue. Accepted Arguments: issue – use issue slug to display a specific issue posts_per_page – any number. Default: -1 […]