Currently with organize series plugin author level user cannot manage their own series. I am trying to add feature to the plugin so that author level user can create & manage their own post and admin and editor can manage all series post.

After a little bit searching I have found that that can be done by creating a 'series owner' metadata for series taxonomy and filter by this 'series owner=authorid' to show & manage authors' own post.

For adding meta for series taxonomy I have found some tuts and plugin wordpress.org/extend/plugins/taxonomy-metadata/ and shibashake.com/wordpress-theme/add-term-or-taxonomy-meta-data.

Now how can I do that?

Any help will be appreciated.

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    You can try this: wordpress.org/plugins/user-series It's a very simple plugin extending Organize Series providing exactly what you need.
    – user34837
    Jul 2, 2013 at 15:28

2 Answers 2


May I suggest using the Posts 2 Posts plugin instead. You can create a 'serie' custom post type, specifying the appropriate capabilites, which would allow authors to add descriptions, order posts using drag-and-drop, etc.:




the plugin creates it's own capabilities to the taxonomy "series" in orgSeries-setup.php on line 163.

$capabilities = array(
            'manage_terms' => 'manage_series',
            'edit_terms' => 'manage_series',
            'delete_terms' => 'manage_series',
            'assign_terms' => 'manage_series'

so you can manage this capabilities and allow it to authors form a plugin like:

then you can save the term meta data as an option like this:

add_action('add_category ',save_series_meta)

function save_series_meta($t_id){
    $t = get_term_by('id',$t_id,'series');
    if ($t){

        $term_data = array(
                            'term_ID' => $t_id,

so when they create a series it will save there id with it as an option

and then you just make user they can only edit there own series like this:

add_action ( 'edit_category_form_fields', 'tme_cat_featured');

function tme_cat_featured( $tag ) {

    $t = get_term_by('id',$tag->term_id,'series');
    if ($t){
        $t_meta = get_option('SeriesMeta$t->term_id')
        if ($current_user->ID != $t_meta['author']){
            echo 'you can only edit your own series!!';


and you will need your won meta box that will only let them create a series and selcet from there own.

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