Create series on your blog and customize navbar!

How to create a new series on your blog and move existing ones easily

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Hey everyone!

We are super excited to announce that you can now create series on your blog, and group articles together. If you have been using Hashnode for a while, you might have noticed that you can only create series on Hashnode domain (e.g. hashnode.com/series/*) and group articles there. We received a lot of request from the community to move series to blogs, along with the ability to pin them to blog navbar. I am happy to announce that we just shipped a big update that will help you:

  • Create series on your blog
  • and pin series to your blog navbar

How to create a new series

Series has been moved to your blog dashboard. So, visit your dashboard, and navigate to series tab. Then, click on the following button to create a new series.

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After you create a series on your blog, you can tag your articles with it while creating or updating your posts.

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Once you create a series, and tag some posts with it, it'll appear at its own URL on your blog:

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Here's an example: lo-victoria.com/series/a-look-at-react-hook..

How to migrate an old series

  • If you have just one blog on Hashnode, and some series where the posts are a part of your blog, we have done the migration for you. You can just visit your blog dashboard -> series and find those series.

  • If you have just one blog on Hashnode, but your series consists of posts that are published on hashnode.com URL, you have to follow these steps to migrate:

    • Go to hashnode.com/my-series to find all your existing series that have not been migrated
    • Choose a specific series
    • Make sure all the posts from that series are a part of your blog. If not, manually edit and move them to your blog
    • Next, click on "edit" button on the series, and move it to your blog

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    • Finally, edit the posts again and tag them with the correct series!

  • If you have multiple blogs on Hashnode, you have to edit your existing series, and move them to the right blog. Just make sure all the posts in your series are a part of the destination blog.

New Navbar

We are also introducing a new way to customize your blog navbar. Previously, your pages used to appear automatically on blog navbar. With this update, you can now decide what to pin on your blog navbar. A navbar item can be:

  • page
  • series
  • or any external link

You can also assign a priority to each nav bar item, and control the order in which they are rendered.

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You can visit your blog dashboard, and navigate to the navbar tab to customize it!


We are super excited about this update, and can't wait to see you create series on your own blog. As always, feel free to comment, or reach out to us on our discord server, if you have any questions!

Javier Aguilar's photo

Is it possible to list all series in one page? I'd expect it to be under

https://yourblog.com/series

thanks

Ayomiku Olatunji's photo

Confused on how to create my own navbar

Ayomiku Olatunji's photo

Can someone help me?

Gayatri Kale's photo

Pretty cool feature!

Maxi Contieri's photo

Amazing !

Already migrated!

thank you very much for this feature!

Jobin S's photo

great feature team hashnode

Narmada Nannaka's photo

Great features, can't wait to try them! Thanks, Sandeep Panda

HARDIK KAUSHIK's photo

Useful update!

Juan F Gonzalez's photo

This is awesome!! With the introduction of audio blogs and now series, Hashnode is now hands down the best way to get a fully functioning blog up and running. Thanks for this Sandeep and team!!

Prathima Kadari's photo

Good to know this feature. Thanks for sharing. Sandeep Panda

Vignesh M's photo

This is very good. I think the series URL has some auto-assigned slug, is it possible to customize that at the moment?

Victoria Lo's photo

This is awesome!! As an avid series writer, I love it so much! Thanks Sandeep Panda :)

Danny Steenman's photo

Great! Thanks for implementing the series feature!

Animesh Pandey's photo

Very useful update! I was wondering about requesting for the same!