Issue Configuration Options
While the majority of the magazine cover is automatically generated, there are a few configuration options that may be set per-issue.
Issue covers may be configured by selecting an issue from within the ‘Issues’ area of the WordPress Dashboard.
As covers are automatically generated, the edit screen is not as visual as when editing posts and pages. Preview the issue the view changes made to the issue configuration.
Cover stories may be selected from a list of stories within the current issue that are using the Immersive post template. While any story may be included within the issue’s contents, only immersive posts may be selected as cover stories.
Note: When creating a new magazine or adding new stories to an existing magazine, the available options within the Cover Story dropdown will not update in real time. If a newly added Immersive Template story is not appearing, save and refresh the page to view the complete list of available stories for selection in this field.
Story ordering may be rearranged using the right-most column within the Stories box. Simply click and drag stories to their desired order. This will affect which order stories will appear on covers, as well as in the Magazine preview block.
The left-most box of the Stories field allows users to search, filter, and select stories that exist on the current site for inclusion within the issue. See the Adding Stories to Magazines page for more options on how stories may be included in an issue.
Similar to posts and pages, several standard elements exist for each issue that should be filled out for optimal display of the magazine in archives, blocks that pull issue previews (Automated Posts, for example), and when the cover URL is shared via social.
These fields include the Excerpt, Featured Image, and all Metadata fields.
Additionally, issue titles, permalinks, and publish settings may all be controlled via the standard interfaces, exactly the same as regular posts.
Have questions? Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns at go.ncsu.edu/ucomm-dev-request.