WordPress Plugin #12: Yet Another Related Post

Note: In this series I’ll delve into some of the better plugins available for WordPress that I am already using, or about to start using. I’m aiming to highlight 30 of the better plugins.

Getting people to your blog is one thing, keeping them there is another. While a good design and navigation is one thing, making sure your sidebar is well proportioned and easy to find your way around is another … but if someone has come to you about a certain topic then you ought to help them out by showing them other content you’ve written.

The ‘Yet Another Related Post‘ plugin does exactly this by giving “you a list of posts and/or pages related to the current entry, introducing the reader to other relevant content on your site.”

The plugin has many features including the ability to disallow posts by category and tag, limit by ‘match threshold’ using matching scores and it can also add related posts to your RSS feed, helping your RSS readers find the rest of your content in the same way normal visitors to the blog can.

If you look at the end of each and every post on this blog there is a list of 3 (you can have more or less) posts linked that are related to the current post by either title, tags, or content text. Here’s one for you;

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  • cal

    I am able to get thumbnails to appear for my related post area under my articles. However, now the titles of the articles don’t appear next to my thumbnails. Any idea how I can fix this – I have looked everywhere and cannot get this resolved.

    Please help, Thanks!

    • Cal – I did not realise there was a way of using thumbnails instead of the links. I’ll look at it and drop you an email if I get anywhere.

      All the best, David

  • will

    yes just how to insert it into the theme it self instead of the auto insert.

  • The plugin has been updated since I wrote the above post and now includes the graphical/image based edition which, in my opinion, is far better and is gaining more clicks that the basic text-based edition. I have no data to support this, just my ‘hunch’.