Any way to widget-ize this plugin?
Any way to widget-ize this plugin?
I've been debating about this, but wasn't sure if a widget would be required for related posts. I'll throw this in the next release of the plugin.
I would LOVE a related posts widget. I'm trying to keep as much content on my index pages as possible above the fold, so widget-izing the related posts plugin to fit into my sidebar would be fantastic. Great job on the plugin, Ajay!
please remove the widget tag, it is misleading
I know you don't need me to be up in your ass about this--but you will completely change the scope of my WordPress portfolio Web site once you have created a widget that goes along with this very awesome plugin that you've created.
I can't wait for the Widget. Seriously. It's the largest piece of tech that will have the greatest impact on my site, especially when I'm able to use the Widget Logic plugin to determine where Contextual Posts is revealed.
Looking forward to it, bud!
deez, I already have the widget in testing on my test blog. I have also added some extra features and intend to release this by this weekend.
What do you mean by "Widget Logic plugin to determine where Contextual Posts is revealed"?
The way I have designed the widget right now is that it needs to be displayed on "singular" posts, e.g. you won't display it on the index page, because the results are definitely not accurate.
Great! Looking forward to the weekend release, Ajay.
Widget Logic is a plugin designed to determine via conditional tags, where in your site any given widget will be displayed. Link: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/widget-logic/
I'm looking forward to the plugin displaying on my posts page, in a right sidebar, specifically.
I've released v1.8.2 which incorporates widget support. Do let me know if it works as you expected.
Great job, Ajay.
It's getting there! Good work. One thing I've noticed is that I can't have the widget mode enabled without also having the bottom post section enabled too. Essentially, I have to have both sections enabled in order to have the widget working. What I was hoping for was that I could either have the bottom post functionality enabled, OR the widget enabled.
Specifically, I'm looking to only enable the context related post widget.
That being said, the widget is working great. One thing I was wondering, is if instead of a single line of thumbnails, is there a way to stack them? Maybe, two-by-two? Instead of one long line of four related posts, for instance, having a square of four depending on the size of your widgetized area (in my case, sidebar)?
Does that make sense?
Solid work, Ajay.
Ahhh, and then I saw that you have your context-related post at the bottom of your page, essentially, already doing what I asked above, regarding stacking the thumbnails. So maybe my want to stack thumbnails is manageable via custom CSS that I'm not familiar with?
Using a .php code widget, I was able to embed your standalone line of code "<?php if(function_exists('echo_ald_crp')) echo_ald_crp(); ?>" one next to the other to show you how I would really like the widget section to look like. I hope this helps you decipher what I was trying to explain in my above posts. Look in the sidebar to see what I mean.
Bah. Forget all that I wrote above.
I can't seem to get the related posts to float next to each other within the sidebar. I can only get a column. There is enough space in the sidebar to arrange to columns next to each other, but for a reason outside of my knowledge base, I can't get each related post to float next to the other, and then spiral and then create a new row underneath the first.
The images float into proper rows at the bottom of posts, but not within the sidebar.
Any help you can give me to arrange the widget to call related posts in rows of two would be very helpful, Ajay.
Still check out the above page. You'll get an idea of what I'm trying to accomplish in the right sidebar. Thanks again!
Deez, have you checked out http://kevin.deldycke.com/2012/04/beautify-contextual-related-posts-wordpress-plugin/
He has a good tutorial on what CSS to use to stack up the posts side by side.
In the link above you seem to have 4 images, in a 2 by 2. How did you get that? CSS or otherwise?
I will tweak the widget better in the next version that allows you to independently select if you want to display the related posts on the post or page or content.
Hi, the description of 1.8.4 says "widget support."
I've installed the plug-in, but I can't figure out how to take advantage of a widget form.
I'd like the Related Posts output to appear in the Post's sidebar AND NOT in with the content and comments in the main column.
Can I do this?
Thanks in advance!
The widgets are in Appearance > Widgets
Find the widget called Related Posts
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