Related Posts by Categories and Tags

Description

CRP Taxonomy Tools is an extension for Contextual Related Posts that adds another degree of related posts matching by adding the option to restrict these related posts to the same category, tag or custom taxonomy.

Additionally, you can also disable the contextual matching engine either on posts/pages or on only custom post types.

Requires Contextual Related Posts v2.6.0 or higher.

Contribute

Related Posts by Categories and Tags is open for contribution on Github

So, if you’ve got some cool feature that you’d like to implement into the plugin or a bug you’ve been able to fix, consider forking the project and sending me a pull request.

Screenshots

  • New options in WP-Admin - General options
  • New options in WP-Admin - List Tuning options

Installation

WordPress install (the easy way)

  1. Navigate to Plugins within your WordPress Admin Area

  2. Click “Add new” and in the search box enter “Related Posts by Categories and Tags”

  3. Find the plugin in the list (usually the first result) and click “Install Now”

Manual install

  1. Download the plugin

  2. Extract the contents of crp-taxonomy.zip to wp-content/plugins/ folder. You should get a folder called crp-taxonomy.

  3. Activate the Plugin in WP-Admin.

  4. Goto Settings » Related Posts to configure. You’ll find two checkboxes under General Options

FAQ

If your question isn’t listed here, please create a new post detailing your problem in the WordPress.org support forum. It is the fastest way to get support as I monitor the forums regularly. I also provide premium paid support via email.

Reviews

July 28, 2017
I'm REALLY happy with Contextual Related Posts, not least because it's well structured and easy to customise. But we have several authors, all with different writing styles, so the content search wasn't always finding the best results. Found this taxonomy plugin - and was a bit worried that it would stop looking for related content as well as tags. Results are excellent, though. Thank you 🙂
September 3, 2016
Thanks again for this awesome add-on. This is working perfectly on our site which solved the problem we had where in sidebar we had "recent news from company xyz" based on pulling last 5 items from the "user/company" -- but then the 10 bottom of page text CPT items would often be the same simply based on "related" process. Now, we can have that break out to be related items from more broad category items such as other items in "banking" now showing more readily -- and again, not just repeating the same five items already on page. Awesome + sauce = You ! 🙂
September 3, 2016
This is very great. Now I have more control on my Custom Post Type to not mix with the related posts from normal post type categories. Many way to use. Thank you so much.
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Contributors & Developers

“Related Posts by Categories and Tags” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.4.1

Release post: https://wzn.io/2K2ohWB

  • Bug fixes:
    • Saving settings added admin notices incorrectly
    • Delete settings on uninstall

1.4.0

Release post: https://wzn.io/2K0Ueyw

Plugin has been renamed to “Related Posts by Categories and Tags”

  • Enhancements:

    • Upgrade the plugin for the new Settings API in Contextual Related Posts v2.6.0
    • Add a notice in the admin page if Contextual Related Posts v2.6.0 and above is not installed
  • Deprecated:

    • Old settings interface – crpt_crp_default_options, crpt_save_options, crt_general_options, crt_tuning_options

1.3.0

  • Enhancements:

    • When “Match all taxonomy terms” is selected, only taxonomies for the current post type is selected. This reduces the cases where no posts are found. Posts are also now properly ranked by relevancy
  • Bug fixes:

    • Fixed PHP notices

1.2.0

  • Features:

    • Option to match by all taxonomies – Contributed by Enchiridion
  • Bug fixes:

    • Filters not working when only taxonomies are being used – Contributed by Enchiridion
    • Activation of the plugin failed with Contextual Related Posts v2.2.x

1.1.0

  • Features:
    • Added support for custom taxonomies. Very useful if your custom post types have custom taxonomies
    • Disable contextual matching

1.0.0

  • Initial release