Custom Related Posts

Description

Custom Related Posts is a user friendly plugin for manually adding related posts to any of your posts, pages or custom post types. You have full control over those related links, choosing for yourself if they go both ways.

An overview of the features:

  • Set which post types the plugin is active for yourself
  • Easily define relations in one or both ways on the post edit page
  • Display related posts with a shortcode, widget or block
  • Optionally show featured images in any size
  • Import from XML using post IDs
  • Compatible with the Classic Editor and Gutenberg Block Editor

Need help?
Check out our documentation!

This plugin is under active development. Any feature requests are welcome!

Screenshots

  • The Custom Related Posts block and plugin sidebar
  • Add relations by searching for posts

Installation

  1. Upload the custom-related-posts directory (directory included) to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Check out our getting started documentation

FAQ

Do you offer any support?

Yes! We pride ourselves on offering awesome support and almost always answer support questions within 24 hours. Send us an email at support@bootstrapped.ventures whenever you have a question or suggestion!

Reviews

Just what I needed for internal links

I wanted to be able to manually choose which pages linked to each other, so selected Custom Related Posts from the reviews comparing alternatives. It does exactly what I wanted and gives the option of one way or both way links. Using the Block function I'm able to place links beneath my content exactly as I had hoped for. Having links within a Block is really helpful, once I finally understood that the option existed, that is, and finally understood how to use them. The support is excellent, I don't know how Brecht ever gets any sleep!!

Awesome plugin!

It's clean, fast, easy to use and has nearly all you need. What I love the most is that you don't need to save the post again after you change some links. Keep up the great work!

Exactly what I was looking for

I wanted to be able to search for an select the posts I wanted, and only on certan posts. A manual process was what I needed – but with about 1,500 posts (we're a news site, primarily), I just didn't have time to exit the post, find the ones I wanted, copy the URL, then go back into the site and paste them in. This plugin lets me do it right within the post editor. For now, I'm using the shortcode in the body of the post. I'm going to take a look at the widget as well. Thank you for this plugin!

Awesome plugin and support

A great plugin which very simply allows you to link to posts or pages that you choose. So much better than others which have to best-guess links, which may be out of date, according to tags or categories. Another great feature is the ability to get the post or page to which you are linking to link back to your current page too. I was also impressed by the excellent support from the plugin's author who responded speedily and offered continued assistance until my issue was resolved. At the moment I use the plugin as a widget in a sidebar. If I had to make a request for future development, it would be to allow the inclusion of a featured imaged for each post, and for it to be placed after the post, as an alternative to other, less flexible offerings. Highly recommended!

In the world of Related posts, this plugin is one of a kind.

Hi, I really like the idea of this plugin, it's simple, unique, powerful. I do have a few suggestions that I think would make this plugin even more powerful than it already is. Here they are: 1. The option to include the related posts featured image and excerpt. 2. The option to customize the html output. I would really love to see those additions to the plugin. Best regards.
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Contributors & Developers

“Custom Related Posts” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.6.1

  • Feature: Thumbnails in output are links as well
  • Improvement: Bring back shortcode button for TinyMCE
  • Fix: Class name error for list item title
  • Fix: PHP notice for missing variable

1.6.0

  • Feature: Show featured image for related posts
  • Feature: Setting to disable relation caching
  • Improvement: New settings page
  • Improvement: Filter hook for search arguments
  • Fix: Deleting related post to post type that has been disabled

1.5.1

  • Fix: Relations not loading correctly in Gutenberg

1.5.0

  • Feature: Gutenberg compatibility

1.4.1

  • Fix: PHP 7 Warning

1.4

  • Feature: Setting to open links in a new tab
  • Improvement: WordPress 4.8 compatibility
  • Improvement: $relation variable available in plugin hook

1.3

  • Improvement: Settings for searching related posts

1.2

  • Fix: Firefox compatibility problem

1.1

  • Feature: Import relations from XML

1.0

  • Very first version of this plugin