Custom Related Posts


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 or widget
  • Import from XML using post IDs

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


  • Easily view and add related posts on the post edit page
  • Add related posts anywhere you want with the shortcode
  • Or use our custom related posts widget
  • Choose which post types to use related posts for in the settings


  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


Installation Instructions
  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
Is this it?

It’s still an early version of the plugin and we’ll be adding new features every few weeks. Let us know what you’re looking for and we might be able to include it!

Who made this?



i tried several related-posts-plugins, but this is exactly what i’ve been looking for, especially the bidirectionality! it’s easy to use and does what it should.
and with great help from brecht, i could even adapt it to my own needs (show custom field values) – excellent and super-fast support!
thanks, julia

The best of pieces

Hi, I have been searching this kind of plugin for months. This iss the best. With manual input of course we can display post as we want.

Thank you

great plugin

Very easy to setup!
Finishing job.
Hope it will have more options in future so user can customize output.

The Best Manual Related Post Plugin!!!

Very Good! Helpful! and User Friendly plugin.
I think I’ve tried every single, related posts plugin there is for WP, free or premium the last two months.
This one is the easiest to configure, while it doesn’t crashes pages, neither your theme or any other plugin is installed in your site. It is very simple and quick to setup on each post/post type’s editor and perfect for clients with sites that have many different post types and a lot of content to combine.

For updates, it could reach the absolute perfection if it could support Featured Images and if it could show the related links in columns, when they are many.
Thank you author so much!

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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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  • Fix: PHP 7 Warning


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


  • Improvement: Settings for searching related posts


  • Fix: Firefox compatibility problem


  • Feature: Import relations from XML


  • Very first version of this plugin