Engagement Grower- Related Posts

Description

Engagement Grower creates a customizable related post section and allows you to choose which content is recommended after each post. It then performs automated A/B split testing and tells you exactly what’s keeping your audience most engaged.

No more poorly matched content served up by an inaccurate or cumbersome algorithm. With Engagement Grower you’ll know exactly what content is most effective.

Our plugin is easy to learn and use. You will be an expert in just a few minutes.

Engagement Grower Features

  • Simple Interface.
  • Post Selection. Select which posts you want to show up as “related posts” at the bottom of each page. Sort by engagement ranking or keyword to find the best posts.
  • Proprietary Engagement Ranking. The plugin tracks which posts are the most engaging by measuring clicks and time on page to determine a ranking for each post.
  • Templates. Use your theme’s built in styling, or use one of six included related posts themes.
  • Highly Customizable Don’t like the theme options? You can further customize the look by changing the colors, fonts, and sizing.
  • Support Tickets Having problems with the plugin? Go to Engagement Grower’s Support Website to open a support ticket.

NOTE

The first time you use Engagement Grower, the system will analyze all the posts on the site to give you the best recommendations as fast as possible. It takes 1-3 minutes for every thousand posts on your site. The great thing is, it only has to be done once.

Screenshots

  • The Engagement Grower Post Selection box. You can see which posts are doing the best and select new posts to test.
  • A mobile friendly design that works on every device.
  • Engagement Grower adds related posts to the bottom of your page.
  • The related posts can have several different looks- like this "card" look.
  • Select which theme you want the related posts to have. We will continue to add new themes in the future.
  • Handy notifications let you know when you have successfully saved your selections.

Installation

To install the main plugin

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/engagement-grower directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Engagement Grower-> Settings screen to configure the plugin

To install the add-ons

  1. Go to Engagement Grower’s Website.
  2. Purchase and download the desired add-on.
  3. Upload the given add-on plugin zip file using the normal WordPress Plugin Installation process.
  4. Activate the plugin.

NOTE- The add-ons require that the main plugin be installed to function properly.

FAQ

If your question isn’t here, ask your question at Engagement Grower’s Website.

Installation Instructions

To install the main plugin

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/engagement-grower directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Engagement Grower-> Settings screen to configure the plugin

To install the add-ons

  1. Go to Engagement Grower’s Website.
  2. Purchase and download the desired add-on.
  3. Upload the given add-on plugin zip file using the normal WordPress Plugin Installation process.
  4. Activate the plugin.

NOTE- The add-ons require that the main plugin be installed to function properly.

Are there any plugins that are not compatible with Engagement Grower

We have yet to find a plugin that is incompatible with Engagement Grower. The only compatibility issue that should arise is if you are planning on using the Infinite Scroll Add-on, and you already have another infinite scroll plugin installed.

Some keywords I type have no matching posts

Simply try other keywords. The post selection search box only uses the title of the post to find it.

How can I change out posts chosen in the selections box?

Click the ‘X’ on any or all of your current selections and search for other posts by ranking, recency, or keyword.

Can I set up reminders that automatically change or switch out posts selections?

At this time you have to select posts manually withint the post selections box. This is something we are working on for future add-ons/features.

What if my selected posts do not appear on my website?

Try the following troubleshooting steps:

  1. Make sure the plugin is properly installed and activated.
  2. Go to the Engagement Grower Settings page and make sure the plugin is active. This should be the first option within the settings.
  3. Change the “Post Link Location” to a different option.
  4. Make sure you have posts selected by going to a post edit page under the Engagement Grower section. Click “Select Posts”, pick the posts you want, and make sure to save your selections.
Is Engagement Grower compatible with WordPress Multisite

Absolutely! It should work as normal.

Reviews

Great Experience

I added this plugin to my site a little more than a month ago, and I’m already seeing results. If one of your goals is to keep people on your website longer or get them to opt into your email list, this is definitely a useful tool.

How it works: Each blog post has an additional setting for choosing other posts or pages that someone may be interested in (usually related to the post you’ve just written). It’s simple and makes an impact.

No bug issues or breakage, so I’m happy.

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

2.1.0 (October 9, 2017)

Features

  • Sped up the post analysis process by 40x. It should now be much faster to analyze the related posts
  • Added a new indicator that shows how many posts need to be analyzed still

2.0.3 (September 26, 2017)

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug in the post analysis process that made the process take too long in some circumstances

2.0.0 (September 18, 2017)

Features

  • Added a new tool that analyzes all the content on the site for keywords to pick related posts.
  • Every time a post is edited, the content is analyzed to find related posts.

Changes

  • Removed old code, optimized the code for speed, and reformatted for better code readability

Bugfixes

  • Fixed an issue with CSS in the admin pages. Engagement Grower’s CSS was overriding some elements on the page. All of EG’s CSS is now scoped within .egrower and should not affect other elements

1.6.0 (August 9, 2017)

Features

  • Added support for saving the post-selections by clicking the ‘Update’ button, rather than using the Ajax save button.

1.5.1 (June 13, 2017)

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug where the post scores weren’t showing up correctly.

1.5.0 (May 10, 2017)

Features

  • Added support for the new Auto Optimization add-on
  • Added a ‘Computer Selected Posts’ section to the post selection dialog box. This shows which posts the algorithm thinks would be good to add.
  • Users can now easily add the suggested ‘Computer Posts’ to their own selected posts – with a simple click of a plus icon.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed an issue where the WordPress Admin Notices where showing up in the header of the settings pages

1.4.1 (March 9, 2017)

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a small issue when saving license keys for add-ons
  • Fixed the add-ons link so they now go to the correct spot on the engagement grower site.

1.4.0 (March 9, 2017)

Features

  • Added support for Engagement Grower Premium Add-ons.
  • A brand new download and installation system that makes it extremely easy to install add-ons automatically.

Changes

  • Changed the location of the Engagement Grower API to https://api.engagementgrower.com

Bugfixes

  • Forced the related posts query to retrieve the amount of posts requested, instead of the default posts_per_page. This makes the amount of related posts more reliable.
  • Changed function names to avoid potential future conflicts. All functions are prefixed with ‘EG’ now.
  • Un-pinning a post selection would sometimes not enable the save button, making it impossible to save a selection

1.3.0 (March 1, 2017)

Features

  • Added a switch to turn Engagement Grower on/off globally across the site.
  • Made the plugin completely WordPress Multi-site compatible

Changes

  • Changed the icon in the menu bar to the Engagement Grower Logo
  • Removed the dependency on the Ionicons Icon pack and opted for the built in Dashicons instead
  • Refactored the code to better fit the WordPress Coding Standards

Bugfixes

  • Removed the caching for logged in users so the infinite scroll add-on can be activated/deactivated instantly
  • Made it so the Engagement Grower JS/CSS code gets loaded on the backend/admin plugins page

1.2.0 (Feb 23, 2017)

Features

  • Added the ability to ‘lock’ post selections to ensure that those specific posts show up
  • A mobile-friendly way of dragging and dropping the post selections to order them.
  • New icons show which post selections are locked and can be re-ordered
  • A new help dropdown section in the post selection panel that gives helpful information on the plugin.

Changes

  • Increased the limit of post selections from 3 to 20+
  • Changed the spacing of the Notice alert.

Bugfixes

  • The ‘dropdown’ icon for the sorting buttons weren’t consistent. They should now be more evenly spaced.

1.1.0 (Jan 31, 2017)

Features

  • Added the content for the Engagement Grower Dashboard page
  • Optimized the plugin code for release on the WordPress directory
  • Added icons to the UI of the admin pages of Engagement Grower

Changes

  • Changed the way the plugin is packaged and distributed to be more efficient.
  • Changed the icon used to show that there are no more posts available- under the post selection search panel

Bugfixes

  • Minor bug fixes- removed extra unnecessary code

1.0.4 (Jan 29, 2017)

Bugfixes

  • Fixed bug that made it so users couldn’t remove all the post selections

1.0.3 (Jan 2017)

Changes

  • Made the GET request for ipinfo.io go over SSL to be better compliant with websites with SSL

Bugfixes

  • Fixed bug with the SessionStorage not being written

1.0.2 (Jan 2017)

Features

  • Changed the post selection box so only posts of type ‘post’ show up. Before this change, all other taxonomies would show up in the list.

1.0.1 (Jan 2017)

Features

  • Added the options to add a background color to the title and make the title bold.
  • Made it so the selected post list wouldn’t be cached for a logged in user.

Changes

  • Implemented SemVer so that all of the bundles would have version numbers. This also helps with the caching issues when updatin the plugin.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed errors with the inifinite scroll add-on variable showing up as undefined

1.0.0 (Dec 2016)

Features

  • Initial Release!