Social Semantic Recommendation (SOSERE)

Description

Social Semantic Recommendation (SOSERE) is a easy way to engage your readers and show them related content from your website. It displays a link list or thumbnails to
related pages, posts and custom post types at the bottom of an entry. Improve your search engine listing and show readers what else is worth their reading time.
SOSERE is intelligent, customizable, efficient and easy to use. It works out of the box. No need to add any PHP tags. Simply activate and enjoy.

SOSERE Features

A unique social-semantic network analysis based algorithm

  • Using a unique algorithm considering user behaviour, tags, categories and custom taxonomies
  • Combining collaborative filtering ( user behaviour ) and contextual approach for recommendations
  • Respects users privacy

Customizable view

  • Automated linking of related content at the bottom of each post/page
  • Thumbnails, thumbnails with post titles or list view
  • Post a featured image, first post image or default plugin image as thumbnail
  • Customizable css style
  • Customizable recommendation box title
  • Responsive

Support of related posts, pages and custom post types

  • Customizable recommended entry types
  • Limit related entries by age

Custom Caching

  • SOSERE is efficient, caching related posts data as your site is visited

Multilanguage support

Settingpage translations available for:

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese ( Thanks to Ricardo Nuno )
  • Italian ( Thanks to Marco Oliosi )

Take a look at the SOSERE Demo Site and become impressed.

See the FAQ for answers to common questions.

Like SOSERE?

Testimonials

“This is a the perfect plugin to engage your readers and show them other exciting content from your website.”

Peter Nilsson, WordPress enthusiast

Screenshots

  • SOSERE output: Linklist or Thumbnails, style able with custom css
  • SOSERE Settings Page: Display Settings. Change the way SOSERE displays recommendations
  • SOSERE Settings Page: Selection Settings. Customize considered posts
  • SOSERE Settings Page: Performance Settings.

Installation

Single site installation

  1. Download the plugin and unzip
  2. Put the social-semantic-recommendation-sosere folder in your wp-content/plugins folder and activate the plugin through the WordPress admin.
  3. Done! The plugin will automatically display related posts underneath your posts content.
  4. (Optional) Go to the “SOSERE” settings page to customize SOSERE.

Network site installation

  1. Download the plugin and unzip
  2. Put the content of social-semantic-recommendation-sosere folder in your wp-content/plugins folder and activate network wide the plugin through the WordPress admin.
  3. Done! The plugin will automatically display related posts underneath your posts content.
  4. (Optional) Go to the “SOSERE” settings page to customize SOSERE.

FAQ

Common Questions about SOSERE

Below are Frequently Asked Questions about SOSERE.

If your question isn’t here, ask your own question at the WordPress.org forums.

How does SOSERE respect my visitors privacy?

SOSERE doesn’t collect user specific informations. The plugin needs to know what a user does on a blog and not who he is. All data collected by SOSERE is stored in the local database. SOSERE respects the “Do Not Track” option and doesn’t set extra cookies.

Are there any plugins that are incompatible with SOSERE?

Actually the are no known incompatible plugins.

Please submit incompatible plugins and bugs by starting a new thread on the WordPress.org forums.

Can I clear my cache?

Once you activate caching by checking “use cache” at the SOSERE options page you can uncheck it for 24 hours or wait this time period.

Does SOSERE support custom post types?

Yes.

Can I customize how SOSERE displays?

Yes. You can choose between a list, thumbnails and thumbnails with post titles. Also you can use custom css definitions.

Why is there a “Hide recommendations” option?

SOSERE uses user behaviour data for recommendations. It takes up to 8 weeks to collect enough for an usable network.
You can activate the plugin but hide the output to let it collect data and start with a high quality of recommendations.
You can also use it to compare e.g. performance and page impressions (A/B testing).

Does SOSERE support custom taxonomies?

Yes.

Reviews

Works beautifully!

This plugin works great!
Thank you for quick response in the forum.

Tips:
If you want to use this plugin with pages, you should set tags in pages properly.
(You have to use Toolset Types plugin or similar plugins together.)

Read all 5 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“Social Semantic Recommendation (SOSERE)” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.6.5

  • Update: tested up to WordPress 4.7

2.6.4

  • Update: tested up to WordPress 4.6.1

2.6.3

  • Bugfix: fix selection of custom thumbnail sizes

2.6.2

  • Update: tested up to WordPress 4.5.3

2.6.1

  • Bugfix: update notice fixed

2.6.0

  • Update: extendet selection of custom thumbnail sizes
  • Bugfix: cropping of thumbnails fixed

2.5.6

  • Update: strip tags in post titles
  • Bugfix: set default language on single language sites

2.5.5

  • Bugfix: renamed po/mo files to fit new text domain

2.5.4

  • Bugfix: fix text domain

2.5.3

  • Bugfix: fix text domain for glotpress translations

2.5.2

  • NEW: added pot file for 3rd party translators

2.5.1

  • Bugfix: renamed po-files

2.5.0

  • Update: translations updated

2.4.4

  • Update: tested up to WordPress 4.5.2

2.4.3

  • Bugfix: css fix in admin settings section
  • Bugfix: fixed recommendation box title

2.4.2

  • Bugfix: fix admin redirection incompatibility with NextCellent Gallery

2.4.1

  • Bugfix: fix undefined variable notice

2.4.0

  • NEW: multi language custom recommendation box titles

2.3.7

  • Bugfix: thumbnails in cropped size instead of original image

2.3.6

  • Update: tested up to WordPress 4.4

2.3.5

  • Update: tested up to WordPress 4.3.1

2.3.4

  • Update: tested up to WordPress 4.3

2.3.3

  • Update: tested up to WordPress 4.2.3

2.3.2

  • Bugfix: minor css fix for recommendation box title

2.3.1

  • Bugfix: fix admin redirection incompatibility in NextCellent Gallery when it is used together with SOSERE

2.3.0

  • NEW: wpml support
  • NEW: polylang support
  • NEW: garbage collection for deprecated visitors data
  • NEW: multilanguage support for recommendation box title
  • Update: language sensitive recommendations

2.2.3

  • Update: tested up to WordPress 4.2.2

2.2.2

  • Update: tested up to WordPress 4.2.1

2.2.1

  • Bugfix: prevents warning in combination with Event Manager plugin
  • Update: tested up to WordPress 4.2

2.2

  • NEW: accessibility ready output

2.1.1

  • Update: tested up to WordPress 4.1.1
  • Bugfix: minor css fix for line break of long words in titles when thumbnail view is active

2.1.0

  • NEW: xili-languages support

2.0.3

  • Update: tested up to 4.1

2.0.2

  • Update: updated translations

2.0.1

  • Update: updated screenshots
  • Bugfix: sanitazion fix

2.0

  • NEW: user friendly settings tab-page
  • NEW: exclude often used tags for better recommendations
  • Update: algorithm optimizations
  • Update: tested up to WordPress 4.0
  • Update: support WordPress from 3.5
  • Bugfix: css fix for default thumbnail replacement box

1.13

  • Update: all available image sizes for thumbnails ordered by size

1.12

  • NEW: all available image sizes for thumbnails selectable
  • NEW: uninstall clean up function
  • Bugfix: sanitazion fix

1.11.2

  • Update: changed recommendation box title to h3
  • Update: tested up to 3.9.1
  • Update: Spanish translation
  • Update: changed thumbnail view to fit narrow themes

1.11.1

  • Update: thumbnail template
  • Update: translations
  • Bugfix: front controller fixes

1.11

  • NEW: Italian translation
  • Update: updated translations
  • Update: tested up to WordPress 3.9

1.10

  • NEW: SOSERE logo to setting page
  • NEW: add screenshots
  • Update: selection algorithm optimizations
  • Bugfix: fix setting page description text overlapping

1.9

  • NEW: Portuguese translation

1.8.1

  • Update: fit title width automatically to selected thumbnail size
  • Bugfix: remove fix number of recommendations per line
  • Bugfix: fix view type sanitazion

1.8

  • NEW: configuration sanitizing
  • NEW: Spanish translation

1.7.1

  • Bugfix: minor fix

1.7

  • NEW: new configuration feature: set custom thumbnail size
  • Update: codig style
  • Bugfix: minor fixes

1.6.1

  • Bugfix: minor fix

1.6

  • minor fixes
  • performance optimization in data handling
  • readme typo

1.5

  • minor changes
  • limited title length under thumbs

1.4.7

  • minor changes
  • de_DE translation fix

1.4.6

  • fix some typo
  • fix activation message trigger

1.4.5

  • added update messages and rewrote main plugin file

1.4.4

  • minor fix

1.4.3

  • improve pre-setting options and minor fixes

1.4.2

  • minor fix (thumbs view)

1.4.1

  • minor fix

1.4

  • Add usage of first post image if thumbnail view and no featured image selected

1.3.2

  • Performance optimizations
  • Minor changes in readme.txt