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Vertical Related Posts


Increase your visitors engagement by providing them with related articles from your website.

VRP uses tags to find related posts and then displays them according to your conditions.

Being responsive, it will automatically adjust to your layout. So you can insert VRP anywhere in your template


  • vertically display related posts
  • choose a title for the VRP section
  • choose how many posts to be displayed (both globally and as per post)
  • choose the size of the featured image (based on WP sizes)
  • fill with random posts if available posts aren’t enough (posts with no tags in common)
  • choose what to display (title/featured image/excerpt)
  • choose the post types on which VRP are displayed
  • CSS tags for customization

Just install, activate and add the code into your template.

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  • Settings Page for Vertical Related Posts
  • Vertical Related Posts in action (screenshot taken from


Automatic instalation

  1. Login into your WordPress admin panel
  2. Navigate to Plugins->Add New
  3. Search for “Vertical Related Posts” and click install
  4. Activate the plugin
  5. Place <?php if (function_exists('displayVerticalRelatedPosts')) displayVerticalRelatedPosts(); ?> into your template

Manual instalation

  1. Download .zip file from
  2. Extract archive into wp-content/plugins folder
  3. Login into your admin panel and navigate to Plugins
  4. Activate the plugin
  5. Place <?php if (function_exists('displayVerticalRelatedPosts')) displayVerticalRelatedPosts(); ?> into your template


I activated the plugin, why isn’t it working ?

After activation, you have to add the code <?php if (function_exists('displayVerticalRelatedPosts')) displayVerticalRelatedPosts(); ?> into your template.


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Contributors & Developers

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



1.2.6 – 1.22.2015

  • fix: initial selected post types

1.2.5 – 11.14.2014

  • fix: SEO friendly & W3C compliant

1.2 – 9.22.2014

  • new: choose what to be displayed (title/featured image/excerpt)
  • fix: custom css tags on settings page
  • mod: description rewrite
  • mod: file system change

1.1 – 07.08.2014

  • new: added the ability to disable VRP from current page
  • mod: re-styled VRP Metabox

1.0.2 – 07.08.2014

  • fix: corrected CSS tags on settings page

1.0.1 – 07.02.2014

  • fix: fixed excerpt alignment

1.0.0 – 06.30.2014

  • Initial release.