Support » Plugin: Inline Related Posts » Only supports Tags, Categories

  • Given that many sites don’t use tags (aka keywords) as search engines no longer use them for indexing, the plug-in fails. That’s because it determines a related post based on tags and categories (or individually). 90% of my posts are under one category, News. Specialty categories like Videos are also used but rarely.
    As you can see, if the plugin is only using tags and categories instead of using indexed content (like Yoast does for its link suggestion feature), the related posts plugin doesn’t work.
    I see this type of plugin in use on many sites and all of them use tags. Now I know why. Since my 12K articles have no tags, this is useless. Even JetPack’s Related Posts uses indexed content. Hope they fix that in future updates.

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  • @tneveu thank you for the feedback. We will keep this in mind for future.

    However, this is a big ask because the plugin would have to figure out which words are important enough to index. This will take a lot of CPU and database space to implement. The plugin wouldn’t be immediately useful because it would have to crawl the entire website, much like a search engine. The crawling would have to proceed slowly to prevent it from getting banned because it is using too much CPU.

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