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Build your audience with content recommendations that are related, trending, evergreen and personalized. Editorial control and machine learning.

14 reviews
Average Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
Just a TRIAL Version
By , for WP 4.1

Contextly works really well. I especially love the Sidebars

However, they need to be clear that when you download from WordPress, you are only using a TRIAL version. They will force you to pay a monthly fee of $24 per month

I don't mind paying for plugins -- if right from the very start they are clear that what I downloaded is a TRIAL version and eventually I have to pay. Or right at the start, they say that this is a paid version and the free version only gives you this much

But there is absolutely nothing in Contextly description here on WordPress that this plugin is just a trial version and they will pull the plug on you if you don't cough up to pay.

I also thought that the free version will still let you use the service albeit for a limited amount of pageviews. But the email I got from them says

" ... we are scheduling a shutdown of Contextly services in 24 hours."

So it's either PAY or LOSE it.

I just do not like how they do business where they never mention it here on WordPress

WordPress is just Trial Version - Will force you to pay
By , for WP 4.1

Contextly works really well. I especially love the Sidebars

However, they need to be clear that when you download from WordPress, you are only using a TRIAL version. They will force you to pay a monthly fee of $24 per month

I don't mind paying for plugins -- if right from the very start they are clear that what I downloaded is a TRIAL version and eventually I have to pay. Or right at the start, they say that this is a paid version and the free version only gives you this much

But there is absolutely nothing in Contextly description here on WordPress that this plugin is just a trial version and they will pull the plug on you if you don't cough up to pay.

I also thought that the free version will still let you use the service albeit for a limited amount of pageviews. But the email I got from them says

" ... we are scheduling a shutdown of Contextly services in 24 hours."

So it's either PAY or LOSE it.

I just do not like how they do business where they never mention it here on WordPress. They should be upfront and say it here on WordPress that their plugin is just a trial version

Related? Well... no.
By , for WP 4.1

I have no idea how Contextly´s algorithm works, but the posts it finds related are simply not related... The ones that are actually related, don´t show up as such...

Works great!
By , for WP 4.1

Was very pleasantly surprised at the results. Haven't had it installed long enough to see what impact it might have, but the results LOOK good.

Support is responsive, which is nice.

If I had any criticism it would be to have a little more documentation. Since it has a wizard style configurator, it's not as necessary.

Moving from a staging server to production was a little more complicated than I wanted it to be. I wish there was a way to save the settings or transfer them somehow since each instance of the plugin is tied to a single api key and it's partially based on the server address.

I ended up just copying and pasting the settings from one site's instance to the other.

Excellent
By ,

It is simple and useful!

Making little sites feel BIG!
By , for WP 4.0

This is a great plugin. It doesn't slow your site down because it lives somewhere else. It's very user friendly, and the support is incredible.

If you create content, Contextly is a must use plugin!

It just works!
By , for WP 3.9.1

Easy to use and the team provides good support.

WAY awesome, super wowee!
By , for WP 3.9.1

I am a tiny local service provider in Texas and therefore have a limited budget to spend on my website. I am beyond thrilled with what Contextly has done with my website. It has transformed it into something spectacular! No one, I mean no one - ever read my blog posts (I blog for SEO purposes mainly) but now people do.

Potential clients are spending more time on my website. Learning about what I do and what I can offer them. Every second people spend on my website allows me to wow them just a little more.

I started to use Canva shortly before coming across this plugin and now I can show off my great images in tiny bite sized places on my site.

Works great! No issues or bugs.

Differences between free and paying version ?
By , for WP 3.9.1

As the free version is limited to 10 k pages/month - on my main site with 200/300 visitors/day, it won't be enough - I consider the plugin cannot be used as free.
I put two stars because there is no information on the description about the difference between paying and free version - but it seems to work.

Works great.
By ,

Working great so far. Had trouble with some other plugins that wouldn't work correctly, glad to find this one. Thanks.

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