Plugin Reviews

Contextual Related Posts

Display related posts on your WordPress blog and feed. Supports thumbnails, shortcodes, widgets and custom post types!


81 reviews
Average Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
Great plugin
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works as said

Works well, helpful support
By , for WP 4.2.4

Tried a bunch of options, this one looked the nicest and worked well - and when I asked how I could customise the look I got a quick response which did exactly what I needed. Can't ask for more.

My favourite
By , for WP 4.2.2

Fast, related, good styling. Came here after the demise of nrelate after having tried a bunch of others. Have yet to find something better.

One of the top related post plugins out there
By , for WP 4.2.2

I'm not sure why this isn't included in all the "best related posts plugin" articles, as it's easily one of the best. I tried out a heap of them (unable to use Jetpack's) and ended up coming back to this one, as it has the best combination of styling and retrieving actual related posts. The developer is also really responsive and helpful, which always makes a big difference.
I had a small issue where when I changed the featured image the related post wasn't updated, the developer suggesting deleting the plugin and reinstalling, and after doing that a few time it seems to work now. My only criticism would be to have more options for styling.

10 times lower bounce RATE!
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So Are you looking for a way to lower down your blogs bounce rate? Then you sure need a "Realated Posts" plugin. This is the plugin I chose and now my bounce rate is merely 5%! Just before installing the plugin it was 50%. Now, Viewers are not bunch stupids to click on anything they see. They click on what catches sight, and this plugin seems to have done the job well.

on the other hand, while i had some problems, Supports were always there to help me.

By , for WP 4.2.2

On first launch, CRP conflicted with my theme (the WordPress-designed Writr) and displayed mostly a text page. Followed the forum's suggested fix and that cleared up the issues, thankfully.

Then, CRP kept displaying thumbnails, even with "text only" selected and all caches cleared. Seemed to pull those thumbnails haphazardly, too, more often substituting a generic image when an inline image exists.

Plus, the results were poor compared to my previous related-posts plugin, YARPP. "Poor" as in "not even close." No CRP config mods improved the results.

All the positive reviews and the suggestion that CRP was better optimized than YARPP brought me here. At least I was getting perfect links returned before, even if the performance of YARPP is less than ideal.

Oh well. Will keep looking.

Does the job well, numerous options
By , for WP 4.2.2

This is a great plugin to display related posts. Due to some unfortunate timing I mistakenly thought it was creating errors with the wp_postmeta table, but it's definitely not having any such issues.

There are so many options, from using images to custom CSS that make its customization painless. Five stars and thanks.

Very nice
By , for WP 4.2.2

While I wasn't super wild about the default design, I was able to make the modifications I needed, and I really like this plugin for its functionality and what it allows one to do to tweak the design elements.

Unfortunately, I read about the issues people have on WP Engine for this plugin, and another of Ajay's. This got me wondering about my client's WordPress-focused host, Media Temple, and whether it was like WP Engine, and sure enough it's on their disallowed list. ("These plugins increase database load by using inefficient queries, poor caching, or poor scaling on large sites.") Disappointed that I will have to find something else that probably won't look as slick for my client. Bummer.

Great plugin, excellent support
By , for WP 4.2.2

This plugin does what it should and comes with a lot of settings to configure properly. Also it is rather lightweight which makes it stand out performance-wise as well.

And if something doesn't work quite the way it should then the author is very forthcoming regarding fixing and optimizing the plugin.

If you like the plugin then consider supporting the development.


One of the best 'related posts' plugins available
By , for WP 4.2.2

This is definitely my favorite plugin for displaying related content on posts and/or pages, and it supports custom post types as well. It features plenty of options for determining what content is related, and how to display it. The built in CSS is beautiful and blends attractively with most Themes.

Also, the developer is super-responsive.....it just doesn't get any better and best of all this is a free plugin.....I use it on nearly every site I develop!

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