Display related posts on your WordPress blog and feed. Supports thumbnails, shortcodes, widgets and custom post types!
Your plugin is great. Easy to configure. Great for referral traffic.
What can I say... plugin works out of the box.
What did it for me was the provided API. You can easily customize the whole output with your own html.
Even without that (which was all I needed), the provided options provide great amount of customization.
Awesome sauce all around.
I needed a related posts plugin that gives relevant posts based on content and Contextual Related Posts does a very good job combinate with it's Category and Tag subplugin. With a good cache plugin, no slowness to show.
Support is very good and Ajay explained me how to use the plugin with the related posts template of my theme: so I've got perfect presentation and efficient related posts.
I can't tell you how gorgeous this plugin is. I used nRelate for several years, and then they went out of business. I was left searching for a related posts plugin and none of them seemed to suit my needs. They all had too much focus on advertising, too little customization...
Then I found this plugin. Contextual Related Posts has everything I need. The default styling (with the "Style attributes" radio button checked) looks absolutely AMAZING on my site. And I have complete control over the thumbnails. I love this plugin!
Thank you to the developer! Easy to install and configure. Article choice results have been VERY relevant. (Would love to see a "Pro" version where one could specify other websites to pull articles from as well.) Very happy, thanks! Example of it working for us at http://www.hondurasnews.com/honduras-confirms-new-cruise-port-on-the-pacific/
Needed to find some solution to feature Related Posts at the end of each blog post.
I also needed to be able to exclude custom post types used by my client's Events Calendar plugin. I am using a child Woo Canvas theme, and while I like some of the shortcodes offered by Woo, their related posts included the events in with the Related Posts, which was not accurate, while also included events that had expired, which was definitely the most annoyingly horrible thing.
Anyway, CRP worked right out of the box.
The styling is ok, but that is something I can tweak later on.
It works. It works. It works. And that's what I needed it to do.
Thank you developer dude/dudette!
Most of the other "related posts" plugins now are more concerned with THEIR business model than yours. They burden your site with "related" posts from their advertisers, not the related posts on YOUR site.
This plugin behaves itself, and only looks for YOUR related posts. I found some of the configuration items a little wonky, but was able to find one that looks good and works well on my site.
The related posts it chooses aren't necessarily the ones I would have chosen manually, but they make sense, and overall I think it's a big addition to the user's experience. Mine is a review site, and I'm trying to encourage readers to explore the archives. This does that very well.
Even though I had to apply some simple css to adjust the layout, this plugin does what it says. I like and recommend it.
The only flaw I recognized is that I get displayed multiple authors with widget. This might be caused by "change-author" plugin in combination with WordPress revision. Not sure what's going on, but I can't display the author information like this at the moment.
This plugin could easily be improved by adding option to choose author avatar/gravatar as image with widget and the ability to adjust the language strings. I could hack the code for the avatar, but would like to see it with core. And language strings: right now all strings are glued together.
Still a good and free plugin so I rate it 5 stars
Does not slow down the site;
Shows partial html code;
Only works under posts, or in conjunction with a sidebar:
I've tried a lot of related post plugins in the past and I've always had issues with them. For a while I tried my hand at using one of the manually chosen related posts plugins, but that was too time-consuming.
This plugin works wonderfully and doesn't slow down the site at all. Plus, it took literally seconds to turn off the default display and add it to my theme where I want it. I think I spent more time writing this review :P
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