The title of the plugin is a bit deceptive: this is definitely the type of plugin that requires patience to figure out. To some extent this comes with the territory: it has so many features that it would be strange if it was really as simple as the title suggests.
However, it would be nice if the widget worked at the default settings (and no, it does not).
I'm completely in love with this plugin. Try it!
This Plugin does the job as its name says. Thank you so much.
let me suggest something, I like my related contents list to have icons in front of every link other than with thumbnail images. And in addition, It would be better if the icon is able to say that "what type of the post it is".
Thank you and please keep the plugin updating.
I went through every single other related posts plugin that I could find on the first page of google.
I skipped over this one, because it had the lowest rating of them all.
That was a mistake.
Every other plugin that I tried did one of a few things:
They either riddled the thing with ads, unless I paid for a premium version.
They forced their own theme on the rendered content, which is unacceptable, because I am working on a custom theme, where I need custom styles.
or they just removed support of custom post types unless I paid for a premium version.
Then I came back here, realized that the two reviews that brought this one down are complete crap, and honestly should be removed by a moderator as they are not constructive whatsoever...
Anyways -- Installed the plugin, and it worked right off the bat, exactly as I was hoping. I am using the widget version. I love how it is done on a widget-by-widget basis, for the settings, rather than relying on a settings panel. I also love that I have there are not any styles attached to the rendered content. This allows a preferred level of flexibility on my end, so that I can do with it, as I wish.
This one's definitely going in my toolkit.
Ability to choose thumbnail size (cropping)
For example: I have some posts that use 1200x600 banner-style images.
However, in the related posts section, I'd love to be able to use the custom square cropping that I added in with add_image_size.
Widget is not displaying at all.
Option "If there are no related posts:" set to "Show the following message:". But no luck. Even "HTML before/after widget" text is not visible.
To author: could you please explain, what is a minimal set of manipulations if I just need to show sidebar widget with recent posts in current category?
Very good plugin.
Something to fix for translation, the word 'unlimited' number of post related is hard coded.
Some other phrases are not translated laso if are in .pot file: 'no posts found', and widget description remain 'A list of posts related to the current post/page.'
Just wanted to say thanks for writing this plugin. I found myself frantically trying out 5 or 6 related post plugins for a project I'm working on. All of which were not simple enough and were trying to accomplish too much, without delivering the crucial functionality that you've provided here. After the featured image change in 1.3, I'm sold. Well done!
I could not get this to work at all, no related posts showed up.
I dont like how it works.
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