A super simple widget to output related posts based on categories, tags, or custom taxonomies.
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.
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 wrote it, I use it, I love it! All feedback is welcome. Please let me know if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions. Thanks!
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