WordPress Related Posts - the plugin for related posts with thumbnails. Caching included.
My "related posts" are not related.
I am having a problem with this plugin. Thumbs are not displayed for some posts, instead some other images (like an apple image or an ice crystal etc) are being displayed which are totally irrelevant.
I have 2 images for my posts (which is a custom post type). One is video thumbnail and the other is featured image. Apparently, instead of using featured image this plugin is trying to get video thumbnail.
How can I edit it to use featured image instead?
I'm not saying that it is BAD to link out to other blogs, but the way this plugin does it serves absolutely no benefit to you, but it serves all the benefit to Zemanta who will want to profit off websites who are willing to pay to be "Sponsored" or "Promoted" links.
Again, I'm not saying that linking out to other bloggers are bad... Don't get my message twisted. It's just that the design of this plugin, and the way it has to be used will make your website look tacky/cheesy, and it will drive traffic away from your website much quicker than you would have expected. It looks just like a Related Posts design, and Related Posts should have posts coming from your website, not 3rd parties. So if you plan to input this feature at the end of your blog post, you can but it'll only negatively impact your website. You want to input this feature anywhere in the middle of a post's content? Sure, but again, that's why hyperlinks exist, if people are really interested in finding out more about a certain topic. You shouldn't give them an even bigger and intrusive incentive such as this plugin to achieve this goal. And if you REALLY want to promote other blogger's websites, mind as well get paid for it right? There are tons of services who will PAY YOU to have "promoted" links show up on your website in this exact same format.
What Zemanta does is simply take you out of the equation, and keep all the equity and cash for themselves, while seeming like they are "helping" the blogger (which is you) to better connect with other bloggers. Yeah, it helps "bloggers" in general, but not YOU.
it's hell to customize css with your plugin. HELL
window._wp_rp_static_base_url = 'https://wprpp.s3.amazonaws.com/static/';
window._wp_rp_wp_ajax_url = "my domain address/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php";
window._wp_rp_plugin_version = '3.4.1';
window._wp_rp_post_id = '1021';
window._wp_rp_num_rel_posts = '8';
I installed this plugin only to find out that it needs an external service to function.
If this plugin simply had the option of getting related posts without using a 3rd party I would think it would have been much popular.
Well, my previous review is needed to be changed.
I've found out that the /wp-content/uploads/ in the FTP will be filled with a lot of different sizes of pics(thumbnails), month by month, year by year, which are auto generated by this plug-in......I DON'T LIKE IT AT ALL.
But, if you don't care about it, this plug-in is actually looking good...
>>It looks very good!!
It has the potential to be a nice plugin. But then the developers seem to have gotten all greedy. This plugin doesn't really work because weird thumbnail images display instead of your own, no matter WHAT you do to try and fix it. I haven't had the issue of it displaying outside links on this plugin.
However, when you go and get support for THIS plugin about the thumbnail issue, you're told to go get their newer and better related posts plugin.
Only problem is...THAT plugin forces you to join a service and display posts from external website. Um....no.
So this seems like a really shoddy and underhanded way of offering something for "free" on WordPress. I don't like your tactics and I don't like the way you are handling it. If I wanted to get slimed by a used car salesman, I'd go buy a used car. Instead, I'm just going to delete all of your plugins.
Not cool guys. This is the perfect example of over aggressive marketing. I understand you want to make some money but if you're going to do that just make a separate plugin and sell it on codecanyon.
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