I really like to show related posts on my websites. They are relevant and can encourage visitors to browse my site and stick around for a while.
So I tried a whole bunch of WordPress related posts plugins:
- Yet Another Related Posts Plugin
- Better Related Posts
- Contextual Related Posts
- WordPress Related Posts Plugin
- IGIT Related Posts
Some of the plugins messed-up my website, some didn’t work at all and others didn’t show posts which were closely related.
The best of all of them is Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (aka YARPP). But it didn’t look that good (no thumbnails) and I found that after a recent update, the relevancy of related posts reduced a bit.
The WordPress related posts plugin I’m using now is called nrelate. And I love it!
With this plugin I can:
- Decide on the relevancy level of related posts.
- Pick from a few pre-designed themes. Which look very very nice.
- Display just post titles or include excerpts as well.
- Include related content at the top/bottom of posts, in a widget or as a flyout.
- And more…
Check it out. I think you’ll like it as well.