TOP RELATED POST WORDPRESS PLUGINS
Increasing page views and reducing bounce rates is a major priority for all bloggers and website designers and web content writers. In this article, we will go through 5 plugins to display related posts in WordPress so that when a user is done reading your first article, they are enticed to look at other articles in your site as well.
This plugin quickly increases your readers’ engagement with the posts in your site by adding Related Posts at the footer of the content in your site. This plugin can increase your site’s internal traffic by up to 10 % and having it in your site is as simple as just installing it and activating it. To attract more attention, this plugin requires you to improve SEO, link out to related posts across the site from your compose screen. This plugin supports:
- Caching to improve performance.
This plugin is another popular WordPress related posts plugin. The plugin displays pages, posts and custom post types related to the current entry. This introduces and links your users to other relevant content in the site. The plugin comes in two features: a) YARPP Basic which has standard features.
- Thumbnail or list view of related content.
- Related posts, pages and custom post types
- Related posts in feeds.
b) YARPP Pro which comes with powerful enhancement.
- Customizable thumbnail layout.
- Pull related content from multiple sites.
- Enables money making by displaying sponsored content.
- Easily promote your product or service.
- They give detailed reporting about related content list.
However, you can now mix and match YARPP Basic and YARPP Pro to get the best of both features, beneath the articles or on the sidebar. To get the best out of this plugin, knowledge in PHP 5, My SQL 4.1 and WordPress 3.3 or higher is required.
- The contextual Related Posts is a powerful WordPress plugin that allow users to display a list of related posts on their sites and in their feeds. The list is based on the content of the title and/or content of the posts that make them more relevant and to be of interest to the readers allowing the site to retain visitors, reduce bounce rates and refresh old entries. This plugin is the most feature rich related posts WordPress plugin and it supports:
- Custom post types
- CSS styles
Relevant Post Related Plugin just like other post related plugin enables you to display related posts with similar category, tags, title or by adding special Meta key for posts and display list of the titles of these posts by their widgets or by their shortcode. This plugin comes with the following features:
- Display: The plugin displays posts by category, Meta key, tags or title.
- Title: With this plugin, you can add your own shortcode list of similar posts. The plugin allows you to write your own phrase in the input with the title: “Heading the list of similar posts” of which you can also write a HTML attribute to it.
- Display: With this plugin, you can choose the number of posts to show in the input with label: “Message if you do not have related posts.”
MicroKid plugin allows the user to manually enter related posts when writing a post. This feature makes this plugin the perfect option for users who want to have greater control of their content. Instead of relying on algorithms, categories or tags to find relevant post, the users can manually add them themselves when writing a new post.