Related Content and Posts Plugins for WordPress

A few weeks ago we posted about the benefits of including popular posts on your website to increase engagement with your readers. Another means of encouraging your readers to continue exploring your blog or website is offering them content related to the posts they’re already reading.

RelatedContentLinksLinking to related content within your pages or blog posts is simple with the help of one of these highly rated WordPress plugins.

Related Links

The Related Links plugin gives you the possibility to manually link other posts to your current post, as well as pages, media or any custom post-type. And in addition you can use custom urls to link to external files.

Related Links has an average user rating of 4.2/5 stars and has been downloaded more than 11,000 times.

ELI’s Related Posts Footer Links and Widget

This plugin displays links to a given number of related posts by tags or categories. It can automatically add links to related posts at the bottom of every post, or you can drop the widget on your sidebar.

ELI’s Related Posts Footer Links and Widget has an average user rating of 4.9/5 stars, and has been downloaded more than 42,000 times.

Manual Related Posts

Using this plugin, you can set related posts manually but easily, allowing you to choose which related posts to display at the bottom of each new blog post you write.

Manual Related Posts has an average user rating of 4.7/5 stars, and has been downloaded more than 15,000 times.

Related Posts by Category

Related Posts by Category links to similar posts within any post, ordered by category. It features thumbnail integration, and no user interface is required.

Related Posts by Category has an average user rating of 4.4/5 stars, and has been downloaded more than 70,000 times.

Shareaholic | share buttons & related posts

Shareaholic adds a social bookmarking menu and related content widget to your posts, pages, index, or any combination of the three.

This plugin has an average user rating of 3.5/5 stars, and has been downloaded more than 2 million times.

 

LinkWithin

LinkWithin is an external plugin, whereby all the posts from your blog archive are indexed, allowing related stories to be displayed, along with thumbnails, under each post.

nrelate Related Content

nrelate Related Content offers an effective means of displaying related content on your posts, including thumbnails and text. You can display related content automatically, by using the shortcode, by using the widget, or by placing the function in your theme files.

nrelate Related Content has an average user rating of 3.8/5 stars, and has been downloaded more than 328,000 times.

Related Posts for WordPress

If you’d like to manually select related posts to be displayed across your content, Related Posts for WordPress allows you to do so automatically, or by utilising a shortcode or widget.

Related Posts for WordPress has an average user rating of 4.3/5 stars, and has been downloaded more than 62,000 times.

Nikki is a professional freelance writer and story teller with a passion for the web and technology. She writes for WP Dev Shed and amongst a roster of other clients.

One thought on “Related Content and Posts Plugins for WordPress

  1. Hi,

    I recenlty published my related contents plugin here https://wordpress.org/plugins/sebar/. It has a lot of cool feature like:

    1. Mobile responsive with support swipe and mouse drag
    2. Browse YouTube videos from plugin dashboard
    3. Integration with Google Feed Finder
    4. Display related contents from internal WP Post based on (individual post/page, tag, category, author and custom query)
    5. Analytics
    6. Custom landing page
    7. Widget
    8. More

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