9 Excellent WordPress Plugins to show Related Posts

WordPress related posts plugin are the best way to keep your readers interest stay on track. And even if they don’t like post they’re reading, they can have the opportunity to choose a better one from the related post plugin you’re going to install.

There are more than 9 WordPress related posts plugins available and you’re probably unsure which the best is?

In this post, we’ll going through a little comparison of them and help you choose the best plugin for your blog, as well we want to listen to some smart folks were using lately and their recommendation and here are..

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9 WordPress Plugin for Related Posts

1. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin by Mitchoyoshitaka – Be able to choose whether to display a list of related post to site or on feed and with custom post type support.

2. WordPress Related Posts  by Denis Hua – Generate related posts via WordPress tag and display related posts on feed.

3. Related Posts for WordPress by Microkid – Increase your site page view and SEO by manually selecting related posts for content.

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4. Contextual Related Posts by Ajay – Decrease bounce rates and increase reader retention by using contextual Related Posts to generate and display

5. Related Post Thumbnails by Marynixie – Choose whether to Display different amount of related posts thumbnails under your content.

6. SEO Auto Links and Related Posts by Poer – SEO Auto Links and Related Posts is a plugin that combine related posts and auto smart links.

7. Efficient Related Posts by Aaroncampbell – Required PHP5 to load this plugin and can be works immediately even with a thousand of posts and tags already existed.

8. Thumblated Related Post by Shekharsaxena007 – Choose whether to Display different amount of related posts thumbnails under your content.

9. Darren’s Related Posts Plugin by Darren.

Choose Plugin that have the Latest Update

Most people were choosing plugin to install to their blog, by simply looking at the number downloads; rate. But actually, plugin that have the latest update and often update are the best plugin for us.

Just like a blog, a blog without update is a dead blog. Therefore, we shouldn’t use a dead plugin that would never make an update over a long period of time. You can also go through this article to know more about this topic.

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Recommendation from Smart Folks

Matt Cutts is software engineer in Jan 2000 and currently the head of Google’s Webspam team, said:

My criteria was: the easiest plugin to install, that appeared to be actively maintained, and ideally would give me lots of options. The first one I ended up trying was Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP), and Mitcho has really done a fantastic job on it:

  • It’s trivial to install.
  • You don’t have to edit your WordPress template.
  • The relevance is good: the suggested posts are related, and you can tweak thresholds and how things are computed if you want.

Have you decided which related posts plugin you’re going to install? – list it on the comment below!

12 thoughts on “9 Excellent WordPress Plugins to show Related Posts

  1. Hi ,

    Good to see you here 🙂 . Showing related post is a smart blog marketing strategy that every bloggers should try.

    Thanks for this post.

  2. I had used “Yet Another Related Posts Plugin”. But now I don’t use any plugin to show related post because my theme provide it manually.

  3. Nice WP Plugin collection, Thanks for sharing. I have one more plugin. my according it is Awesome . name is here “nrelate Related Content” 🙂

  4. These related wordpress plug-ins are awesome and Yeah! as Matt Cutts said, YARPP is excellent one to display related posts, blogs related with Blogging, SEO, MMO or other blogging related topics.

    Thanks to the article

  5. All of these are indeed very plugins. I have tried a most if not all of them. However, recently I’m searching for a way to show related post without a plugin. I’m really trying to cut down my use of plugins. The few suggestions I have found so far caused problems while to use them. I hope someone will be able to help me find a good way code to show related posts without a plugin.

    1. Hi Chadrack, it’s not really necessary to show related article with a plugin, as your blog grow there are more things to deal with and we ‘ll suggest to get a related post plugin so you can save your time and build relationship with readers.


      1. I quite that you don’t have to show related posts with a plugin because that is the reason why I’m looking out for a good code to do the work. But when you closed by saying,

        “as your blog grow there are more things to deal with and I ‘d suggest to get a related post plugin so you can save your time and build relationship with readers,”

        You just got me lost there!

        1. There is code available that we’re happy to say. But in that case, a code writer is needed to be hired and it won’t be easy and take quite a long period of time to write them up.

          Here is a useful article to install related post without a plugin: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/wordpress-related-posts-without-plugins/ – ENJOY!!

          If you willing to do that, then we’ll happy for your decision or you can install a related post plugin so you can have more time to work on your blog instead.

          Thanks for comment

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