Contextual Related Posts plugin for WordPress

Contextual Related Posts plugin

Contextual Related Posts plugin

Displaying some Related Posts links at the end of each of your posts will help to increase traffic and reduce bounce rate.  On this site, I have used Contextual Related Posts by Ajay.  It had, at the time of my installation, over 60,000 active installations and mainly 5 star ratings.  So I reckon this is a very safe choice!

Customizing Contextual Related Posts

Once you have installed and activated the Contextual Related Posts plugin, you can go to the settings.  There is a rich array of settings you can customise.

WP Admin >> Settings >> Related Posts
goto Contextual Related Posts plugin settings to customize

goto Contextual Related Posts settings to customize

Even without any customization, the plugin will already automatically pull in related posts to display beneath each post.

This below shows an example without having to do another step, just with the default settings. It will appear at the end of a post.

Example of output from Contextual Related Posts with default settings

Example of output from Contextual Related Posts with default settings

Some Main Features
You can choose:

  • where to have the output displayed (e.g. on homepage, posts, pages, etc.)
  • how many related posts to display
  • to exclude specific posts and/or categories
  • whether you want excerpts to be including in the output
  • size of thumbnail to be displayed



I chose to install Contextual Related Posts plugin here even though it meant having yet another plugin because:

  • my original choice (Related Posts in Jetpack plugin) would not display on this site.
  • easy to use with a huge array of settings and options for customizing output

Yes, I could recommend this plugin.







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