Managing Related Posts

The Relat­ed Posts sec­tion allows you to show con­tex­tu­al posts to your vis­i­tors which might be inter­est­ed in read­ing sim­i­lar top­ics.

Step 1 — Install YARPP

You can sim­ply install and acti­vate YARPP (Yet Anoth­er Relat­ed Post Plu­g­in) by going into the Plu­g­ins  Add New page.

Step 2 — Configure YARPP

In order to ben­e­fit from this, first you have to con­fig­ure it from Set­tings → YARPP → Dis­play options for your web­site:

  1. Uncheck all Auto­mat­i­cal­ly dis­play options
  2. Set Max­i­mum num­ber of relat­ed posts to 4
  3. Select a Cus­tom method of dis­play­ing and then Cus­tom Relat­ed Posts as Tem­plate file so you can use the cus­tom for­mat pro­vid­ed by the theme.

*Note: By default, you’ll most like­ly have no relat­ed posts because the default “match thresh­old val­ue” is too high.

In order to avoid this, first, dis­play the Relat­ed­ness options sec­tion via the Screen Options tab at the top and low­er the thresh­old val­ue to 1, and change set­tings to con­sid­er where it’s pos­si­ble.

Addi­tion­al Read­ing:

This article applies to Heap, as they share the same underlying structure.

Updated on May 8, 2017

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