Related Posts for WordPress version 4.0

I know a lot of you have been waiting for an update for a long time, so sorry that it took me a while.. but I’m pretty sure the new features I have added will make up for it!

Added support for thumbnails

By very popular demand, you can now switch on an option on the plugin’s settings page to display the build-in thumbnails with your related posts. You can also select the size of the plugins displayed, depending on what sizes your theme supports.

Added support for manually ordering related posts

Thanks to the contribution of a friendly user (if your reading this: please contact me because I lost your contact details a while ago) you can now manually arrange the order in which related posts are displayed. This was very frequently asked for, so I’m very happy to release this.

Fixed bug in widget that broke the theme’s widget container and title HTML

The HTML for the container of a the Related Posts widget didn’t completely fit the standards, causing the widget to break in some themes. This has been fixed in version 4.0

Added a better way of implementing the AJAX search

I have implemented a new way in which the AJAX search works in the Related Posts box on the post edit screen. This should fix problems people were having when their wp-config.php file was placed outside the web root.

Added a default CSS file for basic styling

With the new feature of displaying thumbnails, I thought it’d be a good idea to add some basic CSS styles that are loaded automatically with your theme. But don’t worry, if you are one of those people who hates extra server requests: this can easily be switched off through the plugin’s settings page.

Improved the layout of the Related Posts box on the post edit page

I’ve revamped the Related Posts box a little, to fit the current WordPress admin design a little better, and to make it even more user friendly.

Have fun!

I really hope you guys like all the new features. Please let me know in the comments below if you run in any trouble.

Don’t forget to rate the plugin in theĀ WordPress plugin directory. And of course, any donations for my work are highly appreciated! (see the PayPal box on the right of this page)

 

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Comments (13)

  • Gaye Levy

    March 31, 2012 (6:26 pm)

    The new version did not work for me. The related posts are gone and when I try to add them back, they do not save.

    Is it possible to reload the old version?

    I am using the latest version of WordPress.

    Gaye

  • Microkid

    April 1, 2012 (1:21 am)

    Hi Gaye,

    Please try version 4.0.1, it should solve this issue.

  • Gaye Levy

    April 1, 2012 (1:31 am)

    No go. I create my related posts entries and hit update. When I go back and check and they are gone. Also, all of my previous posts no longer include my related posts entries. It is as though they do not exist.

    Also, the website is http://www.stratrgic-living.net. I have not updated the plugin on my other site yet so that one is still okay.

    Gaye

  • Gaye Levy

    April 1, 2012 (1:35 am)

    Sorry – that was strategic-living.net

    Gaye

  • Derek

    April 2, 2012 (1:04 pm)

    I’m having the same problem as Gaye. Until it is fixed I would like to restore my previous database table for this plug-in. Which table should I look for?

  • Luis

    April 5, 2012 (11:12 am)

    I am also having same problem as Gaye.

  • Web Developer

    April 6, 2012 (10:53 am)

    the same problem here, wordpress version 3.3.1. waiting for fixed version

  • Microkid

    April 6, 2012 (10:54 am)

    Did you guys upgrade to version 4.0.3 of the plugin?

  • Luis

    April 6, 2012 (6:47 pm)

    Yes, latest version here.

  • Keane

    April 13, 2012 (6:58 pm)

    I get this error: Fatal error: Call to undefined function has_post_thumbnail() in /home/keane/keane.li/blog/wp-content/plugins/microkids-related-posts/microkids-related-posts.php on line 653

    Using the latest version with latest version of WP.

  • Rodrigo

    May 25, 2012 (3:39 pm)

    Hi. I have the same error that Keane has. This plugin is fantastic and I use it without problems on other website. Help is welcome.

  • Martin

    July 10, 2012 (3:39 pm)

    How to display excerpt (i.e. first 100 charachters) next to the thumbnail of related post.

  • dave

    July 27, 2012 (3:39 am)

    I am also wondering how to display an excerpt next to the thumbnails.

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