Related posts version 2.5 released

Related contentVersion 2.5 of my related posts plugin for WordPress comes with the following changes.

Improved the AJAX search utility

I have put a tiny delay on the javascript function used for searching related items in the AJAX utility. Searching will now be more fluent and will put less strain on your server.

Multiple widgets support

I have added support for multiple instances of the widget by using the new widgets API introduced in WordPress 2.8. You can now add the widget to all of your sidebars, or even multiple instances to one sidebar (for some obscure reason).

Fixed a bug where the widget wouldn’t show on pages

The widget would only be displayed in the sidebar for posts, not on pages. Fixed it.

Related private posts are now displayed to users who have the necessary priviliges

If you add related posts that are private to an item, logged in users with the necessary priviliges are now able to see them. Of course, the posts will not be displayed for users who do not have priviliges.

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Comments (5)

  • Richard

    February 10, 2010 (10:12 am)

    Hi there, love your plugic, the only problem is that i cannot seem to get the objects to work.

    as you told here:

    i can use:
    $my_related_post = MRP_get_related_posts( $post->ID, true );

    in version 2.5 the current line is:
    $related_post = MRP_get_related_posts( $post->ID;

    making this:
    $related_post = MRP_get_related_posts( $post->ID, true );

    breaks the plugin (white pages show on every page of your wordpress install)

    i really want to be able to add category, post date, author and stuff like that.

    how can i do that in v2.5?

  • Andrew Wetzel (@CircleReader)

    March 19, 2010 (11:37 pm)

    Thanks very much for this plugin, Microkid! I’ve used this in the past, hope to continue as we move into the next version of WordPress.

    I am setting up a network of blog sites on WordPress 3.0 (as used to be accomplished in WPMU), and would like to be able to establish related posts between blogs/sites, not just on the current site.

    That is, I’d like to have relate not only to but also to (Likewise with a subfolder setup, as mine is:, etc.)

    Is there any way to do that? Perhaps returning results in the post editor separated by “this blog” vs “elswhere on this domain?”

    Second WP3.0 related question: The custom content/post-types capabilities of WP continue to be developed. (See there be checkboxes in the settings area that would allow the user to search for other content/post-types than just “posts?”

  • Giovanni

    April 9, 2010 (8:21 pm)

    How do I sort the related posts in alphabetical order? (I’ll have to alter the php I’d guess but I can’t see where).

  • Flavio Curella

    April 27, 2010 (10:48 pm)


    I downloaded your plugin but I had to make a few fixes for styling and compatibility with other plugins in WP 2.9.2.

    Write me an email if you’re interested in the patch.

    Flavio Curella.

  • alimh

    August 20, 2010 (7:47 am)

    hey mate, when this plugins gonna support post type feature?

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