Related Posts for WordPress

This WordPress plugin lets you manually select related posts using a nifty AJAX powered search utility. A powerful tool for boosting pages per visit and SEO.

Download the Related Posts plugin

Current stable version: 3.0.1

Features

  • Easily find entries that might be related to the one you are writing with an integrated AJAX powered search utility,
  • Easily add and remove relations with a single click. No page reloads, no pop-ups
  • Support for custom post types
  • Automatically display a list of related posts underneath your posts content. No need to add any PHP tags in your template files, but several functions available for advanced users.
  • Display related posts in multiple widgets
  • Use the [ related-posts ] shortcode to display related posts anywhere in your posts content
  • The relationship created works reciprocal, which means that if post A is added as related to post B, post B is automatically added as related to post A as well (this option can be turned off easily through the settings panel)
  • Widget support
  • Flexible customization of the way the related posts are displayed

Screenshots

Installation

  • Download the plugin and unzip,
  • Put the related-posts folder in your wp-content/plugins folder,
  • Activate the plugin through the WordPress admin,
  • Related posts will be placed underneath your posts/pages content automatically (after you have selected them manually in the write/edit post screen). You can change this and some other settings through the plugins options page under Settings > Related Posts.
  • For advanced implementation, there are a couple of API functions available.

Customization

There are several options for customizing the way related posts are displayed on the plugins settings page.

For customizing with CSS: the list will be displayed as a <ul> within a container <div class="related-posts" id="related-posts-(posttype)">

Shortcode

[ related-posts ]
(without the spaces)

This allows you to display the related posts within the text of your post or page. Simply add the shortcode [ related-posts ] (withouth the spaces) in the content of your post or page and this shortcode will automagically be replaced by the list of related posts.

You can optionally add a “posttype” attribute to the shortcode to display only the related posts of a particular post type:

[ related-posts posttype=page ]
(withouth the spaces)

API functions

Place this code in your template files (probably single.php) where you want the list of related posts to be displayed:
MRP_show_related_posts();

To get the output HTML without displaying it use this function:
$related_posts_html = MRP_get_related_posts_html( $post_id )

If you’re looking for further integration; this function will return the IDs and titles of related posts:
$related_posts = MRP_get_related_posts( $post_id );

It will return an array like
$related_posts[related_post_id]->related_post_title

For even further customization, you can optionally use the MRP_get_related_posts function to grab a list of related posts as an object, or tell it to include unpublished posts. Here’s how you do it.

The function has 4 parameters:

MRP_get_related_posts( $post_id, $return_object, $hide_unpublished, $post_type )

$return_object
The default value of this parameter is false. Setting it to true will have the function return the list of related posts as an object, containing all the posts properties, such as post_status, post_author, etc. This allows you to add any other customization before displaying the posts.

Example:

$my_related_posts = MRP_get_related_posts( $post->ID, true );

$hide_unpublished
The default value of this parameter is true. Setting it to false will include unpublished posts such as drafts and posts planned in the future in the list returned by the function.

Example:

$my_related_posts = MRP_get_related_posts( $post->ID, false, true );

$post_type
The default value of this parameter is null. You can set this to the name of a post type to get only the related posts for the specified post type(s). You can either declare this parameter as a string for a single post type, or an array for a lists of multiple.

Example 1:

$my_related_posts = MRP_get_related_posts( $post->ID, false, true, 'page' );

Example 2:

$my_related_posts = MRP_get_related_posts( $post->ID, false, true, array( 'page', 'post', 'custom_post_type_1', 'custom_post_type_2' ) );

Change Log

3.0

  • Added support for WP 3.0 custom post types – Create relations with custom post types, display related posts in one list or seperate them by post type
  • Added controlled order – You can now order the related posts by date, title or random
  • Added internationalization – You can now create display the plugin settings page in your own language. I have already added Dutch, please send your language files to microkid.net@gmail.com
  • Fixed support for non Western Latin characters (Cyrillic, Arabic, etc.)
  • Plus a zillion small bugfixes and enhancements!

2.5

  • Improved the AJAX search utility with a more fluent way of updating the results list
  • Added support for multiple instances of the widget by using the new Widget API introduced in WordPress 2.8
  • Fixed a bug where the widget wouldn’t show on pages
  • Related private posts are now displayed to users who have the necessary priviliges

2.4

  • You can now add drafts and planned posts as related posts, without them appearing on your site before they are properly published.
  • Added shortcode support: you can now place the [ related-posts ] shortcode within the content of your post to display the related posts anywhere you want.
  • (For advanced users) Added a parameter to the MRP_get_related_posts function to optionally get the related posts in an object, so you can easily use it in other plugins or your own custom way of displaying the list of related posts. For documentation on this, see [the API section](http://www.microkid.net/wordpress/related-posts/#API “Microkids Related Posts API functions”).
  • (For advanced users) Added a parameter to the MRP_get_related_posts function to optionally include unpublished posts to the related posts list. For documentation on this, see [the API section](http://www.microkid.net/wordpress/related-posts/#API “Microkids Related Posts API functions”).

2.3

  • Added option to manage search scope: post content, post title, or both
  • Slightly improved the search query when searching for related posts
  • Added a limit of 50 search results to help the plugin work smoothly on larger sites.
  • Fixed some IE6 layout issues
  • Fixed issue where, in non reciprocal mode, after editing a post it would lose its passive connections to other posts
  • Fixed issue where hitting the enter key while in the search box would submit the page
  • Fixed issue where hitting a none character key (like shift, ctrl, etc.) in the search box would trigger the AJAX search

2.2

  • Added optimized SQL for related posts query provided by Peter Raganitsch
  • Added option for turning reciprocal function off provided by Brock Boland
  • Fixed some layout issues in WordPress 2.7
  • The search tool now searches in post title and post content.

2.1.1

  • Solved an issue with shorthand PHP tags.

2.1

  • Solved an issue where in WP 2.6 relationships with revisions were created when editing a post.

2.0

  • Added the option to display related posts underneath your post content automatically
  • Added the extended customization options for the way the list of related posts is displayed:
    • Using a custom title
    • Choosing the HTML header element (h1, h2, etc.) of the title for the related posts section
    • Custom message to display when there are no related posts, with the option no displaying anything at all (no text, no code)
  • Added widget support
  • Added support for adding related pages

1.1

  • Fixed a small issue with the paths to the .js and .css files which made the plugin break on blogs that reside in subdirectories.

Credits

A big thank you goes out to:

  • Peter Raganitsch for sharing his ancient SQL kung fu and thoroughly improving the speed and accuracy of this plugin.
  • Brock Boland for sharing his amazing improvements on the reciprocal function.
  • Michael Girouard for sharing his work on support for custom post types

Donate

Has this plugin saved your day? Are you using it for a commercial project? Cool! But please consider a donation for my work. I am a professional just like you, so putting work in this plugin means missing money somewhere else!

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Comments (651)

  • Lazy

    June 26, 2008 (10:00 pm)

    Hi,

    really usefull plugin and i will sure give it a try tomorrow.

    have a nice evening,

    Chris

  • Microkid

    June 26, 2008 (10:01 pm)

    Cool thanks!

    Let me know how it works out.

  • baron

    June 27, 2008 (12:02 am)

    hi. Thanks for plugin

    perfect.

    Regards

  • Chris

    June 27, 2008 (1:38 am)

    Very nice plugin. Can’t wait for widget support. It would be excellent to have this functionality in the sidebar. Thanks.

  • Dave

    June 27, 2008 (11:19 am)

    Hi there, just trying out your plugin and love the idea but can’t get the search to return any posts?

    Am I doing something wrong?

  • Microkid

    June 27, 2008 (11:25 am)

    Hi Dave,

    Any change your blog sits in a subdirectory? Something like:

    http://www.example.com/blog/

    I noticed some problems occur with the javascript there.

  • Dave

    June 27, 2008 (11:32 am)

    Could be, it is sat in a subdirectory (http://dave/wordpress) but is set to run from the same directory it’s installed in.

  • Microkid

    June 27, 2008 (11:39 am)

    Yeah, there’s a little bug that creates problems in that case. I’ve quick fixed it, can you try download the plugin again from here

    http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/microkids-related-posts.1.0.zip

    and the see if it works?

  • Dave

    June 27, 2008 (11:52 am)

    Thanks MK — works a treat now.

    One point, your example code above references “RP_show_related_posts();” while the actual functions start with “MRP”.

    Thanks again for the quick responses — reciprocal linking is a great addition!

  • Microkid

    June 27, 2008 (11:55 am)

    You are very right, thanks.

    The plugin was named “Related Posts” before, but I had to change it because that name was taken in the WordPress plugin directory :)

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  • autworld

    June 27, 2008 (4:46 pm)

    great work, nice plugin!

  • Aydın

    June 27, 2008 (8:29 pm)

    Thanks for the plugin but it doesn’t work on my site. I’ve read he comments and seen subdomain issue, I downloaded the new file but it still doesn’t work. Any suggestions?

  • Aydın

    June 27, 2008 (8:37 pm)

    It’s alright, I added my subdomain folder name to mikrokids-related-posts.php file line 186 & 187, now it works perfect…
    Thanks for that great plugin…

  • Charlie

    June 28, 2008 (3:26 am)

    I’m having a problem with this, I have the plugin activated and I’ve added the line of php code to the single.php file where I want the list to appear and all I see after refreshing is “none” where the article links would appear. Did I miss something?

  • Microkid

    June 28, 2008 (1:09 pm)

    Aydin, could you clarify a little? Did get_bloginfo(‘siteurl’) not work correctly? What WP version are you running? Can you give me the url?

    Hi Charlie, when there are no related posts added yet to your post, the plugin will display “none”.

  • Dale Ryan

    June 28, 2008 (3:03 pm)

    Doesn’t seem to work with pages. . . just posts. Would it be difficult to expand it to include pages?

  • Microkid

    June 28, 2008 (3:16 pm)

    Hi Dale,

    Support for pages is on it’s way. Actually, I’m thinking it would be great if you could relate anything to anything; pages, links and posts. What do you think?

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  • Cukrzyca i pompa insulinowa

    June 28, 2008 (7:38 pm)

    Great plug in!
    I’m used similar plug in from Terong many years ago but it was not compatible with wp 2.3 up.
    Great idea, thanks a lot!

  • Slash

    June 28, 2008 (11:31 pm)

    Hi,

    Great plugin. When there are no related posts added yet to a post, the plugin will display “none”. In the next version, will it possible to display nothing at all, no text, no code ?

  • Microkid

    June 29, 2008 (1:04 am)

    Hi Slash,

    I was thinking about that, being able to edit what appears when there are no related posts. Pretty sure I will manage to include that with the next release.

  • ariwolu

    June 30, 2008 (5:27 am)

    Hi
    I’m ari
    I use related post in my wp
    but I still confuse how to use it, can u explain more.
    With a picture or screenshot maybe?
    Thankz

  • rexsky

    June 30, 2008 (7:39 am)

    hi. Thanks for plugin,I will try it ….If has some questions,I will report it …

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  • Saijo George

    June 30, 2008 (7:58 am)

    Nice work , was after something like this for a while

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  • Saijo George

    June 30, 2008 (8:24 am)

    Its doesn’t work . In the Post edit page , when u type in the search word it just stays blank.

    Already tried the new link that was posted , also tried to edit the mikrokids-related-posts.php file line 186 & 187 and manually added the blog url with out the trailing slash. Still nothin. :(

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  • Aydın

    June 30, 2008 (11:05 am)

    Aydin, could you clarify a little? Did get_bloginfo(’siteurl’) not work correctly? What WP version are you running? Can you give me the url?

    get_bloginfo(‘siteurl’) didn’t work. I think it just calls “blog url”. My site sits on a subdomain as “../blog” and i added my subdomain folder name after php code and it works fine now. My edited code is:
    '';
    echo '

    Hope it helps.
    By the way, My blog runs on WP 2.5.1

  • Aydın

    June 30, 2008 (11:07 am)

    Ups, code didn’t show up… Adding it again:

    script type="text/javascript" src="'.get_bloginfo('siteurl').'/blog/wp-content/plugins/microkids-related-posts/microkids-related-posts.js">

  • Microkid

    June 30, 2008 (11:20 am)

    Aydin, thanks. Sorry the code isn’t showing up correctly in your comment. But don’t bother , I know what you mean :)

    I’m going to look into it.

    Saijo, I think this should fix your problem too, give me a sec.

  • Microkid

    June 30, 2008 (11:32 am)

    Saijo, can you try downloading this version and see if it works?

  • Saijo George

    June 30, 2008 (12:39 pm)

    Will do it and report back ASAP

  • Saijo George

    June 30, 2008 (12:44 pm)

    Works Fine now , Gr8 work mate …

  • Microkid

    June 30, 2008 (1:25 pm)

    Thanks Saijo, I’ve updated the plugin. Great feedback guys.

  • moserw

    June 30, 2008 (1:56 pm)

    Might be just what I was looking for. Hope it does sticky function well and is customizable to the degree I want. Thanks.

  • Microkid

    June 30, 2008 (1:59 pm)

    Hi moserw, please let me know here if you have any feature requests.

  • Saijo George

    June 30, 2008 (2:13 pm)

    Its customisable and goes well with google ads on post , I have placed Link Ads + Recent Post together . Now lets wait and see how the traffic reacts to it .

    The best features are :

    1) U can select the requires post ( way better than automatic selection based on tags , content )

    2 ) The relationship created works reciprocal, which means that if post A is added as related to post B, post B is automatically added as related to post A as well ( this is a time saver and a gr8 feature )

  • Atlanta Wedding Photographer

    June 30, 2008 (2:50 pm)

    I have been looking for a related posts plugin and I am glad that I came across this site it looks like this is going to be what I am looking for . The problem though: I down loaded the plugin and installed it so that I can see it and search and select the related posts but it doesn’t come up. I saw the link that we have to put in the “theme files.” Where would those exactly be?

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  • Microkid

    June 30, 2008 (3:02 pm)

    Hello there Wedding Photographer,

    This depends on what WordPress theme you use. You have to place the code somewhere in one of the theme files that load when a post is viewed (i.e. single.php). This code retrieves and shows the related posts.

  • stratosg

    June 30, 2008 (3:21 pm)

    hey thx for a nice plugin!

  • Atlanta Wedding Photographer

    June 30, 2008 (3:57 pm)

    I’ll put it in the single.php (i know that I have that one) and see what happens later today. I have the “Natural Essence” theme. http://www.peterdoylephotography.com/storyboard

    thanks again.

  • Microkid

    June 30, 2008 (4:47 pm)

    Alrighty Atlanta, put it somwhere below `the_content()` in single.php and you should be ready to go. You can customize the appearance using CSS.

    I think it might be useful for a lot of people to add an “automatically add below posts content” option in the next release.

  • Ruud

    July 1, 2008 (2:55 am)

    Very great plugin..
    But is there any limitation for ‘numerous of related post’ each article that post since “if post A is added as related to post B, post B is automatically added as related to post A as well” ?

    If I have twenty article that related to post A it that mean the A post will have 20 link related post. Too much.
    Thanks before for nice plugin..

  • Saijo George

    July 1, 2008 (4:20 am)

    The beauty of this plugin is that u can add the related post manually , so out of that 20 related post u might have on your blog , if u wish only 2 to show up u can do that by only added those 2

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  • atlanta wedding photographer

    July 2, 2008 (6:21 pm)

    okay,,,, I put the code “somwhere below `the_content()` in single.php ” and I now see the related posts only when I am writing the post and not when I view it. Is there anything else that I need to check. I’m sorry that I can’t get this settled.

  • Microkid

    July 3, 2008 (11:45 am)

    Hi Atlanta,
    Did you use the first or the second code mentioned above? You should use the first.

  • Flector

    July 3, 2008 (11:57 am)

    It’s not work with russian titles (AJAX search). Can you fix this problem?

  • atlanta wedding photographer

    July 3, 2008 (4:57 pm)

    Here is the code:

    Posted in

    what do you think

  • atlanta wedding photographer

    July 3, 2008 (4:58 pm)

    ok so you don’t see it ….. i put it under the content and I used the first code you have on there

  • Microkid

    July 3, 2008 (7:23 pm)

    Hi Atlanta,

    I checked out which theme you are using, looks like you’re using a customized version of Natural Essence, correct? If so, the code should be placed underneath somewhere around line 21.

    Replace

    < ?php the_content('Read the rest of this entry »'); ?>

    With

    < ?php the_content('Read the rest of this entry »'); ?>
    < ?php if( function_exists("MRP_show_related_posts") ) MRP_show_related_posts(); ?>

    Let me know if that works.

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  • maddler

    July 8, 2008 (11:41 pm)

    Great plugin! I was about to write something by myself using themes/PHP/custom fields, you saved my life! :D

  • Cy

    July 9, 2008 (12:30 am)

    I am sorry to say that I cannot get it to work. The code just shows up as text under post. I’m sure the problem is with me. I carefully went over your instructions to Atlanta but that didn’t help. I stayed glued to this page in hopes that you add the option you spoke of up a few comments. Maybe that will do it for the newbie like me. Thanks.

  • maddler

    July 9, 2008 (12:32 am)

    is it the code correctly enclosed among

  • maddler

    July 9, 2008 (12:33 am)

    sorry… that was supposed to be:
    is the code correctly eclosed among <? and ?&gt> ?

  • Microkid

    July 9, 2008 (12:37 am)

    Maddler – You’re welcome :)

    Cy – Try downloading this version of the plugin – it’s not officially released yet, but it has a feature of automatically adding the related posts to your content.

    Make sure you completely uninstall and remove your current install of the plugin before installing this one. And please let me know if this solves your problem.

  • Cy

    July 9, 2008 (4:28 am)

    Thank you Microkid for responding. I have PlugInstaller. After deactivating the Microskids Related Posts I have an option to uninstall. When I do click uninstall a page pops up saying “cannot load”. Can I just use my FireFTP and take the plugin out or is that not the way to proceed? Thanks for your patience.

  • Microkid

    July 9, 2008 (4:16 pm)

    Cy,

    Yes, just delete the entire folder from the plugins folder. Then upload the new version.

  • cy

    July 9, 2008 (6:34 pm)

    Microkid,

    It worked perfectly!. Again, thank you for your time helping me out. I have researched all “related posts” type plugins and this is the very best for newbies like me. I’m sure advanced users will like it too. The reciprocal feature is really nice. By the way I using WP 2.5, self- hosted.

  • Microkid

    July 9, 2008 (7:09 pm)

    Thanks cy, glad to help :)

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  • moserw

    July 10, 2008 (7:41 pm)

    I installed it a couple of days ago and it worked well showing 10 related posts. Now it says “None” to every post. What could be wrong? BTW I changed my theme, but have done everything the same way in inserting the code as in the previous theme. Any help would be much appreciated.

  • Microkid

    July 11, 2008 (1:02 am)

    moserw,

    Are you running v2.0? If not, please check if installing the new version will solve your problem (see above for the download link)

    It probably has something to do with your new theme. Version 2.0 automatically adds the related posts to your content so there shouldn’t be any dependancies with themes.

  • Cy

    July 11, 2008 (7:54 am)

    May I add that I was validating my blog with W3C and found several plugins that were creating errors. Your plugin was NOT among them and I thank you for that.

  • Shirley

    July 11, 2008 (2:59 pm)

    Great plugin. I especially appreciate the ‘API Functions’.

  • Microkid

    July 11, 2008 (3:06 pm)

    Thanks Cy, Shirley,

    I’ve tried to create a plugin that has all the features for both basic and advanced users, so I’m happy it’s appreciated :)

    If there’s anything else you would like to see as a feature, please let me know and I will look into it.

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  • Susan

    July 12, 2008 (4:13 pm)

    Great plugin…except that it doesn’t seem to support Chinese at all. Thus I can only apply it to the posts with English titles.

    May I ask for a function that I can add related posts by typing IDs or sth else, if non-English search is difficult?

  • Microkid

    July 12, 2008 (6:13 pm)

    Hi Susan,

    I’ll put support for Chinese characters on my list. I know there are some problems with cyrillic alphabet as well. I’ll look into it for the next version.

  • Justin

    July 18, 2008 (6:23 pm)

    great plugin. any chance at adding the ability to completely customize the related post output? it would be great to be able to include an article thumbnail, title, and excerpt.

  • Microkid

    July 18, 2008 (8:46 pm)

    Hi Justin,

    If you want you can use this function to grab all the post ID’s:


    < ?php $related_posts = MRP_get_related_posts( $post_id ); ?>

    Using the get_post() function you could get any data you need from the related posts.

  • Dale

    July 19, 2008 (7:54 pm)

    Hello. Great plugin, I really like it and like the idea of being able to selectively include only the related posts I want. I installed it for the first time today, after upgrading my site to WordPress 2.6. I did notice something a little odd… When I display a related post, links back to the original post appears multiple times. For example, if you click one of the related posts listed on this post…

    http://www.afewgoodpens.com/blog/2008/07/18/site-updates-4/

    … you’ll see duplicated links back to the original. I was just reading that WordPress introduced post revision tracking in 2.6, and if you pass the mouse over the duplicate links, you’ll see they reference the revisions. I’m looking into turning the revision level off, but also wanted to let you know about the problem (if you don’t already).

    Thanks and thanks for the good work…. I’m planning to go back through a lot of my posts and set up related post links, and this plugin is a great help.

    Dale

  • Microkid

    July 19, 2008 (11:28 pm)

    Dale – Thanks, I hadn’t noticed this yet.. I’ll look into it right away. Definitely something to do with the revisions.

    Good to hear you find it useful :)

  • Microkid

    July 20, 2008 (1:46 am)

    I solved the issue in version 2.1, you can download it here.

  • Dale

    July 20, 2008 (3:20 am)

    Oh, man, you’re great … just installed version 2.1, cleaned up the duplicates, and created a new related posts reference … it worked beautifully. Thanks tons for taking care of this so quickly!

    Dale

  • Dale

    July 21, 2008 (12:45 am)

    Hello again. A question about your plug-in…. In the features list above, you say:

    “The relationship created works reciprocal, which means that if post A is added as related to post B, post B is automatically added as related to post A as well.”

    I was wondering how it’s designed to work when I add more than one relationship. That is, if I add two related posts (Post #2 and Post #3) to Post #1, should Post #2 automatically show Post #1 and Post #3, and Post #3 show Post #1 and Post #2?

    I hope that makes sense….

    Thanks!!

    Dale

  • Microkid

    July 21, 2008 (9:10 am)

    Hi Dale,

    I understand what you mean, but no it doesn’t work that way. Post 1 and 2 might be related on one subject, and post 1 and 3 on another. So this doesn’t necessarily mean that 2 and 3 are related.

  • Dale

    July 22, 2008 (3:10 am)

    Hi, MK… Thanks for the response. What you are saying makes sense, and I thought it might work that way … just wanted to be sure before I linked up a bunch more posts.

    Thanks again for your attention and quick followup; I really do appreciate it.

    Bye for now,

    Dale

  • atlanta wedding photographer

    July 22, 2008 (10:54 pm)

    I got a little furstrated so i just deleted it now I calmed down and put it back up again. I figured out what was happening. It seems that the space between in the “< ?php” that you gave was causing the problems. I now have it up but the related posts are only showing when you click on the indivdual blog and they are showing up twice. Is there something that I did? Thanks for your time. here’s the link: http://peterdoylephotography.com/storyboard/the-business-of-relationships/

  • Microkid

    July 23, 2008 (1:11 am)

    Atlanta,

    Glad you got it working. Where did the space show up? Sorry about that causing you so much trouble.

    With the release of version 2.0 I added the functionality of the related posts being added to your posts content automatically. So no need to insert the code – well, except when you want to change the location of the list. You are now looking at the same list twice because its added automatically plus you’ve added the code.

    So, either turn of the “automatic” function through the settings or get rid of the code.

    Right now the plugin doesn’t add the list automatically to your post excerpts on the home and archive pages. Would be a good feature for a future release maybe. If you want it anyway, just add the before mentioned code to the index.php, archive.php, and, if it exists, category.php files of your theme. Same way, right underneath the_content() or the_excerpt(), either one should be in your theme files.

  • Murad

    July 23, 2008 (6:25 am)

    i’ve been looking for this since it appeared on the dashboard widget. but really took time as i think the search in the wordpress plugin page is bit crooked.

    im novice but i think this is what ppl need .. thanks a lot.

  • Atlanta Wedding Photographer

    July 23, 2008 (2:41 pm)

    Dude….thanks a bunch…finally got everything situated. took out it showing twice and only had to put the code in the index.php so that it shows up on the front page. thanks again!!!!

  • Heather

    July 23, 2008 (3:12 pm)

    My blog is in a subdomain: blog.peacockandpaisley.com. I tried Microkid Related Posts 1.0 and tried adding http://blog.peacockandpaisley.com to lines 186 and 187, as mentioned above, but no related posts are showing up. I’m using the Firebug theme, but when I switched between themes, the plugin still didn’t seem to be working. Looking forward to using your plugin! Thanks for the help.

  • Microkid

    July 23, 2008 (3:20 pm)

    Hi Heather,

    The 186/187 fix was for an older version, it’s not necessary for the current version.

    It seems the related posts list is appearing underneath your post content correctly. Does the related post tool show up on your write post page?

  • Andrew

    July 26, 2008 (4:01 am)

    When I try to activate the plugin, I get a “fatal” error message:

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected $end in/Library [etc.] / microkids-related-posts/microkids-related-posts.php on line 482

    I am very new to WordPress, so I’ve probably done something stupid, but I have managed to install and activate other plugins. Any help much appreciated.

  • Microkid

    July 26, 2008 (10:26 am)

    Hi Andrew,

    I might have a solution – can you download and install this version and tell me if it works?

  • Andrew

    July 26, 2008 (11:55 am)

    No, I get the same error, but now at line 485.

  • Microkid

    July 26, 2008 (12:16 pm)

    Ok … this one should do the trick. Please download it and let me know.

  • Andrew

    July 26, 2008 (1:50 pm)

    Yes! That did it. Thanks. Now I just need to figure out how to make it work. When I’m writing a post, I should be able to type in a tag in the “Search posts” box, under “Related Posts”, and that will show a list of posts with that tag. Is that right? I’m not seeing any related posts right now. I’m going to play with it some more.

  • Microkid

    July 26, 2008 (2:04 pm)

    The search tool will match whatever you fill in on the titles of your posts.

    I think in a future version I’ll add matching on post content and/or tags as well.

  • Andrew

    July 26, 2008 (2:07 pm)

    Ok, I got it working by replacing this bit in lines 76 and 77:

    “‘.get_option(‘siteurl’).’/

    with the location of my blog. Is the subdomain issue? My blog is located in a folder called “blog” that sits in my root folder.

    Anyway, thanks for the plugin and for the help.

  • Microkid

    July 26, 2008 (2:08 pm)

    hmm .. that shouldn’t be happening. What version of the plugin are you using?

  • Andrew

    July 26, 2008 (2:12 pm)

    Version: 2.1.1rc2

    Thanks for the explanation about how it matches.

  • JesusCrunk.com

    July 31, 2008 (3:51 am)

    Related Posts<- I want to change this to Discography

    * 116 Clique – 13 Letters
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  • Vorenus

    July 31, 2008 (7:10 am)

    The AJAXY crap doesn’t work in Firefox 3. Test it and you’ll see how the search for posts doesn’t show any posts (but it does in Safari).

  • Microkid

    July 31, 2008 (8:24 am)

    JesusCrunk:
    Check the plugins settings in the WP admin.

    Vorenus:
    It should work in FF3 (I use it daily actually). Maybe something else is the problem?

  • Vorenus

    July 31, 2008 (10:30 am)

    It just started working. I can’t explain it. Perhaps it wasn’t loading the .js file before.

    Anyway, I apologize for my hostile tone earlier.

  • Microkid

    July 31, 2008 (10:34 am)

    No problem. I’m not a very big fan of Ajax as a solution to everything either. It just seemed like the best solution here.

  • Perband

    August 2, 2008 (12:23 pm)

    Great Plugin! But how can I change the font-size of the label “Related Posts”?

  • Perband

    August 2, 2008 (1:30 pm)

    Ok, I found it :). But I have a second question: Would it be possible not only to search the titles of former posts? It would be more handy, if also the tags are searchable and/or the body of the post. Maybe it would be a good idea, to prepopulate the field “Related” with some data, eventually with the posts, which have one of the tags.

  • Microkid

    August 2, 2008 (2:59 pm)

    Hi Perband,

    An option for suggestions definitely seems like a useful feature. Good idea — I’ll look into in.

  • Pxl_Buzzard

    August 2, 2008 (4:02 pm)

    Thanks for the great addon Microkid. I was just wondering what new features were added in version 2.1.1?

  • Microkid

    August 2, 2008 (4:08 pm)

    Sorry, no new features. I only fixed an issue that would make the plugin crash when shorthand php tags are not allowed. If you weren’t having problems, then there’s no reason to update really.

  • Pxl_Buzzard

    August 2, 2008 (4:10 pm)

    Thanks for the quick reply, and it’s nice to see that you’re still active with the project and the people that use it.

  • Microkid

    August 2, 2008 (4:12 pm)

    Cool, I’m just happy I can give something back to a great community.

  • KrzysztofUW

    August 2, 2008 (7:34 pm)

    Great work! This plugin is very practical but on each entry should be a number of comments and the search should be more configurable. Anyway really true respect for your work :)

  • Adam Wulf

    August 8, 2008 (4:49 am)

    love it!

    mega dittos for being able to link to pages as well. thanks for the plugin, gj!

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  • Robert Irizarry

    August 15, 2008 (11:36 am)

    I love the control this plugin provides. Very cool.

    However, I was wondering why you didn’t use the same code names Related Posts uses? It seems to be the defacto standard and this way your plugin is a drop in replacement in themes which already support that version. An example of this approach is Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP).

    Regardless, thanks for the great work.

  • Adey

    August 24, 2008 (12:36 pm)

    Looks like a useful plugin. It would be ideal if you could add any link from anywhere, rather than just search matches. Doesn’t seem to be possible

    Thanks

  • CircleReader

    August 26, 2008 (4:00 am)

    A fantastic plugin – thank you very much!

    I just noticed that it is cross-liking my unpublished draft posts. Yikes! That means that people can see my drafts while they are still under construction. Not good–my collected thoughts are rough enough as it is…

  • Jenny

    August 28, 2008 (9:40 pm)

    Hi MicroKid,

    Thanks for sharing this plugin.

    I tried it, but what I got is this:

    “Related Posts

    None”

    I have put the entire folder (9 files) in this folder:
    …/wp-content/plugins/Related Posts/

    I use self-hosted WP version 2.5. What am I doing wrong?

  • Microkid

    August 30, 2008 (12:10 pm)

    Hi Jenny,

    The plugin does not create relations automatically. Did you build any relations through the manage/write post page?

  • Jenny

    August 30, 2008 (10:28 pm)

    All my posts are tagged, therefore several related posts should appear, but says “none”. Please help.

  • Microkid

    August 31, 2008 (12:26 am)

    Again, the plugin does not create relations automatically. The whole idea is that you can create relations manually, through the edit/write page. Check out the screenshots and instructions above for help.

  • schikowski

    September 1, 2008 (11:14 am)

    Hello Microkid,
    After searching for 3 days I have finally found your amazing plugin. Thank you for the excellent work!
    I was wondering whether there is a way to manually sort the links that come up.
    Right now it seems they are sorted alphabetically by default, and if there are numbers (post 1, post 2), the highest number will be on top, no matter in which order I choose them.

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
    Regards,
    schikowski

  • schikowski

    September 1, 2008 (1:38 pm)

    Hey,
    I just found that using the plugin breaks my admin panel (bottom) when editing a Page.
    Have you experienced this as well?
    WP 2.6
    Thanks!!
    schikowski

  • Microkid

    September 1, 2008 (3:20 pm)

    Circlereader – Can it be that this is happening with posts that were published before? Because you shouldn’t be able to select drafts.

    Schikowski – That would be a cool feature, manually adjusting the order of the related posts. I’ll put it on my list :)

    I’ve never noticed any problems with the admin panel footer. Perhaps a compatibility issue with another plugin? Can you try disabling a couple and see what happens?

    Thanks for your feedback guys.

  • CircleReader

    September 2, 2008 (3:39 am)

    It happens when I am drafting a new post and relate it to another, previously published post. When I hit save, the related posts appear on the previous post before I publish the new post. Clicking on the related posts link from the older post to my draft displays the unpublished, in progress post.

    (I’d set up an example for you, but I’m having some other technical difficulties with my blog right now. :( )

    +1 on searching tags and content as well as titles. Thanks for your help!

  • tata

    September 2, 2008 (6:21 am)

    This plug-in is precisely what I’m looking for. However, I do most of my composing using Windows Live Writer and would have to edit my posts after publishing in order to use your plug-in effectively.

    Any chance that you will also create a plug-in for WLW?! :D

  • tata

    September 2, 2008 (6:41 am)

    Okay, I’ve just completed some editing and my goodness, it looks simply fabulous. Thanks so much for the hard work you put into this plug-in and sharing it with us! My next post about blog resources is linking to this page!

    Thanks again, Microkid!

  • Microkid

    September 2, 2008 (8:14 am)

    CircleReader – Ok got it, that’s something that needs to be fixed a.s.a.p.

    Tata – thanks for the love :) As for Windows Live Writer – sorry, not a chance ;)

  • bad

    September 2, 2008 (9:42 pm)

    hi,

    I’m using it on two sites, it works perfect on the first one, but on the other one, the related post ajax function doesn’t show posts when I’m trying to search. This is when making a post or editing the post.

    latest wordpress version is used, as well as latest version of the plugin. None of them is in a subdirectory and is hosted by one company.

    Any ideas?

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  • jean lyon

    September 20, 2008 (11:25 am)

    Hi
    Great plugin and thanks a lot for your hard work !
    Just one question : is it possible to show on a page (single) a sub selection of related posts: my posts have related posts which are related :
    - links
    - books
    - stories
    I would like to automatically retrieve these related posts and show them in 3 differents spots when post appears on single page.
    How to achieve this ? is it possible with your plugin ? Could I use your plugin and then do a seach ?
    Jean from France

  • Microkid

    September 21, 2008 (10:37 pm)

    Salut Jean,
    Are these subjects you are making a sub selection on categories on your blog? Perhaps you could use the MRP_get_related_posts function (see the API functions above) to get all the ID’s. Then you would have to get the category of each post, some way, and order them by it.

    I think it’ll be useful for a lot of people to have the MRP_get_related_posts() function return more data than just the ID and title. I’m putting it on the feature request list for version 3.0

  • jean lyon

    September 22, 2008 (7:42 am)

    Hi
    Thanks for answer
    Using the MRP_get_related_posts function is probably the answer I will give it a try and keep you posted on my progresses. This function could be returning more data, it is a good idea for future version 3.
    Thanks for help
    Jean from France

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  • Saijo George

    October 11, 2008 (7:27 am)

    Got a feature request for the future version. Is it possible to shown only say X related post in this section. If there are more than X related post then any X random post ( from the selected related post ) is shown

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  • Microkid

    October 15, 2008 (8:15 pm)

    Hi Saijo George,

    Why would you want this? Are you worried you will have to many links on your page?

  • Saijo George

    October 16, 2008 (2:56 am)

    Hi Microkid

    thanks exactly right. Its got a lot to do with the way I have integrated the related post in to my site eg : http://www.1800pocketpc.com/2008/09/15/non-animated-wallpaper-pack-for-pocket-pc-pack-3.html

    If there are say related post say around 10-20 the layout will be messedup. but if only say 6-7 are shown @ any given time it will look well presented.

  • Daniel Dumas :: Mr Night Man

    October 20, 2008 (11:42 am)

    thanks for this very great plugin! :)

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  • Klaus

    October 26, 2008 (10:41 am)

    Great plugin! Will be using it in my relaunch :-)

  • createmo

    November 2, 2008 (6:58 am)

    Thank you for your website :)
    I made on photoshop backgrounds for myspace or youtube and even more
    my backgrounds:http://tinyurl.com/6rbxmr
    take care and thank you again!

  • Natural

    November 9, 2008 (6:53 pm)

    I can’t get one post to show up. It always says none. how does it find the related posts. thanks.

  • microkid

    November 16, 2008 (9:27 pm)

    @Natural,

    You have to manually select the related posts, it doesn’t work automatically. Please check the instructions in the post above.

  • GYM G

    November 19, 2008 (4:50 am)

    RE: If you want you can use this function to grab all the post ID’s:

    Using the get_post() function you could get any data you need from the related posts.

    More example code please for us who are not so php Savvy

    Would love to see the code with permalink, thumbnail etc..

    Here’s my old code using WP thumbnail:

    <img src=”ID, “thumb_archives”, true); ?>” alt=”ID, “thumb_archives”, true); ?> thumb_archives” />

    <a href=”" rel=”bookmark”>Custom Field LabelID, “Custom Field1″, true); ?>

  • GYM G

    November 19, 2008 (4:51 am)

    Unable to paste complete code, this site strips it all from my post

  • music lovers group

    November 20, 2008 (12:00 am)

    At the beginning I’m gonna use it with related posts plugin that uses the tags than after a while I’m gonna remove that plugin and only use this one.
    I hope not to mess up things.
    Thanks for the plugin !

  • snackosaurusrex

    November 25, 2008 (1:42 am)

    Hi Microkid,
    Thanks for the plugin and all the help! I’ve installed the newest version on my wordpress and tried the suggestions you made in the comments, but still can’t seem to figure it out. When I search for a related post, I see this:

    Warning: require(../../../wp-config.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/snacko5/public_html/wp-content/plugins/microkids-related-posts/mrp-search.php on line 8

    any ideas? thank you!

  • Steven Vachon

    December 9, 2008 (10:28 pm)

    Great plugin. However, it’d be great if you had a “Related Links” feature as well. Would work the same, only difference would be links are custom added using a nearly identical interface.

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  • pete

    December 16, 2008 (5:08 pm)

    i cant seem to get this to work with wordpress 2.7 i have used MRP_show_related_posts(); on my single.php file and it always returns no related posts. is this a 2.7 issue?

  • Microkid

    December 16, 2008 (5:11 pm)

    Hi Pete,
    Hm… Are you using version 2.2? In this version there is a new option to show relations reciprocal or not, check under the plugins settings page in your wp-admin. Make sure it’s set to “yes” and see if it works then.

  • pete

    December 16, 2008 (5:23 pm)

    Hi Mikrokid,
    Thanks for the quick reply and your suggestion was a great help,
    thanks.

  • Topher

    December 17, 2008 (3:01 am)

    Great plugin – super useful. I was overjoyed when I found it.

    One question – I am finding that the search will not include posts that have not gone live yet. Is that the correct behavior?

    Thank You!

  • Microkid

    December 17, 2008 (8:18 am)

    Topher,

    Yes, you don’t want drafts to appear as related posts do you? :)

  • Topher

    December 17, 2008 (2:35 pm)

    Good point :) Though my issues is that I am using WP as a CMS to run a “news” site. So if I create two posts that are set to go live tomorrow, I can link them to previous live posts, but not to each other, until one of them goes live. So there are several issues – 1. I can link a future post to current posts, which means readers will be able to access the future post if they click the “Related Posts” link. 2. Inability to link two future posts.

    I completely recognize that these features are outside of the scope of this plugin, and my use is fairly non-standard.

    I may try to see if I can set the output of the plugin to exclude posts that are not “live” and also to allow the admin interface to show “not live” but “published” posts (i.e. no drafts).

    Thanks for all your work!

  • Adam Goldsztajn

    December 23, 2008 (5:57 am)

    Just wanted to say, thank you for finally building a related-posts plugin that actually does works like a real human would want one to! frankly there seem to be dozens of related post plugins that do nothing accurately and this lets one build the related posts part oneself…something crucial for my website. Again, really appreciate the work.

  • stefan

    December 29, 2008 (10:36 am)

    just stumbled upon your plugin. it’s absolutley fantastic and exactly what i need for my current project.

    thx

  • stefan

    December 29, 2008 (3:04 pm)

    i’ve experienced a strange phenomenon. i have a page and to this page i relate a post and everything works great. but when i make some changes on the post, the relation disappears (i’m not using reciprocal relations)

  • Saijo George

    January 5, 2009 (6:52 am)

    Is there an option for the related post to only search the title ( like in the previous versions ); the new version searches both tile and content.

    May be there can be an option so users can select which option they require :)

  • Henrik - Web Designer

    January 8, 2009 (12:43 am)

    Many thanks for this. It’s perfect. Easy to install and configure.

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  • Soumendra Jena

    January 18, 2009 (7:06 pm)

    I have been trying to achieve this functionality since ages.
    Tried a lot of such plugins,but none of them worked..

    Dude,you are a life-saver. Just your plugin works for related Posts and no one else.
    How can i say thanks. TAHNKS THANKS THANKS :)

  • Microkid

    January 18, 2009 (10:45 pm)

    Stefan – Are you still experiencing this problem? I’ve tried to reproduce it but everything seems to work fine here.

    Soumendra – That’s really nice of you, thanks for letting me know :)

  • CircleReader

    January 19, 2009 (9:16 pm)

    Hi, MK –

    I’ve been using this happily for some time, but now the search function has simply stopped, preventing me from selecting new related posts. The blog is NOT in a subdirectory. I’m using Firefox 3.1b2, but the problem is persists in Google Chrome and Safari as well. The old relations were not affected.

    I even deleted the table (I have a backup) and started fresh with a new install (version 2.2, as before), but no luck. The search seems to be just plain dead.

    Any clue as to where to look for the bug? I’d really like to be able to use your plugin!

  • Microkid

    January 19, 2009 (9:50 pm)

    Hi CircleReader,

    The search uses a php file for the ajax functionality. What happens if you call this file directly? Any PHP errors?

    http://www.example.com/wp-content/plugins/microkids-related-posts/mrp-search.php?mrp_s=keyword

  • CircleReader

    January 20, 2009 (12:16 am)

    I get a “file not found” message when I plug that address into the browser address bar (if that is how I should “call the file directly” ?). Just an ordinary WordPress 404, no ugly PHP errors that I can see. Or is there somewhere else–some other error log–I should be looking to see them?

    Seems a little odd, since I can see the file is there in my FTP client…

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  • stefan

    February 1, 2009 (12:59 pm)

    hi microkid, sorry for answering so late. i have still the same problem. i have page and i want to relate posts. but when i make some changes to the post the page as no relation to the post anymore. my source looks like this:

    $related_posts = MRP_get_related_posts( $post->ID );
    if(!empty($related_posts)) {
    foreach($related_posts as $key => $value) {
    $related_post = get_post($key);

    }
    }

    thx in advance for your support

  • Razakius

    February 1, 2009 (5:54 pm)

    I love the plugin, has been exactly what I’m looking for in a related posts plugin. However, there seem to be a number of annoyances with this version. Am running 2.2 of the plugin and 2.7 of wordpress. On the related plugin screen, the right part with the scroll bar seems to be cut off which makes it difficult to scroll down, though I have figured out that i can click on the window and do page up and down to move around.

    My second issue is a tad more serious. When doing a search it initially works fine showing the related topics. However, after a few seconds the list refreshes as if no search was done at all. This is more than a little annoying as me selecting a related post becomes a race and scrolling doesn’t work well at all.

    If these issues get fixed, I think this is one of my favorite plugins. I think it is a great idea and thanks for giving it to us.

  • Microkid

    February 1, 2009 (6:28 pm)

    Stefan, I’ve located the problem, I’ll look into it right away. Keep an eye out for an update the next couple of days.

    Razakius, I can’t seem to figure out what’s causing your problems. What brower are you using?

  • stefan

    February 1, 2009 (6:41 pm)

    microkid, thank you so much .. if there’s anything i can do in order to help you, don’t hasitate to contact me

  • Microkid

    February 1, 2009 (9:40 pm)

    Stefan, I’ve released version 2.3, it should fix your issue. Please check it out.

    Razakius, were you using Internet Explorer 6? Version 2.3 should fix your problem, although I urge you to upgrade to Internet Explorer 7, or even better Firefox.

  • stefan

    February 2, 2009 (8:57 am)

    now it works great. thank you so much

  • Sinema

    February 12, 2009 (3:41 pm)

    greet work thank you

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  • stefan

    February 20, 2009 (6:14 am)

    just noticed a little bug (ok calling it a bug is exaggerated). the plugin cannot find related posts in the backend search, when the search term contains german chars like ä, ö, ü. is there a way in order to fix this?
    thx in advance

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  • Eathan

    March 1, 2009 (12:45 am)

    i’m giving the plug in a try. It shows the title.. “related posts”.. but it shows none..

    I’m using wp 2.71 is there something that i need to edit?

  • Eathan

    March 1, 2009 (12:59 am)

    Got it fixed…

  • Berin Szoka

    March 6, 2009 (11:54 pm)

    This is just what I’ve been looking for! It would be nice, though, to be able to rearrange the order of related posts once you’ve selected them.

  • education blog

    March 8, 2009 (6:30 am)

    very nice plugin l was searching. thaNKS.

  • Spoon

    March 9, 2009 (10:21 am)

    First I wanted to mention that this is an excellent plugin. I do have a question regarding the list. I am usning the php line of code in one of my pages so the related paosts appear where I want them to. Everything is fine and I even have everything working with my css file. However, I can’t seem to remove these bullets from the list. I tried {list-style-type: none;} in the css file that I associated with the plugin, but only the color, font size, etc… obeys these instruction. Any suggestions? These bullets are nasty. ;(

  • Microkid

    March 9, 2009 (10:29 am)

    Spoon try adding the !important option, like this:


    #related-posts {
    list-style: none !important;
    }

  • Spoon

    March 9, 2009 (10:38 am)

    @Micro: Thanks for the speedt response. However, I tried that as well as other vaiations and still no dice. It’s been ripping my brain apart.

  • Microkid

    March 9, 2009 (10:45 am)

    It’s a CSS issue so it’s hard to say. Maybe the bullets aren’t regular bullets, but instead generated by background images. Try adding


    #related-posts li {
    background: none !important;
    }

  • Spoon

    March 9, 2009 (10:56 am)

    Nah, still no good. Just to set the scene…I used the php line of code you provided and placed it in my single.php page. Then what I did was add a css class to that line of php code in the single.php page and controlled the fonts, color, etc… from the theme css file. Everything works fine, but the only thing is I can’t use the “list-style-type: none” like I usually do. Perhaps I should not have used a css class infor this php line and instead controlled it for your css style?

  • Spoon

    March 9, 2009 (11:31 am)

    Update: You were close with your suggestion, however, this here actually worked…

    #related-posts li {
    list-style-type: none;
    }

    Now I just need to figure out how to correct the left margin.

  • Lewis

    March 13, 2009 (2:08 am)

    Thanks for this plugin, I’m just getting started with WordPress.

    I’m wondering what happens when an entry has a lot of related posts, do they all get listed or can there be a limited random selection?

  • Marie

    March 17, 2009 (11:53 pm)

    Thank you for nice plugin.
    I really love it !

  • mupet

    March 18, 2009 (8:06 pm)

    Amazing, nice plugin, very useful

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  • Kim Flournoy

    March 29, 2009 (2:25 am)

    Hi there, is there any way to just relate pages to other pages? It seems like you can link pages to posts and vice versa, but not straight pages to pages. (We’re using WordPress as a CMS, if you can’t tell.)

    -Kim

  • Microkid

    March 29, 2009 (12:54 pm)

    @Kim you should be able to. Note when searching for related items in the admin, pages are marked [Page] <pagename>

  • Kim Flournoy

    March 29, 2009 (6:08 pm)

    It wasn’t working before, but I disabled and re-enabled, and now it’s working fine, go figure. Thanks, this is great!

  • Berin Szoka

    March 29, 2009 (6:10 pm)

    Microkid: Is there any way we can change the plug-in so that it will list posts in reverse-chronological order (most recent first)? This would be a great option to include in the plug-in but knowing how to hack the plugin would be great, too.

  • Microkid

    March 29, 2009 (6:37 pm)

    @Berin Szoka
    This feature is indeed due for the next release. In the meantime you could try adding an ORDER BY clause to the query, which starts somewhere around line 211 in microkids-related-posts.php

  • Berin Szoka

    March 29, 2009 (6:47 pm)

    Awesome. Thanks!

  • theinternetmademedoit

    April 1, 2009 (3:12 pm)

    I had some issues getting this plugin to work initially. Turns out I had renamed the directory I placed in “Plugins” causing the AJAX search tool to not load properly. It LOOKED like everything was in order, but I wasn’t getting any search results. Once I realized my mistake, I reinstalled the plugin, kept the directory name intact (i.e. “microkids-related-posts”), and and it’s now working perfectly. Thanks!

  • marajasa

    April 7, 2009 (7:41 pm)

    Great plugin, Microkid, just what I was looking for! I want to use it in a widget-sidebar. Three questions: And: Is there a possibility to add your plugin twice? Is there any way to add a different linkttext than the now used title of the post I link to? Is there any possibility to add external links manually?
    - Mara

  • ray

    April 14, 2009 (1:33 am)

    Hi, I have installed your plugin but I get no related posts. This is all via the plugin settings with no PHP changes. When I go to http://www.lostaddress.org/wp-content/plugins/microkids-related-posts/mrp-search.php?mrp_s=keyword it does show related posts. I should add that I have made no changes to your plugin since installing it.

    Any ideas as to what I need to do?

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  • Patric

    April 25, 2009 (9:34 am)

    I have installed your plugin on WP 2.7.1 but I get no related posts too.

  • Microkid

    April 25, 2009 (9:45 am)

    Hi Ray, Patric,

    You guys know you have to manually add related posts on the post edit screen right? And is the “Display related posts automatically underneath the post content?” option set to Yes?

  • ray

    April 26, 2009 (6:17 pm)

    D’oh! I didn’t realise that. Thanks.

  • Simone

    May 4, 2009 (10:54 pm)

    Hi, the plugin displays the related posts only for the single post. How could i display the related posts in the front page also ?

  • olybop

    May 5, 2009 (9:50 am)

    is it possible to have this plugin on the main page of my blog ? not only on the single.php page ?
    regards

  • theinternetmademedoit

    May 7, 2009 (2:11 pm)

    I’m using this plugin on two of my blogs. Works perfect on one of them, but for some reason the relationships does not get saved on the other.

    For example: I open post A and use the Related Posts search and input fields to find and assign relationships to past B and C. I add them to the “Related” text fields and everything is fine and dandy.

    However, once I hit “Update Post” these relationships disappear. I’m sure I’m missing something (like I said, I got everything to work on my other blog).

    Any ideas of where I might have an issue? I’m using WordPress 2.7 and Related Posts 2.3.

  • theinternetmademedoit

    May 7, 2009 (4:01 pm)

    Problem solved and the solution was dead simple: deactivate and reactivate. I was sure I had tried that already but there you go. Still not sure why I had the problem however.

  • Shirtyballs Funny T-Shirts

    May 21, 2009 (1:48 am)

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  • Ohbarcelona

    May 21, 2009 (9:15 am)

    @Microkid: Hi Microkid, i have some problems to make it work..in the post page, when i type something, the box stays blank..i know Saijo George had the same problem some time ago and fixed it anyway. I try to install the version number 1 but the problem is the same, no related post appear in the post-page in the admin panel. I’m running wordpress 2.7 with arthemia premium theme.
    Thank you in advance for your help.

  • Ohbarcelona

    May 21, 2009 (9:24 am)

    Oh, and if i click on “title” or “content” or “both” and i press Enter, it goes directly to the list of all my post in the admin panel.. Any idea??I’d really like to make it work..

  • Microkid

    May 25, 2009 (9:15 am)

    @Simone – You can add

    < ?php MRP_show_related_posts(); ?>

    somewhere in the loop in your theme’s index file.

    @theinternetmademedoit – Sounds like perhaps there was something wrong with the database tables this plugin uses. Glad you got it fixed.

    @Ohbarcelona – Sounds like a javascript problem. Is the javascript file available and do you have javascript switched on in your webbrowser?

  • Ohbarcelona

    May 25, 2009 (10:57 am)

    @microkid – Thank you very much for your help,I found the error, it seems had a URL redirection problem..Now it’s working fine and it is really great plugin…maybe I will change it a little bit to display also icon of the images of the post, instead of just the links. Anyway, great job !

  • Microkid

    May 25, 2009 (10:59 am)

    @Ohbarcelona – Cool! Please, if you could share your changes to the plugin so I can maybe put them in as new features, that would be great!

  • Ohbarcelona

    May 25, 2009 (11:01 am)

    All right, I’ll let you know for sure if I do something!

  • Tim

    June 2, 2009 (11:23 am)

    Hi,

    I’m using this plugin to show related posts at the bottom of the current post.
    Now I want to show more related posts, from two specific categories and I want them to be shown in the sidebar. Is it possible to copy the plugin ore something like that?

  • Razakius

    June 12, 2009 (4:59 pm)

    “My second issue is a tad more serious. When doing a search it initially works fine showing the related topics. However, after a few seconds the list refreshes as if no search was done at all. This is more than a little annoying as me selecting a related post becomes a race and scrolling doesn’t work well at all.”

    Sorry I didn’t get back to you earlier about this. I figured out that the first issue was from my resolution on my laptop (which I was using) was just too small for that selection box to see the scroll bar.

    The second problem I was having with the refreshing of topics still seems to occur, though not nearly as often as it used to. I also noticed that if I hit enter a second time it seems to keep for some reason. So I can work around the refreshing just is a tad annoying but not huge anymore.

    I am using Firefox 3.0.11 btw.

  • Saqib Islam

    June 17, 2009 (9:21 am)

    That is just awesome

  • Mobile Phones Repairing Picture Help

    June 17, 2009 (9:23 am)

    Can you tell me how to edit related post mannually

  • Laurens

    June 21, 2009 (9:08 am)

    Fantastische plug-in – bedankt hiervoor!

    The plug-in works great on my site but I do have one enhancement request: for many pages on my site I’d like to link to pages on other sites as well. It would be nice if you could add URL’s (and an associated title) as related posts.

  • Tara

    June 28, 2009 (1:07 pm)

    Great great plugin!!!!
    Exactly what I need!
    So easy to install, to use, to customize…

    Many Thanks….

  • El Chupa Cabra

    July 5, 2009 (2:44 am)

    Hello MicroKids…
    great plugin but i ve a problem in selection the file, coz there is not a “search” button and everything seems freezed. I tested it with an other site and it work wonderfully
    here it s the picture:

    http://www.grappling-italia.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Picture-1.png

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  • Charles

    July 6, 2009 (9:56 pm)

    I got the plugin working perfectly and even styled the output to include custom fields from the posts that it was pulling via the API call (brilliant plugin btw).

    However, I moved the site to the live server and now the AJAX search box does not populate when searching for posts. I have cleared the db options, uninstalled and reinstalled the plugin. Stripped the .htaccess to bare minimum to see if there was a URL redirection issue, but still no luck.

    Any thoughts or help?

  • Mobile Phones Repairing Picture Help

    July 6, 2009 (11:20 pm)

    I was really looking for this for a very long time

  • Mobile Phones Repairing Picture Help

    July 6, 2009 (11:21 pm)

    thank you sir it is really great plugin i am using it on my blog and I have donated 5 dollars too that is a great plugin

  • Mobile Phones Repairing Picture Help

    July 6, 2009 (11:23 pm)

    sir i was wondering can you please send me a quick guide how to use it

  • Mobile Phones Repairing Picture Help

    July 6, 2009 (11:24 pm)

    I am trying to use this plugin for a very long time but can’t help do you have any relative ideas please

  • Janie

    July 13, 2009 (12:50 pm)

    This plug in sounds great and exactly what I am looking for but am having trouble getting it working.

    Have set the related posts to display automatically under post content and have selected a related post in Edit Post. Nothing appears under either of the posts. Do I need to add some code to a template file too?
    Thanks!

  • Janie

    July 14, 2009 (1:44 am)

    I got it working! It’s a great plugin.

    Is there an easy way to have a Custom Title display as ‘Related ‘? Or an easy bit of code to add somewhere?
    Thanks again!

  • Janie

    July 14, 2009 (1:45 am)

    above shoud be “Related (Category)”

  • Karl

    July 16, 2009 (9:18 am)

    Nice plugin… Is there a way to return more than the last 5 related posts… For example, say I want to list 10 or even 15… is there a way to do it?

    Thanks for the great plugin….

  • Tim Windsor

    July 19, 2009 (9:48 pm)

    Just discovered this great plugin.

    I’d like to second Topher’s previous request to have some way to relate draft content AND for it to not show (of course) until its state is live.

    Like Topher, I recognize this may be pushing the scope — but it would be very helpful in using this in a CMS environment.

  • Sage

    July 26, 2009 (2:26 am)

    Thank you so much! I was looking for a Related Posts Plugin and the YARP one froze up my blog every time. This one is simple and easy and effective.

    THANKS!

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  • mallini

    August 8, 2009 (11:47 am)

    Not work in wp 2.8.2, returns 32301 error, how I can fix it?

  • Microkid

    August 10, 2009 (8:04 am)

    mallini, it works fine in 2.8.2. I don’t know any error 32301, but I know it’s not a plugin error.

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  • Shackn

    August 23, 2009 (7:27 pm)

    Hey there,

    This plugins is ideal for latest project, a site that pairs surfbreaks with surfer-friendly accommodation!

    The one thing I am struggling with, is working out how to manually extract the ID of the ‘related post’ so that I can pass this ID to another plugin (which in turn, will display the image for that post).

    Any hints on how to do this would be greatly appreciated!

  • Kai Petermann | Stilsucht

    August 24, 2009 (2:54 pm)

    I really enjoy this plugin. Unfortunately the Top-Articles don’t work anymore. After installing the plugin it worked fine but for the last 5 or 6 days it doesn’t work anymore. Anyone else with this problem? But I like it anyway.

  • pradeep

    September 4, 2009 (9:14 am)

    Hi, a very useful plugin. I am using wordpress as a CMS and this plugin is going to be really helpful in adding a related posts plugin to my site. I was wondering can you upgrade it so that it works with the latest version of wordpress . I would really appreciate your help ..

    Thanks

    Pradeep

  • Laurens

    September 4, 2009 (10:39 pm)

    > I was wondering can you upgrade it so that it works with the latest version of wordpress.

    The plugin works fine with WordPress 2.8.4 – at least on my site.

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  • pew

    September 10, 2009 (11:49 pm)

    Hi, have been using your great plug-in for a few weeks, i love it. However, tried it today and when I do a search in the related posts section it says ‘please login’?

  • pudingocska

    September 17, 2009 (6:15 pm)

    Thank you for this plug-in. I love it.:) Works very well, except one thing.
    Sometimes when I am browsing for the related articles it doesn’t shows anything. I realized, that this is because there are some special characters in our language, which are not supported.
    So I am very tricky, I don’t type the whole words, or trying to remember any other keyword, but it is not easy.
    Can I do anything to solve this problem? (I am just a little simple user.)

    Thank you for the plugin again.:)

  • Erica

    September 23, 2009 (7:10 pm)

    Does this plugin work for WordPress MU?

  • martin

    September 25, 2009 (3:49 pm)

    microkid, awesome plugin.
    just wanted to let you know of a tiny bug i found:

    on the settings page > “what title should be displayed?”

    if i put a string with an apostrophe and then save, the output has a backward slash added to it.

    for example: if i put “Don’t miss:” and press save, it shows as “Don\’t miss:”.

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  • David Shabtai

    October 16, 2009 (11:50 am)

    Hi, thanks Microkid for that great plugin.

    I wanted to share a little bug I encountered. It seemed in the edit page of an article that any box below the RELATED POST box was messed up and couldn’t be moved around anymore.

    Line 125 (I believe):

    echo ”;

    had an extra ending div tag at the end. Removing it put everything back together for me.

    Hope it helps someone – Tchüss!
    David.

  • Microkid

    October 19, 2009 (9:44 pm)

    @David, @martin
    Thanks for sharing! I’ll fix and release soon.

    @Erica
    I’ve never tried it, but I’m thinking of releasing a version that lets you create related posts across all blogs.

    @pudingocska
    I really need to look into this, I know its an issue for many users. When I find the time I’ll let you know, maybe you can help me test it!

  • CircleReader

    October 19, 2009 (9:59 pm)

    I’d love to see a WPMU version, preferably with the option to turn whole-site searching on or off on a per-blog (or even per-post) basis…

    Thanks for considering it, Microkid!

  • pudingocska

    October 19, 2009 (10:51 pm)

    Microkid, thank you in advance.:) Of course I’ll help to test it.:)

  • Gazduire web

    October 22, 2009 (9:12 pm)

    Thanks, good works, Bravo! ;)

  • Ryan

    October 27, 2009 (6:31 am)

    MK,

    Awesome, awesome plugin. This adds some much-needed functionality to WP. There’s nothing else out there like it!

    Really good thinking on making the post objects accessible with PHP. This makes WP much more powerful. Thanks again.

  • KJ

    October 27, 2009 (5:48 pm)

    Thanks for this, this works a treat. I’ve actually moved a site from Expression Engine to WordPress because of the functionality this plugin delivers.

    Cheers!

  • bcw

    October 30, 2009 (1:05 am)

    Great plugin – any chance there will be an update that allows for multi-widget support?

  • Rich Owings

    November 3, 2009 (4:52 pm)

    Microkid,

    Nothing happens when I enter text in the search box. I’ve tried in FF & Chrome. Any suggestions?

  • Recruitment SEO

    November 3, 2009 (5:03 pm)

    Thanks – the only real alternative there is for related pages – great plugin.

  • Microkid

    November 3, 2009 (6:37 pm)

    @ Rich
    Not sure what can be the problem. What happens when you access the ajax search file directly:

    http://www.example.com/wp-content/plugins/microkids-related-posts/mrp-search.php?mrp_s=keyword

  • Rich Owings

    November 3, 2009 (6:48 pm)

    Thanks for the prompt response!

    I get my 404 page when I try that. But the file is there and the path is correct.

  • Rich Owings

    November 3, 2009 (6:55 pm)

    I tried accessing the other files directly, and succeeded for the .css, .js and .png files. But I get my custom 404 page when I try to access the .php and .txt files in the directory.

  • Microkid

    November 3, 2009 (6:58 pm)

    If you’re sure it’s there, you should probably check permissions on the file. Try removing the entire plugin and install it fresh from the package. Either way it seems to be a problem with your server environment..

  • Rich Owings

    November 3, 2009 (7:09 pm)

    I uninstalled and uploaded it directly, but get the same result. I’ve got some custom security mods in place that could be the culprit; I’ll check on them and see.

    BTW, what should the permissions be set to?

  • Microkid

    November 3, 2009 (7:13 pm)

    probably something like 755

  • Rich Owings

    November 5, 2009 (4:14 pm)

    Changed permissions with no effect. I’m wondering about a conflict with another plugin. Are there any known ones that cause problems?

  • Ira

    November 17, 2009 (7:02 pm)

    Are you still thinking about writing a WPMU version?

  • Alen

    November 24, 2009 (3:18 pm)

    Thanks for sharing your great plugin. I suppose you put a lot of effort, knowledge and time into it, so thanks again.
    It’s a great thing you can relate post with pages …
    Is there anyway I can help (donation not yet, ’cause i’m …hmm… financially challenged, let’s say ;) .
    Translation, perhaps ? I can offer my lang – croatian, and italian …

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  • Jake

    December 6, 2009 (8:02 pm)

    When I add the code above to my customfunctions.php file using the Thesis theme, the code is not activated; only the text is displayed. Can you help me with this?

  • ersavla

    December 8, 2009 (5:33 pm)

    Microkid -

    We love this plugin: a very straightforward, clean way for us to introduce related content within our (pre-beta) site.

    Question: Because of a fairly unique membership structure for our WPMU site, we use another plugin (Role Scoper) to control access to posts. As part of this, we classify the vast majority of posts as “private”. As far as I can tell, Related Posts filters out anything marked private, even if the user has role permission to view it. Correct?

    If so, how complicated would it be–and how likely are you to include it as an enhancement–to create an option to control this (aka, if user has access, show the relation)?

    If it’s feasible, but not necessarily a priority, we might be willing/able to invest in a special project, if that’s of interest.

  • iceflatline

    December 17, 2009 (9:24 pm)

    Anyone know how can I change the font-size of the “Related Posts” heading?

  • Microkid

    December 22, 2009 (8:06 am)

    Hi,

    You can select a HTML heading element from the plugin’s admin interface (h1, h2, etc.). It’s in Settings > Related Posts

    To customize the heading through CSS, you can use something like

    #related-posts h2 { font-size: 11px; }

    Note that for h2 you’ll have to fill in whatever header type you’ve selected in the admin.

  • iceflatline

    December 22, 2009 (3:17 pm)

    Doh! Don’t know how I missed that. Thanks Microkid!

    By the way, for those that might be interested, I used the following CSS customization to prevent the related posts from appearing indented:

    #related-posts li {
    list-style: none;
    margin-left:0px;
    text-align: left;
    }

  • Bryant

    December 23, 2009 (2:54 am)

    Hey
    Just want to say, I love the plugin, but I think you should specify that the api you should insert is and not MRP_show_related_posts();

    I’m a noob so I didn’t really realize that api needed the “<?php if(… stuff"

    Anyways, thanks for the great plugin.

  • Adam

    December 23, 2009 (5:59 pm)

    Are there plans to verify compatibility with WP 2.9?

    Thanks!

  • Bryant

    December 23, 2009 (8:05 pm)

    yes it works for word press 2.9

  • brice

    December 27, 2009 (6:29 pm)

    hi. using wp 2.9. i find this a very useful plugin
    but i have a trouble with the widget. the widget is displayed in the sidebar only on the post pages not on the pages. how to solve? thank you!

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  • Microkid

    January 1, 2010 (11:29 pm)

    @brice
    Are you sure it’s a problem with the plugin? I’m thinking it has something to do with the theme you are using.

  • brice

    January 1, 2010 (11:41 pm)

    maybe! which line to i have to check in the template? happy n y !

  • EBRAHIM SHAH

    January 4, 2010 (9:07 am)

    Useful post.I think it is very helpful for new blogger.

  • brice

    January 4, 2010 (3:02 pm)

    @mikrokid. how can i check and modify the theme i use to be sure it has instructions to display related post widget in pages?
    i mean it’s strange! because at the bottom of page it appears. it’s only the widget that does not appear!

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  • Pedro Candeias

    January 13, 2010 (1:31 am)

    Hi Microkid. This plugin is great. Thanks.
    I´m PHP noob, but i decided to post my code here hoping somebody will find it usefull. The code will limit The number of related posts:

    $counter = 0;
    $related_posts = MRP_get_related_posts( $post->ID );
    if(!empty($related_posts)) { foreach($related_posts as $key => $value) {
    $related_post = get_post($key);
    echo ‘‘;
    echo $related_post->post_title;
    echo ‘
    ‘;
    echo ”;
    if(++$counter >= 1) {
    break;
    }
    }
    }

  • Pedro Candeias

    January 13, 2010 (1:34 am)

    The code didn’t correctly show up:


    $counter = 0;
    $related_posts = MRP_get_related_posts( $post->ID );
    if(!empty($related_posts)) {
    foreach($related_posts as $key => $value) {
    $related_post = get_post($key);
    echo '';
    echo $related_post->post_title;
    echo '
    ';
    echo '';
    if(++$counter >= 1) {
    break;
    }
    }
    }

  • Hugh

    January 13, 2010 (2:35 am)

    I installed this plugin and can see that it promises everything I want in terms of functionality – oddly enough the manual selection of related posts is, for me, much better than some auto-selection method!

    But it’s only partly working!

    If I write a post and ‘relate’ some other posts or pages to it, then the links show up in the sidebar fine (I’m using the widget).

    But if I write a page and relate some other pages or posts to the page, then nothing shows in the sidebar.

    The relation interface shows in both Pages and Posts, so why is it only working when relating to a post?

    It’s very important for me to be able to relate posts to Pages!!

    Otherwise the near perfect plugin!

    rgds
    Hugh

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  • Daniel Kamp

    January 21, 2010 (9:47 am)

    Great Plugin, Thanks !! i like to try to put in the CSS code on my Page. It works very good.

  • Adam

    January 21, 2010 (4:00 pm)

    Microkid: Can you personally confirm that this plugin works with WP 2.9? My site’s functionality fundamentally depends on your your great plugin, so I want to be sure it works before I dive in to the upgrade. Thanks!

  • Microkid

    January 21, 2010 (4:06 pm)

    @Adam – Yes it works!

    (@ the rest, I’m really busy but I’ll be back shortly to answer your questions..)

  • Adam

    January 21, 2010 (4:50 pm)

    Awesome. Thanks!

  • bcw

    January 21, 2010 (7:37 pm)

    I asked this some months back, and did not see a response, so I wanted to check in again…

    Is there any plan to update this plugin to support WordPress multi-widget functionality introduced in 2.8 (http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_2.8#New_Widgets_API), or has anyone here made any modifications that enable this to be multiple instance capable?

  • jane

    January 21, 2010 (8:40 pm)

    This is exactly what I needed. Thanks much!

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  • Microkid

    January 22, 2010 (1:27 pm)

    I have updated the plugin to version 2.5. Please check this post for details on the changes.

    @Hugh and @brice, you were right, there was a bug that caused the widget not to display on pages, only posts. I have fixed it in this version!

    @bcw I have implemented support for multiple widgets by using the new widgets API in this version

  • Rudolf

    January 23, 2010 (10:44 pm)

    Great Plug-in, thkx for that.

    Just 1 question:
    Can I change this in a way that the most recent post will be on top instead of on the bottom in the list with recent posts?

    Rudolf

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  • Jay

    January 26, 2010 (10:58 pm)

    Thanks for the plugin! Worked well for my pages until today: it’s gone! I have no idea what happened, but I used it on several pages (http://bit.ly/aMmY51) and they are all ok, except for the ‘related posts’ (there was always only 1 link in there). Yesterday I emptied the cache for W3 Total Cache, after using Search Regex for a replace operation (changing wording in several posts, not related to the pages I was linking to in the plugin). I’m afraid I have to redo all pages, but if it is undone again by some other plugin, I rather uninstal the culprit first – do you know of any conflicts? I’m using WP 2.9.1 and all plugins are up to date. Thanks!

  • Microkid

    January 26, 2010 (11:51 pm)

    @Jay
    I have no idea what the problem might be. Can you see in the databae if the relations are still in the ms_post_relationships table?

  • Jay

    January 27, 2010 (12:11 am)

    @Microkid: empty :-(

  • Jay

    January 27, 2010 (1:22 am)

    @MK: I was able to retrieve the wp_post_relationships table from my backup. I emptied all caches via WP3 Total Cache (‘flush’) and records are still there. Will test a bit more and update here.

  • Jay

    January 27, 2010 (1:43 am)

    Ok – found it: it is the setting – ‘Should related posts be reciprocal?’ This is what happened (having that setting set to ‘yes’): I link/relate from page A to page B (which is an index/archive page). On page B I don’t need the related posts displayed, as they are mentioned in the page itself already. So, I deleted the ‘related’ pages there, resulting in the link being deleted from page A as well… So, the links being reciprocal, they are deleted ‘both directions’.
    I can’t switch off your plug-in per page – if there are related posts (links), it will display them – perhaps adding that functionality would be helpful? And switching off ‘reciprocal linking’ would then apply to the whole blog – which defeats the purpose…
    I’m sorry for the confusion – nothing to do with other plugins – just my actions.

  • Mauro Salemme

    January 29, 2010 (2:42 pm)

    It is possible to set up custom labels for the links inserting them into the editor or using those used by other plugins as Page Menu Editor by Sarah Anderson?

  • Suzanne

    February 4, 2010 (11:54 pm)

    I really like this plug-in. I have a few clients using it. I’d like to vote to have the new post thumbnails included as an option for display.

    open list item
    If post thumbnail exists and option to display it is enabled {
    show post thumbnail and link it to the article
    }
    then display the post title
    close list item

    I hacked an older version of the plug-in to do this, but accidentally upgraded and overwrote my hacks! Bah. Figured I’d see if it could become a standard option.

    Cheers

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  • Surfing Dude

    February 9, 2010 (4:01 pm)

    Howdy – great plugin, it works a treat on my site. The only question I have, is how do I hack the Widget code, so that the widget heading is h3 instead of h2?

  • Surfing Dude

    February 9, 2010 (4:07 pm)

    In regards to the comment above, I managed to update the h2 to h3, but the class name for the widget is still affecting the display (you can see what I’m talking about with the heading “Just next door” on this page http://shackn.com/surf-breaks/clovelly-reef). Any ideas what I should change?

  • Farlee

    February 15, 2010 (10:03 am)

    Good,Thank you, but does it support chinese language?

  • Grace Lightner

    February 19, 2010 (5:59 pm)

    Is there a way to show related posts on the main blog page after each post?

    I can get the related post to work on each individual post page.

    Thank you!

  • Annabel

    February 19, 2010 (10:08 pm)

    Hey there,

    Thanks for the excellent work! Great plugin.
    One question : i’m using the sidebar widget to display the links to related posts, so i’d like to hide the links at the bottom of the post… Can that be achieved? How?
    Again : Thx

  • Colorado Outing

    February 19, 2010 (11:25 pm)

    Fantastic.. Thank you for developing this plugin!

  • Microkid

    February 20, 2010 (8:52 am)

    @Surfing Dude – I think you should look at a way to change the CSS, not the HTML.

    @Farlee – I’m not sure if it’ll work, can you let me know?

    @Grace Lightner – Try adding this to your index.php theme file whereever you want the related posts to appear:

    <?php MRP_show_related_posts(); ?>

    @Annabel – Yes it is a setting in the plugins options, check Settings > Related posts in your WP admin.

  • Farlee

    February 20, 2010 (5:54 pm)

    hi,Microkid. Thanks a lot. It works but not very perfect if there are no English words

  • Giovanni

    February 25, 2010 (11:24 am)

    Perfect, just perfect. Just what I needed. I’d love to see a variation on it where you can add ‘two’ related posts header. One ‘related’ and one ‘recommended’ (or something like that). But this will do, will do just fine :)

  • Alex

    March 4, 2010 (4:51 pm)

    Hi,

    Thanks for the great plugin. Just one small thing I noticed though:

    on line 116 of your main plugin file, there is an unnecessary closing div for the meta box html, which causes one of the conatiner WP meta box control divs to close prematurely, meaning that any custom meta boxes that appear after the related posts box lose their drag and drop functionality, and it can also effect the edit page’s formatting as a whole in some instances (for example, if there are a lot of custom meta boxes).

    Hope this helps anyone who was wandering why they couldn’t arrange their meta boxes in their own order of preference.

    Otherwise, thanks again for a great plugin!

    Alex.

  • Israel

    March 5, 2010 (9:22 pm)

    love the concept of the plugin, but getting a whole bunch of errors in the search results box. The related posts do appear, but only after scrolling through all these errors first:

    Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in \wp-settings.php on line 646
    Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in \wp-settings.php on line 661
    Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in \wp-settings.php on line 668
    Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in \wp-settings.php on line 675
    Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in \wp-settings.php on line 711
    Deprecated: Function set_magic_quotes_runtime() is deprecated in \wp-settings.php on line 18

    any ideas? i can’t really go live with this plugin while that’s happening…

  • Blogington

    March 7, 2010 (4:17 am)

    This is an excellent plugin. I’ve already seen some of the SEO benefits on my other blogs. Thanks.

  • Eric van Zanten

    March 12, 2010 (3:40 pm)

    Hello:
    I am looking at testing this in a development environment and then moving some of that content into a production setting. Is there any chance that the relations that are set up in development will persist when the posts are moved to production? I was hoping to just be able to use WordPress’s built in import export tool to accomplish the migration. If that won’t work, is there any way that you can suggest that might?

    Thanks for any help you might be able to give!

  • WhiteSh4rk

    March 13, 2010 (3:41 pm)

    very nice plugin.

    would like to easily edit the output. Not just the Title – perhabs also the date and the category or other stuff.

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  • Amber

    March 19, 2010 (8:21 pm)

    Hi,

    I’ve just downloaded the update to this plugin for my friend’s site, ThreeManyCooks.com. Version 2.5.

    Suddenly, the plugin is not working, and it is wreaking havoc with the rest of the site.

    “Fatal error: Call to undefined function mrp_get_related_posts() in /home/andersongirls/threemanycooks.com/wp-content/plugins/microkids-related-posts/microkids-related-posts.php on line 320″

    Tried deactivating the plugin hoping it would help, but no dice. Any help you can provide would be appreciated.

  • Pete

    March 25, 2010 (9:44 pm)

    Hi this works great!

    how can i get it to show the full posts instead of only listing them?

    Thanks

    Pete

  • Hollie

    March 26, 2010 (10:35 am)

    Great plug-in! I installed it tonight and had a lot of fun with it, however I realized it doesn’t show up on the main blog page, only on individual posts. Since most people just go to the homepage and read the latest 1-3 posts, they never get to see the related posts list. Can I somehow make it show up on the main blog?

    Thanks!

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  • DazzlinDonna

    March 31, 2010 (4:35 pm)

    This morning, I tweeted a wish for a plugin, and a friend suggested yours might be what I was looking for. Turns out she was right. This plugin is exactly what I wanted, and it’s perfect for my needs. Many thanks! Donated a wee bit as thanks also.

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    April 1, 2010 (1:53 pm)

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  • Supoved

    April 2, 2010 (11:29 pm)

    Tnx 4 a great pluging! Realy helpful one!

    There is only one thing, that spoils all fun. Search engine 4 relevant posts doesnt support russian language.

    But i found one guy who solved this problem. I just ask u 2 add support in future versions. Coz it’s very uncomfortable to rewrite php code every time when plugin updates.

    Here goes his code:

    $regexp = “[[:<:]]" . utf8_urldecode($s);

    function utf8_urldecode($str) {
    return preg_replace('#%u([0-9A-F]{4})#se','iconv("UTF-16BE","UTF-8",pack("H4","$1"))',$str);
    }

    Tnx again!

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  • thomas

    April 8, 2010 (9:37 am)

    thanks for the plugin
    but i could not find the place to enter keywords

  • jonath

    April 9, 2010 (2:46 pm)

    If you want to use Microkid’s Related Posts with qtranslate like:

    $related_posts = MRP_get_related_posts($post->ID);

    the problem: MRP_get_related_posts return the title in every languages… Pity…

    To resolve this problem, open microkids-related-posts.php and search:

    $related_posts[$result->ID] = $result->post_title; in MRP_get_related_posts function.

    And replace by:

    $related_posts[$result->ID] = wp_specialchars(qtrans_useCurrentLanguageIfNotFoundUseDefaultLanguage($result->post_title));

    That’s it!

  • Gustavo

    April 10, 2010 (6:03 pm)

    This plugin is BRILLIANT. One of the most useful I’ve seen for WordPress.

  • DaveW

    April 13, 2010 (4:44 am)

    Great Plugin.

    Is there a way to present the related posts with their title, excerpt and post thumbnail at the end of single.php?

    My PHP isn’t great so any help would be appreciated!

  • ZihMx

    April 14, 2010 (7:21 pm)

    Great plugin, just what I was looking for – especially now that it works with both pages and posts. Any chance of including an option to sort the list by title rather than id — or could anyone tell me how it could be tweaked to accomplish this? (I’m largely PHP illiterate.) This would be very helpful for those of us who use WordPress more as a CMS than a blog.

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    April 23, 2010 (5:29 am)

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  • MileHighTechGuy

    April 23, 2010 (6:03 pm)

    This plugin rocks! I’ve only been using it a couple of days, but is already one of my favorite plugins.

    I would like to request drag-and-drop ordering of posts.

    It would also be really helpful to include Categories within the search. I also like your idea of including Links.

    Awesome work.

    ~Jeff
    MileHighTechGuy

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  • Fred

    May 7, 2010 (5:11 pm)

    Hi, you made a great and useful plugin.
    How can I also show the thumbnail of each related post?
    I use the new the_post_thumbnail feature. How to make it?
    I also tried to put this code $related_posts_html = MRP_get_related_posts_html( $post_id ) but I have a Mysql error.
    Thx

  • Al

    May 20, 2010 (10:17 am)

    Sorry but for me it is not working that is:
    when I choose the related posts in a post and save changes the frontend shows Related Posts: None.

    Thanks.

  • Al

    May 20, 2010 (10:27 am)

    I have to be more accurate.
    If I place the widget the ploblem above occours if I choose the option “Display related posts automatically underneath the post content” it works.

    Many thanks.

  • Val Nelson

    May 26, 2010 (8:52 pm)

    Hi, I love this plugin. Thank you.

    But I want my related posts to show in the RSS version too, not just on my blog. Is that possible?

    Thanks!

  • Paul

    June 1, 2010 (6:03 pm)

    a little problem.it works when i search for a post having utf-8 names…but..when it contains polish letters it shows up them correctly but i can’t select it.

  • LQunta

    June 9, 2010 (7:18 am)

    Greetings All,

    Just downloaded the Related Posts plugin. Trying to get it to work, on the page, all it shows is the text “related posts” and “None”.
    How do I add related posts to a particular post or page? I’ll greatly appreciate a positive pointer in the right direction.
    Regards

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  • Val Nelson

    June 9, 2010 (4:10 pm)

    @LQunta You add related posts in the edit section of your post/page. Scroll down to the widget for Related Posts and select the ones you want.

  • Oliver Bettany

    July 1, 2010 (5:22 pm)

    I’m finding this plug in very useful and will donate soon… however I’ve had to customise the plugin so that it defaults to the page title but displays the value of a custom field if it exists.

    E.g.
    Page title = About us
    Custom field value = Find out more about us

    Hopefully you can see why this might be useful. Any chance you can include this feature in your next release?

  • scribe2468

    July 6, 2010 (8:54 am)

    How can I sort the related posts by post_id? Right now, the related post are showing alphabetically. Many thanks for a great plugin. Very, very useful.

  • SiteSubscribe

    July 6, 2010 (5:17 pm)

    Sort options like sorting by post_id, by post date, and drag-and-drop sorting (manual override) would make this already good plugin GREAT!

  • Boede

    July 11, 2010 (4:47 pm)

    Hey there!

    Is it possible to show only “related posts” from one category?

  • maimarket

    July 12, 2010 (5:01 pm)

    I have this new site and have a few of posts in it already. I really like your plugin and it is what I am looking for. But as for now, it shows “none” under the posts. What could be the problem?
    Thank you.

  • Marten

    July 15, 2010 (5:03 am)

    Would love to be able to get thumnails to go along with this. Anyone have any ideas on how to do that?

    Cheers!

  • Ransom

    July 15, 2010 (4:55 pm)

    Is their a way to display a custom filed value instead of the post id?

  • will

    July 19, 2010 (4:11 am)

    Hi, I love the plugin. How do I get the plugin to only show up on my homepage and singleposts and NOT show up on my “pages”. I don’t want the related posts to show up in the pages of my site. It just doesn’t look right showing up under the about page or salespage

  • will

    July 19, 2010 (4:14 am)

    Thanks

  • will

    August 6, 2010 (6:27 am)

    ?????

  • ali

    August 7, 2010 (11:00 am)

    hi
    why this plugin doesnot support persian or arabic language in search can any one help me that’s good plugin but my languge need this plugin support arabic or persian
    thanks

  • David

    August 17, 2010 (12:41 am)

    This is a simply brilliant plug-in. Thank you.

  • alimh

    August 20, 2010 (7:45 am)

    hey mate,
    when this plugins gonna support post types?

  • Phil

    August 26, 2010 (11:42 pm)

    I really like the plugin. My only (unsolicited) suggestion is support for tags, it would be easier for me to search for content.

    Thank you for the plugin!

  • Andy Ford

    August 30, 2010 (4:06 am)

    I was stoked to find a related posts plugin that supported manual assignment of related posts.

    Currently (version 2.5) this plugin does not appear to support custom post types. Is there a way around this limitation?

  • alimh

    August 30, 2010 (7:37 am)

    hey andy, i add post type support to Custom Posts Relationships (CPR), if you like i can mail it for you.

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  • pushpinder

    September 3, 2010 (8:22 pm)

    This plugin is not working automatically on my website. All I want is to display related posts and those posts display the current post as related on them.

    Its not working :((

  • Pablo

    September 5, 2010 (9:04 pm)

    Hi, crongratulations for your brilliant plugin!

    I’ve a question:

    How can I not to show below-section related posts? I want only show related posts at the right of post/page, not down.

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Microkid

    September 6, 2010 (1:13 am)

    Hi all,

    I have just released version 3.0 of the plugin. The new version brings some great new features:

    * Added support for WP 3.0 custom post types – Create relations with custom post types, display related posts in one list or seperate them by post type

    * Added controlled order – You can now order the related posts by date, title or random

    * Added internationalization – You can now create display the plugin settings page in your own language. I have already added Dutch.

    * Fixed support for non Western Latin characters (Cyrillic, Arabic, etc.)

    * Plus a zillion small bugfixes and enhancements!

    Upgrade through your WordPress admin or read more about the new release here:

    http://www.microkid.net/wordpress/microkids-related-posts-version-3-0/

    And of course let me know what you think!

  • pushpinder

    September 6, 2010 (11:46 am)

    Doesnt work with my wordpress theme :(

  • capsx

    September 6, 2010 (5:01 pm)

    good plugin, only:
    please, don’t use “short open tags” ;(

  • Microkid

    September 6, 2010 (5:09 pm)

    Hi capsx,
    What do you mean by “short open tags” exactly?

  • Grady

    September 6, 2010 (8:32 pm)

    I am probably posting these questions in too many places.. Sorry, but I just saw in the readme.txt that this is where you want questions.. Anyway love the plugin except for these 2 issues..

    OK, like the plugin but I have encountered 2 list issues. Unrelated I believe they just happen to both have list in the description. Here are the questions:

    1.If I set the option for: Would you like to display different post types as seperate lists or combine them into one related posts list? to “combine to a single list” it pushes my sidebar widgets to the bottom of the page. If I set it to “separate lists” everything seems to work ok. Can I do something to use combine & not mess up widgets?

    2.Now on my static pages, lists are no longer working either in my original content or the related posts area:

    http://www.3smanagement.com/projects/yountville-community-center-library/

    The project summary & services provided areas of this page are supposed to have lists (as well as the related posts)

    Any thoughts or help are appreciated.

  • Andy Ford

    September 7, 2010 (6:52 am)

    Wow! Now with custom posts types! Awesome!

    One other feature request I have would be support for manual ordering of related posts (in addition to date, title or random). Probably a drag-and-drop sorting interface would make sense.

    Any chance we might see this in a future version?

  • Andy Ford

    September 7, 2010 (7:07 am)

    As a side note, I wanted to display the categories and thumbnail of the related posts so I hacked the MRP_get_related_posts_html() function like so: http://pastie.org/1143094

    I altered the markup a bit for my purposes, but the main point it the categories and thumbnails (lines ~60-81 in the pastie). I’m a hack programmer at best, so if anyone can come up with a more elegant solution that would be awesome.

  • James Moralde

    September 7, 2010 (3:23 pm)

    What’s changed? Just today, I posted a new post and the theme formatting broke. When I deactivated the Microkid plugin, it went back to normal. Has the new version become incompatible with my blog? Please help!

  • charlotte

    September 7, 2010 (3:41 pm)

    Since the update it does not work at all. I use thesis theme, any way to fix it?

    Thanks

  • Sanna

    September 7, 2010 (3:51 pm)

    hi Microkid,

    Thanks for updating. But the latest version doesn’t work well with Firefox. The field becomes a mess and I can’t use the search feature any more. It was just fine before I have the plugin upgraded.

    Here is what it looks like in my blog:
    http://yfrog.com/htmicrokidj
    (a screenshot)

    It looks OK with IE8, but I use Fx and really need your help on this.

  • Grady

    September 7, 2010 (4:12 pm)

    Solution to my post from yesterday.

    Both problems solved. WP Minify was the conflict. By adding the 2 following files to the exclusions in the WP Minify settings both problems were solved :)

    microkids-related-posts.js
    microkids-related-posts.css

  • Lanikee

    September 8, 2010 (6:12 am)

    Awesome I am going to add this to my blog. I tried adding a related post and it had a virus in it and crashed my site, and I had to deactivate it. But reading your comments here seem like most everyone likes it.

    This gives me confidence to give it a try. Thanks, Lani :)

  • Sanna

    September 8, 2010 (1:30 pm)

    Hi, just to update my feedback. Amazingly today the plugin is working well with Firefox. I don’t know why but it looks good so thing is resolved. Sorry for bothering you. Anyway thanks again for this great plugin!

  • Microkid

    September 8, 2010 (5:48 pm)

    Hi Sanna,

    I have made some changes to the CSS used by the plugin in the admin. The old CSS was probably cached and still being used by Firefox.

    So for other people who have simliar problems: try hitting shift+refresh or emptying your browser cache.

  • jan

    September 9, 2010 (9:40 am)

    hi microkid
    this plugin is GREAT! I changed some lines to make it work together with qtranslate.
    But there is a problem with displaying german chars like ä, ö, ü. They get messed up!
    (Bürogebäude changes to: Bürogebäude)…
    Seems to be an encoding problem…

    Do you have an idea what to do?

    Thank you!!
    J

  • Microkid

    September 9, 2010 (10:29 am)

    Hi jan,

    Does this occur in the admin or on your site? Do you have a URL?

  • jan

    September 9, 2010 (11:01 am)

    only in the admin during the search.
    after saving the post, the characters are ok again in the “Related:” field…

  • Pablo

    September 9, 2010 (5:48 pm)

    Hi again Microkid and others :-)

    I’m afraid that with the new release you didn’t see my question, it’s so important for me…

    How can I not to show below-section related posts? I want only show related posts at the right of page, not down.

    Thanks in advance!

  • Microkid

    September 10, 2010 (6:40 pm)

    @Pablo

    Check the “Related posts” settings page in your WP admin, the first option controls wether the related posts are added to your content automatically.

  • jan

    September 12, 2010 (5:34 pm)

    hi mikrokid

    sorry for bothering you again with the special character problem (ü, ö, ä)…
    somehow the chars coming from the mrp-search.php via the related-posts.js get messed up….

    I checked the database settings. the collation (and charset) is set to ‘utf8_unicode_ci’.

    would be very nice to get rid of this – maybe others have the same problem?

    thankyouverymuch!

  • jan

    September 12, 2010 (7:11 pm)

    found a solution! added the following function (to mrp_search.php):


    function charset_decode_utf_8 ($string) {
    /* Only do the slow convert if there are 8-bit characters */
    /* avoid using 0xA0 (\240) in ereg ranges. RH73 does not like that */
    if (! ereg("[\200-\237]", $string) and ! ereg("[\241-\377]", $string))
    return $string;

    // decode three byte unicode characters
    $string = preg_replace("/([\340-\357])([\200-\277])([\200-\277])/e",
    "'&#'.((ord('\\1')-224)*4096 + (ord('\\2')-128)*64 + (ord('\\3')-128)).';'",
    $string);

    // decode two byte unicode characters
    $string = preg_replace("/([\300-\337])([\200-\277])/e",
    "'&#'.((ord('\\1')-192)*64+(ord('\\2')-128)).';'",
    $string);

    return $string;
    }

    and changed line 62 in mrp_search.php:

    echo charset_decode_utf_8(qtrans_useCurrentLanguageIfNotFoundUseDefaultLanguage($result->post_title));

  • Flick

    September 13, 2010 (7:21 pm)

    Thanks for this brilliant plugin! :) I was worried about how I was going to relate a page type to a custom post content when I came across your plugin.

    I was wondering if there was an easy way of limiting access to just e.g. admins and editors?

    If it’s any help, More Fields has a checkbox system where by default the ‘field’ is available to all; but if checkboxes are selected, then it is only accessible to roles selected.

    Many thanks :)

  • Joel Turtel

    September 15, 2010 (11:32 pm)

    I installed the plug-in, following the suggested ‘settings’, but the plug-in does not work. The suggested related posts do NOT list under the main post. Any suggestions? Thanks. Joel Turtel, jturtel@yahoo.com.

  • Microkid

    September 17, 2010 (7:23 am)

    @Joel
    Did you click on the suggested posts to select them?

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  • Rudy

    September 20, 2010 (8:01 pm)

    Thanks for this brilliant plugin!

    Is there a way to limit the number of related posts?
    Because I use the “both-way” direction, some (older) post do have more than 10 related posts.

    If possible, I would like to show the 5 most recent only.

    Rudy

  • Robert J. Bullock

    September 25, 2010 (5:24 pm)

    This is a great plugin, but in the Settings, I’m getting the following code in the “What title should be displayed?” field:

    Also something similar in the “Text if emtpy” field.

    Any ideas?

  • Robert J. Bullock

    September 25, 2010 (5:25 pm)

    OH, sorry, comment system parsed out the code… Trying again:

    <?=$options['title']?>

  • Anthony

    October 6, 2010 (11:57 pm)

    I setup the plugin, but it is not showing any related posts…. what could be the problem?

  • Anthony

    October 7, 2010 (12:00 am)

    Oh I figured it out, I have to select the related posts myself. Thank you.

  • Joe di Stefano

    October 14, 2010 (12:41 am)

    This page says that the related posts will be in a <ul> inside a div container with a class of “related-posts”

    This isn’t actually true. The <ul> is inside of two containers, each of which uses an id attribute. On a blog homepage, having multiple IDs of “related-posts” causes validation errors, as IDs are supposed to be unique across a page.

    To fix this you can modify lines 438 and 444 in microkids-related-posts.php so that the generated HTML uses classes instead of IDs.

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  • Erin

    October 19, 2010 (10:26 pm)

    Hi Microkid,
    Thanks for making this plugin! I have a couple of questions:
    1. How do I get the Related Posts to show up in my Feed?
    2. Is there a way to show the featured image thumbnail next to the Related Post Title?

  • Hendrik

    October 26, 2010 (6:49 pm)

    Hey,

    your created a really sweet plugin. Just what I need and it works perfectly.

    The only issue I have is with the custom post types.

    1. Dont see the related post finder below the custom posts
    2. The custom post types do not show up in the related post finder of my normal posts like in your screenshot above

    I tried using these plugins:
    GD Custom Posts And Taxonomies Tools
    Custom Post Type UI

    Would appreciate any help

    Thanks and keep up the good work

  • Hendrik

    October 26, 2010 (6:53 pm)

    Never mind… I just figured it out myself :)

    Great plugin !!!

  • Stephen

    October 28, 2010 (12:02 am)

    Hi Microkid,

    Great plugin; however, I can’t get it to sort related pages by date or by any of the other options provided.

    What could be wrong?

    Stephen

  • Jan

    November 2, 2010 (10:07 am)

    Hi Microkid,
    Great plugin! KEep it up.
    I have one questions:
    Is it easy to post besides the link “the_content()” of a related post? i’m trying to do it via a php-code widget, so i don’t have to change the plugin.

    Cheers
    Jan

  • Agnes

    November 17, 2010 (4:42 pm)

    This is a very useful plugin
    One single frustration (suggestion): regarding the “reciprocical” feature.
    I would love to be able to either:
    - set my pages to pages relations not reciprocical (creates overload in some cases), but the pages to posts yes: that way when posting a new post, I would not need to go to each related page to update
    - or be able to set that option case by case.

  • Anthony

    November 23, 2010 (1:00 am)

    Hi Guys,

    I need help. I’m using this plugin but I’m a bit new to WordPress and PHP. I want to be able to do the following with this plugin.

    show the related post thumbnail, title content and permalink. I want to also be able to add a maximum character length to the title and content.

    Sounds a log I know, but i would really appreciate it if someone could help me out.

    Thanks a bunch and great Plugin.

  • Shaun

    December 5, 2010 (8:04 pm)

    I’m thinking of using this plugin on a very large site with A LOT of posts. What kind of impact can I expect on the site’s loading time and the size of the database?

    Thanks!

  • Andreas

    December 8, 2010 (5:52 pm)

    I would definitely donate because this plugin is great. How ever lacking repsonses in how to display thumbnails and creating custom loops for displaying related posts is a real deal breaker.

  • Olmo

    December 14, 2010 (10:09 pm)

    Hi Microkid,

    thank you for the plugin. it’s working with on my blog. I have a question for you. I deactivated the option for “pages” and let only “articles”. On my websites, on “pages” I steel see the “related articles” section. Is there a way to deactivate it?

    thank you very much!

    olmo

  • DPStudent

    December 15, 2010 (11:25 pm)

    Hi,

    Fantastic plugin you have there.

    I have also problem with related posts showing on pages, but in my case it is a little bit narrower than Olmos.

    I would only like that the option:
    “Display related posts automatically underneath the post content?” Could be forbidden if set to YES to automatically put beneath content on pages.

    To illustrate, i am using it on the same page: http://www.alangraf.com/photo-gallery/animals/ , but as a footer widget, and on the blog/individual posts i would like to have it, but if i set it to yes, then, it will pop up below gallery.

    Perhaps you could have:
    Yes, everywhere (Post and pages)
    Yes, post (blog pages only)
    No

  • Justin P

    January 6, 2011 (1:06 am)

    ***Widget Class***

    This is a very useful plugin.

    However, for some reason, you have made the class of the widget title fixed ( class=”widget-title” ) instead of the more usual $before_title $after_title dynamic widget settings from the theme. This creates problems with continuity of theme styles in the sidebar.

    Also, the widget doesn’t create the title attribute in the links of the listed posts, which is a problem for accessibility.

    I wonder if you can correct this.

    Many thanks!

  • Dan

    January 6, 2011 (11:58 pm)

    Microkid, this plugin is perfect for my needs. I have the same question that another newbee recently asked. Is it possible to feed the related posts to a widget that will display thumbnail, title, excerpt, etc.?

    Thanks!

  • Benjamin Barnett

    January 11, 2011 (10:19 pm)

    As per Dan (Jan 6), I’d like to have my widget echo both title and excerpt in the side column. I tried inserting these two lines between lines 29 and 30 of microkids-related-posts-widget.php:

    //—line29 foreach( $related_posts as $related_post_id => $related_post_title ) {
    //—newline1 $this_post = get_post($related_post_id); 
    //—newline2 $this_excerpt = $this_post->post_excerpt;
    //—line30 echo ““.$related_post_title.”\n”;
    }

    but it failed to validate as sound PHP (‘Unexpected T_VARIABLE in line 31′). Note that I didn’t even try to append $this_excerpt yet, b/c of the validate error.

    Any thoughts?

  • Benjamin Barnett

    January 11, 2011 (10:20 pm)

    Oooo, code got badly truncated. BUT, the pertinent bits are still visible, so you can prob. see what I mean from your own local copy of microkids-related-posts-widget.php.

    Thanks for your help! :Benjamin Barnett

  • max2max

    January 22, 2011 (4:14 am)

    Incredible, that’s the best plugin I have seen.! You save my time soo much :)

  • Magnus

    January 26, 2011 (7:05 pm)

    it rocks!!

  • Techno News

    January 30, 2011 (1:00 pm)

    i’ve already used this plugin but my hosting kick me when i used this plugin. so now i used some code like this plugin

  • Viktor Leberecht

    February 5, 2011 (9:34 pm)

    This plugin is very useful as it works on posts and pages, i love the reciprocal function, saves so much work, and i like it better then plugins that show related content automatically.

    But i have one question. I am using it as a widget (example: http://viktor-leberecht.de/archives/6) and it seems that it sorts the related posts and pages in it´s own way and it does not matter in which order i have selected them.
    Is that a bug or a feature ;-)? Or to put it better: is there a way that i can have control over the listing? Would aprreciate such a function very much.

    Kind regards, Viktor Leberecht

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  • Maria

    February 18, 2011 (4:06 pm)

    Hi,

    Very practical plugin.
    Can anyone tell me however how I add the date, the time of publishing to the related items?

    Maria

  • Website Guy Perth

    February 28, 2011 (1:59 pm)

    I will put the plugin through it’s paces. I hope it’s okay to give you some feedback on the blog when we are finished. It’s good to see people sharing plugins instead of selling them. You will hear from me in a few days on the blog.

  • Арматура

    March 5, 2011 (2:42 pm)

    really usefull plugin and i will sure give it a try tomorrow

  • Francesco

    March 8, 2011 (9:58 am)

    I get this error when I search for post that I wanna relate:

    Warning: require_once(/Users/francescomaiorano/Sites/InfoCubeDev/app/npq/wp-content/configurations/napoliperquartieri/wp-settings.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /Users/francescomaiorano/Sites/InfoCubeDev/app/npq/wp-content/configurations/napoliperquartieri/wp-config.php on line 79

    Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required ‘/Users/francescomaiorano/Sites/InfoCubeDev/app/npq/wp-content/configurations/napoliperquartieri/wp-settings.php’ (include_path=’.:/Applications/MAMP/bin/php5/lib/php’) in /Users/francescomaiorano/Sites/InfoCubeDev/app/npq/wp-content/configurations/napoliperquartieri/wp-config.php on line 79

  • andrea

    March 11, 2011 (1:21 pm)

    Great plugin but I’ve installed it and nothing is displayed under the post. I’m also using W3 total cache and I don’t know if this one could be the problem. I’ve tried to rebuild the cache but nothing. I really don’t know what to do…

    Thanks for you help…

  • andrea

    March 11, 2011 (1:35 pm)

    I’ve tried ti disable the automatic positioning inserting MRP_show_related_posts(); in the theme but all I got is that the string “MRP_show_related_posts(); ” appear below the post. In cas you’asking if the plugin is active, I can confirm so…

  • Colorado Outing

    March 11, 2011 (7:29 pm)

    By using the reciprocal option, some of our related lists are getting out of control, just to many related entries. Is it possible to set a limit for the number of related items shown.

  • Gianluca

    March 16, 2011 (9:12 am)

    Hi,

    I’m a very noob php coder, in any case this plugin is really useful, thanks!
    I’m using it as widget and all works fine for me.

    Now I’d like to insert the related posts (only posts) directly in my template. I tried with ”” but both pages and posts are displayed.
    Could you please help me to display just the posts?

    Thanks in advance,
    Gianluca

  • Gianluca

    March 16, 2011 (9:17 am)

    Apologies,

    I forgot my code. I try with

    Could you please let me know how to solve this?

    Thank you,
    Gianluca

  • M.K. Safi

    March 16, 2011 (5:08 pm)

    Hey! Thanks for the plugin — and I have a small request. Can you please make it so that when “What title should be displayed?” is empty, it doesn’t output anything, i.e. no empty h2′s?

    For now, I have commented out the two relevant lines in the plugin PHP file to achieve this, but I know if/when the next update comes, I’ll update and forget that I have hacked the core. So, it would be nice if you can make it not output stuff for empty titles. I’ve already set my title to blank. Thanks a lot :)

    MK

  • frt

    March 31, 2011 (11:38 am)

    Great plugin,
    keep supporting it. Relates posts could be in box to be more visible or provide random posts as well.

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  • Mike

    April 7, 2011 (4:08 am)

    love the plugin.
    i have a problem. even though i am NOT using a widget the related posts are displaying in my sidebar?!

    Please help
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  • Fonfon

    April 11, 2011 (10:23 am)

    Hi,
    This is a very great plugin !

    Did you receive my e-mail with the French translation ????

    An idea for a nice new feature : add the published date before or after the post link…

    Regards,
    Fonfon

  • Microkid

    April 11, 2011 (10:34 am)

    Yeah thanks, I have received it!

    Sorry everybody, I have been very busy lately, but I will be back soon with some updates!

  • evan

    April 12, 2011 (5:48 pm)

    Hi, I would like to use your plugin at the left of my posts page but the creator of my theme have separated that space and called it infopage.php I have tried all the examples of code you gave in order to trigger related posts to show up in the related posts section but I cant get it to show up, please tell me which code should I use?

  • David

    April 28, 2011 (12:14 pm)

    Hi Microkid,

    Thank you for this wonderful plugin, it works just great.

    It would be very useful if we are able to modify the text link to the related articles to help with our SEO strategy.

    Please let me know if this is a feature that will be added in the future.

    Keep up the good work and thanks a lot.
    DPC

  • Vinod

    April 28, 2011 (3:14 pm)

    Hey Mate

    Need a small help. How do I hide the whole block, if there are no related posts?

    Related Articles

    Don’t want the whole thing to show up. Please help if possible. Thanks :)

  • Vinod

    April 28, 2011 (3:17 pm)

    >div class=”mid-box-2 left”<
    >h3<>span<Related Articles>/span<>/h3<
    >div class=”body-2″<
    >?php MRP_show_related_posts(); ?<
    >/div<
    >div class=”bottom”< >/div<
    >/div<

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  • Mr Tester

    June 11, 2011 (6:15 am)

    I couldn’t tell if this plugin supports thumbnails.
    If not adding thubmnails for post would be a good idea. Thank you for such a light weight useful plugin.

  • Mr.Blista

    June 18, 2011 (12:56 pm)

    Hi,
    I tried to use your plugin on a WordPress Multisite installation, but it isn´t working correctly (Subdomains are created for each blog.) The problem is, that the related posts I chose to display, don´t show up. When I save the article, the post list in the related-post-area is empty.

    I installed the plugin on a usual WordPress-installation, and it works fine…

    Any clue, how to solve this?

    Thanx in advance

  • Microkid

    June 19, 2011 (8:50 pm)

    Hi Blista,

    It should work. Check to make sure the plugin is activated for each blog, and that the auto display related posts setting is turned on under the plugins settings.

  • Flip

    June 27, 2011 (5:36 pm)

    I would want to recall custom field.
    how I can make?

  • heikke

    July 6, 2011 (1:59 pm)

    Too bad! This would be the perfect plugin for one of my client’s website, but if i activate it, the build-in editor of wordpress doesn’t function anymore. I’m working on wordPress 3.1.1. Do you have any idea about that?

    Greetings
    heikke
    :)

  • Betty

    July 7, 2011 (5:31 am)

    Hi, I just tried this plugin and really love the idea of manually picking related posts in a reciprocal way. Problem is, the search function of the plugin does not seem to work properly. It sometimes can’t get all the posts that have the keyword I’ve entered.
    I don’t know whether it has anything to do with the fact that my blog is in Chinese. However, the search function of WordPress itself is working perfectly. I wonder if you are using the same mechanism.
    Anyway, thank you for the plugin! I just hope the search problem can be solved soon.

  • Finn

    July 11, 2011 (1:35 am)

    I’m trying to show related artworks and their thumbnail but can’t get it to display the thumbnail like so:

    $related_artworks = MRP_get_related_posts( $post->ID, true, false, ‘artworks’ );
    if(!empty($related_artworks)) {
    echo “Related Artworks”;
    foreach($related_artworks as $key => $value) {
    $related_artworks = get_post($key);
    echo ““;
    echo “”.get_the_title($value).”";
    echo “
    “;
    echo “”.the_excerpt($value).”";
    the_post_thumbnail($value);
    }
    }

    it only shows the current post’s thumbnail rather than the related posts’s thumbnail.

  • Finn

    July 11, 2011 (7:31 am)

    I seem to have worked it out by using this method:

    //related artworks

    $related = MRP_get_related_posts( $post->ID, true, false, ‘artworks’ );

    //for testing related array
    //print_r ($related);

    if(!empty($related)) {
    echo “Related Artworks”;

    foreach($related as $key => $value) {
    $related = get_post($value);
    $related_id=$related->ID;
    $related_content=$related->post_content;

    echo ““.get_the_title($related_id).”“;
    echo get_the_post_thumbnail($related_id);
    echo “”.$related_content.”";

    //for testing related array
    //print_r ($related);
    }

    }

  • Masoud

    July 17, 2011 (3:36 pm)

    I was installed the plugin on local host without any problem (wp 3.0.1), but on my server with wp 2.8.6 I recieved this error :

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare mrp_activate() (previously declared in /home/rkhi/public_html/wp-content/plugins/microkids-related-posts/microkids-related-posts.php:54) in /home/rkhi/public_html/wp-content/plugins/microkids-related-posts/microkids-related-posts.php on line 98

    does anyone know what’s wrong in my site ?
    php version 5 / wp version 2.8.6

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  • Webliberty

    July 21, 2011 (11:33 am)

    Tell please, the plugin works with new version WordPress 3.2.1? I have established and after that the white screen…

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  • Dave

    July 30, 2011 (9:06 pm)

    I am using the API to expose related posts on a web page, but I want to order by “order”. Any advice on how to do that, as “order” is not an option in the plug-in settings?

    Regards,
    Dave

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  • Cecil Tourtellotte

    August 10, 2011 (4:15 pm)

    J’aime votre regard sur le sujet. le thème est examiné de façon très correcte. Avez-vous un site Facebook ?

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  • nebuloueWeb

    August 30, 2011 (7:59 pm)

    First, I’d like to say that I love your plugin. It’s so easy to use and fast.

    Today, I just came across a bug where I cannot delete the last relation of a post of any type. I found the solution by commenting out the following line:

    if (isset($_POST['MRP_related_posts']) === TRUE) {

    The problem is by deleting the last relation, $_POST['MRP_related_posts'] isn’t sent on the post submit and because of the line quoted above the changes aren’t saved.

  • 3stripe

    September 1, 2011 (10:45 am)

    Loving the plugin, just made my life a lot easier :)

    One question/feature request (sorry) — have you considered a way to include related external links? Possibly by referencing the WP link manager?

    Cheers!

  • Jon

    September 15, 2011 (12:04 am)

    Great plugin.

    Is there a way to change the sort order of the related pages?

    I don’t see any documentation for it in the API.

    Cheers!

  • Fonfon

    September 22, 2011 (8:54 am)

    Hi,

    I’ve a little bug using the widget. It seems that the widget breaks the CSS of all the other widgets after it on the sidebar.

    Any idea ?

    Thanks
    Fonfon

  • Mike

    September 22, 2011 (10:45 pm)

    Having a problem with the plugin showing unpublished and draft posts/pages. This was not occurring in the past, however I’m not exactly sure when the problem arose. I’m using WP 3.2.1 and Related posts V3.0.1. Any help resolving this would be greatly appreciated!

  • Adam

    September 25, 2011 (6:38 am)

    I need to change the sort order as well. I see I have an Array… but don’t know how to re-sort by date, etc… please HELP!!!

  • Tim

    September 27, 2011 (9:23 pm)

    Hi, Is there any way to get the widget to generate output that matches the “auto add” related posts content that can be placed at the end of a post?

    As an example: http://new.holistic-care.com/practitioners/chris-cozens

    We’d really like the sidebar widget to show the same content as is automatically generated at the bottom of the post – i.e. the “therapies & courses” list (related posts using a custom post type). The widget however simply shows “related posts”.

    Any suggestions? thanks!

  • Josh

    September 29, 2011 (6:14 am)

    Howdy,

    Great plugin! I found an issue that gave me a problem for a few minutes related to passing in an array of custom post types. I was trying to filter on multiple custom post types in the same query and it wasn’t working (similiar to the docs on this page):

    MRP_get_related_posts($curPostId , true,false, array(“posttype1″,”posttype2″,”posttype3″) );

    This query was failing.

    Finally after looking at the query string I realized what I had to do was add the single quotes around each custom post type.

    MRP_get_related_posts($curPostId , true,false, array(“‘posttype1′”,”‘posttype2′”,”‘posttype3′”) );

    here in the plugin the single quotes don’t get added around the items on implode and the query fails
    if( is_array( $post_type ) ) {
    $query .= ” AND wp.post_type IN (“.implode( “,”, $post_type ).”) “;

    Not sure if you need to change the plugin but it might be worth mentioning in the docs.

    Thanks again for the plugin!

    Cheers,
    Josh

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  • JohnB

    October 4, 2011 (8:18 pm)

    Hi Microkid,

    Great plugin apart from below.

    I too like Blista above have multisites and get the same problem he had/has.

    Your followup did not work either.

    Any idea’s

    Thanks in advance.

  • Microkid

    October 5, 2011 (9:30 am)

    Hi John,

    When you activate the plugin, a new database table should be generated, called wp_post_relationships. Can you verify this?

    Thanks all other for the bugs and issue reports, I’m releasing a new version soon, with a lot of fixes and some cool improvements…

  • JohnB

    October 5, 2011 (2:02 pm)

    Hi Microkid,

    Thanks for your quick response.

    The wp_post_relationships DB table has been generated by the plugin.

    Cheers, John

  • Microkid

    October 5, 2011 (2:25 pm)

    @JohnB – For all blogs in your network?

  • JohnB

    October 5, 2011 (3:34 pm)

    Hi Microkid,

    It appears it has only been inserted in the main blog, no others have it.

    Cheers, John

  • JohnB

    October 5, 2011 (3:38 pm)

    Just more information for you. I’m using Multisites in subdomain mode.

    Maybe if I manually insert the wp_post_relationships tables for now it can be a quick fix.

    Cheers, John

  • JohnB

    October 5, 2011 (7:50 pm)

    Hi Microkid,

    I have manually entered the correct SQL wp_2_post_relationships, wp_3_post_relationships etc etc tables and it now works fine.

    Good plugin and thanks for help. I look forward to your updated version.

    Cheers, John

  • Paul Hastings

    October 5, 2011 (9:00 pm)

    Awesome plugin. I’m making extensive use of it for a work project and I’ll definitely be asking my employer to make a donation.

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  • JohnB

    October 6, 2011 (10:04 am)

    Also I will make a donation on your next release.

    Cheers, John

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    October 19, 2011 (12:23 am)

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  • Idris

    October 22, 2011 (6:34 pm)

    looks promising will surely check it out..thank you for sharing

  • Debra

    October 28, 2011 (2:57 pm)

    I have installed your plugin, and the admin side works great. My issue must be a configuration issue, but I am not savvy in the least.

    http://ementormarketing.com/your-small-business-backstory-has-great-legs/

    The related post links are misformed.

  • Joao

    November 7, 2011 (8:39 pm)

    My theme doesn’t support widgets. Where can I find the configuration page?

    If there’s no, how do I make 2 changes
    1st: Change the “Related Posts” text and 2nd: Do not show the “Related Posts” stuff when there ain’t a related post

  • Ovidiu

    November 10, 2011 (4:02 pm)

    need some help. what I want to do, is use a shortcode, or php code, doesn’t matter, manually placing it on certain posts, showing a number of related posts that I can specify, with a sort order I can specify and have the output not as a list but as thumbnails? i.e. show the thumbs of the featured images for the related posts.

    can this be done?

  • Rui Oliveira

    November 13, 2011 (2:39 pm)

    Hi Microkid,

    Loved your plugin, just what I needed.

    You might think about improving the widget display function, using the $before_title and $after_title, using:

    echo $before_title . $instance['title'] . $after_title . “\n”;

    instead of

    echo “”.$instance['title'].”\n”;

    This way it would be compliant with custom defined sidebars.

    For now I changed your widget display function to this:

    function widget( $args, $instance ) {
    extract( $args );
    if( is_single() || is_page() ) {
    global $post;
    $post_type = ( $instance['post_type'] == ‘all’ ) ? null : $instance['post_type'];
    $related_posts = MRP_get_related_posts( $post->ID, 0, 0, $post_type );
    if( $related_posts ) {
    echo $before_widget;
    //echo “\n”;
    //echo “”.$instance['title'].”\n”;
    echo $before_title . $instance['title'] . $after_title . “\n”;
    echo “\n”;
    foreach( $related_posts as $related_post_id => $related_post_title ) {
    echo ““.$related_post_title.”\n”;
    }
    //echo “”;
    echo “”;
    echo $after_widget;
    }
    else {
    if( ! $instance['hide_if_empty'] ) {
    echo $before_widget;
    //echo “\n”;
    //echo “”.$instance['title'].”\n”;
    echo $before_title . $instance['title'] . $after_title . “\n”;
    echo “”.$instance['text_if_empty'].”\n”;
    //echo “\n”;
    echo $after_widget;
    }
    }
    }
    }

    This way you’ll leave all the div styling to the theme, instead of adding your own – It’s just an idea! :)

    Thanks for a great plugin and keep up the good work! ;)

  • Rui Oliveira

    November 13, 2011 (2:42 pm)

    On my last comment, all the tags disappeared, but I guess you know what I’m talking about. Cheers!

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  • lowfi

    November 17, 2011 (9:58 am)

    Hi great plugin…

    A question. I want two widgets displaying separate related posts/pages. Is this possible?

    Cheers

  • lowfi

    November 18, 2011 (12:36 am)

    Two more questions:

    - I dont understand how i can get rid of that
    - Seems like is used in the widet. How to alter this?

  • bisi

    November 24, 2011 (11:02 am)

    MrBlista, JohnB, Microkid,

    I have had the same issue as you guys I believe, with Related Posts not saving to the Post?
    Like you, I am also on a multisite install, and I had network activated it, which I now undid, and I instead activated it in the local site. Now it saves the data!

    Thanks for a great plugin Microkid! Will see how we can make sure to make a donation to you!

    bisi

  • lowfi

    November 24, 2011 (5:59 pm)

    Oops seems like html tags were lost…..

    I want to get rid of the h3 tags in the widget. Ive been digging around in microkids-related-posts-widget.php and line 27+39 seems responsible for this:

    echo “”.$instance['title'].”\n”;

    I use a theme that uses cufon rewrite and this seems to conflict with this. How do i get rid of this?

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  • Microkid

    December 7, 2011 (11:28 pm)

    Hi everyone, I’m working on version 4.0 of the plugin, and need some testers. Please check out this post:

    http://www.microkid.net/concepts/testers-needed-for-microkids-related-posts-wordpress-plugin/

    Good news: the new version will include manual sorting, and fix the issues with the inclusion of wp-config.php and the title markup in the widget!

  • shuey227

    December 9, 2011 (4:59 pm)

    I want to change the heading displayed from “Related Pages” to “Related Services”. Where can I make that change?

    Thanks

  • Niels

    December 10, 2011 (2:51 am)

    To all that want thumbnails with the plugin:

    In the file ‘microkids-related-posts-widget.php’ go to the line that says ‘foreach( $related_posts as $related_post_id => $related_post_title ) {

    I added the following line of code (inside the list item) to make the posts thumbnail appear:
    “.get_the_post_thumbnail($related_post_id, array(25,25)).”

    Inside the array you can define the width and height.

    Good luck, great plugin!

  • Niels

    December 10, 2011 (2:53 am)

    Ok, posting code doesn’t work very well ;).
    @Microkid: if you’re interested in this for your next version you can send me an email.

  • lowfi

    December 16, 2011 (10:56 am)

    Both 3.0 & 4.0 are not working anymore in WP 3.3

    Could you please have a look at this? Thanks!

  • Microkid

    December 16, 2011 (11:19 am)

    @lowfi – I’ve emailed you for some details.

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  • Val

    January 26, 2012 (4:26 pm)

    Hi !

    Very nice plugin, thank you so much for this !

    I was just wondering if it would be possible to limit the number of related posts listed out of the box editing a few lines of code or if you plan to include this option in a future relase ?

    Thanks again for this.

  • dave smith

    February 2, 2012 (7:17 am)

    Hey, thanks for the great plugin. I’m using it on my site, and about to convert to Innodb… can you tell me whether the plugin works well with Innodb and should I expect any issues after the conversion?

    thanks in advance!

  • Ben

    February 13, 2012 (9:23 am)

    Hi!

    I have one feature that I really need, not sure about the best way to go about it, I am sort of using the plugin as a “sub menu” but I need to link a page to the same page.. the page is related to itself..

    Is there anyway to do this?

  • Flash Games

    February 22, 2012 (5:04 pm)

    Thankx
    and good plugin

  • Sam

    February 22, 2012 (7:03 pm)

    Dude,
    Mine won’t work.

  • John

    February 23, 2012 (8:49 pm)

    I just tried the latest 3.0.1 with WP 3.3.1.

    I don’t get any errors, and when editing a post the search feature works quite well. I find posts, select them and they move to the upper window. I update the post, but nothing takes.

    I’ll mess with it some more as I may be missing something obvious, but if you know something more, I would love to hear it.

    John

  • Shawn

    March 9, 2012 (11:40 pm)

    Ok,

    I’ve decided to move away from YARPP and thy this plugin. Have it installed and it’s working once I updated a post with related items…

    Problem is, I have over 1000 posts. I need away to at least one time give all my posts some related material. Is this possible? I hope so, b/c there is no way we are going through all of these.

    If there is an automated way, please provide the steps b/c I can’t find them

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  • SaidEV

    March 21, 2012 (6:49 pm)

    to show thumbnail, title and an excerpt your modify the function MRP_get_related_posts_html (line 409)in microkids-related-posts.php.

    function MRP_get_related_posts_html( $post_id, $hide_unpublished = true, $post_type = null ) {
    # Get plugin settings
    $options = get_option(“MRP_options”);
    # Get the supported post types (selected in plugin settings)
    $supported_post_types = MRP_get_supported_post_types();
    if(!$supported_post_types) {
    return false;
    }
    $related_posts = array();
    # If only related posts for specified post type are needed
    if( isset( $post_type ) ) {
    $related_posts[$post_type] = MRP_get_related_posts( $post_id, true, $hide_unpublished, $post_type );
    }
    # If we need related posts from all post types
    else {
    # First get the entire set of related posts for all post types
    $all_related_posts = MRP_get_related_posts( $post_id, true, $hide_unpublished, null );
    # If related posts should be displayed as one list
    if( $options['combine_post_types'] == 1 ) {
    $related_posts['MRP_all'] = $all_related_posts;
    }
    # If related posts should be grouped by post types
    else {
    if( $all_related_posts ) {
    foreach( $all_related_posts as $related_post ) {
    $related_posts[$related_post->post_type][] = $related_post;
    }
    }
    }
    }
    # Start HTML output
    $output = “\n”;
    # Loop through different post types
    //echo ”;print_r($related_posts);echo ”;
    foreach( $related_posts as $post_type => $post_type_related_posts ) {
    # This filters %posttype% from the title
    $title = MRP_get_title( $options['title'], $post_type );
    if( count( $post_type_related_posts ) ) {
    $output .= “\n”;
    # Create the title with the selected HTML header
    $output .= “”.$title.”\n”;
    $output .= “\n”;
    # Add related posts

    global $wpdb;

    $wp_upload_dir=wp_upload_dir();
    foreach( $post_type_related_posts as $related_post ) {
    //print_r($related_post);
    $output.=”";

    $req=”SELECT meta_value FROM android_sfr_postmeta WHERE meta_key=’_wp_attached_file’ and post_id=(SELECT meta_value FROM android_sfr_postmeta WHERE post_id = $related_post->ID and meta_key=’_thumbnail_id’)”;
    $thumbs = $wpdb->get_results($req);

    foreach($thumbs as $thumb);
    $output .=’meta_value.’”>’;

    $output .=”;
    $output .=”".$related_post->post_title.”";
    $output .=”.substr($related_post->post_content,0,200).”";
    $output .=”ID ).”\” class=\”more\”>Lire la suite >“;
    $output .=”";

    $output .=”\n”;
    }
    $output .= “\n”;
    }
    # If there are no related posts for this post type
    else {
    if( !$options['hide_if_empty'] ) {
    $output .= “\n”;
    $output .= “”.$title.”\n”;
    $output .= “”.$options['text_if_empty'].”\n”;
    $output .= “”;
    }
    else {
    # Show nothing
    return “”;
    }
    }
    }
    $output .= “”;
    return $output;
    }

  • Ankit

    March 28, 2012 (7:30 pm)

    Thank You so much for the plugin.
    Awesome plugin.
    Exact requirement

  • sriganesh.m

    March 30, 2012 (10:52 pm)

    Does it supports thumbnail features, it will be good and the update is done lastly on 2010. i think will it be vulerablity for the blog. ?

  • Donna

    March 31, 2012 (2:58 pm)

    The newest version 4.0 broke my plugin. Search no longer finds anything.

  • Microkid

    March 31, 2012 (3:04 pm)

    Hi Donna, are you getting any Javascript errors?

  • Taka

    March 31, 2012 (3:06 pm)

    Donna > +1
    I have the same problem :(
    (wordpress 3.3.1)

  • Donna

    March 31, 2012 (3:11 pm)

    No JS errors. But I just discovered it searches fine in Firefox but not Chrome. However, it’s not actually keeping them once I select them, and doesn’t display them. If I go back to the post where I’ve selected them and after updating the post, they’ve disappeared again.

  • Microkid

    March 31, 2012 (3:13 pm)

    Ok,

    First, empty your browser cache in chrome, it’s probably still loading an old version of the javscript file that comes with the plugin.

    Then, please deactive the plugin, and then active again, and see if that solves the problem with related posts not being saved.

  • Donna

    March 31, 2012 (3:19 pm)

    Yep! Clearing the browser cache solved the search problem and deactivating and reactivating solved the saving problem. Thanks.

  • Taka

    March 31, 2012 (3:22 pm)

    It works with Firefox but the search engine is always dead with Chrome :(

  • Microkid

    March 31, 2012 (3:23 pm)

    Taka, have you tried emptying the browser cache as mentioned above?

  • Donna

    March 31, 2012 (3:24 pm)

    Gah! I spoke too soon. They’ve disappeared again. I can’t keep deactivating and reactivating. They need to just stick for good.

  • Taka

    March 31, 2012 (3:25 pm)

    Cache, cookies, forms entries. My Chrome is like a new born. Then I’ve desactivated/activated the plugin (Chrome 17.0.963.83 m)

  • Taka

    March 31, 2012 (3:32 pm)

    I just have updated Chrome with the 18.0.1025.142 m version and it changes nothing, the search engine doesn’t work

  • Microkid

    March 31, 2012 (4:09 pm)

    @Donna – Are you getting any errors in your log files? Are you sure it was working before, and stopped working now? Cause that would be very strange.

    @Taka – Another thing I can think of is that this version of the plugin won’t search unless you type more than 2 characters in the search box, can that be the problem?

  • Taka

    March 31, 2012 (4:17 pm)

    I have tested with “Paris” “the artist” and “Dujardin”. The image on the left rotate like if the search engine was looking for something but nothing appeared.
    Of course, in my blog, this terms are in other notes and should be in the results

  • Donna

    March 31, 2012 (4:19 pm)

    No errors in log files. Yes, I’m sure it was working before.

  • Microkid

    March 31, 2012 (4:28 pm)

    @Taka – What do you see when you go here ?

    [update: fixed link]

  • Microkid

    March 31, 2012 (4:32 pm)

    @Donna – Hm, weird. The only reason I can think of why the related posts aren’t saved is that there are some fields missing from the DB table. But then you would surely see some errors in your log files. Can you check if the post_relationships table in your database has fields called position2 and position1?

  • Danie

    March 31, 2012 (4:36 pm)

    I just updated my plug-in, and all my related posts appear to have disappeared on all my post.

    1) Initially the “search” didn’t return any results, however after clearing cache I receive results but not saving.

    - The results aren’t saving when I update my posts.
    - None of my posts are showing any related posts.

    Using Firefox 11 and have tried emptying the browser cache. Tested on chrome aswell.

    Any help would be appreciated.

  • Donna

    March 31, 2012 (4:36 pm)

    Yes, both of those fields exist, with zeros in all of them, except one (probably the one post I’ve been testing with). For that one record, position2 has a 1 in the field, and position1 has a 0.

  • Donna

    March 31, 2012 (4:37 pm)

    Danie, same here. Kinda glad I’m not the only one.

  • Joe

    March 31, 2012 (4:44 pm)

    Ouch, same here, no more related posts, all disappeared in past posts. My favorite related posts plugin, and now all gone :(

  • Danie

    March 31, 2012 (4:45 pm)

    @Microkid
    Checking my post_relationships table:

    CREATE TABLE wp_post_relationships (
    post1_id bigint(20) unsigned NOT NULL,
    post2_id bigint(20) unsigned NOT NULL
    )

    Nothing names: position2 or position1

  • Joe

    March 31, 2012 (4:46 pm)

    Here are errors in my error log, I don’t know if they are from your plugin :

    [31-Mar-2012 15:09:25] WordPress database error Unknown column ‘position1′ in ‘field list’ for query
    SELECT * FROM (
    SELECT position2 as position_unified, wp.*, wpr.* FROM wp_post_relationships wpr ,wp_posts wp WHERE wpr.post1_id = 1521 AND wp.id = wpr.post2_id AND wp.post_status IN (‘publish’) ) AS tab1 UNION ALL SELECT * FROM (SELECT position1 as position_unified, wp.*, wpr.* FROM wp_post_relationships wpr ,wp_posts wp WHERE wpr.post2_id = 1521 AND wp.id = wpr.post1_id AND wp.post_status IN (‘publish’) ) AS tab2 ORDER BY post_date DESC made by require, require_once, include, suffusion_content, do_action, call_user_func_array, suffusion_excerpt_or_content, get_template_part, locate_template, load_template, require, the_content, apply_filters, call_user_func_array, MRP_auto_related_posts, MRP_get_related_posts_html, MRP_get_related_posts
    [31-Mar-2012 15:16:11] WordPress database error Unknown column ‘position1′ in ‘field list’ for query
    SELECT * FROM (
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  • Taka

    March 31, 2012 (4:48 pm)

    With your link, I see a list of articles from my blog. I think it’s is the list of articles I suppose to see when I search “Paris” ^^

  • Joe

    March 31, 2012 (4:51 pm)

    I just reverted back to the previous version, great ! The related posts are all back …

  • Microkid

    March 31, 2012 (4:53 pm)

    @Joe – How did you upgrade? Did you deactivate the plugin first? And then activated it again after the upgrade?

  • Donna

    March 31, 2012 (4:53 pm)

    We can revert back? I want to do that. Will go look for the old version now.

  • Microkid

    March 31, 2012 (4:54 pm)

    @Danie – did you try deactivating the plugin and reactivating it?

  • Donna

    March 31, 2012 (4:56 pm)

    If deactivating and reactivating works, Danie, don’t assume it will stay working. Keep checking. Mine worked and then didn’t.

  • Microkid

    March 31, 2012 (4:56 pm)

    @Taka are you getting any javascript errors when searching? Perhaps you have something like firebug to check this out. And are you sure the search isnt just taking a long time to load? You are right, the fact that you see a list of posts with the link I posted means the search works well on the server side, and the problem seems to be on the front-end (javascript) site.

  • Joe

    March 31, 2012 (5:00 pm)

    @Donna, just go here and download the last working version, 3.0.1
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/microkids-related-posts/download/

    Then ftp the whole folder to you plugin folder

  • Danie

    March 31, 2012 (5:00 pm)

    @MicroKid – Yes did deactivate and reactive – still not working.

    How do I view the log files?

  • Joe

    March 31, 2012 (5:06 pm)

    Microkid, I updated just like I do with any other plugin. I don’t need to deactivate, it just tells me there is a new version, and would I like to update ? So I said yes, and it did it automatically.

    Doesn’t the auto update deactivate automatically ? then it shows going into maintenance mode, and then activated.

    Was so eager to go see the new stuff, but saw nothing :(

    So, should I try again ? Deactivate, update, then it automatically gets activated, so I deactivate again and activate ?

    BTW, this is the best related post plugin, because it gives me total control, and not let the program guess what is a related post.

  • Donna

    March 31, 2012 (5:12 pm)

    dang, reverting back to 3.0.1 didn’t help. Might just have to give up on this one. wish i’d not upgraded.

  • Taka

    March 31, 2012 (5:13 pm)

    In the console, I saw this when I search something :http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/827/errorsearchengine.jpg/

  • Danie

    March 31, 2012 (5:16 pm)

    @MicroKid, Not sure if this will help:
    I noticed that my table structure changes, suspect it might have change when I deactivated/reactivated.

    Structure looks like:

    CREATE TABLE wp_post_relationships (
    post1_id bigint(20) unsigned NOT NULL,
    post2_id bigint(20) unsigned NOT NULL,
    position2 bigint(20) unsigned DEFAULT ’0′,
    position1 bigint(20) unsigned DEFAULT ’0′,
    )

    For all the records: position2 and position1 are defaulting to 0 except for one record. (Of which position2 is ’1′)

    However this does not appear to have made any changes. Results aren’t saving nor appearing on actual post.

    Let me know if I can send any additional information to assist.

  • Microkid

    March 31, 2012 (5:50 pm)

    Ok guys, I think I’ve found the problem. Not to worry, none of the relations you’ve made are gone.

    Could you guys install this version and see if that fixes the problem better?

    http://www.microkid.net/microkids-related-posts.4.0.1rc1.zip

    Please let me know!

  • Microkid

    March 31, 2012 (5:51 pm)

    @Taka – These means you’re still using cached files. Try emptying your browser cache again please. Or you could use shift+reload on the post edit page.

  • Donna

    March 31, 2012 (5:59 pm)

    Yay! All fixed! Thanks!

  • Taka

    March 31, 2012 (6:01 pm)

    Ok, I have cleaned my cache 3 times without success but shift+reload button worked.

    Now it’s seems working fine. Thanks :)

  • Donna

    March 31, 2012 (6:04 pm)

    One thing to take note of… in previous versions, I was styling the output by using an ID of #related-posts, but that style is now a class, so I just needed to change my style to a class using .related-posts. No big deal, but just wanted to make note of the change in case others wondered why their own styles weren’t working any longer.

  • Danie

    March 31, 2012 (6:10 pm)

    @microkid, Not sure if I am doing something dump, most likely. But mine still aren’t working. Anything I should be looking out for?

  • Microkid

    March 31, 2012 (6:14 pm)

    @Donna – Good point, I’ll put that in the plugins comments

    @Danie – Try changing the order of the related posts on the settings page, see if that helps

  • Danie

    March 31, 2012 (6:23 pm)

    @Microkid, no made no difference. I am noticing that no changes are taking affect on the setting page nor when selecting a related post.

    e.g when making a change within the setting page for example changing the order, after saving it reverts back to old value.

  • Danie

    March 31, 2012 (6:35 pm)

    @MicroKid, it’s working again. Not sure what I did. Moved stuff around. And it suddenly started working again.

  • Joe

    March 31, 2012 (7:35 pm)

    New version works :)

  • Rich

    March 31, 2012 (7:42 pm)

    Just to let you know, I can’t get anything to work in any browser (IE, Chome, Firefox). The plugin is dead on my site.

  • Joe

    March 31, 2012 (7:58 pm)

    I can’t seem to get any image thumbnail to show, though.

    I really won’t use the image thumbnails on our live website, as it is additional loading time, but just testing …

  • Rich

    March 31, 2012 (8:54 pm)

    I tried the new version (link above). It’s working, but I noticed “How would you like to order your related posts?” is stuck in “by date, new to old.”

  • Microkid

    March 31, 2012 (11:05 pm)

    Ok guys, thanks for all the great feedback. I’m looking into it and I’ll be releasing a new version shortly.

  • Microkid

    April 1, 2012 (1:12 am)

    I’ve just released version 4.0.1 Please let me know if this solves your issues. If your not upgrading via the build in upgrade system in the admin, please make sure you deactivate and active the plugin.

  • Gaye Levy

    April 1, 2012 (2:22 am)

    How do you do a shirft-reload?

  • Gaye Levy

    April 1, 2012 (2:30 am)

    Still not working for me. I use the [related-posts] shortcode.

  • Donna

    April 1, 2012 (3:08 am)

    To shift-reload, hold down the shift key while you click the curly arrow refresh button near the address bar in whatever browser you are using. Or…hold down the ctrl key while you press the F5 key.

  • Gaye Levy

    April 1, 2012 (3:17 am)

    Thank you Donna. That did not make any difference. The actual entries keep disappearing from the related posts section of the edit post screen (they are not saved) so something else is going on.

    Gaye

  • Hans

    April 1, 2012 (9:35 am)

    Unfortunately – like some other fellows here before – if I upgrade from 3.0.1 to 4.0.1 all my previously created relations are gone and if I create new relations on a new post, it will find the correct ones, takes them but doesn’t store them at all.

    Unfortunately I have more than 5000 posts with a tremendous number of relations… Now I downgraded to 3.0.1 and all is fine again.. Any ideas??

  • Microkid

    April 1, 2012 (1:57 pm)

    Ok, 4.0.2 is out, let me know if this fixes things for you guys!

  • Hans

    April 1, 2012 (2:09 pm)

    Everything seems to work now!
    New relations can be added, old relations still visible .. in the moment it seems good for me.

    Thanks!!

  • Julie Strietelmeier

    April 1, 2012 (3:41 pm)

    I upgraded to 4.0 yesterday and lost all the related posts, so I manually installed the newer version of 4.0.1, which fixed everything. This morning I see that you released 4.0.2, so I used the auto update and now everything is broken again… I’ve deactivated and reactivated, cleared cache on wordpress and shift uploaded the page. No joy. Also, editing old posts show no related posts, but I can use search to add new ones… but they do not show up when I view the page.

  • Gaye Levy

    April 1, 2012 (4:19 pm)

    I updated to 4.0.2 but that did not solve the problem. Some of my older posts are still showing the related posts but none of the new posts (within the last week). That may be because I tried to re-enter them but when I do, they do not “take”. Once I hit update in WP, they disappear.

  • Julie Strietelmeier

    April 1, 2012 (6:55 pm)

    I just reverted back to 4.0.1rc1 which worked this morning until I automatically upgraded to 4.0.2. Reverting has no effect. My related posts are not showing up…

    Please help.

  • Julie Strietelmeier

    April 1, 2012 (7:01 pm)

    Just tried going back to 3.0.1 before all this mess started and no luck there either. I’ve cleared the cache on my browser, website, activated/deactivated plugin, etc. No luck…. :o(

  • Joe

    April 1, 2012 (10:43 pm)

    works fine for me using latest version …

    I wanted to use Manual sorting, but older posts get their related posts ordered from old to new, which is not the sorting they had originally (new to old). So rather than go change them all, I went back to automatic.

  • Tony M.

    April 2, 2012 (1:49 am)

    Hello – I have upgraded to 4.0.2 and while my previous postings with the shortcode [related-posts] are still there, when I try adding new “related posts” to a new blog post, they appear in the search box but then disappear when I try to save the post.

    Any way to revert to the previous version (yet call it 4.0.3 so that we don’t have to uninstall and re-install the plugin)? I have already tried activating and de-activating the plugin, clearing the cache and etc. Nothing works!

    PLEASE HELP! This has been a great plugin (until now)!

  • Tony M.

    April 2, 2012 (5:52 am)

    Just to follow up on my previous post, it seems like you could revert to the previous version (about one week ago or so), call it 4.0.3, let everyone who wants to “upgrade” to it, then either re-release 4.0.2 again, or (if you have it ready) release 4.0.4. Those of us who want to keep the old version from a week ago that was working so well simply just not upgrade beyond “4.0.3″ until you have things sorted out in a few days or weeks or however long it takes you to sort this bug out.

    Thank you, I hope you will consider this approach! I need my blog to be working again ASAP!

  • Julie Strietelmeier

    April 2, 2012 (12:31 pm)

    Unfortunately, putting 3.0.1 back on (the version we were all using for months, that worked great) no longer works for me either…

  • Hans

    April 2, 2012 (1:23 pm)

    …oops found another small bug: From time to time – after entering a new posting in my blog, added a relation and saved everything – the added relation doesn’t appear in the article (I use the “Widget” option).

    Then I go the edit-page and save the last post again – without changing anything – then the relation appears as normally.

    This problem occurs not always – only from time to time – most of time everything works normal (using version 4.02 of Related Posts).

    Maybe you have any idea?!

    Regards, Hans

  • Microkid

    April 2, 2012 (4:58 pm)

    Ok, I think I’ve found what’s causing this. Something is going wrong when you set “Should related posts be reciprocal” to “no” in the settings. Can you guys verify this?

    I’ll look into it right away, but for now see if setting this to “yes” makes your related posts work properly again.

  • Julie Strietelmeier

    April 2, 2012 (5:11 pm)

    Well that did do “something”! My related posts are showing up now, but instead of it saying Related Posts above them, it’s showing:

    You can see this at:
    http://the-gadgeteer.com/2012/03/29/harry-potter-now-available-as-ebooks/

  • Microkid

    April 2, 2012 (5:15 pm)

    Hm, that’s odd. What happens if you change the value for “What title should be displayed?” in the settings?

  • Julie Strietelmeier

    April 2, 2012 (5:15 pm)

    Nevermind… Fixed it… Happy now :o)

  • Julie Strietelmeier

    April 2, 2012 (5:17 pm)

    That’s what I had to do. For some reason the info in that box had been replaced with a bunch of junk characters.

  • Microkid

    April 2, 2012 (5:24 pm)

    Yeah, there used to be a small issue in the plugin with that, which probably caused this. Fortunately it’s easy to solve :)

  • Gaye Levy

    April 2, 2012 (5:26 pm)

    That fixed it for me although I had to re-enter the related posts info for articles where my selections had not been saved.

    Thank you so much for your work on this. Hopefully we can remove the reciprocal in the next version.

    Gaye

  • Microkid

    April 2, 2012 (5:28 pm)

    I have just released 4.0.3 which fixes this issue!

  • Max

    April 2, 2012 (5:58 pm)

    Hello Microkid,

    I have upgraded to the latest version and am having some issues. I have read that another member on here is having the same problem. When i try to add a new related post to a page, it will not save.

    Thank you in advance for looking into this.

    Max

  • Tony M.

    April 3, 2012 (12:53 am)

    I have upgraded to 4.0.3 and everything is back to normal now.

    THANK YOU!

  • Luke

    April 3, 2012 (2:55 pm)

    MayBe this has already been explained (if so please link me) but could you explain why adding related post links will boost page views/ is good seo?

    Great plugin, thanks

  • Rich

    April 6, 2012 (7:18 am)

    I upgraded to 4.0.3 and it appears to work. Yeah! Thanks for your hard work and a terrific plug-in.

  • Scarlett

    April 6, 2012 (10:16 pm)

    I’ve installed ver 3.0.1, and am running WP ver 3.3.1

    The issue is that no posts or pages (both exist) display in the post editor area. I cannot add any content, as both tabs say (0).

    Do you know what can be done to solve this issue?

    Thanks!

  • Scarlett

    April 6, 2012 (10:23 pm)

    I’ve also tested by installing ver 4, and have the same results.

  • Ben Jackson

    April 10, 2012 (4:07 pm)

    Hi,
    This is an excellent plugin and works perfectly for me.
    Just a suggestion:
    I’m displaying the title and the thumbnail to my related posts.
    It would be nice if there was a simple class added to each of the tags to differentiate between them for styling etc.

    e.g.
    Post Title

    Thanks for the plugin though. It’s great,
    Ben

  • Ben Jackson

    April 10, 2012 (4:08 pm)

    Sorry, looks like my code wasn’t escaped properly. I’m sure you get the idea though.
    B

  • JinJin

    April 10, 2012 (7:21 pm)

    Hi. How do I get the related post to display horizontally and not vertically. I tried changing the css to inline instead of block but that puts the link to the post next to the image instead of under the image. Thank you

  • Benny Powers

    April 19, 2012 (7:49 am)

    Howdy,
    I had to disable automatically inserting into posts and pages because the related posts section was showing up in content areas in my theme’s layout building engine. Could you add a feature to more closely specify which types of posts and pages it will show up in? like only certain templates, etc?

  • maxbux

    April 19, 2012 (10:30 am)

    Great plugin, just great :-)

    One major problem though! This plugin does not work in environments where wp-content has been renamed or moved to a CDN.

    The plugins activates and you can manipulate the options but you can’t search for related posts. I guess you need to revise paths or something.

    Thanks

  • Agnes

    April 20, 2012 (10:04 am)

    I like the plugiona nd use as widget
    However, I’d like to ad in my template now and the aboive code works, but I wonder, is there no way to call the thumbnails there (like on the widgets)?

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  • Maureen

    May 5, 2012 (8:28 am)

    Your Related Posts widget is really a lovely tool! Thanks very much for creating and sharing it.

    I have two questions about it:

    1. I have it set to manual, so I can set the order the links myself. But when I save the page, it ignores the order, and sorts them (I think by the date the page was created or edited).

    2. When I select the links, is there a way I could see the category they are in, so I know I am selecting the correct one? For instance:

    Category: South Asia
    post or page: Map

    Category: Africa
    post or page: Map

    Right now, in the link selection, I just see Map. I don’t know which one it is, as there is no indication of category.

    Again, many thanks for this nice widget.

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  • Maureen

    May 6, 2012 (9:42 am)

    Not sure I explained myself very well! Regarding my previous post: For PAGES, the Related Posts search function shows only the first level of pages. If the page I want to select is nested — for instance, such as South Asia > Staff, South Asia > Map, when I search for Staff or Map, they won’t turn up in the search list. (South Asia will). I want to be able to select the second-level pages from the Related Posts search.

    South Asia (first level page)
    Map (second level page)
    Africa (first level page)
    Map (second level page)
    South America(first level page)
    Map (second level page)

    Is this possible to show ALL pages in the search, to be able to select the specific one I want? Would one of the API’s cover this? Which one? I’m using the widget.

    I could make first-level pages with unique names such as “South Asia-Map” and “Africa-Map” and use those as the related posts — but it looks clunky in the sidebar because we would already be on the South Asia page.

    Anyone else in this situation? Thanks!

  • Greg Pymm

    May 7, 2012 (8:17 pm)

    I was having problems with “Manually” ordering posts not working.

    My issue was that I would drag and drop to reorder the posts in the meta box, but then when I clicked to update the post it would not save my setting, and it would revert the order in the db next time that update was clicked.

    I seemed to have found a fix by changing “position1″ to “position2″ on line 476 in the microkids-related-posts.php file:
    $query = “SELECT *, position1 AS position_unified “.
    to:
    $query = “SELECT *, position2 AS position_unified “.

    I am not sure if this will only help my specific situation (I am not using the reciprocal links), but thought it might help someone else.

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  • maxbux

    May 14, 2012 (1:19 pm)

    For those hosting wp-content on a CDN you need to find

    function MRP_load_admin_includes() {
    echo ”;
    echo ”;
    }
    in microkids-related-posts.php and edit the URLS to match your CDN. You can also use mod-rewrite to handle such things and you won’t have to edit the file after an upgrade.

    Great plugin
    Will donate soon :-)

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    May 25, 2012 (2:34 am)

    Hi there- Thanks for the great plugin!

    I’m using MRP_show_related_posts(); in single.php to display related posts underneath my blog posts. Two questions:

    1. I’m a little fuzzy on how to incorporate the API functions. In addition to the Post Title, I’d also like to display to Post Date and Post Author. Any ideas?

    2. The related posts are displaying properly on the individual posts (i.e. the permalinks) but not on the blog front page (set to ‘latest posts). How do I remedy this?

    Appreciate the help!

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  • Bill Addison

    June 14, 2012 (7:48 pm)

    @Greg Pymm – thanks your fix worked for the manual ordering! I hope the developer can add this into the next version of the plugin.

    @Maureen – have the same problem, it would be helpful to show the category next to each title to disseminate which post is being shown.

    Thanks for a great plugin.

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  • Paul

    June 18, 2012 (8:40 pm)

    Hello. I’m using the latest version of the plugin and am having trouble with it in admin. When using the meta box in the post editor, I can search for posts to relate but the search queries are not including anything other than standard posts, no pages or custom post types. I have these selected in the plugin settings and can see the tabs for them, but they do not appear in the search results. Any help is much appreciated, I can provide more info as needed.

  • Fabricio

    June 25, 2012 (2:38 am)

    Hi. I used it as a widget but the pics are shown at their full size instead of a thumbnail. At the plugin options, when I try to adjust the thumbnail size the field allow no option. What could I do? Thanks.

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  • Kathleen

    July 3, 2012 (11:11 am)

    This is the most useful and easy to handle plugin I ever found! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Victor

    July 3, 2012 (11:53 pm)

    Hello,
    How can I change the title “Related Posts” to a french one and ton cancel the publishing of the thumbnail with the related article?

    Thank you in advance.

    Victor

  • Bree

    July 4, 2012 (4:06 am)

    Is there a way I can select which custom post type posts are shown? I’m reading through this and I believe it’s possible, I’m just now sure of the “how”.

    Basically, I want to insert the related posts list via short code, but only want it to show selected posts from a custom post type. Thank you.

  • Bree

    July 14, 2012 (12:18 am)

    I’d like to use this on my posts, but I only want it to return results from a specific custom post type I’ve created (a directory).

    Eg: If I write a post on hotels, I only want to show related hotels from my custom post type ‘hotels’.

    Is that possible? And how so? Thanks so much@

  • Bree

    July 14, 2012 (12:20 am)

    Sorry – forgot I’d written here 10 days ago! Notice that Paul’s comment above is the same as what I’m asking. Thank you.

  • Mark

    July 20, 2012 (2:22 pm)

    Any chance you will be adding the ability to create external links as well? Seem like a logical addition to complete an otherwise peerless plugin.

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  • Adam

    August 9, 2012 (6:21 am)

    How can I show the posts’ author and date? I also want to show the quantity of posts. Like “Showing 5 of 15″

  • DRG

    August 9, 2012 (1:52 pm)

    Can this plugin be edited in such away that it appears in between post..! is that possible..!

  • KT

    August 11, 2012 (11:10 pm)

    Hi- I encountered a seemingly big issue. At one point I was using the Related Posts widget in my sidebar but have since removed it. Now, if I deactivate the related posts plugin the entire sidebar disappears.

    Please help!

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