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5 Best Related Posts Plugins for WordPress ctm magazine

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Are users leaving your site after reading the first post? Increasing page views can be difficult and showing related content is an effective way of getting more page views. In this video, we will show you the 5 best related posts plugins.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

#1 is yet another related posts plugin or YARPP which is one of the more popular plugins to use.

It has a great built in algorithm for finding related posts for your visitors with a great templating system and the ability to show post thumbnails.

On the downside it is a bit resource intensive for large sites.

The next one is contextual related posts which is for text only related posts and works right out of the box.

However there is no templating system and hosting providers have blocked it as well just because like YARPP it’s resource intensive for large sites.

The next one is related posts for WordPress plugin which focuses on performance and doesn’t slow your site down, but if you’ve used some of the other plugins, you might be missing some of the extra features they provide.

#4 is the yuzo related posts

It’s very easy to use and setup, the downside is it’s not a lightweight plugin even though it is fast.

#5 is the inline related posts plugin this plugin will show related content inside the article when users are more engaged instead of at the bottom.

The only con is if you want to display things at the bottom you’ll have to install another plugin to do that which can be resource intensive.

As you noticed, many of the related posts plugins are resource intensive but you can use the manual related posts plugin.

If you have time to use it, this lets you manually setup the related posts yourself and is very lightweight.

Related Links:

Yet Another Related Posts Plugin


Contextual Related Posts


Related Posts for WordrPress


Yuzo Related Posts


Inline Related Posts


Manual Related Posts




  • Gaurav Areng Chakraverti on October 5, 2015

    Hi there,

    First off, let's start with something we all know – WordPress is amazing! It pretty much does everything hard for you. There are also a bunch of tutorials available online for how to edit, modify and basically perfect your site or blog.

    I remember going through a UDemy course actually. Helped greatly. I had almost perfected WordPress after a 3 hour course and maybe a couple of days of practice.

    One thing it lacks though is a simple and straight-forward video plugin. Guess no one thought videos would get so popular at the time. And "vlogs" didn't really exist then either.

    Try this: Video Style WordPress Theme + Autopost Youtube Videos

    Saves a bunch of time when cross-populating between platforms.

    Hope that helps!

  • Silversides Fishing Adventures on December 6, 2015

    I'm looking to import specific posts from other sites onto one of my pages. Will these plugins work for that?

  • Michael Wood on October 23, 2016

    Thanks a lot for sharing this video content to me.

  • Shivkumar Janakiraman on September 11, 2017

    Great video! 🙂 Found a plugin that allows lots more functionality – http://bit.ly/Contenttrail

  • Levani Mirvelashvili on May 27, 2020

    Thank you

  • Pranu Pranav on April 6, 2021

    yuzo-related-post is being removed for security vulnurability.

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