Sometimes you want to point your visitors/readers on other posts covering a specific topic.
You can either have this coded the hard way in your theme or use a plugin which will always show related articles, but what if you only want this to happen sometimes?
This plugin gives you a shortcode to insert in posts where you want to display a number of related posts. They will be shown with headline and date (optional) and can be styled via CSS.
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/wp-content/plugins/directory or install the plugin from the ‘Plugins’ menu in the WordPress backend
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- You can now use the shortcode [show_articles keyword=X num=Y] where X is the keyword to look for (no quotes needed) and Y is the number of articles to fetch (standard: 5).
- Additional parameters:
showdatecan be set to
noto show the post date inline with the headline.
ordercan be set to
randto order posts either by the post date or randomly.
- Note beside: You can also use the shortcode while developing a theme and fill it with dynamically fetched keywords. Have a look at do_shortcode for that (https://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/do_shortcode).
- How can I style the output?
Every entry is wrapped in a section-element with the class
abk. The headline (with or without date) is wrapped in a span-element with the class
abk_h. This way you can easily style the related articles output.
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1.0 (2014-03-18) First relase – Seems to work as supposed, could not find any bugs so far.