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This plugin provides an advanced widget that allows you to display similar, or related, posts in any widgetized sidebar.

Related posts are selected using tags, categories, or any custom taxonomy. When searching for related posts, the widget will choose posts that share between 1-3 like terms with the currently viewed post.

Works with all custom post types!

Features:

  • 12 Options to configure on a per-widget basis
  • Multiple instances of the same widget
  • Widget Title
  • Display related post titles
  • Option to display the post authors
  • Option to show post publication dates
  • Option to show post comment counts
  • Option to show post text excerpts
  • Option to control the length of the post excerpt
  • Option to show post thumbnails
  • Ability to control size of post thumbnails
  • Ability to set float of post thumbnails
  • Choose the number of related items to show
  • Select the taxonomy on which to relate posts
  • Widget shown only on single post pages
  • Related items are cached

This widget has been built with the best coding standards and should fit seamlessly into any WordPress theme.

Check out the Cleaner theme for an example of this widget (customized) in action.

Change Log

8-7-11: Fixed a double UL problem in the HTML output
02-02-11: Added caching
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