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Nifty Related Posts

Nifty Related Posts automatically adds a listing of similar posts (by category) to the end of your blog posts. It includes a handful of options for customizing their display, including:

  • The number of related posts to show (up to 20)
  • Thumbnail options, including alignment, size and deactivation
  • Custom heading title/lead in
  • Excerpt length

Nifty is minimally styled so that it inherits the styling of your theme, preventing it from looking out of place. A custom CSS module lets you customize if needed.

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Options Panel Review

Number of Related Posts to Show

Choose the number of related posts to show, from 1 to 20.

Related Image Alignment

Choose the thumbnail alignment (WP standard styles: alignleft, aligncenter, alignright, alignnone).

Related Image Size

Choose the image size: thumbnail, medium or large. Or disable the images. The precise sizes for these settings depends on your Settings->Media settings.

Related Posts Excerpt Length

Choose the excerpt length, from 0 to 100.

Related Posts Heading Title

Enter a custom title for the heading, if desired. The default title is “Related Posts.”

Disable CSS

Check this option to disable all the plugin’s CSS.

Custom CSS

Enter any custom CSS, if desired. The Nifty Related Posts classes, element IDs and default styles are as follows:

#nifty-related-posts {
}
#nifty-related-posts h3 {
}
#nifty-related-posts-list {
list-style-type: none;
}
#nifty-related-posts li.nifty-related-content {
margin: 10px 0px;
display: table;
}

Installation

1. Upload the nifty-related-posts folder to the wp-content/plugins/ directory
2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
3. Visit the Settings panel to set up Nifty.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this plugin use thumbnails for the related posts?

Yes. It uses the built-in WP post thumbnail or “feature image” for related posts thumbnails. The alignment and thumbnail size can be set in the options panel,
and thumbnails can also be disabled.

Does this plugin work with custom post types?

At the moment, it does not. I may add custom-post type support in the future, depending on user feedback.

Can I show related posts by tag or a custom taxonomy?

Not at this time. This is also a feature I may add in future versions.

Can I Choose the Number of Related Posts to Show?

Yes. This setting is available in the options panel. Nifty is configured to show up to 20 related posts.

Where Can I Get Support?

You may seek community support within the WordPress.org forums. I will try to monitor and assist as needed. If you need immediate, hands-on, paid support, please contact me on this site.