As a WordPress website owner, you would want that your audience must consume more of your content. This would also allow you to convert them into your loyal fans. Once they become your loyal fans; they would start visiting your website frequently and also start sharing your content on various social media platforms. This will start generating monitory benefits for you.
Getting the users to read more content on your website has always been a challenging task. In today’s time, when there are a lot of options available for the users, creating a loyal user base has become a tedious task. After reading a particular article on your website a user would wonder what to do next on your website. You will have to make them stick to your website by providing them with relevant options.
Increasing page views and a reduction in bounce rate has always been an uphill task for the website owners. Showing related contents to the users have proven to be a productive way of getting more page views.
There are some related post plugins for a WordPress website which displays additional information to the users related to their searched content. These related posts links are usually available at the end of your posts, or even in your sidebar. These prove really effective in directing a user’s attention to other parts of the website.
I have shortlisted the 5 best-related post plugins for WordPress Website.
Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP) is one of the most popular related post plugin available. Is has been downloaded over 3.4 million times. This plugin allows you to link to posts which are relevant to the current article. The links are placed either at the bottom of the post or in the sidebar. It gives you plenty of flexibility as along with supporting related posts it also works well with pages and custom post types.
However, there are few drawbacks of using YARPP as well. One of them is it being incredibly resource-intensive which puts a significant strain on your database through inefficient queries and badly integrated caching.
Talking about related post plugins, let’s discuss one of the most downloaded WordPress plugins of all. Jetpack is a highly versatile plugin that includes over 35 different modules. Each module adds a separate functionality.
These functionalities include analytics, social sharing buttons, and a commenting system. Jetpack plugin analyses your content, including tags and categories and links it to the most relevant articles. While setting up your related post function, Jetpack provides you with a number of customization options. You have the liberty as to where you want to display your related posts, i.e. at the top of the article and not at the bottom. You can also define the number of related articles that you want to display.
Related Posts Pro for WordPress is a premium plugin which comes bundled with a wide range of customization options which gives you the flexibility to modify the overall visual appearance of your related posts.
The plugin supports three unique layouts by the names of Isotopic, Slick & Slide and Transitioning.
Each layout comes preloaded with 65 different templates. Each template is designed with different buttons, colors, typography and design. This gives you an option of choosing the best template for your website.
This plugin can be used with any kind of content like posts, pages and custom post types.
Yuzo is a free and lightweight plugin which is optimized for speed. The related post sections are relatively slow to load. Yuzo has a built-in cache option which allows the quick loading of related content. Yuzo is very stylish and utilizes a beautiful and minimal design.
You would want that your related posts section attract the visitors and fit perfectly with the rest of your website. A wide range of customization services is supported by Yuzo. You can list your related posts either vertically or horizontally, throw in infinite colors for backgrounds, custom thumbnail dimensions, and custom text.
Shareaholic is a multipurpose plugin which apart from displaying related posts also encourages users to share your content on social media.
The installation process of this plugin is very easy. The settings are simple and only take few minutes to configure. The code is clean and won’t be utilizing much of your resources.
Shareaholic includes a promoted content system which will allow you to earn revenue. This means that Shareaholic can be used as a medium of monetization.
In the end
Above is a brief description about the 5 best-related post plugins for WordPress Website.
Let me know your views about the article and also mention the plugin(s) that I may have neglected, in the comments section.
Author Bio: Sarah is a front-end WordPress Developer for WordSuccor Ltd., a reputed company in developing Custom WordPress Plugins. She is an admirer of sharing her innovative ideas with others on the web related to new web design and development technology trends. If you are about to hire a professional WordPress Developer Sarah can prove to be your right choice.