Best related posts plugin for WordPress (Free):
Are your readers hitting back button just after reading a single post?
You have written quality content on your blog but still, your readers are bouncing away.
Is this happening with you?
If yes, then it will lead to a decrease in user engagement, page views, and increased bounce rate. Ultimately this will be going to affect yours ranking to some extent.
If you want to increase user engagement and page views you can add the related post section at the bottom of your blog post.
For this purpose, you can use related posts plugin and these plugins are easy to setup.
Also, these plugins can give new life old posts.
If you have published hundreds of posts then there are chances that your old blog posts are not visible to your readers. So these plugins make your blog post visible to readers.
Some Premium WordPress themes have this function by default. But in case your theme does not support this function you can use plugins which we are going to discuss in this post.
I am going to share 7 free WordPress plugins which will show up related posts on your blog.
Yuzo related post by iLen is another good plugin to show related posts. It has 40000+ active installs.
Yuzo is power packed related posts plugin. Yuzo allows you to show related post on pages, medias, post, and contact form.
You can set the number of related posts to show. It also allows categorizing post according to tags, categories and random.
It also comes with 4 styling options:
Jetpack is a very famous and useful plugin. It has 1 million+ active install. It is multi purpose plugin. Jetpack provides many features such as site statics, social sharing buttons, email subscription, security etc.
You can also use the jetpack to show related post. But it has limited features. It does not provide many styles and layout. It only supports grid and line layout.
Steps to enable Related posts in jetpack:
After installing and activating the jetpack:
(1)Click on jetpack
(4) click on Show Related post
This is another useful related posts plugin with more than 100000+ active install. It is easy to configure and use.
It came with 7 theme layout:
You can also easily enable and disable thumbnail, comments, published date, and excerpt mode settings.
Contextual Related Posts by Webber zone has 60000+ active install.
You can use this plugin to show related post on posts, pages,
You can also choose the thumbnail size for the related post. In case there is no featured image in the post you can set a default image.
Yet another related post has 200000+ active install. YARPP is a simple related posts plugin. It uses its own powerful algorithm to show related post.
You can set related content display setting easily.This plugin allows showing related posts on a post, pages, and media.
Yet Another related posts plugin came with two display options:
You can also use YARPP to show related content in feeds and it provides separate settings for feed.
Shareaholic is a plugin which you can use to add social sharing buttons, follow buttons and related post.
It has limited features in free version. you will get 4 theme options:
The inline related post has 10000+ active installs. This plugin is used to show related post in between the content.
I am also using this plugin on this site right now. It automatically shows up the related post on the basis of categories and tags.
It has different styling and theme options. You can customize looks of this plugin to suit any WordPress theme.
In free version it allows you to show 3 only related posts and you can also set the numbers of words after which it will show up the related content.
If you are facing problems like less user engagement, high bounce rate then you must use related posts plugin on your blog/website. It not only increases user engagement but also helps to boost your SEO.