Contextual Related Posts v1.9.1

Contextual Related Posts meta box

I released v1.9.1 of Contextual Related Posts yesterday. This version adds a new meta box in your Add/Edit Post screen. You’ll also find this in the similar screens for Pages and other Custom Post Types.

Contextual Related Posts meta box

Contextual Related Posts Meta box let’s you add your custom thumbnails

The meta-box currently provides you with a single field that allows you to specify the URL of the thumbnail that you wish to use in case a Featured Thumbnail isn’t set for the post. In a future version of the plugin, this will be given priority over the Featured Thumbnail.

The meta box will use the same meta field as specified in the General Settings. If you’re using the default field name i.e. post-image and you’re using my other plugins Top 10 and Where did they go from here, then they will automatically recognise this thumbnail!

I’ve also renamed the widget under Appearances to Related Posts [[CRP]], so you can find it quickly. If you’re using timthumb, then you’ll might be happy to know that I’ve added w.org and github.com to list of allowed sites. w.org is nothing but WordPress.org and github.com needs no introduction.

As usual, existing users can upgrade the plugin from within their WordPress Admin interface. If you’ve not tried Contextual Related Posts yet, then you’re missing out on a major way to boost your site’s viewer retention.

Contextual Related Posts doesn’t use any third party services to fetch related posts. It uses your own posts and everything is saved in your database.

If you’ve got any queries, please check out the FAQ or post in the dedicated support forums. Alternatively, you can always avail of a paid support via email.

List of changes in Contextual Related Posts v1.9.1

  • New: Meta box on the Edit Posts, Pages and custom post type pages to easily add the location of the URL of the thumbnail image
  • Modified: Refined match title algorithm. Previously this would match the post title with both the title and content
  • Modified: Widget initialisation
  • Modified: Massive code cleanup and more documentation in the WordPress settings page
  • New: Added w.org and github.com to list of allowed sites for timthumb

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Contextual Related Post v1.8.10

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Two days back I pushed through the latest version of Contextual Related Posts. The latest version of Contextual Related Posts adds two new features. Existing users will be able to update it from within your dashboard. If you’re new to CRP, I strongly suggest giving this a test drive. You won’t want to switch back from my plugin!

You can now limit the number of characters of content that will be compared. This can be a big boost to performance especially if you have very huge posts.

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Another feature addition is the ability to add the post title into the header of the posts. I have also changed the class of the widget so that it differentiates it with the list of posts that are displayed inline with content. This ensures that you can have two completely different set of styles for both different lists. You can use crp_related and crp_related_widget for the inline posts and the widget respectively.

If you have any questions or queries do head over to the support forum. It’s the best and quickest way to get your queries resolved. If you’re a current user and love this plugin, do consider leaving a good review and maybe even a small (or big) donation.


Changes in 1.8.10

  • New: Limit the numbers of characters of the content being compared. This can give a marginal boost to performance
  • New: You can now choose to display the Post title in the Title of the Related posts, by using %postname%
  • Modified: Widget class has been changed to crp_related_widget
  • Modified: Including the author in the list will now use the Display Name which is set under “Display name publicly as” in the User Profile page
  • Modified: Updated timthumb
  • Modified: Better handling of echo_ald_crp - Thanks to flynsarmy for this patch
  • Fixed: If the Thumbnail meta field is omitted under Output Options, the plugin will automatically revert to its default value i.e. “post-image”
  • Modified: More descriptions for the various options

Changes in 1.8.10.1

  • Fixed: Manual install caused a PHP error in 1.8.10

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Top 10 v1.9.8.5

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Late last night I pushed through a minor release of Top 10. v1.9.8.5 which mainly contains some tweaks to make your experience using the plugin better. Now, the author name that is displayed in the list (if you choose to do so), will be the Public Name which is what you set in the Profile page.

There is a brand new function (“get_tptn_post_count_only“) that allows you to get just the count.

Changes in Top 10 1.9.8.5

  • Modified: Including the author in the list will now use the Display Name which is set under “Display name publicly as” in the User Profile page
  • Fixed: If the Thumbnail meta field is omitted under Output Options, the plugin will automatically revert to its default value i.e. “post-image”
  • Modified: Cleaner pagination when viewing the Top posts in the Admin section
  • New: Function get_tptn_post_count_only to get just the post count. Use it by passing the Post ID and the type of count (total, daily or overall): get_tptn_post_count_only($id = FALSE, $count = 'total')
  • New: Class tptn_after_thumb that wraps around all items of the list after the post thumbnail. This allows you to cleanly style all items to float to the right of the thumbnail
  • Modified: Updated timthumb

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Top 10 v1.9.8.3

Top 10 Widget

The last update of Top 10 broke the number of days used when displaying the list of daily posts. v1.9.8.3 now fixes this bugs and also includes some other minor changes. I’ve also fixed some of the initialisation errors in the Top 10 widget.

Top 10 Widget

As usual, if you have any bugs to report, please use the WordPress Support Forums. Due to the volume of requests it is just not possible for me to entertain any support queries via comments, email or Twitter. If you’re a current user and love this plugin, do consider leaving a good review and maybe even a small (or big) donation.

Changes in Top 10 v1.9.8.3

  • Fixed: Daily count was selecting an extra date when using the widget
  • Fixed: Default settings for the widget weren’t initiated correctly in some cases
  • Modified: Admin columns of Total and Daily views will be sorted by descending order by default. Click again to sort in ascending order
  • Modified: Admin columns are fixed to 100px width by default instead of auto.

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Top 10 v1.9.8.2

Top 10 - Admin columns

I’ve uploaded the latest update of Top 10 and current users of the plugin should be able to see the update within their WordPress Dashboards now. This release adds a few new features that have been requested by users of the plugin.

A key feature addition is the replacement of the single column in your “All Posts” page with two separate columns for Total and Daily respectively. You can also sort the columns by highest or lowest count.

Top 10 - Admin columns

Few other changes include an option to include the author in the list item. The last update had the option to add the date and the author was the next on the list. The other changes are below.

As usual, if you have any bugs to report, please use the WordPress Support Forums. Due to the volume of requests it is just not possible for me to entertain any support queries via comments, email or Twitter. If you’re a current user and love this plugin, do consider leaving a good review and maybe even a small (or big) donation.

Changes in Top 10 v1.9.8.2

  • New: Option to add author
  • New: More options for the Widgets to configure the post lists
  • Modified: Shortcodes are now stripped from excerpts
  • New: Added s3.amazonaws.com to list of allowed sites that timthumb can fetch images from
  • Fixed: Counter was not always displayed on posts
  • New: All Posts / All Pages have separate sortable columns for total and daily counts
  • Fixed: Warning messages with WP_DEBUG mode ON