Am extremely pleased to announce a major upgrade to Contextual Related Posts
Display a list of contextually related posts for the current post. You can select the number of posts to display and if you want to automatically display the related posts in your content / feed.
- New: The plugin extracts the first image in the post and displays that if the post thumbnail and the post-image meta field is missing
- New: Display excerpts in the list
- New: Credit link to the CRP page added. You can choose to turn this off, though I would appreciate if you leave it on.
- Updated: All parts of the list are now wrapped in classes for easy CSS customisation
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I do like this plugin, but having auto-upgraded from within the WordPress plugin dashboard to the latest version I noticed that the \”credit\” link is enabled by default…which I think is a little impertinent. You must switch to off by default and then encourage users to enable it otherwise you’re going to lost popularity among bloggers who prefer to have full control over the links on their sites!
While I know this may irk some users, this is indeed a practice that I have noticed in a lot of plugins. In fact many plugin authors don’t even bother allowing you to turn off their links.
Actually, this became apparent with CRP, since until this version I never included a credit link. Which is also why I put it in the changelog and release post so that people (who read it) are aware of the same.