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5 Best Related Post Plugins to Keep Your Readers Engrossed

According to a recent survey readers today only spend less than 15 seconds reading a blogposts before they leave never to come back. This is because our attention time in today’s world has been going down and down and we have too many things going to keep us distracted. If your content is not engaging and does helps the readers in anyway then they quickly jump to another site to look for something new.

To keep users on your own site you can showcase them your best work after they have finished reading the blogposts they have landed upon. Once a reader has read your blogposts and think you have something they can use then start looking for more content in your site and what better way than to show them more posts from own blog right after they have finished reading the current posts.

Best way to keep users engages is to show  them more related news below your posts. Below are 10 Best WordPress Related Posts Plugin to show more posts from your own blog content.

Related Posts by AddThis

Get visitors reading more of your posts and trafficking more pages on your site by installing the AddThis Related Posts WordPress plugin. With AddThis, you can recommend your site’s most popular content, and what’s most relevant to your visitors. Widgets and shortcodes are available for this plugin. You can also use our optional analytics to discover how your content is performing.

With the AddThis Related Posts WordPress plugin, you get tools such as:

  • Appears as users scroll down your post or page
  • Customize the title
  • Choose between light, gray, dark and transparent themes
  • Position this tool on either the bottom left or right side of your site
  • Appears on the bottom of your page
  • Customize the title
  • Choose between light, gray, and dark themes


Shareaholic is the world’s leading all-in-one Content Amplification Platform, which includes related content recommendations, social sharing, following, social analytics and site monetization apps such as promoted content, native ads and affiliate links. This module makes it a snap for any website — big or small — to engage and grow their traffic, market their content, gain insights, and monetize their audience, all from one powerful but easy-to-use dashboard. All our Apps are designed to work well together, on any website.

Increases pageviews, engagement and time on site by highlighting relevant content that may not otherwise be discovered from across your site. Shareaholic is not just yet another related posts content plugin. It involves a simple installation that’s easy to update and tweak. You’ll be using well-engineered and optimized code that won’t slow or block your pages from loading.

  • Choose between several themes to seamlessly match your site’s theme, design and personality. and customize every pixel if you’d like
  • Make money by displaying sponsored content, at the bottom of your posts, in the sidebar, or both
  • Easily promote your product or service on thousands of blogs and websites
  • Automatically utilizes post keywords specified in the “All in One SEO Pack”, “WordPress SEO by Yoast”, “Add Meta Tags”, and other plugins
  • Optimized for mobile devices like the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android mobile phones, and more

Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP)

Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP) displays pages, posts, and custom post types related to the current entry, introducing your readers to other relevant content on your site.

YARPP Basic for Standard Features

  • Thumbnail or list view of related content.
  • Related posts, pages, and custom post types.
  • Templating: The YARPP templating system gives you advanced control of how your results are displayed.
  • An advanced and versatile algorithm: Using a customizable algorithm considering post titles, content, tags, categories, and custom taxonomies, YARPP finds related content from across your site.
  • Related posts in feeds: Display related posts in RSS feeds with custom display options.

Related Posts – YUZO

Related posts (aaa+) Yuzo is intended to show related post plugin as accurate as possible, also has multiple features with more customization options +60 much as structure as design.

Also in this new version features a super widget to display related or the best post your wordpress blog. This fast to use and configure intuitive and the best thing is free.
Displays related post your stories with different features of text and image size.

Related Posts Thumbnails Plugin for WordPress

Related Posts by WPBrigade will add related posts thumbnails after the post. This Related Posts Plugin allows to customize thumbnail sizes, display settings and type of relation.

By default it uses generated by WordPress thumbnail for the first image appeared in the post, that was uploaded on the server with sizes as set in Media settings. You can select between ‘thumbnail’ and ‘medium’ size options. In addition if your theme supports Post Thumbnails feature introduced in WordPress 2.9 you can specify custom thumbnail size. You can also specify post custom field name to be used as thumbnails source.

Do Remember that related posts plugin add extra queries into your single posts and if you tons of posts than using these plugins could effect your site speed. Always use caching while using any of these plugin and test out various plugins to see which one works best for your site.

If you would like us to feature any other related posts plugin that you know off, then leave a comment and let us know about it.

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