WordPress related posts plugin gives you the easiest and shortest way to enable and display more contents related to the article your visitors are reading, catching their attention and thereby keeping them engaged to your site. We’ve compiled a list of the 5 best free WordPress related posts plugins of 2014. These plugins are regularly updated and compatible up to WordPress 4.1. Related posts plugins can also help you increase page views, reduce bounce rate, and improve SEO.
1. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin
Yet Another Related Posts Plugin is one of the most popular WordPress related posts plugin with more than 3.2 Million downloads. It uses algorithm to determine which posts are the most relevant to the current article.
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2. WordPress Related Posts
The plugin allows you to link to posts relevant to the new article, either at the bottom of the post, or in the sidebar. This plugin supports eight different styles, thumbnails, is fully customizable and includes caching for improved performance. The internal links generated by YARPP help your site’s SEO.
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3. Jetpack Related Posts Feature
If you’re already using the Jetpack Plugin on your site, the Related Posts module that Jetpack offers may suit your needs. Related posts can be displayed as post titles with thumbnail images or as a list of post titles.
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4. Contextual Related Posts
Contextual Related Posts is anther plugin for WordPress that allows you to display a list of related posts on your site and in your feed. It have lots of option to configure the design, text, size of image and overall appearance.
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Shareaholic is a third party service that aims to improve user engagement simply by displaying contextually relevant links. It supports both thumbnail and list view posts.
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