Link to related content to help your readers. Get attention from other authors. Make great outbound links for SEO. With just a few clicks.

Related posts, related articles and in-text links are an easy way to make your creations feel more authoritative and credible.

  • Related posts help your readers discover your own related content by automatically linking to it at the bottom of each post.
  • Related articles help your readers find other related content from bloggers just like you. You can get the attention from the authors you’ve linked to.
  • In-text links are similar to related articles, but they also include links to Wikipedia, Google Maps, IMDb and others.

This plugin is basically a testbed for features. When features get stable they get into the main plug-in which is WordPress Related Posts.

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What are Related Posts?

Related Posts are an easy way to add outbound links to related content from around the web to make life easier for your readers and to attract attention from other authors.

How does it work?

Our plugin reads what you write and suggests Related Content from a large network of sites in real time. With one click you add a link with a thumbnail to the bottom of your post. Your readers will like you more for showing them where to go next. Authors that you’ve linked to will notice it and love you for it. You’ll make friends and influence people.

Does it help SEO?

Google says that good outbound links help make the web a better place. And they reward you for it. Just don’t go crazy. Use common sense. Everything in moderation.

What else is in it for me?

If your content is all English, safe for work and of good quality, we will recommend it to other writers. You’ll get links, traffic and love.

I see promoted content. What is that?

That is how we keep this plugin free. Publishers pay us to show you related content from their sites. You don’t have to use it. However, we believe that promoted content widens the range of good quality content you can link to.

What about Terms of Service and Privacy policy?

Before using the plugin please read the full version of Sovrn Terms of Service and Sovrn Privacy Policy.


  • Rebrand


  • Support for category names in related posts


  • Fixed bug that prevented image download from posts
  • Pinterest theme fixes
  • Fixed missing featured image
  • Fixed missing thumbnail for selected related articles
  • Article upload support


  • Fixed non-object bug
  • Fixed the index database error after activation
  • Related posts query optimization


  • Fixed excerpt bug


  • Various little bug fixes
  • Added Terms of Service


  • Removed statistics
  • Code cleanup
  • Added subscription types (newsletter and activity report)


  • Updated HTTPS urls
  • Changed registration process


  • Responsive themes bug fix
  • Better related post summary shortening
  • Custom CSS bugfix
  • Fixed php warnings
  • Custom default thumbnail bugfix


  • Fixed theme bug
  • Fixed link to Terms of Service


  • Added support for HTTPS dashboard
  • Moved all links to plugin settings under Settings
  • Improved compatibility with Editorial Assistant
  • Added About section in Related Posts Settings


  • Dashboard bug fix


  • UI fixes


  • Reorganized settings
  • Removed mobile themes (desktop themes are responsive)
  • Enaled email subscription
  • Fixed Zemanta Readside plugins incompatibility
  • Uninstallation added
  • Fixed migration bugs


  • Changed plugin meta and option names from wp_rp_meta and wp_rp_options to gp_meta and gp_options
  • Bugfix for Relate Posts on compose screen setting


  • Fixed thumbnailer issues
  • Changed default name for thumbnails to file's name
  • Fixed Open Graph related issue


  • Setting that allows only admins to edit related posts, after they are published


  • Solved compatibility issues with Zemanta Editorial Assistant
  • Cosmetic changes for settings page


  • Bug fixes for "Edit related posts" feature
  • Changed URL for static content


  • Added settings to fix custom size thumbnails issues (re-generating thumbnails might take a few minutes)


  • Language detection: new users with non-English interface don't get Related content widget, existing ones get one-time opt-out
  • Opt-out for users with Related Content (articles) on compose screen
  • Improved caching


  • Bug fixes and updates


  • New thumbnailer
  • Edit Related Posts gets a visual upgrade, search functionality and a dose of awesome
  • Removed AB testing on mobile infinite stream
  • Bugfix in tag generator


  • Thumbnailer supports Image Post Form in WordPress 3.6
  • Bugfix


  • Due to popular demand, "Edit related posts" is back in action. Send us more feedback to Thanks!


  • Fix for Cross-Site Request Forgery vulnerability. Credits for finding and reporting the vulnerability go to Charlie Eriksen via Secunia SVCRP.


  • Fixed post excerpt bug
  • Link back to Zemanta is off by default
  • Removed "edit related posts" functionality (already edited posts won't revert back)


  • Improved thumbnailer
  • Bugfixes


  • Improved editorial control
  • Changed plugin content filter priority from 101 to 10
  • Improved AB testing on mobile infinite stream
  • Bugfixes


  • Fixed bug with invalid output html
  • Improved Infinite Stream theme
  • implemented mobile and tablet A/B testing capability


  • Mobile themes settings
  • Editorial control
  • New Pinterest inspired theme
  • Support us by displaying our logo (opt-in)
  • Small output html layout change
  • Bugfixes


  • Limit related post age
  • Bugfix for thumbnail extraction


  • Syncing code with our other plugin (WordPress Related Posts)

Via admin:

  1. Go to Plugins -> Add New
  2. Search for Related Posts
  3. Install the plugin called "Related Posts" and activate it
  4. Start new post and write some text.

Via upload:

  1. Download the plugin .zip file
  2. Log in to
  3. Click Plugins -> Add New -> Upload
  4. Install the plugin called "Related Posts" and activate it
  5. Start new post and write some text.

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