If you have been paying attention to Amazon’s single product pages and if Amazon’s engineers have been doing their job well, you have most likely clicked on one of the links in the group of deep links called “Customers who bought this item also bought”.
This plugin tries to create a similar group of links for your blog. If you have enough links in your theme (Contextual Related Posts plugin comes in handy) for readers to explore, then as and when readers click on links, this plugin checks to see if it was referred from your blog, checks to see if it can identify a post or a page from the information it has and then adds a link to the referring page. I have been testing it on this blog for a few days while I iron out the bugs. Check out the pages and what grabs readers’ attention on various pages and posts.
Installation is very simple, just download, unzip, upload and activate. The plugin should automatically add the list to the bottom of every single page right before the comment form. Please refer to the plugin file for troubleshooting hints. Future development plans include an admin page to control the number of links, autoplacement etc.
Please let us know if you are using the plugin and whether you like it. Bugs should be posted here.
[EDIT] I have noticed a bug on some blogs and the following might be a quick fix. If your footer.php template file does not have the correct “actions” described, you will notice that the links are not generated and the N/A stays on the post. Take a look at the default footer.php in the wordpress theme folder and make sure the wp_footer() function is in your footer template. Basically, it needs to have the following line right before the close of the body and html tags.
<?php wp_footer(); ?>
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