Posts Tagged ‘related posts’

Display Thumbnails For Related Posts in WordPress

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August 27th, 2009
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Display Thumbnails For Related Posts in WordPress: I have been a huge fan of related posts in blogs for some time. They really help your readers by drawing them into the conversation and increase stickiness of your blog. WordPress.com has a similar feature with related posts from various other blog on the network. Variations of the related posts plugins include our very own “Where did they go from here?” plugin and more centralized version such as the Waypath service. The tutorial linked above explains one way to add thumbnails to your related post links in order to draw your readers attention to the links. The method is not as automated as I would like it to be and does require a few bits of code that is provided but I believe it can really help keep readers on your blog longer. I remember when small pictures were added next to […]

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9 Ways to Make Your WordPress Blog “Smart”

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April 29th, 2009
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Many of you might be confused by the title and the term “smart”. To me a “smart” blog is a blog that behaves differently depending on its visitors’ behavior and characteristics. A simple example of this is a blog that displays a list of today’s most popular posts on the sidebar. The list changes based on visitors’ behavior so to this is definitely a smart blog feature. There are plenty of WordPress plugins out there that do this for you automatically (e.g. Top 10), but that is not the point. The point here is that having the ability to morph your blog per visitor activity can assist you in meeting your conversion goals (whatever they may be). A list of popular posts is quite a simple feature, so let me take you to another level by showing you more ways to make your blog smart. List of “Smart” Features to […]

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Updated WP Plugin: Where did they go from here?

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February 5th, 2009
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Ever been on Amazon.com and seen the “Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought”. So, why not apply the same concept to your WordPress blog? Back in 2007, Mark released a plugin that would help you display the same on your WordPress blog. We’ve been running it on this blog for the past year and a half. With WordPress 2.7, it was time to upgrade this plugin as well. The plugin has been rebuilt with the basic features but enhanced with an admin interface that allows you to set various options, including the ability to optionally include the list of posts in your content or the feed. You can also choose to manually add <?php if(function_exists(‘ald_wherego’)) echo_ald_wherego(); ?> where you want to display the posts. How it works? As and when readers click on links, this plugin checks to see if it was referred from your blog, checks to see […]

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