Related Posts with UTW

Patrick Schaber just dropped me an email asking me which related posts plugin I am using. Actually I am using one of the functions of the Ultimate Tag Warrior plugin to make the list.

The list was becoming a little unwieldy with the number of related posts, so I have cleaned up the simple code, added some error trapping, and here it is.

<?php if(function_exists('UTW_ShowRelatedPostsForCurrentPost')) { ?>
<h2>Related Posts:-</h2>
<ul class="utwrelposts"><?php UTW_ShowRelatedPostsForCurrentPost("posthtmllist" , "" , "10"); ?></ul>
<?php } ?>

Be careful on the quotes, as I still haven’t worked out why they are not appearing correctly under WP2.1

Using Ultimate Tag Warrior for controlling related posts means that you are not having to rely on a 3rd party algorithm to define what is related, although by limiting the number of related entries as I am now doing to 10, UTW seems to pick the most related posts fairly well.

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Comments

  1. says

    Andy, seems like Ive found a handy place to pop by and read up on handy little WP Plugins too :D

    Speaking of which, mind sharing which one you use for your display php code plugin?

  2. says

    ig syntax highlighter

    The problem is it seems to be buggered atm – it used to get quotes correct, but with 2.1 there seems to be a problem

  3. says

    I am busy hacking all my header stuff, and theme atm, and then I will be posting the code I am using.

    I have a sitewide “Andy Beard – Niche Marketing” for home in the sidebar, so a followable heading there didn’t really matter so much – I do need to switch some of my headings around, and oyu will see some dynamic stuff there soon.

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