Related Posts Widget

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The Related Posts widget allows you to display a list of related blog posts based on tags in a widget area/sidebar. It displays the thumbnail, title and date of each post in the list.

In this article, we’ll explain how to create blog posts and display them through the a Related Posts widget in the Jupiter WordPress theme.

Related posts widget - front end

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Creating Blog Posts

WordPress posts are created separately in the Posts post type. To find more information about creating single posts, read the Creating a blog post article, and then continue to the next section.

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Note: The Related Posts widget works based on tags, so you’ll need add similar tags to your blog posts.

In order to display related blog posts in a widget area/sidebar, you’ll need to add the JP – Related Posts widget to a widget area/sidebar and then configure its settings.

1
From the WordPress left menu, go to the Appearance > Widgets page.

Related posts widget - widget menu

2
On the Widgets page, locate the JP – Related Posts widget in the Available Widgets column, and then drag and drop it into a widget area. In this example, we chose the Single Posts Widget Area.

Related posts widget - widget area

 

3
Fill out the settings form with the necessary information, and then click on the Save button.
Setting Description
Title Displays a title at the top of the widget. If left empty, it will show the Related Posts title.
Number of posts Determines the number of posts to be shown.
Show date Determines whether or not to display the date of the post.
Which Categories to show Determines from which categories the posts will be shown. You can hold down Command/Control to select several categories.
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Note: The widget is ready. Now you may need to add the Single Posts widget area/sidebar to a single post page so you can see the widget. If you are not familiar with adding a widget area/sidebar to a post, read the Adding a sidebar article.

 

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