Related Posts Thumbnails

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In new version:

  • Added different post types support
  • Added custom taxonomies support (new relation, works as “OR”)
  • Fixed bug with double quotes in title
  • Fixed stripping shortcodes from excerpt

I am going to update plugin page soon with new features.

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New version 1.2.9 of Related Posts Thumbnails is available  for download

The following fixes were added:

  • Fixed bug – when not all categories are selected and tags only as relation, plugin now gets correct posts.
  • Optimized performance a little – instead of join query there is now a sequence of queries which is even less costly.
  • If post has no assigned Featured Image, plugin searches for image in post body.
  • No filter of image existence. This leads to faster plugin work, but leaves responsibility of images existence on users. So before, plugin checked if the assigned file, or Custom Field file existed before displaying it, if not it displayed default image. Now there is no such check. This also fixes default image problem for some configurations.
  • Added a possibility to show posts only with thumbnails. By default it is turned off, but I received requests about it so this was added as an extra option. This is possible only for themes that support Post Thumbnails feature. If this is turned on, this will add additional join to query.

There are a couple of new strings for translations:

  • “Show posts only with thumbnails”
  • “Only posts with assigned Featured Image”

Thanks for all translations!

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I just added a section to my manual about how to configure Related Posts Thumbnails plugin with Thesis theme, as this is very popular WordPress theme:

http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#thesis

My manual is getting bigger and I hope people are not getting scared to read it 🙂

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In the new version 1.2.7 of Related Posts Thumbnails plugin there is an option to select output style. By default it will be same as in previous versions – based on blocks. You can now select the version, based on “List” and you can also turn off plugin CSS for this version completely. This is for more advanced users who wish to customize output as they desire.

Also List style produces clean output, without HTML errors, and this may be an alternative for users with complex theme design, who experienced overlapping effects with Blocks output.

In addition, the background color bug was fixed.

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Thanks again for all suggestions, the new version is now available for download http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails with the following upgrades:

  • Improved plugin performance with high number of posts. Database request was altered and plugin performance improved. So now on my local machine for 3k posts it executed for 0.017 sec in average, compared to before 0.2 sec.
  • PHP configuration allow_url_fopen is taken into account. Some PHP configuration always returned default thumbnails, so now this option is checked.
  • Added start date to exclude old posts
  • Fixed display on pages with plugin setting for not single only.
  • Separated categories – which are displayed amoung thumbnails and on which thumbnails are displayed.
  • Random relation, for random posts display. It means you can set no relation at all to show any posts, not just with similar tags or categories.
  • Plugin is now PHP 4.3 compatible according to WordPress requirements.

Plugin home page: http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/

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Related Posts Thumbnails was updated with the following changes:

  1. Thanks to Li-An it now has French version.
  2. Excerpts will be generated if no excerpt were defined.
  3. Developer mode. You can turn on developer mode in plugin settings. This will add some debugging info in HTML source, so I can check what’s going on if there is a problem.

Translations are very welcome. Please send them to mary@shaldybina.com.

In the next version I am going to investigate and improve pluggin performance with high number of posts (~3k).

WordPress page: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/

Plugin page: http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/

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Related Posts Thumbnails was updated and now it supports:

New version is here:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/

Plugin page for more information:

http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/

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Thank you guys for your feedbacks. New version of Related Posts Thumbnails was released today with a couple of improvements:

  • PHP warning some may experience in plugin settings page was removed
  • Top text field now supports full HTML

Plugin page: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/

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New version of Related Posts Thumbnails plugin was released – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/. This version includes the following updates:

  • removed PHP warnings for getimagesize and file if wrong header was received
  • fixed Categories and Tags confusion (in previous version when you selected Categories relation was based on Tags and vice versa)
  • added Categories option to select specific categories
  • added post custom field name option as a source for thumbnails

More information about this plugin – http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/

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Related Posts Thumbnails WordPress plugin – nice, fast and customizable way to display related posts with thumbnails and titles under the post.

More information about this plugin – http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/

Plugin page on WordPress – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/

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