Related Posts Thumbnails

This is the plugin page for Related Posts Thumbnails plugin. Plugin will add related posts thumbnails after the post. Plugin allows to customize thumbnail sizes, display settings and type of relation. Plugin is using original WordPress taxonomy. It returns generated HTML, that is essential for page load speed of blogs that use many Javascript widgets. Live example is here.

Manual contents:

Display

Thumbnails are arranged in columns under the post with related posts title under each post thumbnail. Colors of background, border, text, text sizes and background color on mouse over can be customized. Plugin allows to customize number of related posts to display, top text, style settings – background colors and text formatting. You can specify where to display post thumbnails – single and main pages, or select specific categories.

By default plugin appends related posts thumbnails under post content. You can turn off automatic appending in plugin settings and use php tag in the Loop of your theme.

<?php get_related_posts_thumbnails(); ?>

You can use shortcode [related-posts-thumbnails] directly in the post body.

Related Posts Thumbnails for WordPress

Plugin in action

Output style

Starting from 1.2.7 version 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 completely. This is for more advanced users who wish to customize output as they desire.

List style produces clean output, without HTML errors and it is much more SEO friendly. So use it if possible. Plugin uses Block output style by default to support previous versions, and because Block style uses inline styling with absolute positioning for some elements it will more likely to work in all themes. Check List output style, if you are satisfied with it, use it.

Horizontal list

  1. Choose Output style as “List” in plugin settings
  2. Set “Turn off plugin styles” flag
  3. Now you can use your own CSS to customize output. For horizontal display you can use suggested CSS (you need to paste it in styles.css file of your theme):
#related_posts_thumbnails {
list-style-type: none;
list-style-position: inside;
padding: 0px;
margin: 0px;
}
#related_posts_thumbnails li {
padding: 10px 0;
border-bottom: 1px solid #ccc;
}
#related_posts_thumbnails li img {
margin-right: 8px;
vertical-align:text-top;
}

Center output

This is also a popular question how to center thumbnails on page. Styles that go with plugin display it aligned to the left side of post container.

The easiest way to center thumbnails without CSS editing is to use plugin’s tag instead of automatic appending in your theme files. Put this tag in div with desired padding style, like:

<div style="padding: 0px 20px;">
<?php get_related_posts_thumbnails(); ?>
</div>

Any other display editing

This plugin provides list output, that allows to change design completely in CSS. You need to select “Output style” as “List” and turn off plugin CSS in plugin settings. This will reset all plugin’s inline style, providing simple html list, that can be designed as required in your theme CSS files using #related_posts_thumbnails selector. Here are CSS settings, that will reproduce plugin CSS settings in your theme styles file (you use this as a basic to change what you need). You need to set height and width correctly as this is now not calculated automatically:

#related_posts_thumbnails {
list-style-type: none;
list-style-position: inside;
padding: 0pt;
margin: 0pt;
}

#related_posts_thumbnails li {
float: left;
margin: 0pt;
padding: 5px;
display: block;
border-right: 1px solid #DDDDDD;
background-color: #FFFFFF;
}

#related_posts_thumbnails li:hover {
background-color: #EEEEEF;
}

#related_posts_thumbnails li a {
border: 0pt none;
line-height: normal;
font-size-adjust: none;
font-stretch: normal;
}

#related_posts_thumbnails li a+a {
display: block;
width: 110px;
overflow: hidden;
height: 75px;
color: #333333;
text-decoration: none;
font: 12px Arial;
}

#related_posts_thumbnails img {
padding: 0px;
margin: 0px;
border: 0pt none;
}

Text block

  • Title – set posts title maximum length or 0 for no title
  • Excerpt – set excerpt maximum length or 0 for no excerpt
  • Text block height – set height in pixels of the block appeared under the image.

Top text

In the latest version of plugin top text is showing up only if you are using automatic appending in plugin settings. If you are using PHP tag, shortcode or sidebar widget top text will not show up to allow more customizable output. You need to enter it manually before PHP tag in theme settings, before shortcode in your post or in the widget title box.

Relations

Relations between posts are based on Categories and Tags. You can specify what kind of relation should be used in Plugin settings. It may be one of the following:

  • Categories – relation is based just on similar post categories
  • Tags – relation is based just on similar post tags
  • Categories and Tags – posts that have similar tags or categories are considered as related
  • Random – no relation restrictions will be taken into account. Posts from different categories and tags may be shown. This might be useful for blogs with small amount of posts.

Categories

You can set:

  • Categories on which related thumbnails will appear. In this parameter you can set on posts from which categories related posts thumbnails will be displayed. Default value is “All”.
  • Categories that will appear in related thumbnails. In this parameter you can specify what categories should be shown among related posts thumbnails. Default value is “All”.

Thumbnails

This plugin supports two types of thumbnails sources – WordPress post thumbnails feature and post custom field.

Thumbnails Sources

Thumbnails Sources

Custom field

If you input your thumbnail URL on post edit page under the post in specific field, like “thumbnail image URL” you are using “Custom field”. In plugin options set Thumbnails source as Custom field.

Make sure your Custom field name in plugin options is exactly as it is stored in database. For example, in Thesis “thumbnail image URL” can be stored as “thesis_thumb”. You need to use that key name. You can find it in database in postmeta table. Or ask your theme developer what’s the key name of that custom field you use to specify thumbnail URL.

If your theme resizes your images, you can specify Theme resize URL. Here you need to fill in URL to PHP script used in your theme for resizing. You can find it from HTML source of your page, looking at src of resized image or ask your theme developer.

For example your can see the IMG tag like the following:

<img src="link_to_my_theme_resize_script.php?src=image_url&w=100&h=100&zc=1&q=90">

So in Theme resize URL field you need to add this part of URL: link_to_my_theme_resize_script.php

If your theme does not contain such script, you can download image resizing script. For example, TimThumb resize script:
http://code.google.com/p/timthumb/

Put it, for example, in your /wp-content/thumbnails folder and create thumbnails/cache folder with writable permissions for this script to store resized images.

Post thumbnails

By selecting ‘Post thumbnails’ as a source for thumbnails plugin displays post thumbnails depending on your WordPress settings. Your WordPress theme may or may not support WordPress Post Thumbnails feature introduced in WordPress 2.9.

Read more information about WordPress Post Thumbnails feature here - New in WordPress 2.9: Post Thumbnail Images.

If your theme doesn’t support this feature On plugin settings page you will see this message: Your theme has to support post-thumbnails to have more choices.

Plugin warning if theme does not support post-thumbnails

This means that you limited to two thumbnail sizes options – ‘thumbnail’ and ‘medium’. These sizes were specified in your WordPress Media settings. Plugin will take the first image, that appears in post body and will display corresponding image thumbnail.

Please note: Plugin doesn’t directly support externally hosted images. You can either use Custom field option. Or you can use Generate Post Thumbnails and Auto Post Thumbnail plugins to create post thumbnails from external images.

If you want to use custom thumbnails sizes and your WordPress is at least 2.9, you can customize your theme according to New in WordPress 2.9: Post Thumbnail Images and use this plugin for automatic assigning thumbnails for existing posts – Generate Post Thumbnails.

Your theme supports post-thumbnails feature. In addition to basic ‘thumbnail’ and ‘medium’ sizes plugin will allow to select post-thumbnails name that is supported by your theme. Plugin will use post thumbnail that was set as thumbnail on Edit Post page. You can set specific post-thumbnail size for related posts and specify it plugin settings. For example:

add_image_size( 'related-post-thumbnails', 100, 100, true ); // thumbnail 100 pixels wide by 100 pixels height, hard crop

Please note, that you need to regenerate thumbnails after Media settings or theme setting were changed. Use this plugin for that – Regenerate Thumbnails or Ajax Thumbnail Rebuild.

Changing thumbnails size

1) If you use Custom fields to specify your thumbnails plugin interface allows you to specify thumbnails size

2) If not you can change thumbnails size either by:

- Editing thumbnail size on Media page of your WordPress (and running plugin Regenerate Thumbnails after that)

- Adding new thumbnail size in your theme and selecting it in plugin interface in “Thumbnail size” select box. How to do that read this article  New in WordPress 2.9: Post Thumbnail Images. You need to run plugin Regenerate Thumbnails after changing theme options.

Video thumbnails

Please take a look at this plugin, that creates thumbnails from video:
http://sutherlandboswell.com/projects/wordpress-video-thumbnails/
This should solve the problem with displaying images for posts with videos.

Default image URL

You can specify URL to default image, that will be used if there is no thumbnail found for the related post.

Sidebar Widget

After plugin is activated the new sidebar widget becomes available Related Posts Thumbnails on Widgets dashboard. It will be displayed only on single posts pages.

Possible problems and solutions

  1. Your thumbnails source is “Post thumbnails” and plugin always displays default image instead of thumbnails.
    1. If your theme supports post-thumbnails, probably your posts do not have assigned thumbnails and on Post Edit page in the block “Featured Image” there is no thumbnail for the post. You can run this plugin - Generate Post Thumbnails – to generate thumbnails for all your posts.
    2. If your theme does not support post-thumbnails feature, you can see this message “Your theme has to support post-thumbnails to have more choices” on plugin settings page. Posible problem is that at some moment your Media settings were changed but thumbnails were not regenerated. Try using this plugin – Regenerate Thumbnails
  2. You use “Custom field” as thumbnails source and thumbnails displayed on related posts are not the desired size. You need to specify theme resize URL in plugin settings for correct size display. (read more information here)
  3. If this doesn’t help please turn on Developer mode in plugin settings and let me know. This will output hidden debugging info in HTML source so I can see what’s going on.
  4. Plugin does not append thumbnails.
    1. Try clearing your caching plugin.
    2. If this doesn’t help, use plugin php tag in your theme <?php get_related_posts_thumbnails(); ?>
  5. Plugin’s style is conflicting with your theme design. Try different Output styles in plugin settings.

Configuring plugin for Thesis theme

Thesis is popular theme for WordPress. So if you use it you can follow this directions. In Thesis post thumbnails are usually specified on Post Edit screen in Custom field by providing image URL. So if not otherwise configured, you can use the following plugin settings:

  1. Set “Thumbnails source” as “Custom Field”
  2. Set “Custom Field Name” as “thesis_post_image”
  3. Set “Theme resize URL” as “http://YOUR_BLOG_TEMPLATE_URL/lib/scripts/thumb.php”, where YOUR_BLOG_TEMPLATE_URL is your themes folder, and is usually something like http://BLOG_URL/wp-content/themes/thesis_VERSION/lib/scripts/thumb.php, with correct BLOG_URL and VERSION.

Installation

  1. Download plugin
  2. Extract zip in the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  4. Customize plugin settings under Settings -> Related Posts Thumbs

Reviews

Example of plugin in action: http://foreverculinary.com/

If you have questions or suggestions please ask them here. I am trying to answer everything. If you like the plugin please vote.

Before asking questions, please make sure you read this manual first. 90% of questions I see are covered in this manual. Check the sections: possible problems and solutions, changing thumbnails size, display editing.

  • admin

    Plugin live example:

    http://foreverculinary.com/2010/03/pechene-echpochmak/

    Related posts thumbnails with titles under the post. Customized colors, thumbnail option with 150 x 150 pixels size, custom top text.

  • http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/2010/05/related-posts-thumbnails-plugin-first-version-was-released/ Related Posts Thumbnails plugin first version was released « Mary's Wordpress Plugins

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  • http://www.li-an.fr/wpplugins/ Li-An

    I was planning to create something like this -but randomly. I think I will have a look at your plugin, the output is nice.

  • DaxHorror

    Hello!

    I wanted to tell you, I love the plugin! It works wonderfully! :)

    Just curious, I’m not a great coder by any means, so I thought I’d ask you instead of mucking it up. lol How would I go about changing it from pulling the default thumbnail to a post field?

    Eg: I’ve got a custom field when I post that puts a thumbnail I link on top of each post. I’d like to pull that to show on each of my related posts, instead of the first thumbnail or the integrated post thumbnails.

    Thanks so much!

  • WpUser

    Hi.
    It would be nice to call the function only in certain categories, not to all posts.

    Something like:

    Is this possible?

  • admin

    DaxHorror, I glad you liked it. I’ll add custom field name option in next release.

  • admin

    WpUser, this feature will be added in next release. Thanks for the idea.

  • http://www.hiphopassassins.com pedro

    thanks for a great plugin, but i’m trying to get the images from previous post to be displayed. currently it’s just showing a gray box with the titles

  • admin

    Pedro, I can see that it shows gray images if post doesn’t have image – only video. This plugin can’t generate thumbnail for a video. You need to specify Post thumbnail for each of such posts. Right now you are calling thumbnails with 60×60 size. Are you using WordPress new specified post-thumbnail or changed your Media settings? If so, then you need to regenerate your thumbnails (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/).

  • http://gogirlcafe.jennyo.net Jenny O

    Hi, Maria!

    This is a terrific plugin, it’s just what I needed! Thank you for sharing it!

    However, nearly all of the images in my posts are externally hosted, so most of my thumbnails are gray boxes. Short of editing each post and putting in WP-hosted images, is there another way to make images show up properly? will you be creating an updated version of this plugin that supports externally-hosted images?

    Thanks!
    Jenny

  • admin

    Hi Jenny, thanks for great feedback!
    Currently there are no plans for this plugin to support external images. I am considering this in future for another plugin – http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/generate-post-thumbnails/. However, the new version 1.1 of this plugin now supports post custom field as a thumbnails source. So as workaround, you can add new custom field for each post in which to specify external thumbnails URL. In plugin settings you may choose ‘Custom field’ as thumbnails source, set the name of this custom field and image sizes.

  • DaxHorror

    Thanks again, everyone at my site loves it! I look forward to the next release. :)

  • DaxHorror

    If I had checked before I posted. lol

    Just upgraded and the new version is perfect! Easily one of my absolute favorite plugins, very, very nice!

  • admin

    DaxHorror, I’m glad you liked the new version!

  • http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/2010/05/related-posts-thumbnails-version-1-1/ Related Posts Thumbnails version 1.1 « Mary's Wordpress Plugins

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  • http://gogirlcafe.jennyo.net Jenny O

    Hi, Maria! Thank you for your swift reply. I’ll try what you suggested. As it is, even with the gray boxes, my blog looks very professional now. I love that you made your plugin easy to use and customizable as to colors, font, etc. A friend says it’s now easier to navigate around my blog and explore the other content. Again, thanks for this fantastic tool. I look forward to upgrades and more of your other work. Best wishes always! :)

  • admin

    Hi Jenny, thanks again! It looks cool on your blog :)

  • LWP

    Hi,

    After I activated the plugin I received this error msg at the setting page.

    Warning: array_merge() [function.array-merge]: Argument #2 is not an array in /home/public_html/example.com/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php on line 227

    Is there anything wrong?

    Thanks.

  • admin

    Hi LWP, this warning will be removed in the next version, thanks for provided information. This may occur if your theme supports post-thumbnails but no post-thumbnails sizes were defined.

  • LWP

    Great! Thank you.

  • Danny

    Your plugin is fantastic.
    Only a suggestion:
    - Top text field is broken if I use (img) HTML tag. Could you allow more HTML tags in Top Text field inside admin panel?

    Great work!

  • admin

    Danny, thanks for pointing to this. Some of html didn’t work. This will be fixed in new version.

  • Danny

    Great work.
    And very fast acceptance of suggestions!
    You did best WordPress Related Post with thumbs.

  • http://www.li-an.fr/wpplugins/ Li-An

    Hello, very nice plugin and it works well.
    I suggest the http://junkcoder.com/ajax-thumbnail-rebuild/ plugin for recreating the thumnails as alternative to the Regenate Thumbnails.
    I wonder why there is no possibility to insert a function in the template rather than the automatic insert ?

  • Mattew

    HI and thank you for this great plugin.

    Can you write the tags for insert related post in sidebar ?

    Great Job!

  • admin

    Hi Li-An, thanks for suggestion and review of this plugin. I made insertion automatic because it is easier for less experienced users. I’ll add tags support in future releases.

  • admin

    Hi Mattew, I’ll add such thing in future versions. Thanks!

  • http://www.ahmedabdelhamid.com/arblog/ Ahmed AbdelHamid

    Hi,
    It would be nice if you add the option:
    Excerpt ON/OFF
    to related posts.

    Is there a shortcode to use to embed it anywhere in the blog??

    Is it possible to specify explicitly one Category/tag ONLY to show from?

    Thanks!

  • admin

    Hi Ahmed,
    could you please explain what does mean the option Excerpt on/off?
    Shortcode option will be added in future releases.
    About categories – you can now select specific categories for this plugin in plugin settings.
    I’ll consider tags specification in future releases.

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  • http://www.r-sn.com/wp/ risen

    how to insert in php .?
    with :
    Disable this plugin work after post .

    thanks

  • admin

    Risen, php tag will be added in plugin next version.

  • http://www.ahmedabdelhamid.com/arblog/ Ahmed AbdelHamid

    Hi Maria,
    I meant by Excerpt:
    The piece of text that follows the thumbnail (sample text)
    usually you input it below your post like this one:
    http://op111.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/p67-excerpt-box-wp27.png

    usually if it is not inserted in a post the theme takes the first ~ 3 lines as excerpt.

    you can get it like this:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/the_excerpt

    Then it could appear or not.
    So often as far as I have seen they add only 150 chars to similar “related posts” plugin

    Best,
    Ahmed

    p.s
    I couldn’t find a “subscribe to comments check box”… It’s difficult for me to follow the conversation here :-(

  • Jnk

    Hey
    First of all thanx for this great plugin!
    I have two questions.

    1) how come everytime i choose bewteen “thumbnail, medium and post-thumbnail” in the Post-thumbnails name: , it wont save my choice? I can only choose between custom sizes and 1 and 0. Not really sure what 1 and 0 mean.
    Can i add custom size for that like 110×110? because my thumbnails are done automatically and they dont have custom fileds.

    2) You wrote this ealier:

    “You can set specific post-thumbnail size for related posts and specify it plugin settings. For example:

    1
    add_image_size( ‘related-post-thumbnails’, 100, 100, true ); // thumbnail 100 pixels wide by 100 pixels height, hard crop

    Where exactly can i put this code and what is that made for. Im not sure i understand :(

    Thank you very much

  • admin

    Hi Ahmed, so I guess you want to see excerpt under thumbnails. I’ll consider this setting for future releases. Thanks!

  • admin

    Hi Jnk, thanks for the feedback!

    1) All thumbnail sizes you see in plugin settings are sizes that were specified in your theme settings. This is very cool WordPress 2.9 feature, that automatically creates thumbnails of specified sizes for all your images. Please read more information about this feature here:

    http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/new-in-wordpress-2-9-post-thumbnail-images/

    2) According to information in the given link you can add the provided php code in your theme “functions.php” file right after the declaration:

    add_theme_support( ‘post-thumbnails’ );

    Once you added new thumbnails size option, you need to regenerate existing thumbnails. And I suggest to use this plugin for this purpose:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/

  • http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/2010/06/related-posts-thumbnails-v1-2/ Related Posts Thumbnails v1.2 « Mary's Wordpress Plugins
  • DaxHorror

    A great plugin keeps getting better! You’ve really done an amazing job with it.

    I noticed in the newest version you’ve added excerpts (which is AWESOME), but they’re not showing up on my site. I’ve changed the settings from 0 to 100 and made the text-box size larger, but still nothing.

    What would cause that?

    Thanks again!!

  • Hema Latha

    Hi Shaldybina,

    The plugin is working.
    I have an issue and a query.

    Issue:
    —————————————–

    But it’s pulling up only the default images,
    ( ../wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/img/default.png)
    .
    .
    .
    Instead of the post thumbnail.

    I have many posts,
    & it’s not possible to set up custom fields for each posts.

    Kindly let me know what i need to do,
    so that i get the wp default post thumbails in Related posts ?

    Query:
    —————————————–

    My blog is hosted with Hostgator.
    They do not support tim-thumb.

    Many a times my blog was suspended for the reason:

    “… … as it was causing a high load on the server, and due to the nature of the problem, I forced to take immediate action for the health of the server. causing an issue with our other customers on the same system. This appears to be a WordPress site, and we generally recommend installation WP-Super-Cache”.

    I have already installed wp-super-cache.
    Is this plugin going to cause High Load or queries ?

    Thanks.

  • LWP

    Thank you for the great plugin.

    I wonder is that possible to turn off those inline CSS style, so that it’s flexible and much cleaner to style on an external CSS.

    Thank you.

  • http://www.li-an.fr/wpplugins/ Li-An

    The 1.2 version is great ! Thanks you for the function. As DaxHorror said, I could not show the excerpt…
    Do you plan to create an pot file for translation purpose ? http://www.code-styling.de/english/development/wordpress-plugin-codestyling-localization-en

  • Mario

    Hi,

    what’s the php tag for use in theme ?

  • admin

    DaxHorror, thanks! That is strange that excerpts are not shown. Plugin actually takes the Excerpt that was defined on post edit form. So if it’s empty it will return empty excerpts. I’ll check if there is a way to generate excerpt if no excerpt was specified directly for the post. I guess this is should be the issue.

  • http://www.li-an.fr/wpplugins/ Li-An

    Sorry, you are right. As I use advanced exerpt, I do not create excerpt. It must explain the lack of exerpt.

  • admin

    Hi Hemma, please check the following:

    1) Thumbnails source is a Post Thumbnails.
    2) Post-thumbnails name is ‘thumbnail’
    3) If you changed settings in your Media you need to regenerate thumbnails (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/)

    This plugin should not cause high loads and queries. On the post page to display related posts thumbnails this plugin makes 3 database queries. To minimize execution of this plugin you can do the following in plugin settings:

    1) Set parameter “Show on single posts only”
    2) “Relation based on” select “Categories” or “Tags” instead “Categories and Tags”
    3) Decrease number of similar posts to display

  • admin

    Hi LWP, thanks for the feedback!
    Right now it is not possible to turn off inline CSS.

  • admin

    Li-An, I’ll check this excerpt thing. I developed this plugin with support of translations and now it comes with Russian translation. Any translations are appreciated :)

  • admin

    Mario,
    < ?php get_related_posts_thumbnails(); ?>

  • DaxHorror

    Ooooh, okay, I didn’t understand. My apologies. I tried it out via the excerpt message in the edit screen, and it works perfectly. That’s great! If there is any way to automatically pull it from the post, that’d be wonderful, but I couldn’t and won’t complain at all! :)

    Thanks, as always!

  • http://www.ahmedabdelhamid.com/arblog/ Ahmed AbdelHamid

    Hi!!

    Thanks a lot for the update of the plugin :-)
    Best of luck!

  • http://www.ahmedabdelhamid.com/arblog/ Ahmed AbdelHamid

    Hi Mary,

    1. Shortcode

    [related-posts-thumbnails]

    I am using this “List category posts” plugin. Through which you can define explicitly one/more categories with some related options, like Excerpt on/off, or just a listed items list. All the configurations are done through the short code. ex:
    [catlist name=Category_name_here excerpt=yes numberposts=20]

    So I was thinking about the posiblities of sth like:
    [related-posts-thumbnails name=XXX excerpt=yes numberposts=xxx]

    >> A next step would be showing them as bullets horizontally instead of vertically

    2. Screenshots in WordPress
    I have noticed you have images for the dashboard settings but not for the outcome. It shall make your plugin more popular if you add one photo of the plugin working…
    with excerpt on/off

    All the best!
    Ahmed

  • http://www.li-an.fr/wpplugins/ Li-An

    Hello, I’ve made the french translation. Send me a mail so I can send you the files.
    It seems that the plugin works with only one common tag. I would appreciate a more refine selection (the more tags in common by example) but I do not know how hard is it to code :-))

  • http://www.li-an.fr/wpplugins/ Li-An

    Sorry for this new comment – you can grab the french version here: http://www.li-an.fr/wpplugins/mes-traductions-de-plugins/

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  • admin

    Hi Ahmed, thanks for plugin improvement suggestions!

  • admin

    Hi Li-An,

    thanks for French translation! I’ll add it in the next version.

  • Rick

    This is the best plugin for NO thumbnail headaches!
    But I’ve to admit it fails good relativity in my BLOG with has over 3K posts… Is there a way to call only last 6 months related posts?
    If so, how can I do it?
    Thanks

  • http://www.li-an.fr/wpplugins/ Li-An

    You’re welcome and it’s you to be thanked for your great work !

  • http://www.cultufa.com.ua gerr Kulturtrigger

    День добрый, Мари! испытывая ваш плугин в режиме, когда картинки задаются произвольным полем – столкнулся с тем, что ни картинки пиктограмм, ни картинки дефолтной пиктограммы не выводятся. Хотя физически поизвольное поле и картинка существуют, и сама тема берет пиктограммы поста из произвольного поля с названием Image
    В чем может быть загвоздка?

  • admin

    Hi Rick, thanks for letting me know! I’ll investigate this problem under high amount of posts.

  • admin

    gerr Kulturtrigger, в следующей версии плагина (в ближайшие дни) будет режим разработчика и можно будет проанализировать эту проблему.

  • Rick

    Admin check it working in atulo.net
    It calls to late posts toooo OLD!
    Once I can limit, at least last 6 months will help A LOT!

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  • http://www.gaysurfers.net Gay

    Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or ‘}’ in /homez.332/gaysurfe/www/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php on line 24

    Ay suggestion?

  • admin

    Hi Gay, what is PHP version on your server?

  • http://www.gaysurfers.net Gay

    Server version: 5.0.90-log
    MySQL client version: 5.0.51a

    is that what you are asking?
    otherwise where do i check?

  • admin

    Gay, this is MySQL. I have a suspicion that your PHP version lower than 5. Current version of plugin requires PHP 5.

    I just checked, that WordPress requirements PHP 4.3 and higher. So I’ll make my plugin compatible with PHP 4 also in next release. Thanks for letting me know!

  • http://www.tflog.net zenguy

    We can see “false === @fopen( $url, ‘r’ ) )” on the 595 line. When I changed ‘false’ into ‘true’ , thumbnail image was displayed. I don’t know the reason why this happens. If this is a burg, I hope that you will solve this problem in the next version.

  • http://www.CorgiTales.com Cris

    Wow! This is the best related posts with thumbnails plugin I’ve come across (I’ve tried so many!). Thank you for sharing this!

    I do have one question:
    I’m using the WordPress Thesis theme and have unchecked the Page type option to “show on single posts only” so that related posts are displayed on the home page’s featured post. However, it is also showing up on “pages” (like my About page, which is a page, not a post). Is there a way for me to fix/adjust that?

    Thanks again!

  • http://www.li-an.fr/wpplugins/ Li-An

    What is new in 1.2.1 version ? (french files updated for this version).

  • http://www.gaysurfers.net Gay

    How do I check which PHP version I have?

  • http://www.gaysurfers.net Gay

    You were right, i upgraded PHP version 4 to version 5 and it now works fine
    Thanks a lot

  • http://news300.info Ingwar

    Добрый день, Мари! Спасибо за Ваш отличный плагин. Я использую его на трех сайта и все отлично работало. Но сегодня что-то произошло. На одном из моих сайтов (de.news300.info) перестали показываться картинки. На других ( news300.info и ru.news300.info) все нормально Все сайты работают на одной теме и используют одинаковые плагины. Не могу понять что произошло. Заранее спасибо за совет и помощь.

  • http://foodfanatic.dk Nadia

    Hi,
    Great plugin. Thank you so much.

    I have a problem with displaying all thumbnails for some reason. It seems as if its in the older posts the problem is. At first I thought it had something to do with the size of the photo, as I recently started to use larger images and there were no problems with recent posts (also if I change the image size in an old post that was not showing it will begin to show). However i noticed that lots of the old posts with the same image size as the ones not working had no problem showing in the related posts.

    Do you have any idea what might be the problem?

    All the best

    Nadia

  • admin
  • admin

    Gay, glad it worked. Anyways, I am going to add php 4 support. Thanks for information.

  • admin

    zenguy, I found that this whole condition depends on PHP configuration (allow_url_fopen parameter), so for some configurations it may always return false. I am going to remove this whole checking in the next version.

  • Rick

    Can you send me e-mail when a possible lats 6 months of related posts comes to live?
    Thanks

  • admin

    Cris, thanks! That’s right, I just checked, this is not working correctly. I’ll fix this in the next version. Thanks for letting me know!

  • admin

    Здравствуйте Ингвар! Спасибо за отзыв! Я недавно обнаружила зависимость плагина от одного конфигурационного параметра в php. В следующей версии я это пофикшу. Возможно его изменение на сервере послужило причиной поломки.

  • admin

    Hi Nadya, thank you!

    I checked that old posts on your website use images, that are stored on WordPress.com and I can’t find thumbnail for them there. I would suggest to run this plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/generate-post-thumbnails/
    It will generate thumbnails for your old posts on your server from external images.

  • admin

    Rick, ok I’ll notify you.

  • http://wapne.notmyidea.org/ Ofix

    Hello,

    I tried your plugin in french. Thank you very much. It’s great. However, i would have an idea. You can’t choose the articles that can/can’t appear. For instance, I would like to put thumbnails after events articles but I don’t them to apear as thumbnails because events are unesufull when they are finished.

    For the moment it is possible to errase them, but it will errase thumbnails in this event cathegory too.

  • admin

    Hi Ofix, I see what you mean. I was thinking to separate categories as on display and participation. So probably this feature will be available in future releases. Thanks!

  • http://wapne.notmyidea.org/ Ofix

    Nice

    Thank you !!

  • mimo

    is there any way to use it with P75 thumbnail ?

  • admin

    Hi mimo, I don’t know what is P75 thumbnail.

  • http://www.financiein.sk Luke

    Hi,
    I have a small problem with cropping images. The plugin itself is beautiful, but cropping…you can see it now e.g. here: http://www.financiein.sk/majova-inflacia-na-12-cista-inflacia-15/2010/06/18/ I use custom fields (i have a field “image” which is actually a thumb related to post). In settings I use 107×100 px. Its cropping OK, but from left upper corner, so some images look weird. It would be better to crop from center or to resize them a little bit. Can I do something with it?
    And second thing: Id like to have excerpt in bold. Is this possible (where to change the code)? Thank you for your grat work…

  • http://www.financiein.sk Luke

    Hey I got the “bold” issue, its font-weight: bold. OK, now, what can I do with the pictures? I even got the whole code, which is putting thumbs to posts. It is this code:

    Can I get something like this to your plugin? Or there is a different way? Thanks a lot…

  • admin

    Hi Luke, my plugin does not resize and generate thumbnails, it just gets them as they are. I believe that creating thumbnails should be done via core WordPress functionality – Post Thumbnails, not via external plugins.

    Anyway, after checking your website I found that your theme does images resizing and you can use its functionality with this plugin. So I guess that you can add the following code:

    $url = 'http://www.financiein.sk/wp-content/themes/gothamnews/thumb.php?src=' . $url . '&h=' . $height . '&w=' . $width . '&zc=1&q=90';

    on line 226 of current version of plugin to call required image size.

    Please note, after plugin upgrade you need to make this alteration again, as this code is specific for your website.

  • http://www.financiein.sk Luke

    Yeeeea it works great now! Thaaank you so much:-)

  • admin

    Luke, you are welcome!

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  • http://taleex.net mohamed

    My theme does images resizing so please can you send me a code to resize thumbnail images as you did to mr Luke

  • admin

    Hi Mohamed, I can’t open your website. In the last version of this plugin I added the new parameter “Theme resize URL”, where you can specify URL to php script, that your theme uses to resize your images. You can find what this URL is from HTML source of images, used in your theme.

  • http://www.i-dentitycentral.co.uk Fenella

    Thanks for such a great plugin – have tried a few ‘related posts’ plugins and this is by far the best!!!

    However, i seem to have the same issues as Luke and Mohamed as my theme also resizes image. Tried to find URL from HTML source but not sure which URL to use or exactly where i should put the code!

  • admin

    Hi Fenella, I don’t see resizing script that your theme may be using. Are you using custom field option? Please turn on Developer mode in plugin settings, so I can see what’s happening in HTML source.

  • http://www.i-dentitycentral.co.uk Fenella

    Hi Mary. I’ve turned on developer mode. I’m not using custom field but post thumbnail.

  • admin

    Hi Fenella, I can see now that you are using LinkWithin widget instead of this plugin. I am glad this worked for you!

  • http://www.passionecucito.org Michela

    Thank you very much for the plug-in! It’s perfect!

  • http://www.fungur.com Shahzad

    Great plugin, im using as related post thumbnails on http://www.wallpapersall.com in single post but can you please tell me how can I also display random thumbnails in sidebar?

  • admin

    Hi Shahzad, unfortunately, this plugin has no option to display random posts on main page in sidebar. You can just display related posts in sidebar on single post page only using plugin widget.

  • http://floradeborahmartinez.com/blog flora

    amazing plugin! thank you :)

  • admin

    Flora, thanks. Nice to see it customized so effective.

  • http://prorebel.com Dodi

    like the world says, the plugin is AMAZING.

    i use it for the sidebar. can you tell me how to put the title to the right of image?

    i found the related post shown the post that already open- i no need to open the post which i’ve already open. please let me know if you can fix this.

    nice work

  • admin

    Dodi thanks! This plugin was designed to show related posts excluding the current one. I tried different settings and cache plugins and couldn’t reproduce this issue. I noticed on your website that plugin displays always exactly the same thumbnails everywhere like it is hardly cached. What cache plugin are you using? If you are using WP_Super_Cache make sure it is the latest version.

    There is no straight way to put text on the right in current version of plugin. As a workaround I can suggest you to put the following in your theme CSS stylesheet:

    .widget_relatedpoststhumbnailswidget a div {
    position: relative;
    }
    .widget_relatedpoststhumbnailswidget a div div+div {
    float: left;
    width: 100px;
    position: absolute;
    left: 165px;
    top: 0px;
    }
    

    And you can set “Text block height” parameter to 10 in plugin settings.
    I didn’t test it though in other browsers, but it worked in Firefox.

  • http://www.TeenieCakes.com Cris

    Hi: Really luv this plugin. Since I installed it about a month ago (and have since upgraded to your most current version, I have noticed that thumbnails are not displaying for my newer posts since installing. Every post has an image and thumbnails are generated for them. Also, since upgrading, the Top Text is not displaying.

    -Thanks

  • admin

    Hi Cris, I’ve sent you email.

  • http://www.anxurweb.com lino

    Hi, i have the same proble of Cris, the top text, exemple “related post” dont show.

    Can you help me?

    thanks for all.

  • admin

    Hi lino, to allow more customizable output starting from version 1.2.4 top text is displayed only if you have “automatic appending” option. If you are using PHP tag for output you need to enter top text html manually before calling PHP tag in your theme files. Sorry for these inconveniences.

  • http://beforethebuff.com Mike

    Hey,
    Just installed this, and it’s looking like the best one I’ve installed so far.

    I’m running in to a problem though, every single type of thumbnail I select, the plugin displays the default image.

    http://beforethebuff.com/19/bill-stickers-will-be-prosecuted/

    I have tried all the normal thumbnail outputs, and I’ve tried the custom output. No avail.

    Any ideas?

  • admin

    Hi Mike, for your website you need to use “Custom field” as thumbnails source in plugin settings. Enter correct “Custom field name” – it should be exactly the same as the name of custom field used on your Post Edit screen to enter post thumbnail URL. Also fill in “Theme resize URL”. For your website it will be “http://beforethebuff.com/wp-content/themes/ThemeGM/GrungeMag/timthumb.php”.

  • http://beforethebuff.com Mike

    There is no custom field in my posts for thumbnails. The theme has a script that makes the thumbnails on the fly.

    I also tried putting the path to the post image in the Custom field, but still nothing happens.

  • admin

    Mike, I am going to improve my plugin in the next version to support such themes and make it more universal, but this will be probably done in the next month.
    Meanwhile, I can suggest you the following.

    - In plugin settings page select “Post thumbnails” as Thumbnails source.
    - Edit plugin file (you can do it under Plugins->Editor, select “Related Post Thumbnails”).
    Find this text “Changing image according to WordPress standards” and replace the line that goes after it “$url = ….;” (line number 236) to:

    $url = 'http://beforethebuff.com/wp-content/themes/ThemeGM/GrungeMag/timthumb.php?src=' . $image . '&w=80&h=80&zc=1';
    
  • http://beforethebuff.com Mike

    Edited it, still not showing up.

    I think the problem might be that the plugin I use for posting photos doesn’t attach the picture, but instead adds a custom field pointing to the image path, then sets the post as an image tag pointed at it.

    So, each post has a custom field with ‘photoQPath’ pointed to the server path of the image. I tried setting ‘Custom Field’ to photoQPath, and then the thumbnailing script, but that also didn’t work.

    Any ideas? I apologize for pestering you with my problem, I know you don’t don’t have to help me with this; I very much appreciate your help, and I’ll gladly pay you for your time helping me.

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  • admin

    Mike, you need to use “Custom field” then. Please turn on Developer mode in plugin settings so I can see what’s going on.

  • http://beforethebuff.com Mike

    Turned it on and took a look myself.

    Looks like photoQPath is the server path, so it’s printing [thumburl]tim.php?url=[serverpath] which can’t be parsed.

  • Pascal

    Hi, love your plugin. But is it a bug? I don’t want the plugin to show up everywhere, so I unchecked the “all” checkbox and checked the specific category’s. But if i save this, the checkboxes are unchecked again. So, I only can check “all”.

  • admin

    Mike, thanks for turning on Developer mode. To fix the problem, you need to add the following code on line 201.

    $url = substr($url, strpos($url, ‘/wp-content’));

    I’ll add this in future version also.

  • admin

    Hi Pascal, I was able to reproduce this issue, please update plugin to version 1.2.5 I just uploaded.

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

    Thanks for pointing to this problem.

  • http://beforethebuff.com Mike

    Thank you Mary! Upgrade worked perfectly.

    I very much appreciate your help — it’s nice to have confirmations that there are decent people in this world.

  • admin

    I am glad it worked, Mike, thanks!

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  • http://www.mrdiggins.com Diggins

    hey there

    love this plugin. only, whatever I do, I can’t get the thumbnails to show up, and I prefer not to use custom fields. Could you help me out with this? Many thanks!

  • http://globetrotterdiaries.com Valerie

    Hi Mary! I love, love, love this plugin. It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for. Thank you so much! I have just a couple of questions about it…

    1) On some posts, the thumbnails show up brilliantly but on others some have the default image, such as here:

    http://globetrotterdiaries.com/recipes/cochinita-pibil-eating-the-yucatan-peninsula-mexico

    Any idea what I’m doing wrong?

    2) For some reason, posts with this particular tag are including all similarly tagged posts plus others:

    http://globetrotterdiaries.com/recipes/banh-mi-eating-vietnam

    (Those first two are tagged “Banh Mi” but the last three are tagged “Bobotie” and shouldn’t be included in the related posts here.)

    3) I am wondering how the order is chosen for these. I’d like these to be ordered based on post date from earliest to latest. Essentially for this site, it’s a series people are supposed to be reading… Any way to do this?

    4) Lastly, any way to remove the “tagged as: blah blah blah” beneath the thumbnails?

    Thanks again so much, Mary!

  • http://www.varsitynewsnetwork.com M.Anderson

    I’m almost there except for one thing. I have the custom field and field name in there and the image shows up. The image shows up without the url to the php image re-sizer but it just takes a chuck of the picture and puts it up there instead of resizing the entire image down to the desired proportions.

    When I put the url of the image re-sizer in there, it no longer shows an image at all and just the default image.

    Here’s an example link. – http://monashoressports.com/?p=12

    I also enabled ‘developer mode’. Thanks for insight into this!

  • admin

    Diggins, you can use “Post thumbnails” as Thumbnails source. Read more about it here http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/new-in-wordpress-2-9-post-thumbnail-images/
    After you enable post thumbnails in your theme according to the article, you can use this plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/generate-post-thumbnails/ to generate post thumbnails for existing posts.

  • admin

    Hi Valerie, Thanks for feedback!
    1) Please turn on Developer mode in plugin settings so I can see what is the problem.
    2) Please make sure you selected “Relation based on” as “Tags” in plugin settings, cause by default it will link also posts not only with the same tag, but in addition with the same category.
    3) The order of posts are random. It’s an interesting idea, I’ll think about this in future releases. Thanks!
    4) “tagged as” is not a part of this plugin, it is a part of your theme and you need to change your theme for this. May be Thesis theme support can help you with this.

  • admin

    M.Anderson, I am not sure why, but I can see that the same images can be found at 2 different locations on your site:
    1. http://monashoressports.com/files/2010/07/football_article.jpg
    2. http://monashoressports.com/blogs.dir/7/files/2010/07/football_article.jpg

    And resizing script can work only with the second URL, as you can see:
    1. http://monashoressports.com/wp-content/themes/canvas/thumb.php?src=http://monashoressports.com/files/2010/07/football_article.jpg&w=134&h=75&q=90
    2. http://monashoressports.com/wp-content/themes/canvas/thumb.php?src=http://monashoressports.com/blogs.dir/7/files/2010/07/football_article.jpg&w=134&h=75&q=90

    Right now the custom field you provided has URLs like (1), and they are not working with resizing script.

    First, may be there is some other Custom field with “blogs.dir” in their URL?

    Or may be it is altered to this (2) option somewhere in your theme or WordPress or other plugin files? If you can find how is this “blogs.dir” adding to Custom field value this may help to customize this plugin.

  • http://globetrotterdiaries.com Valerie

    Hey Mary,

    Thanks so, so much for your help! I went ahead and turned on developer mode so you can see what’s happening. I also dealt with the “tagged as” issue. Didn’t realize that was a thesis thing, so thanks for that!

    Before you give me any more of your time though, I didn’t realize the order of the thumbnails that are chosen couldn’t be controlled. I found this plugin because I was looking for a way to help readers navigate posts. The site works as a weekly series of posts. What I want is a way for them to see when they get to the bottom of a post exactly which posts are related (based on tags I’d assign to each post that week) and the order they were published in so that they can make their way through the series. Is this at all possible using this plug in? I love it so much, I’d hate to let it go!

    Thanks again, Mary and hope to hear from you soon!

  • admin

    Valerie,

    Thanks for turning on developer mode. Some posts that show default image provide empty URLs. When you go to your Post Edit screen do you see thumbnail in “Post thumbnail” block?
    If you can’t see them for those posts with default images I would suggest to run this plugin – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/generate-post-thumbnails/
    If you can see them, I guess that at some point Media settings were changed, and I would suggest to run this plugin – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/

    Right now the order of related posts thumbnails can’t be controlled in this plugin. Thank you for this idea, I’ll probably add this feature in future releases.

  • http://bebepure.com Tasha

    Hi:

    Thanks for the plugin. It is exactly what I was looking for.
    However, I have the same issue as some of the previous people had with my thumbnails not showing… :(
    I’m so new to this and I believe that I’m doing everything right when writing a post (I insert an image from my drive in the post) however, I still cannot see the thumbnail below the content in “related posts” (just a space where an image should have been). Please please help…
    thank you sooo much!

  • admin

    Hi Tasha, as I can see on your site it seems like you already figured out where the problem was. Let me know if there is still problem. Thanks!

  • Tasha

    Hi: :)

    Thank you Mary. Yes, I played with it a bit and apparently my theme has an option to use an image as featured image instead of inserting it into the body of my posts. And it worked. :)

    Looks great! Thank you so much for this plugin! :))) Have a great day!

    T.

  • Al

    Hi, great plugin and easy to use. Thanks.

    I have a suggestion/request though. I would love to be able to call thumbs based on custom taxonomies.

  • http://www.feministfrequency.com Anita

    I have read through all the comments to try and debug the plugin on my site but I can’t seem to get the thumbnails to work. My site is primarily videos so I was trying to upload thumbnails that don’t actually show up on each post. I was hoping to use the custom fields so I can input the images when I make each post, but they don’t seem to show up.

    The only thumbnails that do show are when I put thumbnail source to “thumbnails” and it only pulls images from pages in which I used an image in the actual post.

    (I tried adding the thumbnail option in the theme functions but I fail miserably at php, then I tried using a thumbnail plugin and that didn’t register either)

    I turned developer mode on, thanks for any help you can provide.

  • http://mytimetoteach.com bujaman

    I love the plugin, but I have a couple of questions/requests:
    I would like to place the thumbnails side-by-side in a 2×2 or3x3 grid without any text in the sidebar widget, is this possible?
    How can I change the size of the thumbnails? I would like them a little smaller, 100×100.
    I would love for this to show random or most recent posts on the home page (and other pages) and related posts on the individual post pages – just a thought. Thanks again for the great plugin!

  • http://www.charlieandthefox.co.uk/roxy Roxy

    Hi,

    First thanks for the plugin, it is exactly what I’m looking for only thing it doesn’t show thumbnails. I went through all your instructions and each post has a thumbnail, but it just doesn’t show. So I turned developer mode on and saw that it finds the thumbnail (I tried out the image source urls that it showed and they’re correct), after it says that it found the image it says ‘Image is empty or no file’. I really don’t know how to fix this.

    Also is there a way I can get related posts to show in the index page as well as the individual posts?

    Roxy

  • admin

    Hi Al, thanks, I had such feature request and going to add this in future. Thanks!

  • Al

    Great! I am looking forward to it.

  • admin

    Anita, thanks for turning on developer mode, I found a bug with custom URLs if they were defined relatively. I just updated plugin to version 1.2.6 with the fix of this issue.

  • admin

    Hi bujaman, thanks!

    If your thumbnails are 100×100 and your sidebar width > ( 200 + padding between thumbnails) and you set number of thumbnails as 4 they will appear in 2×2, as they are trying to fill in to the left if they have space.

    If you want to change your thumbnails as 100×100 the easiest way would be to go to your Media settings in WordPress admin area and set “Thumbnail size” as 100 x 100. After that, you need to run this plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/ to change already existing thumbnails from 150 to 100.

    Random and recent – I’ll probably add this in future releases, or may be it will be just another plugins.

  • admin

    Roxy, probably you have the same issue as Anita, I just updated plugin with the fix. Thanks!

  • http://mytimetoteach.com bujaman

    Thanks for the quick reply! It is working great now!

  • http://odysOnline.gr odys

    Excelent plugin and coding :)
    Can we have a changelog please?
    Also, consider doing this opensource. You might get others help and make this even better

  • http://www.blog.chestiiutile.com Yamasha

    i`ve installed this plugin but it doesn`t show my thumbnails, the site is http://www.blog.chestiiutile.com/counter-strike-1-6/patchuri-cssource-2010.html .same isue and on another site http://www.coduricss.info help please!!!

  • admin

    Hi odys, thanks! :)

    I uploaded this plugin on github:
    http://github.com/progmary/Wordpress-Plugin-Related-Posts-Thumbnails

  • admin

    Hi Yamasha, on your Post Edit screen you can see the block “Featured Image”, where you need to set your post thumbnail.

  • Robert

    Is it possible to have the same thing for Custom post types and taxonomies but not only for posts and categories? I would like to have this feature for my products custom type page. tnx

  • admin

    Hi Robert, custom post types are not supported. Custom taxonomies will be supported in future versions.

  • vercetti

    Hi!

    This plugin is amazing!! But I have a question that I hope you can answer to me. I use in my site the theme bellow:

    http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/05/04/download-gallery-a-free-wordpress-theme/

    And I use a custom field to show the thumbs in the related posts. Works great, but the thumbs are not being resized. I look in the the entire theme without success, I can’t find the php script that resize the images… Do you have any ideas where I can find the script to resized thumbs in this theme?

    Thanks a lot!!

    Regards!

  • admin

    Hi vercetti, thanks for the feedback. This resizing script sometimes is provided by theme, but the given theme doesn’t use it. I am going to make this plugin more independent by using its own timthumb – http://www.darrenhoyt.com/2008/04/02/timthumb-php-script-released/. I will be able to update plugin with new features in September. Now I can suggest you to install this timthumb script on your server and set URL to it in pluggin settings.

  • http://zirta.net Zirta

    Dear Mary,
    Thank you for this plugin :D I really love how easy is to customize it!
    I’m having a strange problem, though. The thumbs tend to overlap sometimes (not always; if I reload, I can get ‘em right). Any idea of why is this happening? :O http://twitpic.com/2bl9f2

  • admin

    Hi Zirta, thanks!
    I guess it’s somehow conflicting with CSS of your blog. Try to call plugin by its tag < ?php get_related_posts_thumbnails(); ?> in single.php theme file after closing <article> tag in <div> with style=”position: relative;”. It’s hard to tell me exactly without seeing the plugin html.

  • http://bc-online.co.uk Jess

    Great wee plugin, had it up and running in seconds, just a few comments

    you can’t really change the background colour via the settings page, as the default is white, as soon as you put your mouseover and then remove it, it goes back to white, not the colour specified through settings. also, sometimes it fails to actuality retrieve all the thumbnails. this seems to be random, as sometimes it will show a posts thumbail and other times it will not.
    any advice?
    cheers.

  • http://toonbarn.com Rob

    Hi there – love the plugin settings and such! Getting a nice widget like this with thumbnails is ideal for me. However, I’m having one problem … none of the posts seem to be relating! I’ve toyed around with another relating posts plug-in called “Efficient Related Posts”. I’m not sure how the algorithms and matches and such are set up, but I always found those relating posts to be spot on. This plugin, at least on my site, has seemingly random matches. Did I set up something incorrectly? Does it maybe take awhile for the matches to be established…? Is my blog (toonbarn.com) just different somehow?

  • neo

    I have the same problem like as Zirta. Must be something with css problem. Not alwasy but sometimes. Workaround ?

  • admin

    Hi Jess, about background – you are right, thanks for pointing to this, it will be fixed in next release.

    This strange behavior with thumbnails is happening on the same page with the same related post?

  • admin

    Hi Rob, thanks for the feedback. In plugin setting try to set “Relation based on” as “Tags”. It should get related posts by tags only. This will limit the relation.

  • admin

    Hi neo, please try to use < ?php get_related_posts_thumbnails(); ?> tag instead of automatic appending and put it in your single.php somewhere in safe block. This worked for Zirta, maybe it will help you.

  • http://zirta.net Zirta

    Hello again!
    Neo and Mary, I’m still getting my thumbs overlapped. Very rarely, but still so. I even tested it without titles, and they still overlap sometimes! Really weird, hahaha xD

  • admin

    Hi Zirta, thanks for information! It would help me if you could give URL where I can see this overlapping in HTML. I believe, everything can be fixed :) Well, almost..

  • http://zirta.net Zirta

    It’s very random, dear… I only get it by browsing a few posts through the related thumbs ;) You could start here if you like… http://zirta.net/ana-and-paty

    If you see it, don’t F5 or you’ll miss it!

  • http://toonbarn.com Rob

    Hello again! Thanks for the response :)

    I have tried using “tags” as the only relation. Unfortunately, it still just seems like a random connection. I’m wondering if perhaps my blog is too large or perhaps the tags aren’t agreeable or something. I absolutely love all the feature and customizable options (and the sidebar widget-ability!) but I can’t get the posts to match up properly like with other (less featured) related plugins :(

  • admin

    Hi Zirta, thanks, I was able to caught it, I’ll try to find the way to fix this.

  • admin

    Rob, please also try only categories. You can also set the startdate for posts that will be included to exclude old posts.

  • http://zirta.net/ Zirta

    Thank YOU, Mary! If you need access to my site to test anything about your plugin, please let me know, I’d be glad to be of help! ;)

  • admin

    Hi Zirta and Neo, you can try the new version of plugin 1.2.7. It now has the option to select Output style, and you can select “List” style. This will produce cleaner output in complex themes.

  • http://zirta.net Zirta

    Wow! Looking GREAT! And I notice more features in this update, thank you very much Mary! :D The list option is working perfectly for me ^___^

  • admin

    Nice, I am glad it’s working now OK! Best!

  • http://www.maltesefootballstarlets.com Gordy

    Hi there!

    I am having problems with this plugin as the photos as thumbnails are not featured in my posts. What I see are the related posts with title but no photos. How can I fix this problem to start seeing the photos?

  • http://www.salihaslan.com.tr salih aslan

    thankyou for plugins nice day all :)

  • admin

    Hi Gordy, please turn on Developer mode in plugin settings, so I can see what is happening

  • http://thecurvyfashionista.mariedenee.com Marie Denee

    Hi there! I am a bit confused by your fabulous explanation and configuring of images. I have no pictures coming up, and I am not sure if I should download one of your suggested plug ins, or if I should just create a custom field (I have over 600 posts… soooo)

    My site already pulls a sort of thumb-nailed image in a way… maybe you could help me understand the direction i should go?

  • admin

    Hi Marie, on your Post Edit screen how do you specify your post thumbnail? Do you set its URL in custom field under the post, or do you set it in “Featured Image” block? Can you see this “Featured Image” block on your Post Edit screen?

  • http://thecurvyfashionista.mariedenee.com Marie Denee

    Hey there! I do have a featured image block on the right hand side of my posts page… however, my theme automatically pulls the first image to create an image post on the front page, as you see on my blog…

    So, I am not sure where to call the thumbnail to…

  • admin

    Marie, if your featured images were not set, I suggest to run this plugin – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/generate-post-thumbnails/

    It will automatically set your post’s first image as Featured Image for all your posts. You need to wait some time until the run process is finished.

    In plugin settings you need to choose “Post thumbnail” as thumbnails source and it will take this Featured Image with the size specified in your Media settings.

  • http://thecurvyfashionista.mariedenee.com Marie Denee

    will it affect my front page images? or this is just set for play with other plugins? I am going to do it right now… :)

  • admin

    No, this will not affect your front page images, as your theme uses its independent thumbnail generation.

  • vercetti

    Works like a charm!!

    Thanks!

    Regards!

  • RoR

    Dear Maria, thanks for doing a great job for this plugin!
    suggestion: will it be possible in future versions to add comments number link (and icon), for example like on related posts thumbnails on mashable.com (at the bottom of the page))? I think that would be great add-on to your plugin. Thanks!

  • Tony

    Follow-up on the Locationizer question…

    Reading through all the comments and instructions again, I see that the sidebar widget “will only display on single posts pages.”

    That makes me sad :-( as this is such an amazing plugin and would look great on related pages as well.

    Is there anyway to tweak the code and allow the sidebar to show up on pages also? If this is just impossible, can you recommend a similar cool plugin that can?

    Tony

  • admin

    Hi RoR, thanks for the idea, it sounds interesting, it will be possible to do this, but not soon.

  • admin

    Hi Tony, yes this plugin works only with posts in current version. You can change the code to work it with pages. You need to change line 719, and remove ” && !is_page()”. On line 84 try to change post_type=”post” to post_type=”any”. I suppose this should help, but I didn’t test it this way.

  • Tony

    Thanks, Mary. That’s didn’t quite work, but I’m a step ahead. Perhaps you can help me figure out the next bit. (I’m a PHP newbie, but am trying to learn- mostly by trial and error.)

    I took out the ” && !is_page()” on line 719 and changes post_type=”post” to post_type=”any” on line 84 as suggested. The impact was that I wasn’t able to filter by category, nor was the widget appearing on pages. I undid the changes on line 84 and the category filter worked again but the widget still wasn’t appearing on pages.

    I tinkered a bit and changed, also on line 719 the ” if ( is_single()” to “if ( is_page()” and this allowed the widget to appear on pages (took it off single posts). However, it wasn’t showing the actual related posts – just the widget box and title. I copied that section of the code and added an elseif statement, so that it was appear on both single posts and on pages.

    // function widget($args, $instance) {
    // if ( is_single() ) { // display on single posts
    // extract( $args );
    // $title = apply_filters(‘widget_title’, $instance['title']);
    // echo $before_widget;
    // if ( $title )
    // echo $before_title . $title . $after_title;
    // get_related_posts_thumbnails();
    // echo $after_widget;
    // }
    // elseif ( is_page() ) { // display on pages
    // extract( $args );
    // $title = apply_filters(‘widget_title’, $instance['title']);
    // echo $before_widget;
    // if ( $title )
    // echo $before_title . $title . $after_title;
    // get_related_posts_thumbnails();
    // echo $after_widget;
    // }
    // }

    This allows it to appear on both single posts and on pages, but I’m still left with the actual related posts not appearing on the pages. Appear just fine on single posts as expected, so no sure why it’s not on page. Will continuing probing and tweaking, but if you know off the top of your head, please let me know.

    Thanks,
    Tony

  • admin

    Hi Tony, I just realized that the problem with pages is that they don’t have categories and tags, based on what my plugin is searching related posts. I am sorry about this. I can suggest you to look at Javascript alternatives:
    - outbrain http://www.outbrain.com
    - linkwithin http://www.linkwithin.com

  • Tony

    I thought of that first, and have been using the Map Categories to Page plugin (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/map-categories-to-pages/) to provide my pages with categories.

    I just played around with that a bit more, and while it does allow me to categorize pages, it’s not pulling them up when I go to that category page. I’ll get in touch with the developer for that. If I find out anything, I’ll let you know and maybe you can incorporate something like this into your next version.

    Thanks for all your help. I do love this plugin for posts.

  • Tony

    Sorry, very quick follow-up. The Map Categories to Pages plugin is showing those pages on the category page.

    You can see 4 entries here, only the first of which is a post. The other are pages to which I’ve added the category TestCat.

    http://newsite.partnershipsinaction.org/category/testcat/

    I’ll take a look at the javascript options you suggested, but if you were able to incorporate this into your plugin, it would be all the more amazing, maybe even Premium-worthy!

  • Tony

    SUCCESS!!

    I figured it out. I ended up having to down the Executable PHP widget plugin (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/php-code-widget/) and using that to display the function in the sidebar of a page.

    http://newsite.partnershipsinaction.org/publications-2/empowered/

    I also was able to get it to almost work on my static home.php, except that it is only showing two posts, leaving out the third.

    http://newsite.partnershipsinaction.org/

    I have the query_post set to 3, so I’m not sure what’s going on. Would you have any ideas?

    Tony

  • Tony

    Okay, I’ve discovered that the issue is that the very latest post is showing up in the sidebar widget (displayed in sidebar using the php code in the PHP widget) but is not showing up when I use the same php code in my static home.php page.

    Anyway to get around that?

  • http://paulohsms.wordpress.com Paulo Henrique

    Thx a lot for developing and sharing this, i guess it is the only one with the choice of relating by tags. You are awesome and pretty !! =o

    Greetings from Brazil !!

  • http://n-wp.ru tiaurus

    Плагин отличный! Единственное, чего ему не хватает, чтобы быть идеальным – показывать похожие посты с картинками в RSS.

  • http://zirta.net Zirta

    Dear Mary,
    I’ve been thinking of a possible application for your plugin, although it may convert it into a completely new plugin!
    I’d like to display a gallery with the post thumbnails of ALL my posts, as in a mosaic archive like this http://oseano.net/?x=browse&category=5 :) I wonder how could that be done with WP’s post thumbs :)

    Kind regards and thank you again for your wonderful plugin!
    Z.

  • xstreammie

    Hi and thanks for the amazing plugin i was wondering if u can help me figure this out i have my post thumbs by category but i wanna post them in order by date not like its default randomly is there a way to do this ?

  • Danny

    Suddenly, thumbnails are not displaying, only a blank image.

    I use in the Loop, and I choose POST THUMBNAILS as thumb source.

  • http://newmythic.com Rene

    I wanted to bring to your attention two bugs:

    1. altering “Post-thumbnails name” to something other than the default “0″ does not save, it resets to “0″

    2. “Font family” does not accept quotation marks, it replaces the entire entry with a slash (/) so fonts with more than one word in the name cannot be used (ie “Helvetica Neue”)

  • admin

    Hey guys, I’ll be back to you all after august 24th

  • Evan

    Seems like a wonderful plugin but I cannot get the thumbnails to display properly. I’m using NextGen Gallery to generate my thumbnails and galleries, so maybe that has something to do with it? Any help would be much appreciated!

    http://evanpike.me/blog/

  • http://jaybobreleases.com Martin

    Love our plugin.

    Is there any way to centre the related posts.
    ie. at the moment the thumbs and titles are left justified. I want to centre 3 related post thumbs and titles in the middle of the post.
    I think this should be easy but I have no idea about coding. :(

    Thanks for our time,
    Have a good one,

    Martin

  • http://coghillcartooning.com George C

    Great plugin! But I seem to have a problem with the settings not applying. I have a few categories that I excluded (unchecked) in the settings, but they keep appearing as related posts.

    I also tried matching by just Category, but no luck.

    Am I correct in assuming that:

    “Categories on which related thumbnails will appear” means that post with these categories will display related post thumbs, and that

    “Categories that will appear in related thumbnails” is referring to the categories from which the plugin will choose related posts?

    It almost seems to be working the opposite for me.

  • http://www.gttcar.com new

    is it possible to display only the sidebar widget without repeating it under the text post.
    Thanks

  • admin

    tiaurus, спасибо! есть такая идея, может добавлю в следующих версиях

  • admin

    Hi Zirta, you are right – this will be completely different plugin. I’ll think about it :)

  • admin

    Hi xstreammie, you can change line 132 of current version of plugin. Instead of “rand()” use “$wpdb->posts.post_date DESC” or without DESC if you need in reverse date order. I am going to add order option in future version.

  • admin

    Hi Danny, probably Media settings of your wordpress were changed, but new thumbnails were not generated. Please use http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/ plugin. If this is not the case please turn on developer mode and give me URL.

  • admin

    Hi Rene, thanks a lot. Going to fix this in next version.

  • admin

    Hi Evan, please turn on developer mode in plugin settings so I can trace the reason.

  • admin

    Hi Martin, you can select Output style as “List” and turn off plugin CSS style in plugin settings. Then use your own CSS rules to ul tag with id related_posts_thumbnails in your stylesheet. Let me know if you need help with CSS.

  • admin

    Hi George, this is correct how you are assuming it should work. I just tested on my local server and it is working as it should. Please let me know in detail what’s behavior on your blog?

  • admin

    Hi new, yes it’s possible. in plugin settings turn off Automatic appending. In Appearance > Widgets use Related Posts Thumbnails widget.

  • http://bluepanjeet.net bluep

    does this plugin have issues with facebook? because whenever I am trying to post the link of my posts from my blog to facebook wall, no thumbnail appears on facebook wall, only the full url path of the post– no meta tag, no description, no thumbnail whatsoever.

    I have tried deactivating the plugin on my site and whenever I do, the links i post on facebook from my blog cgoes back to normal– which means it includes thumbnails from my posts. But when ever I try to actuivate the plugin back, facebook is having difficulty reading or scanning thumbnails from my posts.

    It seems this plugin has some issues with facebook or it blocks other sites from reading its thumbnails. Can you please help? I really like the plugin but it keeps getting issues with facebook.

  • admin

    Hi bluep, I didn’t test it with facebook, try change Output style to List in plugin settings – this will generate cleaner markup, probably facebook javascript is confused by blocks HTML

  • http://bluepanjeet.net bluep

    Hello again.

    I tried your suggestion but it is still not working.

    I also put the shortcake directly on the singlepost.php but to no avail.

  • http://coghillcartooning.com George C

    Seems to be working OK now, not sure what the deal was. Thanks!

  • http://coghillcartooning.com George C

    I figured out what was confusing me: it seems that the checkboxes for which categories to include is the culprit.

    It seems if a post has more than one category, and one category in included, and another excluded, it still shows up.

    Would be great if things were set up so that if an excluded category is included at all (even if there’s another included category), the post is excluded.

    I know I probably shouldn’t have multiple categories for posts, but I did it that way long ago before I knew better :)

  • http://coghillcartooning.com George C

    Hmmm, I just saw a post that was only in one category (a category that was excluded), and it showed up in the related post thumbs.

    Right now I have the setting to only consider Categories for related posts.

  • http://massimilianofalduto.nousws.it massimiliano falduto

    Very hard to display vertically related posts !
    Somebody did it?
    ;)

  • http://evanpike.me/blog/ Evan

    Just letting you know I turned developer mode on for you, thank you!

  • http://www.convivendo.net/ Luca

    Hi Maria,

    Great Plugin! Do you think it is possible showing up a list (not blocks) with thumbnail (I got in mind something like Wp-Thumbie style)?

    If this option is the “list” one it doesn’t work in my wp installation. Any idea about a solution?

    Thank you,
    Luca

  • admin

    massimiliano falduto, you can turn off plugin css and use List output style in plugin settings and use your own CSS settings

  • admin

    Hi Evan, it says that your posts don’t have post thumbnails specified. On your Post Edit screen do you see the block Featured Image? You need to set post thumbnails there for each post.

  • admin

    Hi Luca, you need to set Output style as List in plugin settings.

  • http://massimilianofalduto.nousws.it massimiliano falduto

    Hi Admin!
    I love Your blog is very nice!
    However, I turn off display blocks. But what I have to fill in filed to generate thumbnail authomatically?

    ps: sorry for my bad english I am italian!
    Thanks a lot for Your gentle response.

  • http://www.convivendo.net/ Luca

    Hi Mary,

    I did it, but as you can see from http://www.convivendo.net, I got just block style!
    It works properly and the result is perfect but I wanted an horizontal style (like this: http://s.wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-thumbie/screenshot-2.png?r=282508).

    Any idea?
    Luca

  • admin

    Hi Luca, List output style allows you to turn off plugin CSS and use your own CSS settings to display this list the way you need.

  • http://www.convivendo.net/ Luca

    ok. Now I understand.

    Any suggestion of coding for a simple table to start with (like the example in the link)?

    Luca

  • Menon Moon

    This plugin is very versatile… Keep up the nice works…

  • admin

    Hi Luca, I just added this to manual. Check it here:

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

  • Tre

    Forget all my previous comments, no need to accept them, all of them solved.
    Thanks for the amazing plugin :)

  • http://www.corbettcartoons.com Paul

    Hello,

    I am having trouble with the thumbnails not showing at all, no matter what option I pick. Thumbnail or Cutom (which I do not use)

    Other than the image not showing the Plug in works liek a charm.

    Is there a way I can find out why the thumbnail is defaulting to the default image. Each post only has an image in it so I am not sure why it is not finding it.

    Thanks for any help on this.

    Paul

  • http://www.corbettcartoons.com Paul

    I forgot to add to that last post the URL.. Sorry,

    http://www.corbettcartoons.com

    I turned on developer mode but it is really not showing anything on the front end for me.

  • admin

    Hi massimiliano, you can use this plugin to generate thumbnails http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/generate-post-thumbnails/

  • admin

    Hi Tre, thanks! I am glad it worked out.

  • admin

    Hi Paul, please turn on “Developer mode” in plugin settings and let me know.
    Also please take a look at possible problems section
    http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#possible_problems

  • admin

    Hi Menon Moon, thanks!

  • http://www.corbettcartoons.com Paul

    I also posted here..
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-related-posts-thumbnails-thumnail-not-really-showing?replies=2

    Can someone please help me figure this out as I need these thumbs to show.

    Do I need another plug in to generate thumbs.

    Thanks for any help or advice on this,

    Paul

  • http://www.corbettcartoons.com Paul

    Well I figured it out.. You need to set a featured image for each post in order for them to show correctly under each post.

    Guess I just needed to re-read the docs….

    thanks

    paul

  • admin

    Hi Paul, yes.

    This block was called “Post thumbnail” in previous WordPress versions, but now it is called “Featured Image”, so it’s confusing now.

  • admin

    George C, I just found that there is probably a bug if the post in just 1 category and relations are based only on categories. I’ll try to fix this in the next version.

  • Brett

    Any way to show the dates along with the post titles?

    Also, what’s the shortcode? [related-post-thumbnails]?

  • admin

    Hi Brett,
    There is no way to show dates using plugin interface – this requires changes in PHP code of plugin.
    Shortcode – is a tag, that you can use in the post body and it will be replaced by plugin’s output right in that place in post body.

  • George C

    Sounds great, thanks!

  • Cody Maldonado

    works BUT,

    i load a site on IE and its fine…..i load the same page on firefox

    and the thumbs keeps one on top of the other

    sometimes then it keeps one and the next one below, its a mess on firefox.

    i havent touch anything apart from loading the plugin and going default with it.
    i just want it to load normally like on IE. how do i do that? cause i ask other people and everyone is having the same issue on firefox.

    thanks.

  • admin

    Hi Cody Maldonado, in plugin setting select Output style as List. This will produce cleaner HTML. Probably default output style is conflicting with your theme HTML.

  • Cody Maldonado

    thanks for the quick reply

    now it looks ok, but

    its 3 thumbnails per row?

    how do i put more than 3 thumbs on a row?

    i put 5 thumbs,…..and 3 goes up, and the other 2 are put bellow. is there any way to fix this?

    sorry im newbie

  • http://phoneauctions.net.au Anthony

    I love this plugin, but it’s behaving very strangely.

    I cannot, in any way, get related posts to display on pages. I’ve tried everything.

    Deticked the ‘page type – show on single posts only’

    Have placed the template code within the loop of page.php.

    Have turned on developer mode.

    Nothing works. Developer mode doesn’t even output anything.

    It works just find on single posts.

    Any ideas? I’ve not had trouble like this with a plugin not working when called in the loop before.

    Thanks :)

    Anthony.

  • admin

    Hi Cody Maldonado, plugin displays thumbnails of related posts, and if it could find just 3 related posts (same category and tags) it will display only 3. If you need to display always 5, and not exactly related, you can set Relation as “Random” in plugin settings.

  • admin

    Hi Anthony, this plugin is working with posts only and does not work with pages.

  • http://www.corbettcartoons.com Paul

    I am encountering a strange problem. I have a CSS mouseover to show a larger image on my category page.

    When I enable the featured image for that post, the thumbnail no longer is enlarged, it just shows the same thumbnail size as the one mousing over.

    Is there some css that is being over ridden when you set the featured image in posts?

    Thanks for any help or advice on this,

    Paul

  • admin

    Hi Paul, in plugin settings you can select output style as list and even turn off plugin styles completely so they won’t overwrite your theme CSS.

  • http://www.corbettcartoons.com Paul

    Thanks for the help,

    Well, that did not seem to fix the issue so back to the drawing board I guess.

    The featured image is somehow controlling my category page in an odd way.

  • http://www.earthkeptwarm.com/monotremerecords/archives/condors Matt P

    Hi. This is a great plugin.

    Is there a way that I can tell it NOT to display ANY related content if there is not an exact match with the categories?

    Plugin works great when a post has related content but when a post has no related content, it automatically populates it with unrelated content?

  • http://www.toolshomecheapshop.com Chai

    Very Good, It’s plugin works at my web site.

  • http://www.li-an.fr/wpplugins/ Li-An

    Hello,
    I am testing S2member http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/s2member/ a member plugin and I try to hide a category or a tag relative posts.
    The plugin has some API and I try to get:
    if the visitor is a member then shows the regular thumbnail
    else shows a default image
    The function “if the visitor is a member” exists with S2member so I wanted to know if there is a simple way to integrate this in your plugin.
    I know it’s a strange demande and if there is no simple solution just say it to me, it’s OK :-)

  • http://riche-et-heureux.fr DavidB

    Bonjour,
    j’ai activé le plugin, j’obtiens le texte mais pas l’image, seulement l’image par défaut.
    Cela vient-il de mon thème wp et y a-t-il une solution ?
    Merci pour la réponse.

  • http://www.earthkeptwarm.com/monotremerecords Matt Parker

    Hi,

    You’re plugin is great but I would like to know if it possible for posts that do not have related content to not display ‘other content’ and to just display blank?

    When there is related content to an item in my catalogue area, it works amazingly but when there is no related entry I get a bunch of random posts. I just want nothing to show.

    Can you help?

    Thanks

  • admin

    Hi Li-An, you need to change plugin code. In current version of plugin, it decides if to use default image on line 264 via if condition. So you can start this whole condition with this “not is_a_member OR ” and the rest current code to display default image if not a member.

  • admin

    Hi Matt, I can suggest to set Relation as only categories in plugin settings to eliminate related posts based on tags. Also there is currently a bug if only one post in a category, this will be fixed in the next version.

  • http://www.li-an.fr/wpplugins/ Li-An

    Thank you for quick answer. I will have a look on it.

  • admin

    Salut DavidB, s’il vous plaît jeter un oeil à “Problèmes et Solutions Possibles” l’article ici
    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=en&tl=fr&u=http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails
    Désolé pour mon français (Google Translate)

  • http://www.li-an.fr/wpplugins/ Li-An

    À DaviDB: tu as bien des images attachées à ton billet par l’intermédiaire du gestionnaire de médias WP ? Tu as activé la gestion des miniatures de WP ?

  • http://www.kadin34.com Muharrem

    Hi,
    I am using this great plugin.. Thank you for this plugin..

    Thumbnails in my site is 150×150 px so when I use the plugin the images looks 150×150 px. I do not want to change thumbnail size fron the admin panel. I want to use these 150×150 size thumbnail but I want it shown in the page as 100×100 or 90×90 size.. İs this possible to do this changing some code in the plugin?

  • admin

    Hi Muharrem, this is what the new WordPress feature is doing – allows to create different sizes of thumbnails. Please read more information here http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/new-in-wordpress-2-9-post-thumbnail-images/

  • http://is-arquitectura.es Adfer

    Hi, I love this plugin, but does not work properly “Relation Builder Options.” Every time I load one of my pages, leave other related posts. I use the “Categories and Tags.” You can check in:
    http://is-arquitectura.es/2010/09/14/la-silla-ghost-de-poliester-transparente/

  • admin

    Hi Adfer, thanks, but I can’t see what is wrong. All posts have the same tag “color”, so they are displayed as related.

  • http://www.aklp.gr AKLP

    Hi Mary, thanks for this great plugin.
    Im currently using it in my website but there is 1 slight problem. Some times it wont show properly like in this image:

    http://h.imagehost.org/0805/problem.png

    Is there a way to fix?

  • http://viladoartesao.com.br Marcelo

    Hi Maria,
    The images don’t appear, only a blank image.. We use a Woo Themes theme witch has the latest version of TimThumb, but nothing is shown.
    Any Suggetions?

  • admin

    Hi Marcelo, please take a look at this section http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#possible_problems
    If this does not help, please turn on “Developer mode” in plugin settings and let me know.

  • admin

    Hi AKLP, I was unable to see the given image link. In plugin settings please try to use “Output style” as “List”. This will produce cleaner HTML, as default style may conflict with some themes.

  • http://eastgrsports.com/ Matt Anderson

    Alright, thumbnails actually show up every now and then with the latest upgrade of my theme.

    However, they only show up about 1/10 of the time and they do not pull from my theme’s ‘custom’ or ‘featured’ image, it pulls the thumbnail from a picture that was inserted into the post.

    As far as my thumbnail settings go, I have Post Thumbnails as the thumbnail source and post thumbnails name as thumbnail.

    If you go here,

    http://eastgrsports.com/

    then click on an article, you see the related content at the bottom. Most of the time, it shows the standard image with the articles that don’t have images but you will also see related articles that have no thumbnail whatso-ever. And then, every now and again, you will see a thumbnail down there.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  • admin

    Hi Matt, please turn on “Developer mode” in plugin settings.

  • http://eastgrsports.com/ Matt Anderson

    Developer mode is on, thanks!

    I am also using a WooTheme, Canvas. It uses thumb.php to re-size all of the images on my site. I upload a ‘custom’ image in each post and it places that at the top along with putting the image next to the post on the front and archive pages.

  • admin

    Matt, in plugin settings you need to set “Thumbnails source” as “Custom Field”, specify Custom field name. This is the name of custom field on Post Edit screen, where you enter URL to post thumbnail (like “Image” or “Thumbnail”). Also set “Theme resize URL” as “http://eastgrsports.com/wp-content/themes/canvas-8-30-10/thumb.php”

    ps, please also update plugin to last version, it seems like it is not the last one.

  • http://eastgrsports.com/ Matt Anderson

    I made the changes, now no image appears there, does that mean I have to manually add a thumbnail image to each post in the custom fields area?

    I am on version, 1.2.7, I think that’s the latest?

    Thanks for your help.

  • admin

    Matt, yeah this is strange, that now all posts have no thumbnails at all.

    I thought you already have such custom field, where you specify thumbnail URL for each post. How do you specify it?

    I also noticed, that it should show default image instead of empty ones, but it doesn’t – this is a bug if Custom Field source selected, and it requires small fix. I’ll update this in the next couple days.

  • http://eastgrsports.com/ Matt Anderson

    Nope, when I upload the featured image via the custom theme uploader inside of the post, it creates a thumbnail for me but it doesn’t place it in a custom field, not sure where it’s stored, etc.

  • admin

    Matt, I see. I can’t say how this theme stores thumbnail URL. Also, this theme is not supporting Featured Image – http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/new-in-wordpress-2-9-post-thumbnail-images/

    The only way this will work with my plugin is by specifying thumbnail URL in Custom field for each post.

    You can also take a look at some javascript solutions:
    - outbrain http://www.outbrain.com
    - linkwithin http://www.linkwithin.com

  • http://eastgrsports.com/ Matt Anderson

    Thanks for all your help, I’ll take it from here, you have a terrific plugin and also take the time to see that it works for the masses :)

  • http://viladoartesao.com.br Marcelo

    Hi Maria and matt,
    I use a theme WooThemes (headlines) and managed to make it work.
    Add ‘add_theme_support (‘ post-thumbnails’); “without (“) in functions.php and add the “Post plugin Generate Thumbnails” BINGO!
    It worked perfectly!
    An example: http://viladoartesao.com.br/blog/2010/09/renove-os-moveis-do-seu-jardim/
    Tks Mary for plugins!

  • http://eastgrsports.com Matt Anderson

    Marcelo,

    I add this line to functions.php

    add_theme_support (‘post-thumbnails’);

    I installed the Generate Post Thumbnails plugin, then ran the plugin and still didn’t get them to show up.

    Is the line above exactly how it is supposed to be shown in functions.php.

    In the plugin options I have;

    Thumbnails Souce set to —– Post thumbnails
    Post thumbnails name set to —– thumbnail

    Am I missing something that you can see?

    Thanks, your site and the modification look tremendous!

  • http://viladoartesao.com.br Marcelo

    Matt,
    Exactly, but I set (media, thumbnail) 166 x 166.
    Thank for your compliment.
    And Pray!

  • http://21jvek.ru/2010/09/nashi-stati-nashe-bogatstvo/ Наши статьи – наше богатство | XXI век

    [...] LinkWithin по виду и функциональности похож Related Post Thumbnails. Он позволяет настраивать сами миниатюры, тип показа и [...]

  • http://www.corbettcartoons.com Paul

    where the Other Cartoons are displayed at this link here, http://www.corbettcartoons.com/?p=479, is there a way to create some extra space so i can space out the post from other cartoons?

  • admin

    hi
    i am using thesis template. thumbnails are not appearing.

    pls help

  • admin

    Hi Paul, please use CSS for this purposes (your theme’s style.css).
    You can have more control by this block using php tag < ?php get_related_posts_thumbnails(); ?> instead of automatic appending.
    Or you can select Output style as List and control display by altering CSS for id=rrelated_posts_thumbnails block.

  • admin
  • http://www.corbettcartoons.com Paul

    Thanks so much Mary for all your help with this,

    Paul

  • http://massimilianofalduto.nousws.it massimiliano falduto

    Thanks Mary for sharing Your precious advises!

  • http://www.kuzublog.com/wordpress-resimli-benzer-yazilar-eklentisi WordPress Resimli Benzer Yazılar Eklentisi » Kuzublog

    [...] çok tercih ediliyor olsa da, bu yazımda size bu eklentilerden Mary tarafından yazılmış olan Related Posts Thumbnails (resimli benzer yazılar) eklentisini tanıtmaya [...]

  • http://jure.papirus.si/ jure

    Hey Mary.

    I cant get the thumbnails to show up for anything. Ive tweaked the settings in thousands of ways but still nothing shows up. My blog is still in the works so ive changed quite a bit of my original CSS. But i think that cant be the problem.

    I have the developer option turned on and would really appreciate if you could take a moment of your time and check out what i am missing..

    thanks in advance!

    jure

  • admin

    Hi Jure, it says given custom field is empty. What is the name of custom field, where you save thumbnail URL?

  • http://jure.papirus.si/ jure

    ok… I still dont know what happened but when i added a new custom field in one of my posts the whole thing started to work… it was like something jumpstarted it.. then i erased the field and the plugin stayed visible… so i guess the problem is solved…

    ;) thanks…

    great work by the way…

    jure

  • http://www.sagive.co.il sagive

    i got crazy acticating it until i read that message to turn into a list view!
    10x man, this is a great plugin that would create extra traffic :)

    you the man!
    Cheers, Sagive

  • http://www.scanyourentirelife.com/ Curtis

    Love the plugin! I thought it was working perfectly until one day I loaded up Firefox (I only use Safari on a regular basis) and I noticed none of my “related posts” were loading correctly.

    They aren’t loading “horizontally” but are stacked vertically with a weird square area cut out. It’s very strange. Seems fine in Safari though!

    Here is a post example with the problem in Firefox:
    http://www.scanyourentirelife.com/2010/organization-preventing-starting-scan-photo-collection/

    Any ideas? :)
    Curtis

  • admin

    Hi Curtis, please try changing Output style as List in plugin settings.

  • http://www.scanyourentirelife.com Curtis

    Mary ~

    Thanks for answering me. I tried setting my output style to “list”, but then it prints the related posts vertically (not horizontally) and it doesn’t display the thumbnails.. it lists out the html.

    Here is a screenshot when I have it set to list output:

    http://www.scanyourentirelife.com/images/misc/related_posts_output-list.png

    Curtis

  • admin

    Hi Curtis, I have an idea, where a problem can be – beginning text of the post.

    This happens if Excerpt field under the post on Post Edit page is empty, and excerpt is generated from post body with html tags. If this is the case, I’ll fix this in the next version.

    You can now either fill in Excerpt field for each post manually (that is a good thing anyway), or turn off Excerpt in plugin settings by setting Excerpt maximum length to 0. After that I suggest to use Output style as List.

    Upd: I just noticed that there are strange tags: <font color=”#2A93B0″> that didn’t come with the plugin, have you added them? The problem is that they open but do not close.

  • http://www.webdesignoptimizare.ro optimizare site

    Hello!
    Thank you very much for this great plugin, it’s wonderful – that’s why i choose to use it on my blog.
    However, i have some small issues regarding thumbnails – for the most of the posts, i get the default image (i have 1 or 2 thumbnail pictures).
    Maybe in time this will be fixed?
    Thanks in advance for some advices!

  • admin

    Hi optimizare site, thanks!
    If your theme supports “Featured Image” option, do all posts have assigned Featured Image?
    More details would help me to find the problem, like enabling developer mode in plugin settings.

  • joecomo

    Hey,

    thanks for the great plugin.
    But i have a problem with wpml multilingual website.
    On this page you see a product with “related posts” as “more products”
    http://thebuxton.net/t-shirts/hallo-welt/

    If i change the language they disappear.

    I solved the same problem at the slideshow with something like this
    —————–
    $o_ID = icl_object_id($post->ID, ‘post’, false, ‘de’);
    —————–
    as id of the images source.

    so where can i change the id’s in the code, so that the links point to the english or spanish products, but show the “german” thumbnails?

    Best regards

  • admin

    Hi joecomo, if you are talking about post thumbnail ID, I retrieve it on line 223:

    $post_thumbnail_id = get_post_thumbnail_id( $post->ID );

  • http://www.searchtrax.com SearchTrax

    does wordpress 3.1 supports this plugin??

  • admin

    SearchTrax, last version of WordPress available today is 3.0.1, and this plugin is compatible up to 3.0.1

  • http://www.scanyourentirelife.com Curtis

    Admin ~ (you wrote)
    “Hi Curtis, please try changing Output style as List in plugin settings.”
    —————————-
    1) You were helping me a few days ago and wrote this to me. (I was having problems in Firefox with my related posts displaying vertically) Since then, you also gave us a new update. When I did the automatic update in wordpress, it replaced [your] php file for the plugin where I had hacked a couple lines of your code (gasp – I know).

    if ( !empty($title) && !empty($excerpt) ) {
    $title = ‘‘ . $title . ‘‘;
    $excerpt = ” . $excerpt;

    This is what I had put in there… because I really really wanted to have a separate color for the title of my posts in your plugin than the excerpt color below it. Also, the newbie that I am, used the so that I could get a couple extra lines between the post title and the excerpt. I guess that caused the problems in Firefox for me.

    So now that my “hack” has been overwritten, the plugin looks fine in Firefox. I just wanted to let you know that it WASNT your plugin’s fault for my problems.. it was ALL me! :) (of course you probably already knew that didn’t you ;) )

    2) I tried to put your plugin in “list” mode as you suggested, and it worked.. BUT my thumbnails aren’t perfectly square.. such as 150×150. They are more like 150×100 or so (wider than tall). So in list mode, my thumbnails get squished to being square and look funny. Which is a shame, because in list mode, it looks better – there is less space between the thumbnail and the post title. (example on my site currently running in block mode: http://www.scanyourentirelife.com/2010/organization-preventing-starting-scan-photo-collection/)

    3) Would you consider adding the option to change the color of the post title in the “Related Posts Thumbnails Settings”… a field where we can type in a hex color code in the style section? I tried to do it with CSS but there doesn’t seem to be a class for it that I can modify in my custom css.
    4) Would you consider letting us add some space between the post title and the excerpt so it isn’t so close together. (It’s kind of hard to differentiate the two when they are so close together and the same color) Just 1 line would probably do it. Maybe just a checkbox that says “add space between post title and excerpt” for example. Or maybe make them both div’s and give us margin control over it in our custom css.

    Thanks! (I wouldn’t be “bothering” you with all this if I didn’t LOVE your plugin!)
    Curtis

  • http://www.scanyourentirelife.com Curtis

    Sorry.. my php code didn’t come through here in the comments. Here a link to a screen capture of the code I entered in as a hack for anyone interested:

    [IMG]http://i56.tinypic.com/1604qwp.png[/IMG]

    or

    http://tinypic.com/r/1604qwp/7

  • http://www.searchtrax.com SearchTrax

    hehe yee sorry i mean 3.0.1 – gr8 thanks a lot

  • http://www.ulikmaya.com/en uLikmAyang

    Thank you for the plugin.

    Tried many ‘related post with tumbnail’, yours is the only one compatible with WPML – The WordPress Multilingual Plugin. Others could posts in non-intended language.

    Request: can the border created around all sides, not just the left and right? Also is it possible to automatically create border around the thumbnail?

  • http://www.universityofmakeup.com Albert

    Hi There

    I would like to use your plugin but with a custom post type. Is it possible to show related post thumbnails with a custom post type?

    Thanks,
    Albert

  • http://www.necessities.info/ Ingalill Sjögren

    Do not know what I’m doing wrong, it shows no pictures

  • admin

    Hi Curtis, with the List view you can control all CSS settings, set height and width, colors, spaces and etc. using #related_posts_thumbnails

  • admin

    Hi uLikmAyang, thanks. In plugin settings you can set Output style as “List” and change all css settings as needed.

  • admin

    Hi Albert, no. This plugin works only with “posts” post type.

  • admin

    Hi Ingalill, you need to set “Featured Image” for each post.

  • http://www.MyRideisMe.com MyRideisMe

    Hello, This plugin looks awesome, I want to try it! I get this error:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function current_theme_supports() in /path/Blog/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php on line 414

    I’m using vivazoom, is that part of the problem? I use it to generate thumbnails for my /blog page. Thank you!

  • admin

    MyRideisMe, this function appeared in WP 2.9. Check your WP version, this plugin works only with WP 2.9+

  • http://NotYet Scott

    If you are ever in Denver, I would like to buy you a pizza!

  • admin

    Scott, thanks! I am in San Francisco :)

  • http://mydigitallemon.com/ My Digital Lemon

    Thanks a lot! This is so coool.

  • http://www.toolshomecheapshop.com Chai

    Greate Plugin, Thanks

  • http://cityrat.com michelle

    I’m using this plugin (tested it out but currently using YARPP, but will switch for reals once I have more images, I think people are much more likely to click on them) on my soon-to-be-officially-launched site; It works very well, is thoughtfully put together and very well explained and supported. Hope not to embarrass you by saying this, but it is so good to see a woman developing stuff like this!

    –Michelle

  • http://zirta.net/ Zirta

    Dear Mary,
    Just to say that the thumbs sometimes don’t load when in list mode, with my own css. I have to reload to actually see them. It works smoothly on block mode, though :)

    http://zirta.net/kami2hot

  • admin

    Michelle, thank you very much for this nice feedback! :)

  • admin

    Hi Zirta, I am glad it’s working in block mode. I made two options for different themes, but I think list mode should work with right CSS.

  • http://http.//www.good-pics.com lilographik

    Hello
    I’d like to install the extension 2 times
    An extension to display the thumbnails in the article (59px x 59px in tags)
    An extension to display the thumbnails in the sidebar (by category 200px x
    100px)

    Thank you

  • http://www.summercrafts.org Maria

    Hello,

    My site has html pages and blog page. Can this plugin link to an html page as well?

    Thanks.

  • http://www.photolulu.com/ Stephen

    Thanks for this terrific plugin.

    Request: Make the image/link more SEO friendly.

  • admin

    Hi lilographik, please read here how to add different sizes in your theme: http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/new-in-wordpress-2-9-post-thumbnail-images/

  • admin

    Hi Maria, no, this plugin only works with posts.

  • admin

    Hi Stephen, thanks for suggestion. I’ll see what I can do for better SEO. Right now you can try “List” mode in plugin display settings, it generates content that is more SEO friendly.

  • http://www.summercrafts.org Maria

    Hi Mary.

    Thanks for your reply.

    I have wp post on my WP Blog page. But, I want to create Related Posts with thumbnails on them to my HTML pages. Do you mean the plugin won’t work that way? The plugin work only post to post within WordPress?

    Thanks again.

  • http://www.summercrafts.org Maria

    Hello Mary,

    I am not a techie.

    If the plugin works only on post to post within WordPress, do you think there will a turnaround to make use of your plug in? For example, maybe, I can create a wp post on the same title as my HTML page, but redirects to an HTML page. When the plugin cites the Related WP post, this will go to the WP Post but seconds later will redirect to an HTML page.

    I really like your plugin but my site is loaded with HTML pages and with wp blog posts on as well.

    Do you know of a turn around that might work like what I described?

    Thanks for your help.

  • http://www.liquidskydesign.org/ Claudia

    Hello Mary,
    installed the plugin and the Generate Plugin too, but I cannot see any thumbnail. I’m uploading only one image per post (that’s a Product thumbnail image) and it doesn’t how up.

    I’m curently in this setting:
    Thumbnails source: Post thumbnail
    Post-thumbnails name: entry-thumb

    Also turned on the Developer mode on the site: http://www.pianetaproibito.net

    I’ll be glad if you could help =)

  • http://zirta.net/ Zirta

    Hola Mary :) I couldn’t make it work with my css -which was rounded corners border and shadow, all with css3, so I decided to use the default blocks in my design http://zirta.net/kami2hot

    Just a question/request: Could you please share the default css of the plugin blocks version? I’d like to apply it to another thumbs in my site so the design is uniform. I looked at the plugin’s source but couldn’t interpret the block css out of it, haha. Pretty please?

    Best,
    Betty.

  • admin

    Hi Claudia,
    If you added declaration of “entry-thumb” to your theme after your posts were created and all your posts have “Featured Image” block assigned, you need to run “Regenerate thumbnails” plugin – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/

  • admin

    Hi Zirta, Block output style generates HTML code with inline styles. The best way to see generated HTML is via “View HTML source” on page with thumbnails.

    I just copied this from your source for one item:

      <a onmouseout="this.style.backgroundColor='#FFFFFF'" onmouseover="this.style.backgroundColor='#F0F0F0'" style="background-color: #FFFFFF; border-right: 1px solid #FFFFFF; border-bottom: medium none; margin: 0pt; padding: 6px; display: block; float: left; text-decoration: none; text-align: left; cursor: pointer;" href="http://zirta.net/siembra-un-arbol/">
        <div style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; width: 125px; height: 155px;">
          <div style="border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent url(http://zirta.net/wp-content/uploads/siembra-un-arbol-by-zirta-125x125.jpg) no-repeat scroll 0% 0%; -moz-background-clip: border; -moz-background-origin: padding; -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous; width: 125px; height: 125px;"></div>
          <div style="border: 0pt none; margin: 3px 0pt 0pt; padding: 0pt; font-family: ; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; color: #333333;">Siembra un árbol</div>
        </div>
      </a>
    
  • http://www.liquidskydesign.org/ Claudia

    Hello Mary,
    I already runned the Generate and Regenerate plugins, also emptied the cache and tried with a new browser but nothing still happens: I only see the default thumbnail image.

    Is there something I am missing?
    The debug is always on at http://www.pianetaproibito.net

    Thanks a lot!

  • admin

    Claudia,

    on your “Post Edit” screen, how do you set post thumbnails?

    Have you assigned thumbnails in “Featured Image” block for each post on Post Edit screen?

    I see that your theme is using timthumb to resize post thumbnail. Usually it means that theme is getting URL from Custom field of each post. If so, please try using “Custom field” as Thumbnails source in plugin settings.

  • http://www.liquidskydesign.org/ Claudia

    Mary,
    please forget all: I just changed the way you told and it worked fine, thanks a lot for your help =)

    Just changed the name of the custom field into Thumbnails and it wenk ok, my mess was I didn’t get the right name so it was searching for something that simply wasn’t there!

  • http://kebeta.in.ua abase

    Привіт! Дуже кльовий і охайно зроблений плагін! Нічого зайвого і все що треба на місці! Те що мені було потрібно ))

    Дякую!

  • admin

    abase, я рада, що згодилося :)

  • http://www.kebeta.in.ua Abase

    you are welcome. дякую ;)

  • http://suckup.de Voku

    First thx for this plugin… :-) I have a little problem the images in a RSS-Feed (<img src="") can I disable images in the RSS… ? wp_rp_thumbnail == no only for the feed ?

  • admin

    Hi Voku, this plugin is altering page content without RSS content change. As you can see for example (http://feeds.feedburner.com/MarysWordpressPlugins). Probably, such behavior is triggered by some settings or other plugin. You can turn off automatic appending in plugin settings and use plugin php tag in your theme to have more control over thumbnails display.
    <?php get_related_posts_thumbnails(); ?>

  • http://suckup.de Voku

    Sorry you are right… I use too many Plugins, thx for the help! :D

  • http://elricoshow.com/ rico

    Hi Maria

    I like your plugin a lot; it’s well thought out. I’ve only added CSS classes to the anchors so to be able to style the title seperately from the excerpt.

    I have 2 questions for you; firstly, I’ve set the Relation Builder Options to “Tags” but the plugin seems to generate a lot of relations, not only from the tags. how does it work? Couls I restrict it to tags only?

    Also, I’d like to use the Widget with thumbnails, but it doesn’t generate anything but the title. I’ve tried many settings, didn’t get any output. I’m using WordPress 3.0.1 with the Twenty Ten theme (customized, of course).

    So if you could help me with this it’d be great. xx Rico

  • admin

    Hi Rico,

    In plugin settings there is an output style “List” which allows you to have more control over CSS settings.

    If you set relations as tags only, it should include related posts only with similar tags (this is how it works on my blog). Please give me the link to your incorrect post and enable “Developer mode” in plugin settings, so I can check this.

    You need to make sure, that your theme calls widgets inside the Loop. Also try this “List” output style, if there is some display conflicts with your theme, probably.

    best!

  • http://elricoshow.com/ rico

    Hi Maria. Tanks for your answer.

    Yes I use the List HTML option — my CSS is fine. My problem is the “Related posts” generated by the plugin. I’ve set the plugin to Tags only, but the relations don’t seem to be right. For example, I have two posts with a “seventies” tag; when viewing one of those two, the other “seventies” post should show up in the “related” posts. It does not, I don’t understand why.

    As for the widget, I use it as a normal WP3 dynamic widget. It produces no outout at all. Is it in the loop? I figure yes, it’s a normal widget.

    As for the debug mode, I’m sorry, but on my website currently I use the YARPP plugin because it works as expected. I’d like to use your plugin for its widget (and because you seem like a great developer) but I currently run your plugin only on my local installation.

    Thanks for your time. Too bad we live so far away!!! xx Rico

  • admin

    Hi Rico, thanks for explanations.

    I tested on my server, if I set tags only as a relation, posts only with similar tags are shown. Are you sure there is no other common tag with related post, beside “seventies”? I’ll try to investigate this issue more closely, if I receive complaints about this from other users too.

    Output of widgets can be anywhere in theme design, not necessary in the Loop. For example if they are Footer widgets they are not included in the Loop. Some sidebar widgets also can be not in the Loop. This can be checked by analyzing your theme’s index html file. You can use this plugin’s php tag “<?php get_related_posts_thumbnails(); ?>” in your theme html file to make sure it appears in the Loop.

    Rico, thanks again for the feedback!

  • Annika

    Hi!
    Thanks a lot for a great plugin and excellent support. I tried out several related post plugins before I found this. And it works exacly as I want it to.

    There is only one problem. I want to push the text down a little bit from the thumbnails. And I read in your support that I should set output style to list and then click the box turn off plugin styles, to be able to style the text with css. But when I do that, all my thumbnails goes into a vertical line. How do I get the thumbnails to be displayed horizontally AND be able to use css?

  • admin

    Hi Anika, thanks!

    You can leave plugin CSS styles (don’t turn off plugin CSS) with List output, so they will be vertical. And use #related_posts_thumbnails in your theme styles.css to adjust text padding settings.

  • Annika

    Thanks a lot for your quick replay!

    When I turn to list and dont turn of the plugin css, then the list is horizontal (as I want it). But then my theme-css dont apply to the plugin and I cant change the padding.

    Nothing happens when i change my css.

    If I click the turn off plugin CSS, then the list becomes vertical and I can do changes in my themes css.

    This is what my page look like when I have the settings to List and the plugin CSS turned on. Horizontal and nice, but no padding:

    http://www.astaform.se/bastard-forlag-logotyp/

    Why does my thumbnails get vertical, when I read your support and its supposed to be horizontal? Is it something strange with my theme that makes it do the opposite?

  • http://rwrant.co.za Henno Kruger

    Your plugin causes an Internal Server Error on my blog. I had to de-activate it. Cool concept but make it less resource intensive please. My site literally took 20 seconds to load when your plugin was active

  • admin

    Hi Annika, please try to add the following CSS setting:

    #related_posts_thumbnails li a+a {
        padding-top: 5px;
    }
    
  • admin

    Hi Henno, thanks for report. As tests showed on my server, for 3k posts execution time of this plugin was 0.017 sec in average. Of course this depends on many factors (other plugins, hosting server performance, number of posts). I can suggest you to try javascript alternatives, that will not load your server.

  • Annika

    Thank you so much for your help!
    It worked perfect. My thumbnails ar now horizontal, with padded text, and I also got the text centered.

    Your thumbnail-plugin is the best!

  • http://prorebel.com dodi

    my theme supports post-thumbnails feature, and i’d like to have diferent size of wordpress thumbnails and related post thumbnails(100, 100)

    can you tell me hoe to do it?

    best.

  • Nina

    Hi Mary,

    I have no words to describe this WordPress addon. I absolutely adore it. I do have a slight problem, though. It kinda collides with the Imbalance theme that I’m using. In other words, I need to allign the feature to the center, not right as in default. Example of my “problem” here: http://bit.ly/azmCe6

    Still I hope to keep the elegant design as it is and the thumbnails in a horizontal order. :)

    Thanks a lot for your help,
    Nina

  • admin
  • admin

    Hi Nina, please try using Output style as “List” in plugin settings. It won’t conflict with your theme and will allow you to change CSS as needed using #related_posts_thumbnails selector.

  • Nina

    Hi again Mary. Thanks a lot for your prompt response. I turned the plugin off for a second, trying to edit the CSS. You can see the link now, sent in the previous comment, although I guess you knew what I meant in the first place. :)

    I changed the output style to List and tried editing the php, but with no results whatsoever. All I got is this:

    Folder has no index file (index.html,index.htm,etc.)
    Password protected folder
    Trying to access a page with SSL
    Access restricted for your IP address

    :(

  • admin

    Hi Nina, if you changed something in plugin PHP, that caused this, please reinstall the plugin (remove and install again). You need to change only CSS in styles.css of your theme to change display options. There is no need to edit PHP.

  • Nina

    No, I can’t change anything in the plugins CSS i.e. related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php.

    So, what exactly should I change in the styles.css? I pasted your aforementioned Output code but i’m not sure what to do now.

    The plugins output style is – List. Plugins CSS is off.

    Now i get this: http://bit.ly/azmCe6

  • admin

    Nina, you can leave plugin CSS as on with List output style in plugin settings if you want horisontal style.

    Now if you are familiar with CSS you can change your theme’s CSS file (styles.css). This allows you to have advanced control over display settings. (It’s located under Apearances>Editor in WordPress admin panel).

    You can add rules via #related_posts_thumbnails selector to styles.css to change alignment, padding, etc.

    For example, to change text alignment you need to add something like this:

    #related_posts_thumbnails li {
    text-align: center;
    }

  • Nina

    Hi again, and sorry for being such a drag. :)

    No, the text ant everything else is just perfect. I just want to move the thumbnails to the right. As you can see the first one on the left is into my sidebar, not below the post’s text.

    And I’m afraid CSS is far from my qualities. We’re just trying to learn on the way we go with the blog. I turned the plugins’ CSS on, so now they are aligned horizontaly. Still the first on the left is in the sidebar.

    Thanks for the support Mary. It means more than I can tell you. :)

  • admin

    Nina, try to add something like this in your theme’s CSS file:

    #related_posts_thumbnails {
    padding-left: 160px;
    }

    I can’t tell you exactly as I can’t see plugin’s output on your blog.

  • cxian

    Hi! I’d like to report a bug, there’s an un-escaped character appearing on my site from the plugin.

    I am sure it’s from the plugin because when I deactivate it, the un-escaped character doesn’t show anymore.

    I’ll be glad if you could take a look.. http://happyinmyhavaianas.com/?p=9

    Thanks very much for the plugin :) its cool!!

  • http://www.oreille-malade.com Acouphene

    Hi ! I’ve just installed this great plug-in on my site :
    http://www.oreille-malade.com
    But I only get defaut image.

    My theme is a WP 2.7 theme.
    My pictures are in a “Custom Image Location” (name used in my theme dashboard) so I guess I have to choose “Custom field” (anyway I tried “posts thumbnails” but I always got default image).

    For resize I use Timb Thumb, which is located here :
    http://www.oreille-malade.com/wp-content/themes/isotherm/isotherm/thumb.php

    I hope I made me understand (I’m french, sorry for my poor english)…
    Could someone help me ?

    Thanks !

    Best regards

  • http://www.thejammiegirl.com Angie Ballard

    I think I love this plug-in! I had been trying to make LinkWithin work on my WordPress blog, but after a month I gave up. I happened upon yours and I can already tell it links related posts SO MUCH BETTER! I can’t believe no one on the Twitter #savvyblogging hashtag mentioned it! I can’t get images to come up at all, though, not sure what I’m doing wrong. I have turned on developer mode. Can you help me?

  • admin

    Hi cxian, I couldn’t reproduce this. I opened your URL, and can’t find any strange characters. Please let me know where is it.

  • admin

    Hi Acouphene, I didn’t test it with WP 2.7. This plugin requires 2.9, but I think it should work with Custom Fields in Wp 2.7.

    The common problem with Custom Field is that plugin requires the exact name of Custom Field in “Custom Field name” property in plugin setting. Please make sure it is exactly the same that you use for post image URL on Post Edit screen.

    If this doesn’t help, please turn on “Developer mode” in plugin settings and let me know.

  • admin

    Hi Angie, thanks, I used LinkWithin first myself, and had some problems with it too, that is why I wrote this plugin and then shared it.

    I can see that you are using “Custom Field” as thumbnails source. Do you specify post thumbnail URL in Custom Field on Post Edit screen for each post? You need to enter the name of this Custom field exactly the same in plugin settings. Usually for Thesis theme it is called “thesis_post_image”.

    Also, for correct resizing you need to specify “Theme resize URL”, which is for Thesis usually:

    http://YOUR_TEMPLATE_URL/lib/scripts/thumb.php

    For your blog it will be: http://www.thejammiegirl.com/wp-content/themes/thesis_18/lib/scripts/thumb.php

    You can read more information here: http://www.billerickson.net/wordpress-thesis-post-image-featured-thumbnail/

  • http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/2010/11/related-posts-thumbnails-with-thesis/ Related Posts Thumbnails with Thesis « Mary's Wordpress Plugins
  • http://www.oreille-malade.com Acouphene

    Hi again !

    I’m using the latest version of WP (3.0.1 if I remember correctly). I just wanted to say that my theme was created for WP 2.7 but it uses thumbnails so I think your plug-in should work perfectly.

    I can’t find the name of “Custom Field”… I tried several ones but it didn’t work out. I turned on “developper mode” and your help would be greatly appreciated ;-)

    Thanks a lot !
    Best Regards

  • admin

    Acouphene, how do you set post thumbnail on Post Edit screen? Do you use Custom Field or Featured Image block?

  • cxian

    hi admin, kindly disregard my concern.. its okay now :) sorry, its not the plugins fault, its the themes header.php.. Thanks for the your response

  • http://www.oreille-malade.com Acouphene

    It works now… I found the right name for the custom field. My mistake ;-)
    Thanks a lot for your help !

  • http://elricoshow.com/ rico

    Hi Maria

    Here’s an example of how I would like a Related Posts plugin to work for my site, if I set it to Tag relations only. The top row is what i expect; the bottom row is what I get with your plugin (too many relations).

    http://lh5.ggpht.com/_HaBGcdG9DK0/TOAWkb8bItI/AAAAAAAAAJ0/G5nn_iIJU6k/related-plugins.jpg

    I would expect the plugin not to consider the categories at all (because my menu bar is already fulfilling that purpose), but rather to show other posts that share at least one tag with the current article. This to suggest to the reader other posts he might like, and that he could have missed (even if the other posts are in a different category).

    I hope this helps. I think your plugin is great!

    xx Rico

    http://elricoshow.com/blog/why-tv-beats-the-movies/

  • admin

    Hi Rico, thanks for explanation and screenshot. I was able to reproduce this problem. This can happen in combination when you select “Categories that will appear in related thumbnails” as not “All”. If you set it as “All” it will work as expected. I am going to fix this and upload new version during this week. Thanks again!

  • Dimitri

    Hi Acouphene,
    How did you fixe your problem?
    Because, I get exactly the same problem…
    I don’t know what I am suppose to put in ‘Custom Field’!
    My theme use ‘timthumb.php’ and WP 3.0.1.
    Can you help me?

    Dimitri

  • http://www.oreille-malade.com Acouphene

    Hi Dimitri,

    That was preaty easy :P I just found the correct name for the custom field. It was “image” for me and not” Image” as it was written in the dashboard. What theme do you use ?

  • http://fororchestra.com Walt Ribeiro

    I love this plugin. Quick question about resizing: I use the “set featured image” for all my posts. Was wondering how to resize the thumbnails for the related posts if I don’t use custom fields. Is there a way to edit the plugin code to resize displayed width/depth to 100px X 100px?

  • http://www.gozdekadinlar.com adem

    Thank you anyway does add old pictures would be super bird

  • http://www.sashamuse.com Sasha

    Hi,

    I love that the “Generate Post Thumbnails” created thumbnails that then worked and showed up in the “Related Post Thumbnail” plug-in however I do NOT want a small thumbnail to show up in the front of every post in addition to the large image! Right now I have duplicate images at the beginning of every post and have been going in as your suggested and removing these images from the “set featured image” but when I do that then the images don’t show up anymore in the “Related Post” at the bottom! Isn’t there any way to not mess with the images in the post (in other words don’t have the double image problem) and still get the related post thumbnails at the bottom? Please help!

    Many Thanks!
    Sasha

  • admin

    Hi Walt, you need to update your theme’s functions.php file and add new thumbnail size like this:

    add_image_size( ‘related-posts-thumbnails’, 100, 100, true );

    Read more here:

    http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/new-in-wordpress-2-9-post-thumbnail-images/

    After that, you need to run plugin “Regenerate thumbnails” – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/

    After that, you need to update plugin settings and choose ‘related-posts-thumbnails’ as Post-thumbnails name.

  • admin

    Hi Sasha, your theme is using Featured image to display thumbnail near posts. If you want to remove this, you need to update your theme files and remove php tag, that displays post-thumbnail near the content.

  • admin

    Hi Matt, this was fixed in the last version of “related-posts thumbnails”.

  • http://www.sashamuse.com Sasha

    Thanks so much Mary! Figured it out and LOVE the plugin! Can’t be more pleased–thanks for the great work and getting back to me so quickly!

  • http://www.pubblicamente-online.it/ Alessandro

    Hi, this plugin is amazing but from one day it’s doesn’t display thumbnails anymore, only the default image. How I can do to fix it?
    For sure post images exist in the posts.
    Look at my url and click on any post if you want to see the problem.
    Many thanks.

    Alessandro

  • admin

    Hi Alessandro, the possible problem is that your Media settings were changed, but thumbnails were not recreated. If so, I suggest to use “Regenerate Thumbnails” plugin – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/

  • http://www.springerarchitektur.at johann

    hi,
    plugin is one of my favorits ;-)
    see at work:
    http://www.springerarchitektur.at/883500architektur-im-radio-a-palaver-im-gesprach-mit-bad-architects-group/

    i woundered, if is possible to integrate custom post types into the query,
    cause i use custom post types – but related thumbnails doesn’t query tags on the custom post types.. thanks a lot
    johann

  • http://www.pubblicamente-online.it/ Alessandro

    Thanks for your fast response.
    I solved the problem in one minute.
    Super nice plugin!
    Thanks again.

    Alessandro

  • admin

    Hi Johann, I am glad you like it. This plugin is working only with post type ‘post’. You can change plugin code if you want it to work with custom types. Line 84 of current version:
    (post_type = ‘post’ OR post_type = ‘custom_type’)

    Please note, that plugin new updates will overwrite your changes in code.

  • David

    Hi-
    Is it possible that this plugin works for multi-site installs with sites on different domains? If not, could it be modified to do so? Please don’t hesitate to ping me about it–I’m a great beta tester!

  • matt123

    I like your plugin, was playing around and was thinking:
    Is there a way to make it display random posts in case there are no relevant posts?

    Thanks

    Matt

  • admin

    Hi David, this plugin is not working on multisite. I didn’t test it myself, but received complaints about this. I am planning to add this in future versions.

  • admin

    Hi Matt, in plugin settings you need to select “Random” as “Relation based on”.

  • matt123

    Thanks Mary :)
    I guess i didn’t give enough details. I would like to use your plugin on 404.php page (for deleted posts) . And currently i am using it in “Category” mode on single.php and since there are no categories in 404.php nothing is shown – so i am trying to figure out what chenge i need to do inside related-posts-thumbnails.php to make it show random posts if there is nothing to relate to.

    Thanks & have a great day

    Matt

  • admin

    Hi Matt, unfortunately this plugin needs to be related to some post, as it only works inside the Loop, so I am not sure it is possible to put it on 404 page.

  • http://www.paracinema.net Dylan

    Greetings, I know this is probably a dumb question but the thumbnail images are distorted. I’ve got a resizing script (thumb.php) but I don’t know what to do to fix the thumbnails so they are proportional. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

  • admin

    Hi Dylan, you need to specify location of thump script in plugin settings “Theme resize URL”. For your website, it’s:
    http://paracinema.net/wp-content/themes/dailyedition/thumb.php

  • http://www.paracinema.net Dylan

    Thanks for the quick response. I new it was something fairly simple. However, I entered the url and now there isn’t any image, just the default image.

  • zerovic

    hey, thanks for this awesome plugin ;) works like charm :) any idea how to get the same listing for the category page as well?

  • admin

    Hi zerovic, you can use php tag in theme file inside the Loop:

    <?php get_related_posts_thumbnails(); ?>

  • steve

    easily the best related posts plugin I have found to date …

    I am having problems making the thumbnail show up…..but it will be a setting or what have you ….I know I will be able to figure this out….
    wheres your donate button???

  • Clive

    How do I make each result smaller so I can fit 4 results in 1 row(150px wide each)

  • admin

    Clive, you need to add new thumbnails size in your theme. Please read more here:
    http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/new-in-wordpress-2-9-post-thumbnail-images/

  • steve

    this didnt work for me
    “If post has no assigned Featured Image, plugin searches for image in post body.”

    did not work using an image from the post body…….so I went through and assigned a featured image for each post….now works perfectly except the widget does not display in my sidebar.
    thanks again for the excellent plugin!

  • admin

    Hi Steve, I tried to improve this search in the last version of plugin 1.2.9.
    Please make sure that your sidebar widgets appear inside WordPress Loop. Also, sometimes, sidebar may be cached with caching plugin.
    Thanks for feedback!

  • http://craigboyce.com/w Craig

    Hi Mary,

    Nice plugin!

    I did run into a problem with displaying the thumbnails, they just wouldn’t show up. I very new to WP and php but I was able to figure out what was wrong.

    I have my thumbnails and medium size images set to a Max Height of 0 so that the height isn’t cropped. If I change the height value it will display the image and I believe that was what caused the thumbnails not to display.

    Is there a work-around for this or must there be a value set for max height?

    BTW: I’m using the 2010-weaver theme if it makes any difference.

    Thanks!

  • http://gardenfork.tv eric

    love the plug in, but after installing it, the single post pages have an error:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function boposts_show() in /home4/choplogi/public_html/gardenfork/wp-content/themes/WpAdvNewspaper/single.php on line 64

    example page: http://www.gardenfork.tv/you-cant-have-over-excited-bread-gardenfork-radio

    i cleared the cache and then turned off WP Super Cache and the Related Posts plug in, no luck.

    thx, eri c

  • CJ

    Hi, would you be able top add an option to sort related posts by most recent instead of random. I know you can change it by altering the php but it would be handy not to have to.

  • admin

    HI Craig, I think it is suggested to set maximum size to 9999, if you don’t want to crop it. I think you can add additional size (beside thumbnail and medium) to your theme. Please read here how to add it: http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/new-in-wordpress-2-9-post-thumbnail-images

  • admin

    Hi Eric, this error is not caused by my plugin. As you can see from error description it is caused by file single.php, located in your WpAdvNewspaper theme folder. If you change your theme, this will go off.

  • admin

    HI CJ, I am planning to add this option on future.

  • CJ

    Ok, cool. Thanks for replying and a great plugin.

  • http://hasirtonia.net/ Dima

    Hello,i’m using the plugin and it works great but it wont show up any pictures!
    Can i somehow confige it to take the first picture in every post and show it in the thumbnail?

  • admin

    Hi Dima, please check this section for possible problems: http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#possible_problems
    You need to set Featured Image for each of your post.
    If this does not help, please turn on Developer mode in plugin settings

  • http://hasirtonia.net/ Dima

    I don’t have the option to set a Featured Image,where is it?

  • admin

    Hi Dima, this feature was introduced in WP 2.9 and it is available if theme supports it.

    Thanks for turning on Developer mode. The problem with thumbnails is that your theme does not support this feature, and plugin tries to get post image from post body, but all images are externally hosted.

    If you are ok with PHP you can turn on Featured Image feature in your theme and set it for your posts. Please read here more info:
    http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/new-in-wordpress-2-9-post-thumbnail-images/

    Or you can use javascript plugins like Outbrain or LinkWithin.

  • http://hasirtonia.net/ Dima

    Thanks for the quick reply,is there a plugin that does that?
    because i’d rather not touch the PHP code ..
    Thanks.

  • admin

    Dima, Outbrain or LinkWithin (just google for them)

  • http://hasirtonia.net/ Dima

    I installed Outbrain in my website but i didn’t really get what it does..

  • Phong

    Hi, Admin
    My WP is 3.01.
    I install your plugin.
    I set on plugin option:
    -Thumbnails source: = Custom field
    -Size: = 100×100
    -Theme resize url: = http://****.com/wp-content/themes/***pro/includes/timthumb.php

    But no thumb appear in related post box.

  • admin

    Hi Phong, please make sure you are using the exact same name of your Custom Field, where you save your post thumbnail on Post Edit screen.

  • phong

    Thanks admin.
    It look like great plugin :))
    http://usmoviereview.com/149/true-grit-2010.html

  • http://www.petikdollar.com 13ex

    Thanks you admin…!!!
    this wp plugn is nice for post.
    is waiting release & update

    by 13ex
    enjoy ;-)

  • tito

    Hey Maria,

    What is the shortcode command for Related Post Thumbnails?

    I tried [related_posts_thumbnails]

    But this did not work.

    Can you help please! Great plugin by the way.

  • admin

    Glad you like it, 13ex!

  • admin

    Hi tito, shortcode is
    [related-posts-thumbnails]
    Thanks!

  • http://elricoshow.com/ rico

    Thank you Maria for your quick update — the keywords only option work as expected now! xx Rico

  • jennifer

    Hello!

    I cant display more than 3 posts….? im on localhost PHP Version 5.3.1

  • jennifer

    sorry, is OK; my fault..

    thanks for this cool plug-in!

    BR

  • admin

    Hi Jennifer, I am glad it’s worked

  • Sasha

    Hey…just wanted to say overall i LOVE this plugin.
    i just wanted to say i have trouble with the custom field. I read through the comments to see if i can figure it out myself.
    and yes i have the SAME output for the post, and the “custom thumnail..
    here
    My WP is 3.01.
    Thumbnails source: = Custom field
    Custom field name: image (same on my blog)
    Size: = 200×200
    Theme resize url: = http://www.flashin******.net/members/wp-content/themes/Wpobject/thumb.php

    and no thumb appear in related post box.

  • Sasha

    oh and i forgot to add then when i dont put anythin in the
    Theme resize url:
    then thumbnails show up finee

  • http://www.pcweenies.com Krishna

    hi!

    I’m trying to apply your plugin for my webcomic. I’ve set up a default place-holder image (default.png) to use. However, I notice that if a particular comic has 3 related posts, only 2 of the default thumbnail images show up. The last one includes the name of the post, but doesn’t show the default thumbnail. Any advice?

    An example of what I’m talking about is here:

    http://pcweenies.com/2010/12/15/yet-another-compromising-situation/

  • admin

    Hi Krishna, I just checked the given page and it seems that all thumbnails show up.

  • http://www.pcweenies.com Krishna

    Thanks! Does it take a while for all the thumbnails to ‘cache’ and show up? Because when I navigate to other ‘toons I’m seeing the same problem appear. It seems intermittent. I’ve tried clearing the caches with SuperCache already, but that doesn’t seem to fix the problem. Thanks again for your prompt reply! :)

  • admin

    Hi Sasha, if you enable Developer mode in plugin settings, it will tell in debugging output in HTML what is wrong. You can give me that debugging information to explain the problem.

  • http://www.pcweenies.com Krishna

    To clarify the problem a bit more, when I change the
    property setting from “block” to “list”, I am seeing broken
    thumbnail images that point to:
    http://pcweenies.com/2010/11/27/holi-daze/Array You can see the
    problem on this page: http://pcweenies.com/2010/11/27/holi-daze/
    Thanks!

  • Wilson

    How can I have my thumbnails centered on my page. Currently they are set to the left. I even tried manually inserting

    but the output is the same. Can I change anything in the .php file to center my output?

  • http://nevisan.ir iranium

    hi Admin;
    first specially thanks for your plug-in.
    but a question:

    when a post include more than one tag ( tag: a , tag: b , tag: c , and more), is any way to exclude a tag ‘a’ or ‘b’ from related thumbnail?

  • admin

    Hi Wilson, you need to change this in CSS. Select List as Output style in plugin settings and use #related_posts_thumbnails selector to adjust display settings in CSS file.

  • admin

    Hi Iranium, there is no way to exclude special tags, you can only exclude some categories in plugin settings.

  • Sasha

    hey thanks for the quick reply but what do you mean “enable Developer mode in plugin settings” ive tried to google it to try to figure it out..but clueless!

  • admin

    Hi Sasha, if you go in your WordPress Dashboard, you will see Related Posts Thumbs menu. This is where you can change plugin settings. There you can set a check mark near “Developer mode” option and save settings.

  • http://www.luchosarmiento.com LUCHOSAR

    FELICIATCIONES !!!!! TIP ONE: YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO CHANGE
    THE SIZE OF THE CUSTOM FIELD WITHOUT BEING MINIATURES

  • admin

    Hi Krishna, the possible problem is that the name of custom field, where you store thumbnail contains array instead of image URL

  • Michael

    Hi Sasha, love the plug-in, well done. I’ve noticed what appears to be some odd behavior in Firefox 3.5.14 (mac) where the posts randomly (apparently at least) break the layout. Looking at the HTML it appears there are times where the DIV is not wrapped by the causing it to degrade. Everything is fine in Safari.

    Here is an example made up of screenshots.: http://keepitchic.com/images/relatedPostsFirefox.jpg – The debugging mode doesn’t provide any clues. Any ideas?

  • Michael

    Sorry I meant Mary

  • admin

    Hi Michael, in plugin settings please change Output style as List, this should fix this

  • Michael

    Thanks Mary that does the trick. Completely misread the ‘List’ style and went right to the block. Great Plug-in, but even better support! Happy new year!

  • http://www.theskykid.com skykid

    Excellent plug-in. Just enabled it at my site using custom field and it works like a charm. Thank you !

  • admin

    Glad you like it skykid!

  • Marcelo

    Awesome plugin!

    Suggestions:

    1. be able to determine padding/margin of the blocks

    2. be able to choose: show only posts from the last “x” months (not date based) and only for news category, for example.

  • Marcelo

    3. Related “pages” would be awesome too.

  • admin

    Hi Marcelo, thanks for these suggestions! Some of them can be solved in some way now.
    You can use your own CSS to change padding and etc. You need to select Output style as List and use #related_posts_thumbnails selector.
    Changing “Include only posts after” parameter can limit displayed posts by time, although it is not dynamic. You can change parameters “Categories on which related thumbnails will appear” and “Categories that will appear in related thumbnails” to your News category.
    I also received requests about Pages, but the problem with pages is that you don’t store Tags and Categories for pages, so it’s hard to find relationships fast using WordPress taxonomy.

  • http://www.zenatonight.it Edo

    Hey all, I think this plugin would be perfect for my website, but I can’s install it because I have wordpress 2.7.1 . Are there older versions of the plugin that I can install on my wordpress?

    THANKS!!!

  • Michael

    Mary – will this work for RECENT posts as well?

  • admin

    Michael, yes for all posts

  • Michael

    but to display in chronological order? – for instance, if I wanted to deploy to my homepage and feature the last 3-6 posts in the block. Is that a setting already that I’m not seeing or some subtle change in the functions?

    thx

  • admin

    Hi Michael, this plugin does not display in chronological order, only random. And it has to be related to some post. It won’t work just on homepage without any relationships.

  • Michael

    OK thanks – then it’s a recommendation!

  • Dave

    Hey there, awesome addon first of all!

    I’ve got 2 issues:

    1. When i select a default image (.jpg), it just shows as blanc rather than that picture. I’ve used it on 2 of my blogs and both have the same problem it seems.

    2. I use 600x150px headers for most of my posts, when it uses this as thumbnail it just shows the middle part of it. Is there a way to create a thumbnail in the post, which isnt seen by anyone, but IS used in this addon rather than the 600×150 one?

    I’d appreciate your your help :)

    Dave

  • admin

    Hi Dave,

    1) If the URL given in default image attribute is working, it should be shown in plugin, as it just puts it straight in to the HTML. Please make sure that you are using absolute URL, that is working by itself in browser.

    2) I suggest you to add new size specifically for thumbnails, say 100x100px or less. Plugin is using WordPress feature “Post thumbnails”, you can add new sizes in your theme. Please read here how to do this http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/new-in-wordpress-2-9-post-thumbnail-images/

  • http://www.madmeta.com Jake

    Mary,

    I made a few changes to related-posts-thumbnails that allow for easier use of custom CSS. Small changes, but they make a big difference in styling.

    An example of it in use at this site: http://www.newhiker.com/hiking/p26

    Let me know if you’d like the code change emailed to you.

    If you’re still working on it, I have one suggestion/feature request. In some cases you may not have enough posts to fill the amount of thumbnail spots specified in settings. If I specify 6 posts, but only have two that match the criteria, I’m going to have four empty spots. Why not give the option to fill the remaining with random posts?

    Cheers – and thanks for an excellent plugin.

  • admin

    Hi Jake, the default plugin’s CSS can be turned off completely and user can use their own CSS to design output as needed. You need to select Output styles as List, and this will allow to use your own CSS in theme file without changing plugin code.

    This is very good suggestion, however, it has a drawback, as this can overload plugin with additional database requests. I need to check how this feature is important to other users before performing it.

  • http://www.madmeta.com Jake

    re: CSS, what I did was change the format to this so each element could be easily styled with CSS:

    Title

    Your plugin outputs it like this (which doesn’t let you target each element separately)


    Title

  • http://www.madmeta.com Jake

    Looks like the markup didn’t come through…

    Here it is in more detail: http://pastebin.com/Abd2vKng

    My small changes are highlighted.

    My change if I need to use the excerpts as well, would be to wrap the excerpt and title like this:

    title excerpt

  • admin

    Hi Jake, this is nice idea, I’ll add this in future release.

  • http://www.shadowgraphicals.com Tom De Geeter

    hey Mary,

    I dont know if this has been asked before but I see the thumbnails before and after the post. Is it possible to get rid of the thumbnails after the post.

    heres the screenprint: http://www.shadowgraphicals.com/eugeenherman.png

    an amazing plugin though. thanks!

    Tom

  • admin

    Hi Tom, this is not a supposed behavior. I suggest you to turn off “Automatically append to the post content” in plugin settings and manually call plugin in your theme files. Use plugin’s tag < ?php get_related_posts_thumbnails(); ?> to show thumbnails in your theme’s single.php before the_content(); if you want them only before post.

  • fred

    Hi, this plugin working good, but I have a problem.
    I have check Cat A, Cat B, Cat C but when I’ll go to a post on Cat A I’ll see relative of Cat A, B and C.

    Is it possible to show relative post only from the same category but I have to do it for 6 or 7 category.

    Sorry for my english, happy new year and thank’s for your help.
    Fred

  • http://managementisajourney.com/ Robert

    Mary,

    Thanks for the beautiful plugin! It works exactly as you described. I looked several days for a good plugin before finding your work.

  • http://www.shadowgraphicals.com Tom De Geeter

    hey Mary,

    that worked. Thanks.

    another question. Is there any possibility to have all the category thumbnails on one line to scroll trough. I got sometimes over 50 thumbnails and it would look great. Is that a big question? :)

    T

  • admin

    Thanks for the feedback, Robert!

  • admin

    Hi Tom, this is not a part of plugin, you can use your own CSS rules to do that. You need to select Output style as List in plugin settings, and you can use $related_posts_thumbnails selector in your theme’s CSS to design as you like.

  • admin

    Hi Fred, make sure you set “Relation based on” as “Categories” only in plugin settings, cause it is possible that posts from different categories share the same tags.

  • fred

    Hi Mary, thank you, in fact my problem is not with the tag, it’s sub category !! Sorry that’s not the same problem ;) will it working only with sub category ?
    Thank’s fred

  • fred

    You can show what it’s exactly here: http://www.traces-medias.com/wordpress/print/identite-visuelle/meloz-logo/

    In this post, we show many related in “Identité visuelle” and 1 “Meloz” (same category).

    On WordPress I haven’t check “Identité visuelle” but It’s sharing !
    Thank’s Fred

  • admin

    Hi Fred, yes it’s working with all types of categories, including all subcategories on all levels.

  • admin

    Fred,

    First, you need to select “Relation based on” as “Categories”.

    Second, you need to set both “Categories on which related thumbnails will appear” and “Categories that will appear in related thumbnails” as you need.

  • fred

    Mary,
    I’ve tried this, I’ve check only “Meloz” and “Club des dirigeants” based on “category” but it also show other post.

    There is my structure:

    Art 1: category “meloz” & “identité visuelle”
    Art 2: category “meloz” & “Edition”

    Art 3: category “club des …” & “identité visuelle”
    Art 4: category “club des …” & “Edition”

    When I’m in art 1 it show :Art 2: category “meloz” & “Edition”
    but it also show Art 3: category “club des …” & “identité visuelle”
    I’ll be crazy !! sorry and thank’s for your help
    NB: I haven’t check “Edition” & “identité visuelle”

  • http://pieri.fr Jean Luc

    Bonjour,
    J’ai activé votre plugins mais mes thumbnails sont géré par NextGen Gallery.
    Elle ne s’affiche pas.
    Merci de votre aide.

    JL

  • http://Pureinfotech.com Pit

    Hello,
    First I would like to say that this plugin is a great work!
    now, I am having a problem displaying thumbnails. I tried using featured image it kind of worked but it screwed up my site, so at the end this didnt work. then i dont have a custom field with a thumbnail.
    Now i dont know what to do : (
    There is any way to tell the plugin to grab the first image of the post, resize it, and use it as thumbnail? or there is another plugin to create a custom field for all my posts, where i can also assign an image?

    thank for the help in advanced!

  • Michael

    Mary – is there an way to include the date posted within the related post data displayed? That would be nice to have

  • admin

    Hi Pit, if you selected “Post thumbnails” as Thumbnails source, and your post does not have Featured Image assigned, this plugin takes the first image in the post and gets its thumbnail sized version. The first picture should be stored on the same server for this to work.

  • admin

    Hi Michael, no way to do this from plugin settings unfortunately, only if you can edit plugin PHP code to add posts dates.

  • http://Pureinfotech.com Pit

    Hey thanks for the reply, I actually I fist tired to do the thumbnail and the images were not coming up. I tired one more time and i gave some time and later the images starting to pop up, so i think that this is how it works at first right?
    One thing I would like to do is that i have my thumbnails of 150 x 150 pixels, there is any way to customize the image to only show part of it like 140 x 70 and hide the rest (avoiding cropping)?

    Thanks again!

  • admin

    Hi Pit, thumbnail size can be changed in your WordPress “Media” tab, you’ll have to run plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/ after changes.

  • http://ajeweledlife.com Chavon

    Hello! I’m running thesis and can’t figure out how to get thumbnails to appear and move text up from overlapping my author box?

  • admin

    Hi Chavon, if plugin styles conflict with your theme you can try change “Output style” as “List”, or “turn of plugin CSS” completely and use your own CSS.

  • http://urbanfoodgardens.co.za Mark

    Hi Mary, thank you for a brilliant plugin. It works like a charm… except that the excerpt somehow manages to capture and display a piece of code (close caption) for any image that has a caption attached to it.

    Example:

    This is the Post Title
    [/caption] This is the excerpt of the post. Sed ultrices. Vulputate urna in, ea sed penatibus. Tellu…

    I can’t figure out if this is a fault of WP, my theme (WooThemes) or the plugin.

  • admin

    Hi Mark, thanks for pointing to this. I didn’t thought about that, those tags should be stripped too. I’ll add a fix in future version.

  • http://raomdesign.com.br/posts Raom

    Hi, i love your plugin, very usefullm nice work! but hey,
    im with a little trouble, i guess if u can help me, please! i put
    the where i want, in my theme (infopanel.php). It works very well
    when visualizing just one post. But at my home
    (raomdesign.com.br/posts) the area where the thumbs are suposed to
    appear is blank. Is the same pho who feed it and also the title
    “Related” is appearing like the single visualization. This is a
    limitation, a but or i did something wrong? Can u tell me a way to
    the related thumbs appear in my home page just like in my single
    posts? Thank you!

  • Dave

    I love the plugin, but I need to be able to exclude a
    category from being considered. Lets say I have a story in global
    category of NEWS, and also in one called LOCAL. (which is a sub
    category of NEWS) I only want LOCAL to be considered when showing
    related thumbs.. So if I could exclude NEWS then my related thumbs
    are much more relevant to the readers prior choice.

  • http://www.nakade.info/ Trayana

    Hi Mary, I really like your plugin and I’d like to use it but no luck so far….
    I have tried everything u said above, played with the options but couldn’t make it work… This is what I get:
    1. using the plugin php tag in the theme (loop and single.php) -> nothing happens
    2. After awitching on “Automatically append to the post content:” it works, but I get the following mistakes in the beginning of the post:

    Notice: Undefined property: RelatedPostsThumbnails::$poststhname in /home/nakadei/public_html/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php on line 74

    Notice: Undefined variable: height in /home/nakadei/public_html/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php on line 201

    Notice: Undefined variable: width in /home/nakadei/public_html/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php on line 203

    Notice: Undefined offset: 0 in /home/nakadei/public_html/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php on line 260

    Notice: Undefined variable: fontface in /home/nakadei/public_html/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php on line 326

    Notice: Undefined offset: 0 in /home/nakadei/public_html/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php on line 260

    Notice: Undefined variable: fontface in /home/nakadei/public_html/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php on line 326

    Notice: Undefined offset: 0 in /home/nakadei/public_html/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php on line 260

    Notice: Undefined variable: fontface in /home/nakadei/public_html/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php on line 326

    Same thing with the widget… and on the administrators page i get this:

    Notice: Undefined index: onlywiththumbs in /home/nakadei/public_html/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php on line 400

    Notice: Undefined index: relpoststh_auto in /home/nakadei/public_html/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php on line 403

    Notice: Undefined index: relpoststh_devmode in /home/nakadei/public_html/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php on line 427

    I don’t get it…

  • admin

    Hi Dave, have you tried selecting all categories except news and local in plugin settings?

  • admin

    Hi Raom, if you are using PHP tag of plugin in your theme, please make sure, it appears inside the Loop on the home page (please check wordpress docs). Have you tried plugin settings for this? Selecting automatic appending and removing a checkbox near Single posts only.

  • http://www.lolonmywall.com Staz

    Hi, I am having a problem. My thumbnails do not show up, I have tried everything that you have wrote including the 3 plugins. Also edited my functions.php file to enable support for thumbs on my theme, but no luck :(

    I have enabled the html debug mode, so if you can please help me out?

  • admin

    Hi Staz, sure, let me know the URL or when the site is up.

  • admin

    Hi Trayana, your PHP is configured in a way that it displays all notices. These are not some warnings or errors. Core WordPress by itself shows some notices, that’s why I always turn off notices from output in browser with WordPress and on live webserver, as it is not a secure configuration to output PHP notices on website. Anyway, I’ll try to omit all notices, that may be generated by my plugin in future version.

  • http://www.lolonmywall.com Staz

    My site is back up.

  • http://www.nakade.info/ Trayana

    Thank you Mary, but where can i turn it off

  • http://Pureinfotech.com Pit

    Hello,

    Question: I used regenerate thumbnails plugin to do just that, now 99.9% of my post have thumbnail, the question is: It is normal for some images not to show in the related post with thumbnails plugin? if it takes time, there is a reason?

    Thanks

  • Michael

    Hey Mary – I don’t know how you do it. What’s more impressive than the plug-in is your attention to the comments! So of course the pattern on the board is to follow up compliments with questions ;)

    The plugin is working great – I am having a problem figuring out how to feature thumbs when using an external gallery like NextGEN (and others) that store thumbs & images in a completely separate directory. I recall some of your comments about using the custom fields but I think that was more for templates that don’t support thumbs. So, does your code support pointing a reference to an individual post’s thumbnail?

    Hope that makes sense. Thanks!

  • admin

    Trayana, you should ask webserver administrator to do this.

  • admin

    Hi Pit, if your post has a thumbnail it should be displayed as thumbnail, there is no time required.

  • admin

    Staz, I can’t see plugin output on page, even debugging info. Are you using plugin tag < ?php get_related_posts_thumbnails(); ?> ?

    Make sure that you put it inside WordPress Loop http://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop

    I can see that you are trying to output it way after comments, this won’t work, it should be right after content.

  • admin

    Hi Michael, if your post has assigned Featured Image, it should take it, no matter where it is stored on server.

  • http://Pureinfotech.com Pit

    I already used regenerate thumbnails plugin, there is anything else i can do to troubleshoot this problem? because most of the posts are showing images, and others dont.

    thanks

  • http://www.lolonmywall.com Staz

    And my thumbnails exist in the /uploads folder with an ending of -150×150.jpg

  • admin

    Pit, you can turn on “Developer mode” in plugin settings to see debugging info in HTML source or show it to me.

  • http://www.kitchenkonfidence.com Brandon

    Hi, I recently installed your plugin and I’m loving it! Much better than others out there. The only problem I’m having is my thumbnails are not centering on the page. I’ve googled all around for a solution and I just can’t seem to fix it :/ I even tried switching to list view and turning off styles, but my CSS skills are not all there. I am looking to keep the block format, but simply center the table or add a left margin. Here is a post example:

    http://www.kitchenkonfidence.com/2011/01/green-apple-and-sparkling-cider-sorbet/

    Is anyone able to help me out?

    Thank you.

  • admin

    Hi Brandon, I think that the easiest way without messing with CSS a lot would be to wrap plugin output in div with margin styles.

    1) Turn off “Automatic appending to the post content” in plugin settings.
    2) In your theme editor select single.php file. I suggest you to backup its content before editing in case of problems.
    3) Right before <div class=”entry-utility”> tag insert plugin tag with wrapper:

    <div style=”padding: 0 30px”>
    <?php get_related_posts_thumbnails(); ?>
    </div>

    I hope, this will help.

  • http://www.kitchenkonfidence.com Brandon

    Wow… worked like a charm. Thank you so much for the amazing customer service. Seriously. Keep up the good job!

    Brandon

  • http://www.goldenmag.gr Michael Pissas

    Hi and thanks for your wonderful plugin.

    I wonder if i could show only the most recent articles from the catagory of the article. i saw your select query code of the plugin, and seems impossible to alter anything there…. Any suggestions?

    thanks in advance

  • http://Pureinfotech.com Pit

    Ok, turned on “Developer mode”, now where should i go to check the debugging code.

    Thanks,

  • admin

    Michael, check the option “Include only posts after” in plugin settings.

  • admin

    Hi Pit, debugging info can be found in HTML source. I checked your website. It says, that you have post-thumbnails feature, but posts do not have assigned “Featured Image”. You need to set it for every post.

    If the post has not assigned “Featured Image” plugin takes the first image in thumbnail version, but not all your first images have thumbnail versions. For example this post
    http://pureinfotech.com/2010/07/15/tip-speed-up-google-chrome-page-loading-in-windows/
    has the first image, that does not have thumbnail version http://pureinfotech.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/goole-chrome-150×150.png – no such image.

    So, if you want this to work, you need to assign Featured Image like here:

    http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/featured-image.jpg

  • http://Pureinfotech.com Pit

    First thank you for checking out!

    Oh, I understand now. It was strange because I knew that all the post had a first image. Also I know that you were say about the featured image, I tired but some how when i did that with the plugin that automatically assigns the feature image to the post, it screwed up other plugins that I have installed, and that scared me because I have to spent hours post by post fixing it.

    There is any way that in the future mixed version of the first thumbnail will be supported or at least to show the default image? or there is any way to tell the plugin to take the first image no matter the sizes?

    Thanks for your help, keep up the great work!

  • admin

    Hi Pit, I don’t want to take the first image as it is, if it does not have thumbnail version, because it can have different size and be displayed incorrectly. Have you tried to assign Featured Image manually for posts without images on Post Edit screen?

  • http://Pureinfotech.com Pit

    Yes that was my next move, but because i want to be consistent in the size resolution, I wanted to use the thumbnail instead of the full image, and apparently you cannot do that. So now i am just looking around the web trying to find something that let me use the the thumbnail image instead of the full image.
    Any ideas how to accomplish that would be great : )

    Thanks for taking the time!

  • http://rwrant.co.za Henno Kruger

    Question: Is there a way that you could add a function that allows you to remove tags that you don’t want in the related posts list? Please confirm

  • http://Pureinfotech.com Pit

    So if we cannot use a different size images, can we use a default image for those posts that post-thumbnail are smaller?

    Thanks

  • admin

    Henno, I am planning to add this in future.

  • admin

    Pit, you can try to upload images with “-150×150″ where plugin is trying to get it.

    About “Featured Image” please read here:

    http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/new-in-wordpress-2-9-post-thumbnail-images/

    My plugin does not check the size of the image and it does not check if the image exists. It takes image as it is. Every check for image size and existence for each thumbnail requires to perform server request to that image and waiting to get response. This means 3 additional server requests for each page load, this slowed plugin performance and was removed in one of the previous versions. Now it is completely user responsibility to provide correct image for each post via “Featured Image”.

    There are also javascript alternatives like LinkWithin and Outbrain, you can try them and find what fits best your configuration.

  • Aron

    Great job with the plugin, can please tell me how to get rid of the divider bar.

    The lines that sit between and at the end of the thumbnails.

    Thank you so much.

    Cheers,
    Aron

  • admin

    Aron, you can try to change border color, or use your own CSS, if you select Output style as List.

  • http://luchosarmiento.com luchosar

    One suggestion for future release:
    News only able to place close dates, ie the option: Include only those messages later: to choose
    1 – a week ago
    2 – last month
    3 – two months ago
    4 – always
    ————————————————– ———————————–

    Okay the option of taking the thumbnail size directly from WordPress but it would be better if we have a box where you can change it.

    thanks.

  • Aron

    Thanks for the quick response, I actually just changed the border to 0.

  • admin

    luchosar, WordPress thumbnails size can be changed on WordPress Media page.

  • http://springerarchtitektur.at johann

    hi,
    i am using qtranslate plugin to provide a multilanguage site (DE/EN),
    so i get on the related posts the title twice (de and en) – an idea for a solution?
    (love the pluging, so don’t want miss it..)
    example:
    (in english with rrelate posts – but titles under postthumgs twice..):
    http://www.springerarchitektur.at/en/4036-big-bjarke-ingels-group-8-house-in-kopenhagen-urbane-gemeinschaft-architektur-aktuell/

  • http://rottingtelevision.com jessica

    Hey,

    i love the plugin. i just have one problem. with my site i do not have a php file for resizing the images. and i’m trying to use a custom field called “screen”. which is set like this in my index. <img src="” width=”250″ height=”200″ alt=”” />. if you could help it would be fantastic.

  • http://203.125.24.137/rth/ C.H

    The related posts plugin works excellent in the post area, but when I added the widget to my sidebar, only display title, cannot display entries.

  • admin

    Hi Jessica, if your theme does not have such script you can add it to your blog yourself. The most popular is called Timthumb

    http://www.darrenhoyt.com/2008/04/02/timthumb-php-script-released/

    You can download the source code file, put it on your website theme folder and set the link to it in plugin settings. This is the basics, you can find more tutorials how to set it up in your WordPress

    http://c.hadcoleman.com/2008/06/adding-timthumb-to-your-wordpress-theme/

  • admin

    Hi C.H, there are may be different reasons, why it does not work in your sidebar properly. First, sidebar should be inside the Loop. Sometimes it may appear not inside the Loop in some themes.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop

    There are also may be conflicts with sidebar CSS. Try using “Output style” as List in plugin settings or turning off plugin CSS completely and using your own styles.

    And there are may be not correct work with caching or other plugins.

  • admin

    Hi Johann, I am sorry, I analyzed plugin qtranslate, and can’t find a way how to make my plugin work with it. My plugin displays other posts titles on single post page, and I didn’t find any affected hooks in qtranslate that modify titles of other posts, except title of current post.

  • http://www.clearmindedcreative.com Milo

    Hi Mary this is a great plug-in and does EXACTLY what i want except for one very minor issue. I have the WP tweet button and Facebook like button below each post. They sit quite neatly together.

    But when I install this plug-in, the Facebook button sits on top of it and the Twitter one sits below it. Is there anyway I can keep the Twitter one also above the related posts?

  • admin

    Hi Milo, try “Output style” as List in plugin settings, if this does not help, you can turn off plugin CSS and use your own styles.

  • http://www.laceymeyersphotography.com Lacey

    I am so sure that I am doing something wrong, but I downloaded this via the Add New Plugin for my blog, activated it, and NOTHING shows up at the end of my posts. HELP?

  • http://bangkokhomecondo.com/ David

    Hi,

    After upgrading, the plugin runs randomly. I do real estate listing site. How do I show only thumbnails that come from same category?

    Please look at my site here.
    http://bangkokhomecondo.com/1022/condo-bangkok-rent-noble-thong-lo-20

    Noble-Thong-Lo-20 is a category name. I want only thumbnail that has this name shown-up.

    How do I do it? I already enable Developer mode.

    Thank you in advance,
    David

  • Rodrigo

    I have in my blog this plugin “simple-post-thumbnails”
    But dont thumbnails in related posts. Why?

  • http://www.cambiatufisico.com Carlos

    Hi! I have a question… is it possible not to show thumbnails in some pages of your choice?

  • http://blog.burg.cx Thomas

    Hi,

    is it possible to set the post_thumbnail size somewhere to 100×100. I was using auto generator for the post thumbnails and they are to big for me.

    Thanks Thomas

  • admin

    Hi Thomas,
    You can do one of the following:
    - Change your thumbnails size in Media settings of WordPress and then use http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/
    - Or add completely new size http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/new-in-wordpress-2-9-post-thumbnail-images/

  • admin

    Hi Carlos, you can limit pages by categories and select categories on which to show thumbnails in plugin settings.

  • admin

    Hi Rodrigo, “simple-post-thumbnails” is not my plugin, my plugin is “related-posts-thumbnails”.

  • admin

    Hi David, it seems that all these related posts are belong to the same parent category “condo-bedroom”, that is why they are shown.

  • admin

    Hi Lacey, if there are no many posts in your blog, then probably plugin can’t find related posts with the same category. Anyway, it should work with correct theme. If you have some specific theme, then probably PHP solution is not right for your blog, and you can check Javascript external plugins like Linkwithin and Outbrain (you can google them).

  • http://massimilianofalduto.nousws.it massimiliano falduto

    Hi Mary!
    Your Plugin is fantastic!
    Thanks a lot for Your gentle advises!

  • http://www.laceymeyersphotography.com Lacey

    Thank you…

    I have over 230 posts, so I think there should be enough. And I have a ProPhoto theme. Do you know if it doesn’t work with those? I have tried LinkWithin with no success either, which is why I thought the one specifically for WordPress blogs would work. I’ll try Outbrain.

    Thanks again and any help is welcome!

  • http://behindthethrills.com Racheal

    First off, gotta say I love the plug in. I love how I can choose to not show articles without a featured image. However, at the bottom of all my articles, it’s aligned to the left. I’d like to add another image to fill in the white space, or center them so it looks cleaner.

    Thanks in advance,
    Racheal

  • http://AngelaDiGiovanni.com/about/ Angela DiGiovanni | Living Out Loud

    I love the idea of this plugin, but half or more of my pictures don’t show up… what can be done?

    Thanks so much,
    Angela

  • admin

    Hi Racheal,
    You can set Number of similar posts to display: 5. You can also select Output style as List and turn off plugin CSS and use your own styling.

  • admin

    Hi Angela, do all your posts have assigned post thumbnails? You need to set it for all posts. Check out this link
    http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#possible_problems

  • http://behindthethrills.com Racheal

    I’ve tried changing the number to 5, but it puts the 5th thumbnail below the others. I also don’t want mine as a list. Is there something I can insert into the coding to either make the thumbnails smaller so I can squeeze a 5th in, or center them how they are?

    You can view what it looks like here: http://behindthethrills.com/2011/01/trapped-chilean-miners-embrace-new-magic-memories-at-walt-disney-world/

  • http://AngelaDiGiovanni.com/about/ Angela DiGiovanni | Living Out Loud

    Thanks so much for your reply – your link led me to the Generate Thumbnails app and now everything works just fine! Thanks so much :-)

  • admin

    Racheal, if you use “thumbnail” as “Thumbnail size” in plugin settings, you can change it in Media settings of your WordPress and run http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/

    Or you can add new size, read here for more info
    http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/new-in-wordpress-2-9-post-thumbnail-images/

  • http://Pureinfotech.com Pit

    Hello,

    my question is what code can i add to
    to request a different number of displaying posts?

    I am displaying in one section of my blog related posts and in here i can fit 4 posts (and this is what is set in the setting Number of similar posts to display:), but know i want to call the function manually in another location and add 5 post to display. how can i do this?

    thanks

  • admin

    Hi Pit, there is no paramaters that you can pass to function to control this. The only thing is in plugin’s settings and it changes behavior for all thumbnails.

  • Dee

    I was originally having some problems with overlapping (your suggestion to use ‘list’ solved that. Thanks a lot.). However, now the text below the thumbnails is justifying (gets pretty ugly sometimes). Is there any way to fix this?

  • http://www.li-an.fr/wpplugins/ Li-An

    Hello,
    sorry to come back with the same question I posted here http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/comment-page-6/#comment-658 but I discovered I did not manage to make it works.
    For the moment I have modified the plugin in line 289

    if ( empty( $basic_url ) ) { // parsed URL is empty or no file if can check
    				$debug .= 'Image is empty or no file. Using default image;';
    if ( is_user_not_logged_in()) {
    			$url = 'http://www.mysite.com/blog/wp-content/themes/thetheme/images/non-member.png';}
    				else {$url = get_option( 'relpoststh_default_image', $this->default_image );}
    			}

    Maybe it’s not at the right place…

  • admin

    Hi Li-An, probably plugin changed after that. I think you need to put your code outside empty($basic_url) condition or it only occurs if the post has no image. Try may be right after the line:
    $debug .= ‘Image URL: ‘.$url.’;’; (287 current)

  • admin

    Hi Dee, this can be fixed in your theme CSS. If plugin styles conflict with your theme, you can turn off plugin CSS completely and use your own styles.

  • http://hasirtonia.net/ Dima

    Hello,Sorry for asking again,but i didn’t understand how can i add thumbnails to every post?

  • admin
  • Michael

    Hello.
    After installing the plugin, I tourned off the plugin styles and I wanted to make a horisontal display, I used youre code CSS but I have a thumbnail and then an article, an thumbnail and an article, and so on, all that on the vertical lign.
    How can I display on my Home page only the thumbnails horisontaly?

    Thank you for your help !

  • http://www.gauvreauphotos.com/blog Chantal

    I can’t get the plugin to work at all! I’ve tried the regenerate thumbnails. Still not even up on the blog. Please help!

  • http://www.li-an.fr/blog/ Li-An

    Thank you for the tip but it does not work exactly as I want :-) If I change as you say, all the thumbnails are changed for non member. I want to put a default image only for the posts non visible to the non members (so I have to look if the post is for member or non member)… Ouch, I just realized it would be impossible for the plugin to test this kind of stuff ?

  • admin
  • admin

    Michael, may be this CSS does not work for your theme and you should try other settings.

  • admin

    Li-An, yeah, this thing depends on post property. If that other plugin provides such information based on post ID, you can add condition in your code by passing $post->ID to it.

  • Michael

    Maybe, but I don’t understand why the articles still appear mixed with the thumbnails ! I want just the thumbnails on my Home Page.
    After that it’s easy with the CSS.
    Anyone has an idea ?

    Thks

  • http://www.li-an.fr/blog/ Li-An

    I see (well, I try to see :-))
    I’ve found a function what may could fit

    function is_post_protected_by_s2member ($post_id = FALSE, $check_user = FALSE)

    I’m not sure I will understand how to use it but the most important is WHERE to put it :-)

  • Michael

    Hi.
    You were wright. It’s all about CSS.
    I’m trying your CSS but doesn’t work.
    Any idea ?
    http://avidart13.com/Project/merrespect2/

  • admin

    Li-An, try the same place where you put previous code.

    if ( is_post_protected_by_s2member ($post->ID) && is_user_not_logged_in() ) {
     // $url = 'non_member';
    }
    

    If else, it will act by default.

  • admin

    Michael, in plugin settings try to turn off plugin CSS. You need to select “Output style” as “List” first. It should display thumbnails as simple list (by default it is vertical, if it’s not set other way in your theme styles). Then you can use selector #related_posts_thumbnails to adjust CSS settings in your theme styles.css file.

  • http://brownsista.com/ Shawna

    I chose “list” and turned off the plugin style and then added this code to my css: .related-posts-thumbnails img {background:#FF1493; border:1px solid #000; padding:4px; margin: 7px;} but the list style remains. The thumnail boder and color styling is correct but how to I get it to show in block style again?

    Thank you :)

  • http://www.scanyourentirelife.com Curtis

    Maria,

    I can’t seem to get your (wonderful) Related Posts plugin to show on my Custom Post Type posts. Even custom post types that I have assigned “regular” post categories to thinking your plugin just needed to see categories attached to them.

    Am I doing something wrong or will it not work (yet) with C.P.T’s?

    Curtis

  • admin

    Hi Curtis, yes this plugin does not work with custom post types.

  • http://www.scanyourentirelife.com Curtis

    Maria,

    Thanks for the reply. Is there a chance you are going to add support for Custom Post Types? They seem to be a be gaining a lot of use now that CPT’ support is built into the WordPress core.

    Thanks, Curtis

  • http://brownsista.com/ Shawna

    Hi again :)

    If anyone who is showing their images block style with their own css can share the code they used I would be most appreciative :)

  • admin

    Curtis, I checked how custom post types are designed in WP, custom post types may support custom taxonomies. This plugin is build around tags and categories. This requires completely rewriting plugin’s functionality and interface may become more complicated. Anyway, if this will be in high demand by users I’ll try my best to do this.

  • http://www.li-an.fr/blog/ Li-An

    It works ! It works ! Thank you a lot :-)

  • Michael

    Hi.
    Thank you.
    I’m still having a problem with the thumbnails generated, because they change their place each time I refresh my page.
    Do you have an idea why ?
    I deleted all the articles I added 6 others but the thumbnails change thier place each time .
    Thks

  • http://www.4usnaturals.com Lilchez1

    My very first post is stickied to the top of my site. I don’t want it to have a related post thumbnail since it is supposed to be an introduction and not a post. The plugin just recently added one thumbnail underneath and it looks dumb. How can I disable it on this post only?

  • admin

    Hi Lilchez1, you can use plugin tag instead of automatic appending. You can use it in your theme under the post with condition if post is not sticky http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/is_sticky

  • admin

    Michael, try using php tag to control your display instead of automatic appending. Use output style as List and turn off plugin CSS to control your display completely.

  • Adam

    hi there,

    First off thank you very much for the plugin! Its nice and simple which is exactly what I am looking for.

    I have a quick question for you: I have gone through the related-posts-thumbnails.php file and have not been able to find what I am looking for so I’m hoping you can help me out.

    I am using List style with styles turned off (using my own CSS for this). As it stands now, the image, post name AND excerpt are all wrapped in tags. I would like to have only the image and title as anchors, and the text as normal text.

    Also, would it be possible to add in a divider above the Related Posts so I can space it down from my main post content a little.

    Any help would be greatly apprectiated!

    Thanks again :)

  • Chetan Patel

    Categories on which related thumbnails will appear. In this parameter you can set on posts from which categories related posts thumbnails will be displayed. Default value is “All”.
    Categories that will appear in related thumbnails. In this parameter you can specify what categories should be shown among related posts thumbnails. Default value is “All”.

    Can you explain me with example? I am confused in this.

  • admin

    Hi Adam, title and excerpt are wrapped around ‘a’ tags at lines 316 – 319, you can remove it there.

  • admin

    Hi Chetan,

    Categories on which related thumbnails will appear. Say if you have not selected category “Sample”, then posts from this category will not have related posts displayed at all.
    Categories that will appear in related thumbnails. Posts from category “Sample” will not appear in related posts section.

  • http://photo-help.com/ Cool Pics

    Hello Maria,

    First of all, thank you very much for your great plugin.

    Sorry for disturbing, but I can’t figure out why thumbs don’t appear on my new site http://photo-help.com/ – example – http://photo-help.com/pro-professional-reviews/cameras/leica-camera/leica-m9-digital-camera-review-video/

    I use the same theme and plugin on different project and everything works perfect – http://domains-for-sale.org/records/most-expensive-domains-names/expensive-domains/

    All plugin settings are the same.

    Can you help with advice?

    Best Regards,
    Igor.

  • admin

    Hi Igor, do posts from new blog have assigned Featured Image? Check out this section for possible problems http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#possible_problems

  • http://photo-help.com/ Cool Pictures

    Hi Maria,

    Thank you very much for your advice. After few manipulations everything started to work.

    One little question, please:
    Now in every thumbs is a big empty space between a picture and a title – http://photo-help.com/pro-professional-reviews/cameras/leica-camera/leica-m9-shutter-sound-video-compared-leica-m8-2/ it seems as images slightly compressed

    Here is a link from my previous post – http://domains-for-sale.org/records/most-expensive-domains-names/expensive-domains/ – and here all titles right below an image.

    Is it Regenerate Thumbnails plugin “issue”? And can anything be done here?

    Thank you for your time!

    Igor.

  • http://www.delimedya.com fatih

    Hi Mary

    I want to thank you for your great work.

    I have a problem that you can help…(Hopefully …)

    I am coding delimedya.com and i want to use “Related Posts Thumbnails” plugin especially for its great speed.

    When i enable the plugin, at the end of every post (before comments) “related posts” appears. But i want to see related posts only in sidebar and after the comments.

    I handle the comments part and sidebar part. But i cant accomplish to get rid of related articles after each post.

    How can i publish “Related Posts Thumbnails” only in sidebar.

    Thanks for your help

  • admin

    Hi Fatih, you can use plugin tag related_posts_thumbnails(); in your theme files to put it anywhere, instead of automatic appending to post content.

  • admin

    Hi Igor, you can select “Output style” and change css settings in your styles.css. You can turn off plugin CSS completely to have more control.

  • http://www.devotionmagazine.se Andreas

    Hello, and thank you for a AWESOME plugin.
    I just have one question – and I’ve searched all over internet for this one…

    How do I exclude a certain tag from the query handled by the plugin?

  • http://www.danbirlew.com Dan

    Hi! Great plugin, it works fantastic. But right now the div is left aligned, and I would prefer it centered under the entry content. I’ve tried inserting the single line code into my single.php with center tags, but it didn’t work. Is there perhaps some line of CSS I could insert into my style.css that would align the div to the center of the entry content? Thanks.

  • http://www.thefreegeorge.com Monica

    So basically how do I get rid of your plug-in, as it won’t deactivate & it’s now created problems with the styling of my entire website. Thanks…

  • admin

    Hi Andreas, you can only exclude certain categories, not tags.

  • admin

    Hi Dan, putting plugin PHP tag inside centered div is the easiest way. Make sure, this tag appears inside wordpress loop, like right after the content. The other way would be turning off plugin CSS styles in plugin interface via Output style and use your own styles to redesign completely.

  • admin

    Hi Monica, you can go to your WordPress “Plugins” page and click on “Uninstall” link near “Related Posts Thumnails” plugin, the same way you remove any other plugin.

  • http://www.thefreegeorge.com Monica

    Hi Mary, Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be working that way. All the problems still remain after I deactivate and Delete it. My background is still gone after I do it, all my borders are gone, your plug in changed all of my fonts to a different font, ie to arial, and now that won’t go away either.

  • http://www.thefreegeorge.com Monica

    I’d really appreciate a response on how to fix this, as your plugin has created multiple issues for me. Thanks…

  • admin

    Hi Monica, this plugin does not change anything in your WordPress, it adds some functionality and if you remove it, all its effects are gone. It only adds some html code with INLINE styles, and removing plugin removes this block. This is true and I tell you this as experienced web developer, your issues are caused by something else.

  • http://www.danbirlew.com Dan

    @Monica, she’s right, the plugin cannot possibly cause this on its own, it would be a conflict between the css of your theme and the default of the plugin, both trying to use the same style classes. Deleting the plugin complete should have allowed the style.css to work as it did before. Go to your theme editor, view style.css and make sure you didn’t accidentally delete some or all of the contents at some earlier point. If you did, just upload the style.css from the theme backup on your computer. If the CSS is still there, then deactivate wp-super-cache briefly (if you are using it), dump the cache on your browser, close your browser and reboot your computer, and view it again. Hope that helps.

    @Maria I was able to get the related posts row and images to appear with the inline code (div style=”margin-left:auto;margin-right:auto;width:97%;”)(?php get_related_posts_thumbnails(); ?)(/div) — replacing parenthesis with bracket, of course but the header does not display, so above it I had to insert (h3 style=”margin-left:auto;margin-right:auto;width:97%;font-size:16px;”)Related Posts:(/h3) — again replacing parentheses with brackets. I recommend including this example in the display section above, since I’ve now seen a lot of people ask the same question over and over.

    Also, I recommend changing the sample CSS in the Display section above, as the sample you have there does not style the row exactly like the default display. I and others would probably appreciate it if your sample CSS styled it the exact same way as the Automatically Append function, and then we could change the colors and such to our liking. I think part of the problem is the sample CSS above is too simple, and people really don’t want to rewrite the entire CSS just to get the display back to what it normally looks like by default (which is much nicer).

    Please understand I mean this in the spirit of being helpful, and I think this will curtain a lot of comments and complaints you get here. ;)

    And I appreciate the help!

  • http://www.euganei.it Luca

    Thank you very much for the plugin. It works great.
    Just a question:
    The relation is set to Category.
    Is it possible, on the widget, to display the category name?

  • admin

    Hi Dan, thanks a lot for your help :) That’s right, centering plugin on page is common question, I should add this to manual. Thanks!

  • admin

    Hi Luca, not through interface. You need to edit plugin code for that and call category after title output, probably on line 328.

  • http://www.delimedya.com fatih

    Thanks for your help Mary.
    It works great

  • http://rakeshnarang.wizardjournal.com Rakesh

    How can i edit the size of thumbnail?

  • admin

    Rakesh, take a look at section “Changing thumbnail size”, I added menu list for navigation on this page.

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  • paul

    Hi, i can’t get this plugin to align to center, my team doesn’t show related posts if i put the code in the loop.

  • http://melimelodemaggot.free.fr Maggot

    Hi Mary,
    I have a display issue with your pluggin… I don’t understand why. (FYI : I’m using the Atahualpa theme in WP 3.0.4)
    I let you see : http://nsa25.casimages.com/img/2011/03/09/110309045937477287.jpg and the wird part is that it’s completly random. In some case it’s on the 1st post, i refresh and it’s gone but reapper in another one..
    Can you help me with that ?
    Thank you !
    Mag

  • http://www.li-an.fr/blog/ Li-An

    I must be blind but I cannot find how to choose “Output style” ???

  • http://www.li-an.fr/blog/ Li-An

    OK, I did find it: choose “List” and delete everything in CSS option. I’m right ? It’s a little unatural.

  • admin

    Hi Paul, I don’t know why the tag is not working, it should work if placed right after content output. You can try Output style as List and turn off plugin CSS completely and use your own styles.

  • admin

    Hi Mag, there is probably conflict with your theme styles. You can try Output style as List in plugin settings. If this does not work, you can turn off plugin css completely and use your own.

  • admin

    Hi Li-An, yes turning off plugin CSS works only with Output style “List”, that is why it becomes available only after you selected “List”.

  • http://melimelodemaggot.free.fr Maggot

    Hi Mary,
    Thank you for your answer. I’ve tried to put the plugin in list and copy your code in my style.css.. But i understand after that your code is for a list display.. can you help me with the code for the same display as block ?
    Thanks

  • http://www.joomlacandy.com JoomlaCandy

    Hi Mary,
    If my images have a caption, the plugin outputs [/caption] at the beginning of the excerpt. If you are fast you can see it here: http://www.ribbingeback.se/?p=268 but I will probably disable it soon if I don’t find a solution.
    Hope you can help me :)

  • Tiziana

    Hi,
    thanks for your plugin related posts thumbs. I’ve two questions. The first is if it’s possible to change the size of the blocks “height and width” to adjust with my template layout. The second one is if it’s possible to show in the list of related post an adsense code like a results and if yes how I can do it. Thanks for you help. Best regards

    Tiziana

  • admin

    Hi Maggot, block style consists of many nested blocks with inline styles and plugin does not allow to turn off CSS with block style and put all styles in stylesheet. It is better to use List style, as it is more compatible with W3 standard.

  • admin

    Hi JoomlaCandy, I was able to reproduce this. Apparently, I need to change the order of shortcode and tags striping on line 354. I added this to fix in future version. Thanks for information.

  • Mark

    Hi Mary

    Have you had any luck in finding a quick solution for the stripping of the image caption tags as mentioned in my January 13 comment (http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/comment-page-10/#comment-2415)?

    Thanks
    Mark

  • admin

    Hi Tiziana, I hope this section can help with sizes question:
    http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#thumb_sizes
    I think you can put adsense after plugin or before, you can use plugin tag for more versatility:
    http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#display

  • admin

    Hi Mark, yes it’s the same problem that JoomlaCandy addressed. I wasn’t able to reproduce it earlier.

  • http://iwrite.ir Ali Assadi

    hello
    first thank you for writing this awesome plugin.
    second i have a question.in most of related post appropriate thumbnails does show but for some post they never appear.and i really confused with that.why some doesn’t appear?

    Thank you
    Ali Assadi

  • baramba

    Hi Mary,
    i hope you can help me. I don’t have images on my thumbnails.
    Here is an example: http://www.mobilecheck.net/2011/03/13/speed-test-im-video-samsung-omnia-7-vs-lg-optimus-7/

    I’m using the Theme Arras but every post have thumbnails. I now that i have some “CHMOD-Problems” on my site because of my hoster. Maybe i have to change CHMOD of any dictionary?
    I hope you can help me.

    Baramba

  • admin

    Hi Ali and Baramba, please check this section http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#possible_problems for possible problems and solutions

  • baramba

    Hi, thank you for your answer but i can’t find the problem.
    Here ist the Developer-Log: http://pastebin.com/ntzpf7C1
    He can’t find the URL but i can set the image to use without any problems: “quick-preview-thumb” I’m using it for my thumbnails on the startscreen, too.

  • http://www.joomlacandy.com JoomlaCandy

    Mary,
    Any chance that you could post the solution for the [/caption] issue?
    Thanks

  • Brian

    Hello!
    I’ve recently changed the setting from automatically append to the post, to using the php tag in the loop.

    I realized shortly afterwards that the title (or Top Text) does not get displayed if you use the php tag.

    Now, I put my own title in the loop, right before I call the related posts plugin, but the problem with this is that it still displays the title even if there is no related post.

    I’d like to display title ONLY if there are related posts to display.

    Can you help me do this? I’m sure I can edit the plugin to do this, I’m just not sure how to do it.

  • admin

    Hi Brian, if you want to change this in plugin code, you can add at line 66:

    $show_top = true;

  • brian

    Thanks so much Mary!
    This plugin is fantastic.

    Now I have one more question for you…

    In addition to displaying the post title below the thumbnail, is it possible to display the category name as well?

    I’ve found the line where it outputs the title (line 320). But I cannot figure out how to display the category name.

    Any ideas?

  • Gerald

    Hello Mary,

    I have a specific need, can you help me please?
    I wondered if it’s possible to get author (with is own link) in Related Posts Thumbnails

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

  • admin

    Hi Brian,

    You can get categories via wordpress function get_the_category. As in the given example:

    <?php
    $category = get_the_category(); 
    echo $category[0]->cat_name;
    ?>
    

    But, this will slow down your page load speed.

  • admin

    Hi Gerald, this requires to change plugin code. You need to get author ID along with other post data (line 168) in SQL query. And then get author link via for example this WordPress function: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/get_author_posts_url

  • Tiziana

    Hi Mary,
    I use a function that automatically show the firs image attach to the post as thumbnail? how do I recognize this function in the related post plugins? I hope you can help me, best regards

    Tiziana

  • http://shanghaistreetstories.com Sue Anne

    Hi Mary,
    I’ve used your plugin before and it’s fantastic. However, using NextGen, the gallery has no thumbnail so I tried to fix it, following your setion on problems/solutions.

    However, now, NO images are showing at all on my posts. Example here: http://shanghaistreetstories.com/?p=2378

    I followed all your instructions, using Generate/ Regenerate Thunbnails and all the thumbnails have bee regenerated.

    I stil don’t know how to solve the problem.

    Please help, am such a fan of this plugin.
    Thanks,
    Sue Anne

  • admin

    Hi Sue, I suppose this plugin does not work with NextGen, I didn’t test it though but I had some reports about this conflict before. Probably NextGen adds additional layer to WP Post-Thumbnails realization. I’ll try to check this, when I have time. Have you tried using Custom Fields option of plugin?

  • http://shanghaistreetstories.com Sue Anne

    Hi Mary! Thanks for the reply!

    Yes, it seems NextGen is incompatible to thumbnails, very frustrating. I may leave a comment on their plugin site to see if anything can be done. Will test out plugin.

    But my other problem still exists. Nothing is showing on my thumbnail in my post, http://shanghaistreetstories.com/?p=2378
    and I’ve tried troubleshooting according to your section on problems etc, still nothing. Can you advice?

    Again, thank you for taking the time to respond!

  • admin

    Sue, does it allow to set post thumbnails manually?

  • http://Shanghaistreetstories.com Sue Anne

    Mary, if I wanted to set post thumbnails manually, are you referring to custom fields? Otherwise, no, I don’t think so. I don’t want to mess with the code.

    Cheers,
    Sue Anne

  • admin

    Sue, you change it on Post Edit page in Featured Image block for each post:
    http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/featured-image-212×500.jpg

  • http://shanghaistreetstories.com Sue Anne

    Thanks for your patience, Mary.

    It seems that my theme does not have “featured image’. Perhaps that is the root of the problem. I do not know anything about code, I suspect I will have to slowly figure that one out.

  • admin

    Sue, you can then use “Custom field” option. Or add “Featured Image” to your theme.

    http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/new-in-wordpress-2-9-post-thumbnail-images/

    Basically, you need to add a couple of code lines to your theme functions.php file if your WP is 2.9+ version. You can edit it on your theme Editor page in WP dashboard. Select Functions file and add the code at the end of it. Save the whole file contents on your computer before changing it in case of problems so you can use backup.

    if ( function_exists( 'add_theme_support' ) ) { // Added in 2.9
    	add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails' );
    	set_post_thumbnail_size( 100, 100, true ); // Normal post thumbnails
    }
    

    Here 100/100 is width/height in px. Then, you’ll be able to see Featured Image block on Post Edit screen.

  • Michael

    Hi.
    Thank you very much for this great plugin !
    It’s wrilly cool,

    Best regards !

  • http://shanghaistreetstories.com Sue Anne

    Mary, I added add_theme_support( ‘post-thumbnails’ ); to the functions file. I figured in related posts, the preset is already at 100x100px, so I don’t need to add the rest of the code you mentioned? Is that fine?

    Mine is WordPress 3.1.

    Success! The Related Posts are now working and look so lovely, your patience has been greatly appreciated. It was my first time adding code, all thanks to you!

  • admin

    Sue, I am glad it worked. If it’s working it’s fine.

  • http://www.juguetesdecoleccion.com Juan Quaglia

    Hi! The plugin is amazing, but sometimes I have a little problem: instead of showing the thumbnails and titles horizontally, the plugin shows them vertically, one on the other. I can send you a screenshot if you give me an e-mail address. Is there any way to solve that?

  • admin

    Hi Juan, you can try to change “Output style” as “List” in plugin settings. If this does not work and plugin styles still conflict with your theme styles, you can turn off plugin’s CSS by changing Output style and use your own CSS options in theme styles file.

  • Nick

    Thanks for the great plugin!

    One thing I couldn’t figure out (but probably very easy solution…): how can I make the text (below the thumbnail) Bold?

  • http://dyniephoto.baremetal.ca/test/ Mike D

    Is there any way for the thumbnails to be displayed in alphabetical order (according to the “Title” of each post)?

    This plugin is aboslutely fantastic by the way. Thank you for your wonderful work.

  • http://whoworeitbetter.co.uk whoworeit

    Hi,

    Thanks for your nice plugin which I have been using for almost 2 years without hassle. Now, I just launched a new website and some of the content on here was imported from a different blog. I installed the related post plugin but I notice that it does not seem to show any thumbnails for any of the posts that was imported from the old blog even though I have even gone as far as to upload new thumbnails for this site.

    Can you please advice me on what I need to tweak in order to get this working. Perhaps my css knowledge is insufficient. Many thanks in advance

  • admin

    Hi Whoworeit,
    Do you see post thumbnails in Featured Image block for each post – probably it was not set up when moving blog? Please also check manual’s section “Possible problems and solutions” – http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#possible_problems
    BTW, I created this plugin in May of last year :)

  • admin

    Mike D, no, they show only in random order.

  • admin

    Hi Nick, as plugin inline styles overwrite CSS settings, the only way to do this would be turning off plugin CSS in use your own styles in theme styles file. Please read here more.
    http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#display_editing

  • http://blog.ruderetro.com Al

    Hi,
    I know I requested this about 6 months ago but I thought I would ask again. Could we get support for custom taxonomies…show thumbs in one taxonomy only? I know this might be tough to add in because everybody’s taxonomies are different but I was wondering if there might be a hack that we could add to the code and edit in our own taxonomies.

    Thanks.

  • brian

    Hi Mary,

    I have a quick question..
    I’m using the top text to display a header above my related posts, but I’m trying to dynamically add the category name to the title.
    Basically I’d like it to say something along the lines of “More posts in [whatever the category is]“.
    I’ve tried entering a php tag in the top text input box, but it is not working….

    Is there a way I can accomplish this by editing the plugin?

    Thanks!

  • admin

    Hi Al, I have this in my ToDo, as well as some other tasks for the next version. This task requires some time, as I need to rewrite core plugin functionality. I hope to get to it next month, right now all my free time I am preparing for exam I need to pass next month.

  • admin

    Hi brian, yes top text may contain only textual data. The title is getting on line 298. You can append category name to it, may be using this function http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/get_the_category by using $post->ID as $id and taking first array element.

  • http://comprotusjuguetes.blogspot.com/ Sebas

    Just FYI I wanted to let you know this is one of the most usefuls plugins I ever used, Im a big fans. You are great, Thanks for all ! – Sebas

  • admin

    Thank you, Sebas

  • http://www.redesignbygrace.com/ Doreen Grace

    Hi,

    I love your plugin and it was working great, but then I installed a Facebook Like button at the bottom too. Now I lost my thumbnails at the bottom of the page. I deleted the Like button plugin, and then uninstalled & reinstalled Related Posts, but still no return of the thumbnails. Thanks for your help.

  • Alan

    I found some of the thumbnails can’t be shown , what should i do ?

  • admin

    Hi Doreen, can you see top text or it was gone also? Try to use plugin tag <?php get_related_posts_thumbnails(); ?> in your theme file right after post.

  • admin

    Hi Alan, there are could be different reasons, depending on your blog and plugin configuration. Please take a look at section “Possible problems and solutions” on plugin homepage http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#possible_problems

  • http://blog.ruderetro.com Al

    That’s great. Good luck in your test. BTW, you should have a donate button.

  • http://www.lazuccamezzapiena.com Daria

    Hi Mary,
    I just moved my blog from WP.com to WP.org and installed your wonderfull plugin, but although it is correctly installed, and activated and I can even modify it, the thumbnails of the related posts don’t appear on the blog, as if the plugin wasn’t there. I contacted the web hosting asking whether it was a server to server connection problem, and they said everything was fine with the server, so I was wondering whether you have any suggestion what the problem could be.
    Thanks a lot,
    Daria.

  • admin

    Hi Daria, please check this section : http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#possible_problems
    If this does not help, please enable developer mode in plugin settings and let me know.

  • http://scienceofmarriageblog.com Jocelyn

    I formerly used linkwithin and although I have deactivated and deleted this plugin…when I activate your plugin it still shows me all the linkwithin links…have I missed something?

  • http://fractalenlightenment.com/ Bhavika

    Hi Mary,

    I am desperately looking for related posts plugin to work, i use Arthemia theme which already has timthumb, tht automatically generates thumbnails, so my problem is how can i get this plugin to work with timthumb. I followed the instructions given above, but thumbnails doesnt show in posts. So i have deactivated the plugin right now, will activate it once it works.

    I was glad tht u are prompt with the replies, unlike other developers, so please help me out here, since I want this to work.:)

    Would really appreciate it! Thanks a lot in advance!

  • admin

    Hi Jocelyn, if you disabled Linkwithin and it is still there, probably you should clear your cache plugin.

  • admin

    Hi Bhavika, with timthumb, you should use “Custom field” option, set correct Custom Field Name and Theme resize URL to your timthumb file: http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#custom_field

  • http://www.MyRideisMe.com pikesan

    Hi Maria,
    I asked about installing your plugin before but wasn’t on the latest build of WP. I finally am! I’m not getting any errors now, but I can’t get any thumbnails to show. I’m using Viva zoom to create my thumbs, I think, but I can’t find the php call for the “custom field”. Did I even say that right? I’m rotten with coding! Thank you very much!

  • admin

    Hi Pikesan, do you have Featured Image block on your post edit screen to set post thumbnail? Or sometimes people use Custom Field under the post to provide thumbnail url. Please check http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#possible_problems

  • sharell

    Just wanted to say thanks so much. This plug-in is the best in its class. I love it!! Very impressive. It perfectly met my needs (unlike some of the others I tried). :-) Keep up the great work.

  • http://www.lazuccamezzapiena.com Daria

    Hi Mary,
    thanks a lot for your answer, now it’s working and it looks great, I also installed “generate post thumbnail” and everything went smoothly. The only thing is that now on each post on top of the main image that I inserted as a full size image I get the featured image as a thumbnail, I suppose if I want to remove that thumbnail from the post I have to do it through the theme editor,it’s just that I’m pretty new in the field and have no clue how to do it. I’m using the “suffusion theme” and if I go to the media.php, I find the follwing string:

    * Retrieves an image if a Native “Featured Image” is attached to the post.
    *
    * @param string $size
    * @return array|bool|string
    */
    function suffusion_get_image_by_post_thumbnail($size = ‘excerpt-thumbnail’) {
    global $post;
    if (has_post_thumbnail()) {
    // Problem with using get_the_post_thumbnail() here is that the image might not be resized correctly, so instead we
    // use wp_get_attachment_image_src, (which is used internally by get_the_post_thumbnail()), and that returns the resized dimensions with the URL.
    $attachment_id = get_post_thumbnail_id($post->ID);
    $img = wp_get_attachment_image_src($attachment_id, $size, false);
    return $img;
    }
    else {
    return “”;

    Do you think this is the correct place to change the parametres? Or am I comletely wrong? Sorry, but it really all sounds pretty new to me!
    Thanks a lot.
    Daria.

  • admin

    Hi Sharell, Thanks! I like it myself on my blogs and going to support it and make better :)

  • admin

    Hi Daria, yes you need to remove it in your theme Editor. In your theme files for Single post “single.php”, or home page “index.php” look for tag, that outputs post thumbnail and remove/comment it. I suppose it’s the name of the given function in your theme. But it seems from your website that you figured this out already.

  • http://www.lazuccamezzapiena.com Daria

    Hi Mary,
    Yes I found the way through the options of the theme settings, because trhough the code I could not find the correct file to change this information. Thanks a lot for your support and for this great plugin.
    Daria.

  • http://www.andreagiavara.com Andrea Giavara

    The best plugin that i ever found!
    You can add the related post WITHOUT add code in the theme!

    A lot of thanks from Italy!! ;-)

  • http://comprotusjuguetes.blogspot.com/ Muñecos He-Man

    Have you tried this on Linux/?

  • admin

    Muñecos, yes

  • admin

    Andrea, thanks!

  • http://www.wildwoodpizzatour.com chris

    Is there any way that to SPECIFY a CATEGORY so that this can be used on a wordpress PAGE? I want to display these post links from a specific category directly on my homepage. Thank you either way.

  • http://lifesadesign.com Tasha

    Hey Mary,

    I want to create a list of related posts for a specific category on my homepage without the posts showing on the main page. I tried to do this but if the category is not on the homepage then the plugin won’t read the posts.

    Basically i want to list 4 thumbnails for my video category in my homepage template regardless if the posts is showing on the page

  • admin

    Tasha and Chris, plugin works only with posts, as it needs to be related to some post, so you can’t call it independently.

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  • http://palitra-vkusov.ru Сергей

    Здравствуйте, Мария!
    На моем сайте установлен популярный плагин галерей NextGen Gallery. В постах одиночные изображения вставляются через короткие коды типа [singlepic id=479 w=500 h=500 float=center]. Наверное, Ваш плагин не воспринимает их как изображения.
    Тогда, в качестве источника миниатюр я пытаюсь указать произвольные поля. В настройках плагина указываю путь до PHP-скрипта: http://palitra-vkusov.ru/wp-content/themes/Snippet/thumb.php При этом миниатюры все равно отказываются отображаться. Что я делаю не правильно?

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  • http://www.ozartsetc.com Guill

    Hi,

    I really want to thank you for this great plugin. I’ve been looking for something like this for weeks and till I get yours nothing worked good. So again let me thank you for this perfect work.

  • admin

    Сергей, название произвольного поля должно быть идентично и в том же кейсе. Если произвольное поле содержит правильный URL картинки, то плагин берет его как он есть. Так как картинок вообще нет, то проблема именно в названии произвольного поля – то есть оно не совпадает с тем, что храниться в базе данных. Если вы включите режим разработчика в настройках плагина, то увидите в HTML исходнике вывод плагина и возможную причину ошибки.

  • admin

    Thanks, Guill!

  • Curt

    Loved the plugin wish the relation based option “Categories and Tags’ would have an option to have the posts sorted by either Tags,Categories or Categories,Tags. I’d like to see all my posts with tags first then categories.
    Thanks for the hard work put in for this free plugin!

  • http://notobelladesigns.com Sara

    Wonderful plugin! I’m so thrilled to find a solution to my problem, that works!!! Thank you so much.

    One quick question – I can’t seem to add a border to just the thumbnail of the related post list – any help?

    A donation will be on it’s way!!!!

    example: http://thebuzzinthecity.com/buzzunder21/biggies-son-co-stars-w-will-ferrell-in-new-movie/

    Thank you in advance!

  • admin

    Hi Sara, you can choose output style as List in plugin settings and turn off plugin CSS. Use CSS in your theme styles file instead. You can take it from here:

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

    Change border to “1px solid black” for “#related_posts_thumbnails img” selector.

  • leelu

    Hi Mary,

    Thank you for this wonderful plugin!

    On your website here, you mentioned that we can call your plugin via shortcode. Could you provide what the shortcode is? (I am aware of the php call you can make by using:
    )

    But if there is a shortcode I can use in the WordPress Edit Post page where I write content, I would love to use that instead.

    Thank you!
    Leelu

  • http://indevelopment Sergio

    Hey Mary;

    Great Plugin! Some questions:

    I’m Brazilian. Some characterers like ã and á are looking ok in the excerpt. Others like ç and é was changed by an ?. A tipiacal UTF8 problem, but I never saw with some characters.

    Second: I dind´t find the shotcodes to use in one unique post…

    Tks

    Sergio

  • artuur

    Hi,

    Like most of us, I really love yours plugin! I just need a little help with image source thing.

    Since I have been using Dean’s FCKEditor I also upload images using that plougin but as a reason images are not displayed in Related Posts Thumbnails plugin.

    I think that the reason is that images are now beeing stored in directory wp-content/uploads/images . Do you think you could help me with this?

    Thanks in advance :-)

  • artuur

    It is me again :) – my blog is http://nafejsie.pl/ . As you can see, some older entries display images because they were made using WordPress native upload functionality.

  • http://www.happinessplunge.com Adam Pervez

    I really love this plug-in. It didn’t take me long to get it configured under Thesis and is infinitely more customizable than Linkwithin, which is what I was using before. I like how I can add my own background color, font family, etc. Again, thanks a million for this and keep up the great work!

  • admin

    Leelu, the shortcode is related-posts-thumbnails

  • admin

    Hi Sergio, thanks for this info. Default php string manipulation functions does not take encoding into account, so the code may cut the excerpt in the middle of some character and return ? instead. I am gonna to add support for multibyte string, if it’s turned on, as it is done in core WP, but it is not default PHP extension. You may consider to use function overloading in your PHP configuration http://www.php.net/manual/en/mbstring.overload.php as this will solve this problem with other possible plugins.
    The shortcode is related-posts-thumbnails
    Again thanks for information about encoding problem.

  • admin

    Hi Artuur, do you use Featured Image block on Post Edit screen to set post thumbnail? It’s the best approach to specify post thumbnail. This way plugin gets this Featured Image as specified without any post processing for image URL, which may not always work correctly.

  • admin

    Adam, thanks for your feedback!

  • http://sonyalynndesigns.com Sonya

    The related posts won’t show up on the home page. When I click on “older posts” all those posts will show the related posts… so How do I get this to show up on the home page? –> http://www.readysetsuperpet.com

  • admin

    Hi Sonya,
    1) make sure you unset “Show on single posts only”
    2) Try using plugin tag in your theme to call it directly http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#display
    3) make sure it goes inside the Loop http://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop

  • http://sonyalynndesigns.com Sonya

    Thank you Mary! I figured it out! User error! the first post on the home page didn’t show related posts, because there weren’t any. when I switched to “random post” it worked!

  • http://blog.ruderetro.com Al

    Love the update to include taxonomies. It is great to finally have relevant links on my posts. Thanks very much. [Sent small donation.]

    I don’t know how much you are going to develop this plugin but I have a few other things on my wishlist. The top priority for me though is to make my links even more relevant. At the moment it seems that any tag makes it a related post but I think it would be much better if posts with more than one similar tag had more likelihood of being the related post. Just in case I am not being clear I will give and example.

    Post A tags: apple, banana, farm

    Post B tags: apple, PC, computer

    Post C tags: apple banana, fruit

    Imagine for a second that there is only one related post allowed. I think in the current algorithm both Post A and Post B could be displayed as related post to Post A but I think it would be better than Post C only be displayed as it has two matching tags and Post B only has one making Post C more relevant. (Yes, I am long-winded.)

    The other thing on my wishlist is to be able to have two separate related posts on one post. For example if it was a Movie database we could show related posts of actors in one row and directors in another.

    I know you are busy but I am curious as to what you think of those ideas regardless of whether you have the time or inclination to implement them.

    And thanks again. I was so happy to see that taxonomies were included in the update.

  • admin

    Hi Al,
    I am glad you liked the update and thanks for donation. I know what you mean by more relevant. Now plugin takes as relevant any post that has at least one tag on common. The good part of this is that it makes one fast database request without grouping and ordering. But I can add this as an option.
    The other thing – two related posts with different options probably can be done by customizable shortcode, which I was going to add in future.

  • http://blog.ruderetro.com Al

    That’s great. Thanks for the reply. I look forward to the updates. I have another idea although it is not something I am thinking about at the moment but I think many people might be interested. The ability to exclude certain terms from being used to determine relationships.

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  • http://zombieflashgame.net/ rod

    Installed it but when I click related posts settings it shows the dashboard but i can’t see the plugin settings.

  • http://www.wordlesstech.com Agis Fasseas

    Hi
    This is a very nice plugin!
    Please inform me how to pout 4 thumbnails instead of 3.
    How can I change the width of thumbnails?
    Thank you
    Agis

  • Маша

    Помогите, пожалуйста. Уже везде поменяла шрифт, все равно показывает Arial. И не понимаю, где поменять размер миниатюр. У меня показываются гигантские

    http://www.dietplan.ru/korr/med-massage/

    Помогите, пожалуйста. Где вообще стили-то этого плагина?

  • admin

    Hi rod, can you access it by the link: BLOG_URL/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=related-posts-thumbnails ? May be you don’t have sufficient rights.

  • admin

    Hi Agis,
    1) you can set it on plugin settings page: “Number of similar posts to display” option
    2) If you are using thumbnails source as post thumbnails, and selected “thumbnail” as size, it takes your WordPress configured size, that you can change on “Media” page and regenerate thumbnails. Check this out too: http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#thumb_sizes

  • admin

    Привет Маша,

    Опции плагина находятся в разделе Параметры> Related Posts Thumbs
    1) Опции стиля позволяют менять стиль. “Стиль шрифта” задает шрифт.
    Там же некоторые другие опции стиля. Если этого недостаточно, можно выбрать Опции вывода – Список и Отключить стили плагина полностью. Тогда будет выводится HTML UL список без стилей с id = #related_posts_thumbnails, который можно полностью задизайнить. Тут больше информации – http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#display_editing

    2) При настройках по умолчанию, плагин использует размер “thumbnails”, который создается самим WordPress. Этот размер меняется в разделе “Медиафайлы” – Размер миниатюры.
    Так же можно задать свой собственный размер в теме вордпресса. Вот тут описано как http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/new-in-wordpress-2-9-post-thumbnail-images/ и указать в настройках плагина его в опции “Название миниатюры”.
    В любом случае после изменения размера в Медиафайлах или добавления нового размера нужно прогнать плагин http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/

  • Маша

    Спасибо за ответ. Размер уменьшила во вкладке Медиафайлы. Но у меня половина миниатюр просто не показывается. Я не понимаю, по какому принципу он показывает или не показывает, потому что на сайте есть загрузка картинок, из последней загруженной формируются уменьшенные копии для анонсов, я не понимаю, почему он их не ставит в related posts.

    Раньше для некоторых показывал картинку по умолчанию. После того, как уменьшила размеры, половину вообще не показывает. Смотрите

    http://www.dietplan.ru/hudet/bananovaya-dieta-na-3-dnya/

    Смотрите сами

  • admin

    Маша, судя по HTML коду плагин пытается вставить картинку размером 100×100. Это то что вы хотите? Но таких картинок такого размера у вас на блоге нет. Например, http://www.dietplan.ru/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2009_04_13-Cucumber1.jpg есть, а его варианта 100×100 нет http://www.dietplan.ru/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2009_04_13-Cucumber1-100×100.jpg

    Вы прогнали плагин http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/ после изменений настроек медиафайлов?

  • Ravi

    Hi,
    The plugin is not showing all thumbnails for all the related posts. Sometimes it shows thumbnail for just one post and sometimes it shows for none.
    Please help to solve the problem.
    Thanks.

  • admin

    Hi Ravi, please take a look at section possible problems and solutions: http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#possible_problems

  • Uche

    Hi and thanks for definitely the best related posts plugin

    Is there a away to deselect thumbnails in themes? I want to manually insert the php in my single posts template where it will use post thumbnails but in my mobile themes set it to exlude thumbs. Maybe say: get_related_posts_thumbnails(‘list’);

    Do you see what I mean? i.e. manually select whether it displays the thumbs or not depeneding on where I’m inserting it

    TIA

  • http://www.gospelebooks.net Jeremy

    I’ve selected to sort my related posts by “Categories and Tags”. However, I’ve noticed the tags are never taken into consideration. When I switch it to categories only, it does that. When I do tags only, it does that. But with categories and tags it only ever matches the categories.

  • http://www.healthnfitnesscare.com/ Ravi

    Hi,
    As suggested in the above link, I have run the “Generate post thumbnails” plugin, but the problem still remains there.
    Any advice to overcome the problem would be much appreciated.
    Thanks.

  • admin

    Hi Uche, plugin does not support it, you can use your own php code around get_related_posts_thumbnails(); like put it in IF statement for example.

  • admin

    HI Ravi, can you see Featured Image for each post? Were they generated properly? Please enable developer mode in plugin and let me know the link.

  • admin

    Hi Jeremy, when you set “Categories and Tags” it takes posts either with the same category or with the same tag or both. So you can have posts with similar category but different tags.

  • http://www.gospelebooks.net Jeremy

    ^Oh, I was hoping for it require both. Is there any way to make it do that so it must be in the same category and share the same tag?

  • http://www.wordlesstech.com Agis Fasseas

    Hi
    If I change the size from my Traction theme, then there are no images at the plugin.
    Also I noticed that from 19/5 there are no images at the plugin. The same happens to all the posts that I updated since then, with new photos.
    http://wordlesstech.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Screen-shot-2011-05-24-at-00.52.40-1.png
    Thank you for supporting me
    Agis

  • http://www.wordlesstech.com Agis

    Hi
    I think I fix it!
    I went to: Traction theme editor/ Traction-extend.php/define image sizes
    add_image_size( ‘index-thumb’, 175, 150, true );
    chage it to
    add_image_size( ‘index-thumb’, 150, 150, true );
    Regenerate Thumbnails.
    It worked!
    Thank you
    Agis

  • http://www.healthnfitnesscare.com/ Ravi

    Hi Mary,
    Thanks for reverting.
    How do I check the featured image for each post? Yes, the developer mode has been enabled. You may check it.

  • admin

    Jeremy, no, I didn’t implement this as it requires nested database queries.

  • admin

    Hi Ravi, you need to set Featured Image for your posts. Here is a screenshot: http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/featured-image.jpg
    If there is no Featured Image plugin is trying to get image from post body and sometimes it can’t find the right size for it. So the best is to provide Featured Image.

  • http://wordlesstech.com/ Agis

    Hello!
    I am trying to center the thumbnails but I am not sure where to put the code:

    Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you very much.

  • http://www.actinguparts.com/wp baz

    Hello is there a way that I can extend this so that the hover action changes the thumb to a second defined custom field? or overlays a css block as can be seen in http://www.commonwealthclub.org/ in their jcarousel footer

  • http://brktime.com Catalin

    Hello all, i would like some assistance if possible. I’m using the Simple Post Thumbnails by Press75.com. The image thumbnail loop in gallery php is ID, 180, 150); ?> and in single page is ID); ?>. When i post i use a special field for uploading pictures (no custom field) provided by Simple Post Thumbnails. Related Posts Thumbnails works fine except the thumnails which i don’t know how to insert. Any ideea where to start or how to do it?

  • http://brktime.com Catalin

    oh, the code got cut the first was p75GetThumbnail($post->ID, 180, 150); and the second get_thumbnail($post->ID)

  • http://buyordiy.com Kim

    Your related posts plugin is the BEST. I tried YARRP and another (forgot the name) and couldn’t get them to work right. Yours worked perfectly and easily the first time out. I need to find out how to reduce the space between the title and thumbnails, but I’m sure it won’t be a problem. Thank you!!! Will leave a 5-star rating on WP site.

  • Frank McClung

    Just a fantastic job on this plugin. I am having one small problem with the text titles under the thumb images–the text seems to render ‘ and & as html codes rather then their equivalent. See example here:

    http://svgcuts.com/47blogdev/st-patricks-day-svg-card.htm

    Any thoughts on what a fix might be?

  • admin

    Agis, center output is here: http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#center_output
    You put this code in your theme files, like single.php

  • admin

    Hi Baz, you can turn off plugin CSS completely: http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#display_editing
    And use your own CSS and javascript.

  • admin

    Hi Catalin, what do you mean except thumbnails you don’t know how to insert? Do you use Featured Image block if provided by your theme? http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/featured-image.jpg

  • admin

    HI Kim, you can select Output style as List on plugin settings and add some CSS settings in your theme styles file. For example,
    #related_posts_thumbnails span {margin-top: 0px}
    You can also turn off plugin CSS completely and use your own CSS.

  • admin

    Hi Frank, I can see what’s the problem -some blogs are using encoded strings some are not. I’ll add a fix to it in the next version, probably via an option. Right now I can tell you how to fix this in plugin code for your blog. It’s line 361 of related-posts-thumbnails.php file, you can find it in Plugins>Editor. You can remove “htmlspecialchars(” and one closing parenthesis “)”. This will disable encoding of text. Backup plugin code in case of problem before changes.

  • http://brktime.com Catalin

    No Mary, i’m not, i’m using the plugin provided by the theme (the one called “Simple Post Thumbnails”). As you can see i don’t have Featured image (altough i disabled most of my plugins) it still won’t show up…

    http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/727/usinga.png

  • admin

    Catalin, I can see you are using custom field Thumbnail. You can set it as thumbnails source in plugin options.

  • http://brktime.com Catalin

    Yes, that’s how i ended up doing, but i thought i could find an easy way out and use the simple post thumbnails thingy since all my posts have thumbnails like this (over 1000). So now i set up to use Custom Field and copied all the picture links from Simple Post to Custom Field manualy and put a limit on how way back the Related Plugin queries.

    Thanx anyway for the help. Great plugin !

  • http://ebon-sky.com/2011/05/what-is-ebon-sky-com/ What is ebon-sky.com?

    [...] Related Posts Thumbnails -  Showing related posts thumbnails under the post. [...]

  • http://linuxbsdos.com finid

    Any chance of adding a slider feature to this plugin?

  • http://www.tvqc.com/ Jeff

    greath plugin! the only little issue is that related post are not very related to the actual post :(

  • admin

    Hi Finid, I am not going to add slider feature to the plugin.

  • mw

    I am using elegant themes “aggregate theme” When i make a post i insert an image. When i look at my post it has a thumbnail not only in the intro to the post which is normal–but in the actuall full layout of the post as well. So when you open up my lets say a category and click on a post you see a thumbnail and the intro texct to the post–so you click on that to read the full post–when that opens you see a thumbnail on the top to the left and then the regular size image. All i want in the fiull post is the full size image. this is so frustrating. Please help.

  • http://genesisproject.org Paul

    Hello. Thank you for this great plugin.

    One problem: I use Nextgen galleries / individual photos for some of my posts, thus your plugin doesn’t pick up on them to use them as a thumbnail. I found somewhere that someone suggested to add this to the code:

    // Added by MK for nextgen gallery support.
    $image = nggdb::find_image(substr($post_thumbnail_id, 4));
    $url = $image->cached_singlepic_file(150, 150, ‘crop’);

    I pasted it in there but it caused some error. Could you please tell me how/where to paste this in? Basically I’d like to simply add the functionality, if the plugin can’t find a wordpress gallery photo, that it will search, detect, and use the nextgen gallery/photo.

    Thank-you so much!

  • http://hhhhound.com/ dog

    Hi Mary- Thanks for the cool plugin! I’ve had it installed for awhile now, but the last update has made all my thumbnails line up vertically, one over the other. Prior to this, I had the thumbnails lined up both horizontally and vertically which is how I would like to have it. I’ve looked at all the settings but can’t figure it out. What am doing wrong? Thanks!!
    http://hhhhound.com/2010/12/patrick-hoelck/

  • admin

    Hi Paul, I am not sure where to paste this code, as I don’t know it. At this moment the plugin does not support compatibility with Nextgen, I am planing to take a closer look at this before next version.

  • admin

    Hi dog, try different Output styles, like Block vs List. Turning off and on plugin styles. Using your own styles in theme styles file. I am not sure how this can affect, I didn’t change design in last release. But you can check and get any version here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/download/

  • http://hhhhound.com/ dog

    Thanks Mary, I think its all figured out now.

  • http://www.webvidya.net ProfBala

    Your plugin is the best related posts plugin – I have checked out almost everyone that is available. Just a question on “top text” when “auto” is disabled. You had asked to insert this in the loop manually. But, then it will appear whether or not related posts are available. Is it possible to output top Text only if related posts exist, through a conditional statement? Shall be thankful if you can indicate the code to be put. Thanks and regards.

  • http://www.katorz.fr/2011/06/22/les-extensions-wordpress-du-katorz/ Les extensions Wordpress du Katorz | Katorz'

    [...] Rela­ted Posts Thumb­nails : Affi­cher des articles en rela­tion. Aller sur le site de l’extension [...]

  • admin

    Hi ProfBala, I see this is not the correct work, I’ll try to fix it. Thanks for feedback.

  • http://www.webvidya.net ProfBala

    Thanks, Mary. just one more thing. The related posts appear after the post, but before the post pagination (my post is multi-pages) – whether I use “auto” or manually place the code in the loop in “single.php” just after the post. Whereas, it should appear after the pagination. Any ideas to correct this? Thanks again.

  • admin

    ProfBala, usually, there is a tag in theme to show where to put paginaton http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_link_pages
    So I guess, you need to put it after wp pagination tag.

  • Magrao

    Hello, great plugin, I’m using this for a two months.
    but now I changed my theme to Graphene and I have some problems with
    http://i55.tinypic.com/2meyi53.jpg
    Do you know how do I put a hr line before your plugin?

    Or in title like: http://i55.tinypic.com/9r0hg7.jpg

    sorry about that, my english is not good
    thanks in advance

  • admin

    Magrao, use your own CSS http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#display_editing
    I guess you can do that by setting border-bottom to title.

  • http://www.runawayguide.com Leif Harum

    Hi Mary, this plugin is brilliant! My site has drastically improved. Thank you. I was wondering how to disable the plugin on certain pages. Is there a code I can paste into the page? Also, when I set the amount of posts from 4 to 5, it goes from all 4 horizontal at one level to 4 at one level and 1 right below it. There is ample space thats why I am confused why the thumbnails don’t just continue horizontally across on the same line/level.
    Thanks in advance,
    best regards,
    Leif

  • http://www.business-in-site.com Karen

    Hello,
    I’m trying out your plugin on a site I’m currently building, and it seems to be working really great & no conflicts/problems that interfere with anything as far as I can see, but I just thought I’d let you know of an error message I see when I click on the ” relation based on: Custom” option in the plugin settings – it says:
    Warning: in_array() [function.in-array]: Wrong datatype for second argument in /XXXX/XXXX/XXXX/XXXX/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php on line 753
    /> category Warning: in_array() [function.in-array]: Wrong datatype for second argument in /XXXX/XXXX/XXXX/XXXX/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php on line 753
    /> post_tag Warning: in_array() [function.in-array]: Wrong datatype for second argument in /XXXX/XXXX/XXXX/XXXX/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php on line 753
    /> post_format

    The theme installed is NewsPro byGabfire, and the site is using WordPress v3.1.3, if that helps.
    By the way, I have a suggestion for later versions – it would be great if the widget could be styled independently, so eg: widget in list format & the on-page version in the block format…

  • admin

    Hi Leif,
    you can use plugin tag in your theme files with any conditions
    get_related_posts_thumbnails();
    and turn off automatic appending.
    You can turn off plugin CSS (choose Output style as List) and then you can use your own CSS to design ouput
    http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#display_editing

  • http://www.viendamaria.com Vienda

    I love the concept however for some reason the plugin isn’t doing it’s thing. I’ve downloaded it, activated it and adjusted the settings however to no avail.

    Any solutions would be most appreciated please!

  • http://www.magvoyages.com ikalangita

    Just remark,
    If you want display first image inside post, and it’s not shown, just change line (266) to this :

    preg_match_all( ‘||i’, $post->post_content, $matches );

    to this

    preg_match_all( ‘//i’, $post->post_content, $matches );

  • admin

    Hi Vienda, there are different problems may occur depending on your settings. Please check this:
    http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#possible_problems

  • http://theoceanista.com Sam

    Please help. I am using WordPress with thesis theme. In order to get thesis to show images on the home page, I need to type the url of the image into the Post image box below the post–it is not a custom field but something built into the thesis post form. However when I do this, related posts won’t take that image and make it a thumbnail. Please advise how I can get it to do that when the post itself does not have an image within it, it is just in the post image form.

  • admin
  • Malfouf

    Hello,
    first of all, thank you for this amazing plugin, I love it. You did a great job !
    My question is from someone who is a newbie in using plugins.
    The related products appear at the end of my post, but before others functionnalities like the price or the “add to basket”.

    I would like to put it after those functionnalities and understood that i have to copy the php : . But considering i am a newbie, i have no idea where i am supposed to put it? Which file ? Product.php from my theme ? thank you very much for any help

  • admin

    Hi Malfouf, yes, you need to use plugin tag <?php get_related_posts_thumbnails(); ?> in your theme files to put it in a place you want. Theme files can be different. Most commonly single.php is used for single posts, index.php for the main page. If it is a product.php then it is something different. I suggest you to ask your theme developer where you can put this tag.

  • http://www.samanthagale.net.au Sami

    Hi love your plugin and hoping you can hlep me. I’m using a genesis based theme and although I have been able to get it to insert the custom field thumbnail entry, I cannot get it to resize. I have looked everywhere for the script location with no luck. Are you able to assist? Thank you.

  • admin

    Hi Sami, for resizing you need to provide your theme’s resizing URL. You can check how to get it from your images URL here:
    http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#custom_field

  • expressioniste

    Hi Maria, thanks for this great plugin, I love it.
    I have a question for you. I want thumbnails only in the sidebar widget, not under the post. which way I have to turn automatic appending ? Since nothing happen when I do that from the settings screen. Is there a line I could remove somethere ? ;) please let me know. Thanks.

  • expressioniste

    Finally found to resolve my problem. Had to use the “nrelate” plugin which offer the same option to turn off automatic append below the post. It worked for it, then I desactivated it and reactivated “related post thumbnails” working now like a charm ! :)

  • http://www.ahmedabdelhamid.com/arblog Ahmed AbdelHamid

    Hi…
    is it possible to use the plugin like a “short-code” ?

    I want to embed it inside a “page” not a “post”
    so that it lists in “nodes” some specific “category”

    is that possible?

  • http://acceso-directo.com Cecilia

    Fantastic plugin!! Also great info here on how to tweak and modify things, got everything I needed, thank you so very much :)

  • admin

    Ahmed, yes [related-posts-thumbnails]
    You can specify post types also in plugin settings

  • kcube

    its not working. i followed you instructions for thesis.
    i am using thesis and all my images are from blogspot.

  • http://www.ahmedabdelhamid.com/arblog Ahmed AbdelHamid

    can you provide one sample of the shortcode : [related-posts-thumbnails]
    with options ?
    how to set the category? the output style? etc?
    what are the allowed variables?

  • http://www.ahmedabdelhamid.com/arblog Ahmed AbdelHamid

    I’ve tried as well the shortcode directly [related-posts-thumbnails]
    in a “page” but with not output. I have tried adding a category= xxx
    but still nothing coming out…. any suggestions?

  • Kelly

    Can you tell me how I can remove the white text block? I just want a 5px padding around each thumbnail, but I can’t figure out how to do it. Can I do that just using the Block output style, or do I need to use Lists output style and do all my own custom CSS? Thank you!

  • admin

    Hi Kelly, you can’t do that with Block style, you need to use List style and your own CSS.

  • http://leolteano.hostei.com/blog/wordpress/ L.E.Olteano

    Hey!
    I really really love your plugin, and it was working like clockwork before yesterday. Now, what I did yesterday is I upgraded to WP 3.2.1. (which I’m sure doesn’t conflict with your plugin), and I installed another plugin that provides my blog with a lot of shortcodes, it’s called Shortcodes Ultimate. I have a feeling that’s conflicting with your awesome plugin somehow, because if the output option was set to Blocks, the one that I wanna use, it displayed them in list form, with all the set options.

    I’m sure it’s got to do with the output part of the plugin, because I tried the List option and pasted the code in my theme CSS and indeed, the thumbnails are showed up in list form. Only I want to set them to be displayed in Blocks, can you help me out with the settings in CSS for them to be shown up as Blocks?

    Thanks a lot!

  • http://leolteano.hostei.com/blog/wordpress/ L.E.Olteano

    Ok, scratch that, I noticed you had the basic CSS settings put up; but I’ve got a few things I cann’t figure out about it.
    Like, when using the style+basic blocks CSS, under the post title there’s this blank space and the right border stretches lower for some post thumbnails when hovering over them with the mouse.
    Is there a way to get rid of that blanks space there, under the post title? In the Plugin options I’ve set:
    Excerpt maximum length to 0

    and it worked when I used the Block display option, only the titles showed up, border equal for all thumbnail posts, hover or not.

    Is there a way to get back to that lovely situation through CSS instructions? If so, what would they be?

    *sigh*
    Sorry for being such a bother :(

  • johnny

    The name of this plugin is misleading. Should rename this plugin to “Random Post” plugin. This plugin does not show related posts at all. Sorry. Back to using YARPP. I do still use this plugin to display my random post though, thanks.

  • admin

    Hi L.E.Olteano, adjusting “Text block height” to smaller number should help to get rid of white space.

  • admin

    Hi johny, plugin takes posts within the same category or tags, that’s why it is called related.

  • Spawnie

    Hi there,

    pretty cool plugin :)
    I would like to add more than one block of thumbnails… actually I show 8 thumbs under each post with the standard autoimplement…
    I also would like to add 4 above the post… is that possible in any way?

    Best regards

  • admin

    Hi Spawnie, you can edit “Number of similar posts to display” option.

  • Spawnie

    Hi Mary,

    thanks for your fast reply :)
    I know that – but I want to show 4 posts before the content and 8 after – then maybe another 8 at the side (2rows 4columns).
    Actually it looks like its only possible to show one block of similar posts – maybe thats an idea for a next version to make multible blocks with different settings :)

  • admin

    Spawnie, you can also try using plugin tag and shortcode to put it where you like.

  • Spawnie

    Hi Mary,

    but that would still show 8 posts right?
    Or is there a way to limit the number of posts to be shown in shorttag?
    Im kind of a n00b with this stuff – so need more adavanced help ^^

  • admin

    Spwnie, right, I didn’t realize you need different settings. I have such request to customize each tag, I don’t know yet if I am going to implement this.

  • Spawnie

    I just donated $15 because your plugin is really cool and will donate another $35 if ever you implement the feature for multi-customize :)

    Please keep me updated :)

  • http://fashiontk.com Glynnis

    I love this plugin–thanks so much for developing it! I’m experiencing one problem with it though: it won’t display my actual blog post pictures, just the default image. How do I change that?

  • http://nomoremindgames.de/ Jakob Maragnoli

    Hi Mary,

    your plugin rocks and is really a beauty :). But is there any way to display the related articles not among one another but side by side, parallel, to each other.

    thank you so much !!!

  • http://euterpe.blog.br/ Leonardo

    Hi, Maria.

    Is this plugin working on WordPress 3.2.1 or the one before 3.2.1? I’m not getting it to work in my blog (http://euterpe.blog.br/) and don’t know very well from where to start (I’ve already turned on “Developer mode”).

    Thanks!

  • http://euterpe.blog.br/ Leonardo

    Sorry, Maria! I’m already editing it here. Thanks! :)

  • http://www.lafilledurock.com Morgane F

    Hi Mary,

    thank you so much for this plug-in that really feat my needs.
    Unfortunatly the images doesn’t appear, I only have the text (whereas each post gets an image).

    My theme do support post-thumbnails feature as there are some on the home page…
    COuld you help me ?

    Thank you so much in advance.

  • Yana

    Здравствуйте, Мария.
    Можно по-русски?
    спасибо вам за прекрасный плагин, но при его использовании у меня возникла проблема: я не могу попасть в настройки плагина – вместо них открывается пустая страница. Мне же необходимо исключить некоторые рубрики из списка тех, откуда берутся related posts. Подскажите, пожалуйста, в чем может быть проблема и как (в случае, если мне не удастся добраться до настроек) прописать исключение рубрик?

  • http://www.forstcast.waldradio.de Johann

    Hi,

    tnx for the top plugin.

    Question: I wish to exclude teh Related Posts Thumbnails when printing the post. But there ist no css-class or id to tell the print.css for display:none.
    Can you say me, how i can add a css-class ind the output?

    thnx very much
    greetings from Munic!
    Johann

  • http://www.forstcast.waldradio.de Johann

    again …
    I found your solution for most of my first post ( July 27, 2011 at 1:02 am) in your super description :-)
    Only the header has no class or id, so I cant manupulate it.

    have a nice time
    johann

  • http://www.forstcast.waldradio.de Johann

    again again:
    I solved it in the backend of Related Posts Thumbnails by coding at “Oberer Text:”

    bye
    joahnn

  • http://www.koimoi.com/ Vikrant

    i activated the plugin and select ‘custom field’ as the thumbnail source with the custom field name being ‘entry-preview’.

    but i cannot see any image. Only the post titles are displayed.

    can anybody please help so that i can get the plugin running properly.

  • admin
  • admin
  • admin

    Hi Morgane, please check this http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#possible_problems if this does not help enable developer mode and let me know

  • admin

    Яна, какая у вас версия WordPress? Единственное что плагин проверяет это наличие достаточных прав для администрирования блога

  • admin

    Hi Vikrant, please enable developer mode and let me know.

  • Yana

    Мария, версия WordPress у меня 2.9.
    А права у меня вроде бы максимальные – никогда проблем не возникало по этому поводу.

  • admin

    Яна, оказалось, что проблема действительно есть, а именно не в совместимости версий плагина 1.3 и WP 2.9. В WP 3.0 были представлены новые функции, которые я использую в плагине, но в документации WP это не отражено. Я сейчас загрузила измененную версию плагина 1.3.1, в ней должна заработать админка.

  • Yana

    Ура, Мария, спасибо огромное, установила новую версию – открылись настройки!

  • http://luckypony.co.za shane

    Thanks for a brilliant plugin.

    I have just imported all my blog posts from a previous blog but the images and everything are still hosted on the original server.

    Is it possible to tell the plugin to go take the thumbnail from the original post on the old server?

    BUT then I also need it to know when to use a thumbnail from a new post on the new server…

    I know its a lot to ask!

  • http://luckypony.co.za shane

    My apologies, “generate thumbnails” has done the trick!

  • Woh

    Hey,

    I just wanted to say thanks for the brilliant plugin. It looks & works great, and the “Include only posts after” option is awesome. Thx again and all the best!

  • http://Www.themacandcheesechronicles.com Lorri

    Great plug-in! Just one problem, it does not always show a thumbnail, even if that post has a picture. Most of the time it does use a picture, other times it just has a blank space. I’m not talking about the default graphic when the pst has no picture.

  • http://wwww.theshirtlist.com/ Al

    Hi,
    I was wondering if you could add a css wrapper to the plugin for easy styling. I know that it can be done by putting the php tag in the Loop of your theme but I think it would be better to use it with the automatic appending.

  • http://easy-life.sabza.org Noumaan Yaqoob

    Does this plugin generates related posts by running a query for each post every time it is displayed?

    For example if I add this on my blogs main page with 8 posts, will it run queries on database 8 times to match related posts?

    The problem is I have a lot of visitors on my website around 20K pageviews per day. A plugin that runs so many queries will slowdown my website.

    Is there a workaround to this issue?

  • admin

    Hi Al, yes I’ll probably add this in the next version

  • http://wwww.theshirtlist.com/ Al

    Awesome! Thanks.

  • admin

    Hi Lori, probably at some point the size of thumbnails has changed. Then you need to use regenerate thumbnails plugin. Please check the section possible problems and solutions on this page.

  • admin

    Hi Nouman, the script runs for every post. Turning on plugin for single page only will result in less queries. You can see the plugin execution time by turning on developer mode in settings and see it in debugging information after plugin in HTML source of your page.

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  • http://w-script.com Mike

    Just let you know, in order to get this plugin work on my site I had to comment out line 243 and 244 with strpos and substr of url with wp-content. My urls in custom field are simply exact and do not need this. I would make this a on/off feature (so we could disable it in settings).

    I have many news posts on my blog, too, so relative time including of posts would be great (like include only posts newer than…years, …months, …days, …hours and this “time rule” is applied to categories…(write IDs and commas here)).

    Other things are just great!!!

  • http://www.themacandcheesechronicles.com Lorri

    I tried a regenerate thumbnails plugin and it did not help. Some posts still show no thumbnail even if there is a picture in the post. Some posts show the default thumbnail even if there is a picture in the post. Some posts work correctly.

  • http://CinemAIDS.com Christian

    Hi, I’m having a bit of a problem. I set the plugin to show my medium sized thumbnails in “block” display and it displays my thumbnail exactly the way I’d like it to, as a small 300×96 banner, but the border is still 300×300. Is there any way to change that border size?

  • http://www.kansir.net Kan

    this is a great plugin indeed. it provides nearly full functions which are easy to use.

    just one suggestion for the function:
    designated related post in single post (of course, others using automatic as same as existing)

  • admin

    Hi Mike, thanks for suggestions. I’m going to check URL formation. I am not sure about the feature of defining start date for each category. In theory you can put all unwanted posts in some hidden category and exclude it from plugin’s use.

  • admin

    Christian, are all your thumbnails with the size 300×96? What size of thumbnails set in your Media settings of wordpress? You can try to change it there, plugin takes the size from wordpress settings.

  • http://gqtrippin.com Gerard

    Love the plug-in so far!

    Simple question:
    How do I change default title of the widget?
    Right now it is “Related Posts”.
    I want to change it to: “You might also like:”

    I tried editing this:
    */
    class RelatedPostsThumbnails {
    /* Default values. PHP 4 compatible */
    var $top_text = ‘You might also like:’;

    But that didn’t work. Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    -
    Gerard

  • http://CinemAIDS.com Christian

    Works perfectly now, I just had a few settings off. Thanks for the help with your excellent plugin!

  • vinod

    Hi,
    Nice plugin working good. But i am using Custom Field Matrix for the purpose. That image not showing in related post. Can you please help me.

  • http://www.myhealthiestlife.com Noelle

    Hello. I really like the plugin and just installed it on my site. I am wondering what I am doing wrong, that underneath each individual post, i have 2 “Related Posts” lists. One shows up as a horizontal list with thumbnails, the other shows up as a list of Blocks with thumbnails. I only want to show the Blocks list…how can I do this. I have tried everything. Thanks! Here is what I mean. Here is a link to my site: http://www.myhealthiestlife.com/?p=3372

  • admin

    Noelle, because you have two different Related posts plugins. Disable the other one to leave only one.

  • admin
  • admin

    Gerard, on your widgets configuration page, you can edit Title.

  • http://www.myhealthiestlife.com Noelle

    Oh my gosh, you’re right! I can not believe this. Thank you so much for getting back. I thought I had deleted that one! I actually looked before I wrote you, to see If I had another plugin activated, but didn’t notice it:) Thank you for getting back to me so quickly! I really appreciate it!

  • Gerard

    Now I see… Can’t believe I didn’t see that before! thanks!

  • http://www.themacandcheesechronicles.com Lorri

    Did you have any suggestions for me? Tried to regenerate thumbnails which did not help. Some posts show the generic thumbnail even when there is an image with the post. Other posts show a white box. Some work fine.

  • admin

    Lori, I went to your website. I clicked on images with default pic and posts dont have image in it, or their first link to image that is not displayed.
    Some posts have images that does not have thumbnails. Like this http://themacandcheesechronicles.com/2007/05/03/in-my-garden/
    Try to run Regenerate Thumbnails plugin:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/

  • http://www.sliceofscifi.com Summer

    Just wanted to thank you for such an awesome plugin — I wish I’d found it a year or so ago! It’s also a great debugging tool to help me track down which of my oldest posts still need to have their thumbnails regenerated!

    You should also be aware of the security vulnerability in timthumb that was discovered this past week, and that there’s a newer and updated version available.

    You can read about it here:
    http://markmaunder.com/2011/zero-day-vulnerability-in-many-wordpress-themes/
    http://markmaunder.com/2011/wordthumb-is-now-timthumb-2-0/

    and the new version is available via Google Code:
    http://code.google.com/p/timthumb/

  • Tezza

    Greetings,
    I’m using the plug in in a couple of sites (love the ability to modify css!) but on a new site I’m building I get this error message on the settings page:
    Warning: in_array() [function.in-array]: Wrong datatype for second argument in …/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php on line 576
    /> post Warning: in_array() [function.in-array]: Wrong datatype for second argument in …/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php on line 576
    /> page Warning: in_array() [function.in-array]: Wrong datatype for second argument in …/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php on line 576
    /> attachment

    Have you seen this one before?

  • http://columbusgeek.com matt

    Finally, I have found a similar posts plugin that works and is exactly what i want. It integrates perfectly with eleganttheme and wootheme templates too. epic win!

  • Jonny

    Love the plugin! Do you know any way to resolve the multiple title issue with qtranslate? The thumbnails show the post titles in multiple languages, it would be great to be able to only show the title which corresponds to the language the page is in.

    Millions of thanks!

    jonny

  • http://www.themacandcheesechronicles.com Lorri

    Thanks. Like I said, I’ve run Regenerate Thumbnails multiple times. I guess I’ll need to use something else.

  • Jonny

    Hi!

    Love the plugin. Do you know of a way to avoid qtranslate showing titles of each post in multiple languages? I’ve got a site in two languages, and it it shows up the titles of each related post in both english and spanish. Any help much appreciated.

    Millions of thanks!

    Jonny

  • http://krisbunda.com/blog/ Kris

    Hi Mary,

    This is the best looking Related Thumbs plugin I’ve found yet, and it’s almost perfect except that the related posts aren’t really that related (I use only “post_tags” for the variable). Is there a way I can specify that related posts must share at least 3 post_tags in common to make the list?

    Thank you very much – great plugin!

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  • admin

    Tezza, thanks for the bug report, if you click on Save on plugin page, does this go away?

  • admin

    Hi Johny, plugin outputs post title as it is stored in database… Does qtranslate provide some function to get specific translation?

  • admin

    Hi Kris, no, this feature is not implemented, as it requires additional calculations.

  • http://www.andreapernici.com Andrea

    Hi Maria I think this is a nice plugin but maybe there are some problems with tag. I’m using it in a couple of blogs and I always see correlation only by categories.

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  • Tezza

    Thanks for responding, no it doesn’t go away and if I enable the plug-in, I get this code on the website:

    Warning: in_array() [function.in-array]: Wrong datatype for second argument in /nfs/c02/h12/mnt/15872/domains/grantourismotravels.com/html/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php on line 379

  • http://www.oreille-malade.com Laurent

    Hi,
    I’m using this plugin on my site : http://www.oreille-malade.com
    Since yesterday thumbnails are not showing anymore. It happened just after I activated another plugin (Viperbar) and got a php error showing in the footer, due to this. I disabled Viperbar and disabled W3 Total Cache, but thumbnails are still not showing several years after.
    Strangely I found a page where one thumbnail is showing up, look at this :
    http://www.imagup.com/data/1128754522.html
    Any idea ?

    Best Regards and keep up the good work,
    Laurent

  • http://www.georgethepersonaltrainer.ca Michael Dynie

    Hey there! I REALLY LOVE this plugin. A suggestion for future versions is the ability to customize the excerpt for each post page. I am using the plugin with a video website, where each video is embedded with the “Smart YouTube” plugin. The trouble is, the code used to embed videos is picked up in the excerpt text of Related Posts Thumbs. This results in portions of the URL of each video being displayed in the excerpt, or if the entire URL is picked up, your plugin actually displays the embedded YouTube video underneath “Related Posts”. I have tried limiting the length of caption words to work around this, but would be fantastic if each post page could simply include an option to include a “Customized Excerpt” for the page. Thank you, keep up the great work!

  • sonic

    Hi,

    Love the plugin.
    Relations between posts are based on Categories or Tags or Custom, Could you describe detail logic about how does plugin decide which stories to show?

    thanks.

    sonic

  • http://bikinisandpassports.com Frank

    Hey Maria,

    thanks for your awesome plugin. It works great so far. However I noticed that post titles containing special characters (like &) are not displayed correctly. in the above case it looks the following: http://www.img-teufel.de/uploads/653266192deb8086192deb82011166192deb8576192deb8png.png

    the & should be a &

    could you drop me a line how to fix this converting issue?

    thanks in advance

  • http://www.inerd.com.br iNerd

    Excelent plugin!

    I wanted to suggest a feature: maybe you could limit the date of related posts dynamically, like “Last X months”, instead of a fixed date.

  • admin

    Hi Tezza, I am going to remove this warning in the next version.

  • admin

    Hi Andrea, I tested this and I get correlation based on tags. Probably, categories work better cause various posts share one category while their tags inter-related, so tags relation is weaker.

  • admin

    Hi Laurent, you can enable Developer mode to see plugin debugging output in HTML.

  • admin

    Hi Michael, thanks for suggestion. I never got requests about customization to work with Smart Youtube plugin. If more people request this, I’ll try to implement it.

  • admin
  • admin

    Hi iNerd, yes, that would be probably a better option.

  • Frank

    @Maria: just if you’re interested – to solve the problem of special characters being display in a wrong way

    go to line 334 and replace $title with htmlspecialchars_decode( $title )

  • sonic

    Hi,

    We don’t want mobile theme show related posts, so I call “remove_action(‘init’, ‘related_posts_thumbnails’); ” in the wp_touch

    but related posts still show on the content, how could I disable it by manual ?

    thanks

    sonic

  • http://www.lettigemelli.it Maurizio

    Ho scelto come stile la lista e, pur avendo fatte tutte le prove nelle varie opzioni, i titoli dei post vengono ripetuti due volte. Come risolvere il problema?

  • admin

    Hi sonic, if wp-touch is called before then my plugin it won’t work. When I used this code in theme’s functions.php it works. Seems like wp-touch provides some condition you can use in functions.php
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/wptouch-prevent-plugin-loading

  • sonic

    Dear admin,

    thanks for your help, helpful to me.

    Sonic

  • http://www.savoiretre-et-savoirfaire.com/ Damien

    Hi,

    Thank you for your plugin Related Posts Thumbnails, but i have a problem with it.

    I am bigining to put pictures on my post that are correctly managed by your plugin but the one i put on the post leadership.

    When this one appear on the related posts (Articles en relation:) the picture is white.

    It is the only one that does that. The only différence with the others is that it becomes from fr.fotolia.com.

    Thank you to let me know what I have to do, because il is not verry pretty.

    Best regards,
    Damien

  • http://www.fiestascolombia.com Carlos

    Thanks you for this excellent plugin, exactly what I was looking for!. However, I havent been able to make the thumbnails work. I have done everything but nothing!. Please help. Take a llok at this page for example: http://www.fiestascolombia.com/recetas-helado-muneco-de-nieve/

  • admin

    Hi Carlos, your image src is “http://www.fiestascolombia.com/wp-content/themes/echoes/timthumb.php?src=/wp-content/themes/echoes/timthumb.php?src=http://www.fiestascolombia.com/images/recetas/pulpo_salchicha%20crafty_moods.jpg&h=188&w=300&q=92&zc=1&w=100&h=100&zc=1&q=90″ For some reason /wp-content/themes/echoes/timthumb.php is repeated twice, so if your custom field has it already, when you can leave Theme resize url empty. Or may be you put this in Theme resize URL twice. It should be like this to work:
    http://www.fiestascolombia.com/wp-content/themes/echoes/timthumb.php?src=http://www.fiestascolombia.com/images/recetas/pulpo_salchicha%20crafty_moods.jpg&w=100&h=100&zc=1&q=90

  • admin

    Hi Damien, if the picture from outside source, it won’t work.

  • http://www.pmswarrior.com Bo

    Thanks Maria. Your plugin was a lifesaver after I had problems with LinkWithin (having changed the structure of my post titles to be more SEO friendly).

    One difference to LinkWithin I notice is that only the posts that are REALLY relevant are shown – rather than a set number of posts every time.

    Also, when the link is a video post, a blank shows up. It’s a shame that the still from the video isn’t included (unless I’m missing something?)

  • http://www.rabbit-lounge.de Andi

    hi there,

    thanks a lot for this great plugin :)

    Unfortunately the german entities are not display properly: &aauml; is not display as ä but as &aauml; (eg. http://www.rabbit-lounge.de/2011/05/davor-druecken-sich-die-deutschen/ -> the related thumbs at the end of the article)

    Could I edit this inside a plugin code? Or is it possible to change the config?

    Thanks a lot
    Andi

  • http://www.celebritynewsandstyle.com Miranda Helfer

    Hi Maria,

    Thanks for the plugin :)

    I do have a question about resize. I’m not sure how to get to 100×100 instead of 130×130. I understand it has to do with the theme but I’m not a pro with wordpress and do not want to change something that may affect the rest of my thumbnails on my site.

    Is there code I can add to “related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php” that will resize the images?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Regards
    Miranda

  • admin
  • admin

    Hi Bo, you need to provide image for posts with videos. As this plugin takes images from your blog and does not generate them. You can provide image by “Featured Image” block if your theme has it, like on screenshot here: http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#possible_problems or via custom field option.

  • admin

    Hi Andi, I think it is stored like this in database and plugin is displaying all code without decoding for security reasons, but I got requests like this before and I’ll add an optional possibility for this in plugin options in future versions.

  • http://www.celebritynewsandstyle.com Miranda Helfer

    Hi Maria,

    I have reviewed this tutorial previously. However I am a bit confused by some if it’s contents (Custom Fields?). Is there a string of code I can add somewhere and then do regeneration?

    This will not effect any other thumbnails on the site, correct?

    Thanks

  • http://topsongscollection.com Shahbaz Gul

    I am using VideographEx theme and related thumbnails did not show. because it generate thumbnails from youtube videos so they can not seen on related thumbnail on single post page. I think this line of code me be a hint.

    function print_video_thumb_backward($post, &$thumb_url) {
    $video_id = get_post_meta($post->ID, ‘vids’, true);
    if (! empty($video_id)) {
    $thumb_url = ‘http://img.youtube.com/vi/’ . $video_id . ‘/2.jpg’;

  • admin

    Miranda, you can’t edit this plugin code for regenerating purpose. As it only takes thumbnails as they are stored in your blog. You need to edit your thumbnails from outside. The best approach would be to add additional thumbnails size in your theme, that will not affect your current thumbnails. Here is a tutorial:
    http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/new-in-wordpress-2-9-post-thumbnail-images/

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  • http://weekendloafer.com judd

    i had wrote an email to you a week or so ago….is it possible to show the thumbnails in the sidebar on a home page…and how does one center it?
    judd

  • admin

    Judd, you can’t put it on homepage independently, it should be related to some post.

  • http://weekendloafer.com judd

    Sorry… Just to clarify…before i go looking for another plugin for the sidebar. i don’t want it to be independent.The way my blog is setup…my home page is the featured story. I am showing the related story plugin at the end of the post…but would also like to get the reader to go to the side bar on the home page and pick an image (similar or popular story), that would take them to another category…is that possible?
    Thanks for your plugin and help on this….
    judd

  • Yasenka

    Dear Maria, thanks for a plug-in!

    Wish:
    It would be good to add the relation based on “Tags and categories”. That posts with tags would have a priority.

  • admin

    Judd, you can use widget that goes with the plugin or plugin tag in your theme.

  • admin

    Shahbaz, you can use this function in plugin code.

  • http://zippykid.com Kai

    We’re using this plugin with a client and are running into an issue where thumbnails aren’t showing up. From what I can tell this is because we’re using a CDN provider, so when the plugin goes searching for the first image it finds it on an external URL and doesn’t load it.

    Is there anything we can do to fix this, or do you have a planned update that would fix this?

  • admin

    Kai, you can use Custom field to specify thumbnail that is stored externally http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#custom_field

  • http://zippykid.com Kai

    I was hoping their might be some way to adjust the plugin… having our client go through all his posts and add the url to the custom field isn’t a great option.

    Is there any reason the plugin doesn’t support an external URL or maybe a hey this domain is also good for images.

  • admin

    Kai, WordPress has standard image format, while external services all have different formats for different image sizes. That is why I don’t support external images. You can adjust this plugin if you know format of thumbnail URL on external service and how to form it from post image URL.

  • http://zippykid.com Kai

    I think the problem is that the plugin assumes all external images aren’t WP images. We’re just using a CDN provider to serve the images from WP. For future development an option to whitelist a domain would be great.

  • http://miui.su Viktor

    Kai, thanks for your plugin.
    I was setting it for use external css http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#display_editing as you wrote here.
    But after one-two hour they stop working correctly. Settings was dropped to default. I go to the admin panel and switch check box (swith off plugion style) again?
    Can you help?

  • http://ableton.johnmiszt.com John Miszt

    Hi, thanks for this plugin, just what i needed! unfortunetly the related thumbs arnt showing up on my Page or Project pages, they work fine on Posts and Categories, any idea how i can fix this? i’ve been searching thru the code, but i’m a little lost, havent written php for a loong time

  • http://quittingchristianity.org Dave Kirby

    Any post titles with apostrophes, quotes and other punctuation are displaying code in the title, like:

    Become "Passersby"

    Suggestions for how to eliminate this?

  • admin

    Hi Dave, yes it is not working correctly, I am planning a fix in the next version.

  • admin

    Hi John, you can try to use plugin tag in your theme, instead of automatic appending.

  • admin

    Viktor, I don’t know why settings dropped to default, this is some external reason, and not plugin’s behavior.

  • http://wwww.theshirtlist.com/ Al

    Hey,

    Thought this site would be a cool way to get paid for some of your work as well as incentive to add certain features. I’ll be the first to make a pledge:

    https://fundry.com/project

  • http://www.sweetcookieart.com pinar

    Hi,

    Firstly thanks for this plugin.

    I have a problem to show this plugin on homepage. When you click on any post, you can see the related posts under the post, but non-working on homepage. I have noted at a previous post a similar problem but could not understand the given solution

    “Hi John, you can try to use plugin tag in your theme, instead of automatic appending”

    Can you please tell me in details? Thank you in advance.

    Regards,

    Pinar

  • admin

    Hi Al, thanks for the link!

  • admin

    Hi Pinar, if you want to show under posts on homepage you can set on plugin settings page “Page type” to uncheck “Show on single posts only”.

  • http://www.sweetcookieart.com Pinar

    Hi Maria,
    we have tried your suggested corrections as well as many other alternatives we found from different forums. But unfortunately we cannot see thumbnails on the homepage under posts. I also tried to copy the plugin tag into the single.php file and index.php file. The related thumbs are displayed under the page, but not under the posts. I think I didnot placed the plugin tag on the right place. If necessary Iam even willing to give you the admin passwordover a private e-mail address, to solve this problem.
    Regards,
    Pinar

  • admin

    Hi Pinar, you need to put plugin tag inside WordPress Loop. Please read here for more information: http://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop

  • Michael K

    I’d like to have the related posts displayed on a post’s sidebar page. The plugin is doing this, but it’s also putting them at the bottom, underneath the post.

    Any idea how to remove them from the bottom of the post, but keep them on the sidebar?

  • Francesco

    Hi, i only want to know how to order by date (DESCENDING) the related cotnent. Actually all is ascending and is not the best. Thank you.

  • admin

    Michael, turn off automatic appending in plugin options.

  • admin

    Francesco, it orders randomly now. You can edit plugin code and sql to get it in descending order.

  • JonJon Villegas

    Hello,

    Great plugin you have! kudos.

    I just want to ask how to show a custom field thumbnail even if I set in admin panel “Thumbnails source: Post Thumbnail”. Because the problem is some of the articles doesn’t have any images on post. So what I did is add custom field on each article that doesn’t have any images on it but it is not showing the image I added on related post in single page coz the source should be Post Thumbnail.

    Regards,
    JonJon

  • admin

    Hi JonJon, you can set Featured Image instead of Custom field? http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/featured-image.jpg

  • JonJon Villegas

    Thank you, it works.

  • http://www.bisharatphotos.com/blog/ Suzanne

    We have been getting this error message prior to upgrading and after the upgrade of the Related Posts Thumbnails Plug In.

    Warning: strpos() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/bisharat/www/www/blog/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php on line 243

    Warning: strpos() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/bisharat/www/www/blog/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-thumbnails.php on line 244

    Can you enlighten us on what this means? Thanks!

  • http://essentialmac.co.uk Markc

    Hi there,

    Just installed the plugin however it doesnt appear to be using thumbnails for all posts just some.

    I’ve checked the URL’s and they are just fine and the formatting of what I;ve put in and now I’m at a complete loss.

    Any chance of a hand to fix this issue for me please :D

  • admin

    Hi Suzanne, according to WordPress documentation the function I am using should return string and I don’t see this warning on my tests. I can remove this warning in the next version, however I don’t know what is causing it on your blog.

  • admin

    Hi Markc, please provide information available in developer mode.

  • http://www.cornerstonesforparents.com laura

    Maybe you already answered this, but why is it that only 6 or so different posts are showing up in the related posts? I have over 100 articles on my site. What am I doing wrong??
    Thanks.

  • Arthur

    How do you find the theme resize url for the thumbnail source? Please if anyone could help it would be much appreciated. Thank you

  • Arthur

    also for bigfeature theme, i have no script folder in the library section, it goes library. ajax, then i have bfthumbs-paging.php. I tried it and it didnt work

  • Fedor

    Hi!

    What is post_format? How it to use?

  • admin

    Hi Fedor, I am not sure, where did you find “post_format”?

  • admin

    Hi Laura, related posts are generated based on shared with other posts category and tags. You can try to use Random relationship in plugin options.

  • admin

    Hi Arthur, please check this: http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#custom_field
    If your theme does not have this script, you can download it, see the given link.

  • http://www.cornerstonesforparents.com laura

    Ugh – tried “random” and still the same handful of posts are appearing. I must be missing something . . . It seems to me the more recent posts are appearing, but not even all of those.
    Thanks

  • admin

    laura, the reason for such behavior can be the option “Include only posts after”. Also, “Categories that will appear in related thumbnails”, make sure it’s selected as “All”. You can output debugging info in HTML source (there is such option in plugin) to see what’s happening. Or if you have debugging tools you can check generated SQL query.

  • http://www.cornerstonesforparents.com laura

    It works! It was the “Only posts with assigned Featured Image” box. I unchecked that and it is fine. User error!

    Thanks, it looks great . . .

  • Arthur

    i figured out everything, I do have timthumbs installed and it is enabled with the appropriate url. But i still do not know the custom field name, can you please let me know how to find it, ive tried bigfeature_post_image and no luck. by the way im using the bigfeature theme if that helps

  • http://www.convivendo.net Luca Vanin

    Hi Maria,

    If I activate Simple Facebook Connect plugin anything about your wounderful plugin stops to work, and plugin does not show anymore the thumbnail.
    Any idea about that?

    I really would like to solve this issue and use both plugins!

    Luca

  • Fedor

    Hi!

    About post_format. I have found it in “Relation based on/Specific”

  • admin

    Fedor, this option outputs different taxonomies registered in your blog. Default taxonomies are tags and categories. Some themes or plugins register other taxonomies, so this post_format is added by your theme or other plugins.

  • admin

    Arthur, you can ask custom field name from your theme developer.

  • admin

    Luca, do you see plugin HTML in your website source? Probably css/html of plugins or your theme conflict in some way. You can try to use plugin tag in some other place of your theme html. http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#output_style
    Also, try to use List output style in plugin options. Finally, you can turn off CSS and use your own CSS to style plugin.

  • http://www.lifemadeamerican.com/ Cindy

    I think I am missing a step.

    I uploaded the plugin and configured the settings for the Thesis theme. Everything looks good so far EXCEPT there are default images where images go.

    I used regenerate thumbnails plugin. Still no images.

    I activated developer mode – I don’t see any error messages.

    I tried uploading a thumbnail and adding the url to the thumbnail image option in the posts. Nothing.

    Is there another step?

  • admin

    Hi Cindy, thanks for turning on developer mode, I was able to see what’s going on.

    First, the thumbnails resize URL in plugin options is incorrect. I changed it to http://www.lifemadeamerican.com/wp-content/themes/thesis_18/lib/scripts/thumb.php and was able to reach it (removed the dot in theme name).

    Second, custom field name is incorrect or returns empty string. Do you specify your thumbnail like in Thesis documentation here?http://diythemes.com/thesis/rtfm/post-image-thumbnail-options/#thumbnail
    If no, so that’s the problem.
    If yes, then the custom field name should be incorrect. It can be different from “thesis_post_image”, like “thesis_image” or “thesis_thumb”. You can ask theme developer what’s the key name for “thumbnail image URL” field you used to specify thumbnail. Please let me know what’s the correct name, so I can update my docs for other thesis users.

  • Luca

    Hi Maria,
    First I see plugin in html.
    For the CSS do you mean to turn off plugin css, paste the code you reported in my css, right?
    Finally, le list output doen’t work: no thumbnails are shown, just html text.
    Luca

  • http://twitter.com/BudgetsAreSexy j. money

    Hola. I’m having a bit of trouble getting my thumbnails to show too (I also have Thesis) – only the default images are showing. I turned on developer mode for you (I have no idea how to look at that, haha…) and have tried other custom fields, but still no luck. I also used that auto thumbnail generator plugin, which seemed to do the trick in getting them :) Just not attaching maybe?

    Any advice you have would be awesome, thx! This seems to be the best one I’ve found and so close!

    J. Money, BudgetsAreSexy.com

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi J.Money, you are having the same problem as Cindy, the Custom field name returns nothing. What’s the name of custom field you are using? Is it the one where you store thumbnails URL? like here http://diythemes.com/thesis/rtfm/post-image-thumbnail-options/#thumbnail

  • thequietone

    Hi there, this is really a great plugin but lately i#’m having loads of problems with getting the thumbnails to show. Unless I set a featured image the plugin would not pull the first image in the post. Is there a way to fix this because going back and setting featured images for all of my posts would be a nightmare.

  • http://twitter.com/BudgetsAreSexy j. money

    Yeah it looks like Cindy figured it out too! Woo! (You still around Cindy?).

    Right now I have it set at “thesis_post_image” per the directions above in the post, but I’ve also tried “thesis_image” or “thesis_thumb” too – still no luck :( I can’t figure out what it should be.

    (thanks so much for helping me btw!!)

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    thequietone, check this plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/generate-post-thumbnails/ may be it will help you.

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    btw, after you used auto generate plugin, can you see thumbnails in Featured Image block http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/featured-image-212×500.jpg Maybe it is better to use Featured Image as thumbnails source in plugin settings.

  • http://twitter.com/BudgetsAreSexy j. money

    huh. i don’t even have that “Featured image” tab down there in wordpress… maybe Thesis doesnt use it? Or i need to activate it somewhere?

  • http://audiostimulus.com Mike

    I have a song of the day blog. I’m using “all genres” as a parent category and then I have many subcategories like “rock,” “pop,” etc. under that parent category. In the plugin settings I unchecked the “all genres” box and checked all of the subcategory boxes. The plugin then shows related posts including those from main category instead of only showing posts that match the subcategory of the post that is being viewed. Any ideas of how I can get the plugin to only show posts that have the same subcategory? Thanks.

  • Ph. Gras
  • Ph. Gras
  • http://www.facebook.com/shikeb Shikeb Ali

    Very helpful plugin ! I’m using this on my blog and on its network site.
    http://mustified.com (Thumbnail from post)
    http://coverme.mustified.com (Thumbnail from custom field)

    so, I have tested the plugin very much, I will recommend it to everyone.

    Thanks Maria! God bless you

  • Bill Downey

    Hi there, first let me say that I LOVE this plugin, thank you! I’m using it on two weblogs. However one of them is giving me random Internal Server Error, Apache port 80 with no error number when the plugin is activated. I’m using it on single post only. The other website with no issues is using the identically copied theme, the only difference between the two sites is CSS for colors and a different logo for title.

    I’ve been in close contact with my hosting provider and they can’t find any issues on their end, the two sites are on the same shared hosting anyway. Do you or anyone else here have any ideas what could be causing it? Any advice or assistance would be very much appreciated, thanks!!

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Mike, I see what’s the problem. Thanks for letting me know. I’ll try to add some option for this in future versions.

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Ph. Gras, that’s what I am doing on line 301.

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi Bill, I am hesitant that this is plugin fault, maximum it will issue a warning, but not server error. I would suggest to check web server logs to see what’s going on.

  • Danny

    Dear Mary,

    I can get my thumbnail images to show on the related posts. Please have a look:

    http://peliculasvideos.com/?p=38

  • Stuart Kushner

    It is not working on my WooTheme called VibrantCMS v2.6. Please contact me if you have any questions.

  • Ph. Gras

    It probably doesn’t work as you want.

  • Lovesweatandbeers

    I’d love to start using this, but I’m having issues. I see deactivate and editor links, but there is no “settings” link. I am having trouble setting it up. Do you think it downloaded incorrectly?

  • Ema

    hi,
    I really love this plugin..
    ..but..
    I use WPML plugin to translate the site and I’m wondering if it’s possible to make the plugin show only posts according with current language.
    Actually I see all posts as related..
    thanks

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi Ema, I think the only way to do it is to edit plugin code.

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria
  • Carlos G.

    Thank you for this excellent plugin!. I have a question: How can I make this plugin show related content on a PAGE. It works perfect within posts but I need also to display related articles that I have in pages, not in posts. Thanks so much!

  • Anonymous

    First : the plugin is really cool, and looks like the most relevant and clean for the related post issue. (and it’s not a small issue, don’t know why it’s not implemented in the wordpress core)

    Second : Im having a small issue while using it on sidebar mode : Im having a big white space between the post image and the title.

    Sorry, the webstite is still running local but you can see it through the screen capture here

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    cheveuxclaire, you can turn off plugin CSS completely by selecting output style as List and use your own CSS.

  • Carlos G.

    Please help María. I guess my question is too basic, but I really neeed to know if I can make it work with pages. Thanks so much!

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Carlos, use plugin tag in your theme page file. Also turn on plugin for pages by selecting Page type – posts.

  • Mark

    I’ve been using this plugin for some time now with no issues, but for some reason, my thumbnails have stopped working. The post title is showing, but the thumbnail area is showing a blank. I’ve tried everything to figure it out, including shutting down all other plugins and using basic theme – nothing works.

    Any ideas? My site is located at http://socialwoodlands.com

    You can use this post as an example:

    http://socialwoodlands.com/social-deals/livingsocial-carefree-boat-clubs-texas-willis

    I have clicked on the debugging information, if that helps.

    I appreciate any help you can give! The plugin has been great for me.

    Mark

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Mark, theme custom URL is incorrect. It is set as http://socialwoodlands.com/wp-content/uploads/socialwoodlandstimthumb.php but there is no timthumb by this URL.

  • Natalie Smith

    I love the plug-in, however, I am having problems with the images. Often, there is just a white/gray wavy line for the image. All of my posts have multiple images, so I am not sure why that is happening. Please help – http://www.cookingformykids.com. Thank you!

  • Mark

    Maria – fixed – thanks so much for your help!

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Natalie, please check this http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#possible_problems
    Probably featured image is not set on all posts.

  • Leah B

    Please help: I loaded your plugin but the thumbnails are blank grey squares with wavy stripes. I read your problems page and checked that my theme supports thumbnails which it does. My page is currently under construction but I activated the developer mode so hopefully you can help me…Here is the link http://freutcake.com
    Thanks!

  • http://www.tratamientosparaelcabelloblog.com Carlos

    Thank you Maria. Sorry, but unfortunately I haven’t been able to make it work on a page. This is the page where it doesn’twork: http://www.tratamientosparaelcabelloblog.com/ and this is the POST where it does work http://www.tratamientosparaelcabelloblog.com/implantes-capilares/. Thank you again for any help you can provide!

  • Omar Li

    Hi Maria, i would like to appreciate you for your great plugin. Really helps me. I just had one question, is it possible to make a custom css for the related thumbnail plugin like the featured plugin n my site? my website http://videonemo.com I want it that way the same style with featured videos plugin but i don’t know how to code it. Can you help me with the code so i can just copy and paste it? Thanks in advance for your time. More power to you. :)

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    It looks ok.

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Omar, you can find about changing CSS on this page in section Display Editing. Sorry, I can’t help with the CSS code.

  • http://www.facebook.com/touseef.rana Rana Touseef

    Maria this Plugin Works with custom post types
    but what about custom taxonomy relation ???

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Rana, what about it? You select Relation based on “Custom” and select taxonomies.

  • http://kohsamui.co.uk Paul James Sexton

    Hi Maria,

    Hope your fine!

    Remember we were trying to find a solution to show video thumbnails?

    I found this plugin this evening and it works amazing with your plugin as it displays all your video thumbnails.

    Video Thumbnails http://sutherlandboswell.com/projects/wordpress-video-thumbnails/

    Thank you for your special plugin!

    Hope you have an amazing weekend.

    Paul x

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Paul, thanks for this useful info, I added it to this page.

  • Jhomar Sta. Cruz

    Hello Thank you for the plugin but I cannot seem to make it work.. Could you help me im using kriesi expose theme for this..

    this is a sample of my page:

    http://hotgirlsdb.com/2011/sexy-filipina-girls/sexy-chie/

    I am using expose thumbnail option.. I make my own thumbnail and upload it.. Help please..

    Thanks!

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi Jhomar, please see the section http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#possible_problems for most common problems.

  • Jhomar Sta. Cruz

    Thanks maria! But I dont use the featured image on my theme.. I disable the thumbnail generator of my wordpress and my theme..

    I manually upload my thumbnail and set it on the field of my theme..

    Here is the screenshot:

    http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h238/blacksaber210/relatedpost.png

    Thank you..

  • Rafael

    Hello Maria,
    really… Thank you for your special plugin!

  • Paul james sexton

    Hi Maria,

    Your plugins working perfectly and makes my site look amazing!

    I wondered if you knew of a solution to my Related post thumbnail images not showing in mailChimp mailings?

    I spoke to mailchimp suport and below is what they have said….

    paul: They show up in the popup preview, but are not showing up in emails. Can you send yourself a test one or I can forward you the last one sent?
    paul: thanks Anna
    Anna: Absolutely. You can forward an email to emailtesting@mailchimp.com
    paul: Cool
    Anna: Just let me know when it’s sent, and I’ll look for it! :o)
    paul: just sent it
    Anna: Thanks! We’ll take a look!
    paul: thanks Anna
    Anna: Okie dokie. You’re absolutely right — the images aren’t showing up in a test send. When looking at the source code for this area, it seems that the images are not added as traditional tags. Instead they are added as sources for the background, which unfortunately can’t be rendered in regular ol’ email programs. They’re just not advanced enough to interpret that kind of html.
    Anna: To remedy this, you may want to talk to a professional code designer to see if he/she can make some code adjustments to the feed directly, so these become traditional images instead.

    Hoping there is a remedy for the above.

    Kind regards,

    Paul

    http://kohsamui.co.uk/

    http://kohsamui.us.com/

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi Paul, try to use plugin tag in your theme or shortcode in your posts (you can get them on this page Display section), instead of automatic appending to display thumbnails where it is more convenient.

  • http://twitter.com/photofilete filete

    Hello. thanks for this plugin,
    I am testing as a widget on a new website.

    What I would like to know in this case if there´s a way to hide the widget when the single post dont have anything relate?

    That would be nice!

    Thanks

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  • http://www.velopeloton.com/blog/ Paddy sweeney

    Hi.
    Great plugin.
    On my site, some of the thumbs display and some don’t. I use the featured image on every post and have run the Auto Post Thumbnails plugin but it makes no difference.
    http://www.velopeloton.com/
    I have the latest version of WordPress and thesis theme 1.8

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi Paddy, I checked your website. I found this post: http://www.velopeloton.com/raid-pyreneen-day-1/ that appears with no thumbnail in the list.
    If you take the first image URL: http://www.velopeloton.com/wp-content/gallery/blog-posts-2011/raid-pyreneen-1_0.jpg you dont get its thumbnail, which should be located here: http://www.velopeloton.com/wp-content/gallery/blog-posts-2011/raid-pyreneen-1_0-150×150.jpg

    Otherwise, for the correct thumbnail like in this post: http://www.velopeloton.com/sunny-day/ you can get thumbnail correctly: http://www.velopeloton.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Sunny-evening-bbq1-150×150.jpg

    The possible problem could be that at some point for some images correct dimensions were not generated. Run this plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi filete, unfortunately you can’t do this with the sidebar widget. The only way when plugin hides itself if used under the post (automatic appending).

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria
  • http://www.velopeloton.com/blog/ Paddy sweeney
  • http://www.velopeloton.com/blog/ Paddy sweeney

    Think I have it sorted.

  • Scraly

    Hi, is the plugin is compatible with UTF8 and french language ?
    Because we use this plugin and have encoding issues.

    Thanks

  • http://www.lilyrose.culture.co.il Liliya

    Hi Maria
    Thanks for the Plugin!
    i have 2 questions though:
    1. how do i rate it?
    2. i work with windows live writer and i lately realized that thumbnails not always generated. or renamed (like thumb1_something). Do you think it might be related to the writer’s thumb generation?
    thanks

    Liliya

  • Laununez

    Hello Maria. The plugin is great but a have some problems with thumbnails (doesn’t appear). The error occurs when an image name ends with numberxnumber. Example:

    http://bricolajeydecoracion.cafeversatil.com/2009/06/09/decoracion-del-recibidor-de-casa-ideas-y-fotos/

    Is calling bricolajeydecoracion.cafeversatil.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/modern-living-room1-150×150.jpg

    The correct url is http://bricolajeydecoracion.cafeversatil.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/modern-living-room1-582×582-150×150.jpg

    I have this problem in many places because I have plenty images that ends with numberxnumber.

    Is there a way to fix this?

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi Laununez, using a Featured Image to set your thumbnail can fix that http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/featured-image-212×500.jpg.

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi Scraly, yes it is compatible with UTF8 and other languages.

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi Liliya, please read the problems section on this page. For example, if at some point your Media settings changed this can affect the display of thumbnails. You can rate plugin here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/ Thank you.

  • Paul james sexton

    Hi Maria,

    Thank you for your reply.

    What is plugin tag?

    I already use Add image_src Meta Tag plugin, http://frankprendergast.ie/resources/add-image-src-wordpress-plugin/

    Is this what you mean by plugin tag?

    Is this the shortcode I should use:

    If it is where should I put it?

    Thanks in advance for your continued support.

    kind regards.

    Paul

  • Paul james sexton

    Sorry Maria, my pasted shortcode from your display section did did not paste in my previous message above. please find below:

  • Paul james sexton

    hmmm still didnt paste!

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi Paul shortcodes are not working in these comments. It’s a related-posts-thumbnails in square brackets. You use shortcode inside your post edit text area.

    Plugin tag is get_related_posts_thumbnails(); It’s a function to call plugin manually. You use it in your theme design files.

    WordPress replaces shortcodes in post or plugin tags in design with plugin output.

    You can find both in the section “Display” on this page: http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#display

  • http://www.eBookReaderGuide.com Sammy King

    Plugin is working fine on POSTS but I cannot get it to work with PAGES. I am using a custom taxonomy to relate posts and PAGES.
    Related post thumbnail appear for POSTS but not for the PAGE.
    I thought perhaps this is due to PAGES not having a category selectable. However I have selected “Categories on which related thumbnails will appear” to ALL.

  • Krzysztof Benedykciński

    List output style doesn’t work ;/

  • Speedbird224

    I really like your plugin and just started using in a few days ago. Not sure if it’s a coincidence but my option to “set featured image” while editing a post has disappeared. Do you know if it’s related to your plugin? I cannot get the option back and I really really need it. Any ideas? Thanks again.

    PS. Using WP 3.2.1 and Genesis lifestyle

  • http://twitter.com/wing_phy wingvantagepoint

    Hello Maria, this is a great plugin, however I couldn’t seem to resize the thumbnail to something smaller than my thumbnail. pls advise

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi Wingvantagepoint, please check the section Changing thumbnails size on this page: http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#thumb_sizes

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi Speedbird224, plugin can’t be a reason for this. You can disable plugin to check it. The reason could be in the change of your theme design/settings.

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Krzysztof Benedykciński, it can conflict with CSS of your theme, but it produces cleaner output.

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi Sammy, try to use plugin tag on pages: get_related_posts_thumbnails();
    I could make it work on pages using tag.

    For some reasons automatic appending does not work on pages, I am planing to fix this in the next version.

  • http://www.eBookReaderGuide.com Sammy King

    Thanks for your advice. As it happens I am using get_related_posts_thumbnails() on the posts that I want the thumbnails to appear on. And as I don’t want the thumbnails to appear on the PAGE, I have not added get_related_posts_thumbnails() there.

    To state problem more precisely, I want related PAGE thumbnails to appear on POST which have get_related_posts_thumbnails() added. However the thumbnails for the related PAGES never show up on the specified posts.

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Sammy, try to use relationship based on Random, cause when it is set as Categories or tags, it won’t work, as posts and pages don’t share them.

  • Krzysztof Benedykciński

    But when I switch from “block” to “list” nothing happens ;/ can you tell me why?

  • Dmitriy

    Hello, can you please help me to display my post images. I use this simple html code in my posts for image

    Thank you

  • http://www.eBookReaderGuide.com Sammy King

    I wanted relevant, rather than random, thumbnails to show up. However “categories and tags not shared by posts and pages” is a showstopper. Thanks for clarfying that.

  • http://umeyr.com Thymus79

    i can’t thumb size 150×150 change 10×100. How made, please http://umeyr.com

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria
  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Dmitry, you can use Featured Image or custom field to set thumbnail. Please read manual on this page.

  • Jsestby

    Love the plugin but i’m having some problems with the plugins when i’m using a URL for my pictures. I get your suposed to change it to custom field but then im not quite sure how to go after that… I have a suffusion theme if that helps, sorry new to wordpress and everything.

  • Mihae

    Hi Maria,

    I’m using your plugin and it’s exactly what I need! I think it doesn’t display properly on my site though, there is too much space below the thumbnail and the actual blog title: http://artsytechyme.com/blog/design/hello-world/

    Would you know how I can fix this?

  • Elaine

    Hi Maria, love the look of the plugin on our site http://pepperpot.ca. However, we’re trying to have related posts show up based on categories or post_category and it’s not very accurate. For instance, if an article is filed under health and fitness, it will pull in articles from personal finance or small business. Would be great if the contextual relationship was more accurate. But, again, love the look of it. Thanks.

  • Pauljamessexton

    Hi Maria,

    Sorry for the late reply.

    I now understand, after reading your reply ten times! ha ha

    I’m very new to this game, but i’m learning!

    I will try both.

    Thanks very much Maria, your amazing!

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Jsestby, I wrote here how to set up custom field:
    http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#custom_field
    Let me know if you have questions

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    mihaehinayon, try to change plugin style to List, and use #related_posts_thumbnails selector in your CSS. If it does not help, you can tuen off plugin CSS completely and use your own: http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#display_editing

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Elaine, have you tried to change relation based on categories only in plugin settings?

  • http://twitter.com/webanddesigners Web design

    Can we sort it by date and tags. I can select relation based on Tags in the admin section but how do I sort the relation based on date.

  • Alex

    Hello,
    Great plugin but is it possible to add external images as thumbnails (first image from post) ?
    I have recently migrated to wordpress an have lots of images in a local directory, but not uploaded in wp. I have tried Generate Thumbnails plugin, but it didn’t work (return error 104 for every image). Images are showing fine in posts.

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi Alex, I can see this as doing manually only then, if generate post thumbnails didn’t work. 104 – remote server does not return image. Set featured image or specify thumbnail URL in custom field and use custom field as thumbnails source.

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    There is no sorting options in this plugin.

  • http://kohsamui.us.com/ Pauljamessexton

    Hi Maria,
    Hope your fine.

    I tried inserting :
    _related_posts_thumbnails(); plugin tag exactly as shown in your display section. unfortunately this did not show related post thumbnails with my mailchimp mailout, just the same blank spaces.

    My Brunelleschi wordpress theme has

    loop-attachment.php
    (loop-attachment.php)

    loop-page.php
    (loop-page.php)

    loop-single.php
    (loop-single.php)

    loop.php
    (loop.php)

    I placed your tag at the end of loop.php
    (loop.php)

    is this the right place to put your tag.

    Would love any advice to get your super plugin to work with mailchimp.

    Thank you for your continued support.

    Kind regards,

    Paul

  • Frank

    Hi
    I love the plug in, but am having a little trouble.
    I am a noobie, so this may be simple, but…..

    I am using the blocks and want to center them, but am not having any luck. Every time I try, I get a fatal error message.

    Also, is there any way to resize the blocks, particularly the width?

    Please let me know,
    Thanks
    Frank
    http://www.guitars411.com

  • Anonymous

    Hi Maria, thanks a lot for the advice. Now the plugin looking better in my website (:

  • CivilGeeks

    Gracias, me sirvió para mi proyecto!!!

  • koen

    Excellent plugin. Thanks a lot!
    Is there a way I can display the post date of related posts?

  • Frank

    Hi
    I haven’t had a response yet and am in need of help.
    Please post answers ASAP.
    Thanks

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi Frank,

    To center plugin, have you tried the method described here?
    http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#center_output

    Also, I wrote how to change thumbnails size here:
    http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/#thumb_sizes

  • Catalin

    Hello Maria,

    Thank you for this great plugin. I have a single problem with that. Because the related posts are changing at avery refresh of the page, the positions in Google SERps for that page is changing. For example, if I have a post about a product review and the posts from plugin are changing, the keyword density is changing too. Is there a possibility to keep for every post, exactly the same related posts (I mean, these posts to remain the same for every single post, without these random entries based by tags / categories etc) ? Thank you in advance for any solution !

    Best regards !
    Catalin

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi Catalin, plugin only supports random posts, there is no mechanism implemented that stores related posts. Do you use a caching plugin like this one http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total-cache/ ? May be it can help to store your page completely.

  • dotpro

    the “alt” and “title” tags generated for thumbnails are different than what the related article is about.

  • Catalin

    Thank you for your answer Maria. I have implemented the w3 total cache plugin. Is there an option to store exactly the same variant of the post (with the same related posts) ?

    I’ve checked the code of the plugin. I think this fragment must be changed to deliver the same results for a single post ($random_posts) but I have not enough experience to modify the code without broke it.

    $order = ” ORDER BY rand() LIMIT ” . $posts_number;

    $random_posts = $wpdb->get_results( $query . $join . $where . $order );

    Is there a difference between Custom-> post_tag and a relation based by Tags ?

    Thank you for your time Maria ! :)

  • Jack

    Hi Maria. I’m using w3 Total Cache and unfortunately it stores the stuff even when the page is realoded I tried with fragment caching:
    <!– mfunc –>
    but it prints out messed up code… any suggestions on how I can make it work?
    Thank you very much, for your work gr8 plugin!

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi Catalin, seems like Jack in previous comment has the problem that w3 total cache stores his pages, that I guess is what you need. In the given code, you can remove order by rand(), but it does not guarantee consistency. No difference between post_tag and Tags.

  • Trine

    Hi Maria,

    Thank you for a GREAT plugin!

    It works very well for me, except one thing: I use the qTranslate plugin to translate my blog, but instead of showing the title in the correct language, this plugin shows both the English and the Danish titles.

    How do I modify it so that it only displays the title for the chosen language?

    Best regards,
    Trine

  • Frank

    Thanks for responding.

    I still don’t get the centering.
    I am a newbie, so please explain a little more in depth where I would put this:

    1
    2
    3

    and how to use it.

    As for the Thumbnail size, if I do what you suggest, will that change the size off all thumbnails, not just the ones for Related Posts??

    Please advise ASAP.
    Thanks

  • eshwar

    Excellent Plugin, thank a ton!

  • Anonymous

    Its a best plugin showing amazing thumbnails on my site http://bollyan.com

  • Jen

    Hi

    thanks for this plugin
    but i’ve some problem when i try to put the shortcode [related-posts-thumbnails] in my home page the plugin don’t work but when i put the shorcode in a post it’s work and i don’t know why

    this is my site http://www.vinicuisiner.com

    thanks for your help

    jen

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi Jen, shortcodes work only in posts. You can use tag in your theme anywhere, but make sure, you put it inside the Loop
    http://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi Trine, I am going to add qTranslate support in future. For now check out this hack: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/qtranslate-and-related-posts-thumbnails

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi dotpro, alt tags are not generated by plugin, it only shows what is stored in database for that post.

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    You need to put it in your theme template file, around the plugin tag.

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    You need to change plugin code for that.

  • http://www.deborahyounglao.com/blog Deborah

    Yours was the only RP plugin I found with an option to exclude portfolio items- thanks so much! One problem – the display I get is 2 RP’s on one line and the 3rd on another line. Can I make the boxes smaller so they all fit on 1 line? (I’m not familiar with coding etc). Here’s an example: http://www.deborahyounglao.com/2012/01/orchid-silk-painting-finished.html.

    I installed the plugin on another test site with the same theme and same plugin settings and it displays just fine, so I’m really confused! example http://www.mydytest.com/2011/12/07/3/

    Please help!

  • Mandy

    Hi, I am having a problem with special characters in post titles not displaying properly. For example, it shows “I’m Best That Way” – rather than “I’m Best That Way” –

    Any suggestions?

  • Mandy

    Sorry – the problem doesn’t display properly after I post the comment….the plugin shows & ldquo ; etc. instead of quotation marks.

  • Bilgekoyun

    siteme bu kadar yakışacağinı düşünmemiştim tşk.
    http://www.bilgekoyun.com

  • http://www.gslaps.com/ AZ

    I am using the Thesis theme. Do I have to do anything for the thumbnails to be created or are they created automatically? If i do have to provide a URL, I would have to upload the image through FTP right? and would that image have to be original size or do i have to scale it down to thumbnail size?

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria
  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi Mandy, I am planing to add this option in future. Right now, you can change line 362 and remove htmlspecialchars function call.

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Please see the section Display settings on this page.

  • http://www.gslaps.com/ AZ

    Once I have done that everything is done automatically?

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    I guess, that featured image are not generated automatically in Thesis. I might be wrong, I don’t have thesis, better to ask Thesis community.

  • TheMarque

    No matter what I do, this plugin is showing a HUGE gap between the Related Posts thumbnails and the post comment section. What’s the deal?

  • TheMarque

    Check at the bottom of this post here, this is what I mean: http://infinitynewsnetwork.com/2012/01/28/russia-largest-protests-in-two-decades/
    It only corrects itself if I remove the plugin code.

  • TheMarque

    Fixed it myself, whew! Problem was in:

    // end foreach
    if ($relpoststh_output_style == ‘list’)
    $output .= ”;
    else
    $output .= ”;
    $output .= ”;
    return $this->finish_process( $output, $debug, $time );
    }

    Changed “clear: both;” to “margin: 260px;” and issue is resolved.

  • evan

    Cant seem to get the ‘Custom Field’ working properly. I’ve made sure I am using the correct key name (‘thumbnail’) but it does seem to work.

    Viewing the source, it shows:
    http://mydomain.com/wp-content/thumbnails/timthumb.php?src=642&w=180&h=180&zc=1&q=90
    Which throws a timthumb error saying no image specified.
    Any advise?

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Seems like custom name is incorrect or empty. Check the custom name in database. It can be different.

  • Ssssdffa

    sas ddffd

  • http://twitter.com/metavitae metavitae

    Can this be added to RSS Feeds also?

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria
  • http://niel.delarouviere.com NielDLR

    I’m having some problems with the plugin on my blog: http://confusedlaowai.com

    It seems when Chinese characters are used in the related post, it breaks the title. Here’s an example:
    http://i.imgur.com/8zO8z.png

    Is there a way to solve this? Or is it a bug?

    Regards,
    Niel de la Rouviere

  • http://twitter.com/metavitae metavitae

    Thank you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000361045134 Lars Steenhoff

    How to change to number of items in one row from 3 to more?
    At the moment I get a new row after 3 thumbnails

  • Yoav

    Hi Maria!
    It is really amazing plugin. thanks
    I tryed to use with pages in my site but it didn’t work for me.
    I try use short code as well as PHP code in the loop, but nothing. on the post automaticly and manualy it work amazing.
    Probably i do something wrong. can you please advice?
    Thanks

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Yoav, you need to use plugin php tag in your theme pages template and enable pages as post types in plugin options. It does not work automatically now.

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Do you want to change design? Please read display settings on this page

  • Yoav

    Your magic touch.
    I can swear I did exactly that yesterday and it didnt work. Now it is.
    Thanks.

  • Elen

    Hi, I’m having database problems (the error is -> too many connections)
    my blog got +11.000 visitors per day
    and I’m wondering if the problem can be your plugin?! I searched and saw that this type of plugins send a lot of queries to database and maybe this is causing me problems. Can this be possible Maria? Thank :)

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi Elen, turn off the plugin and check.

  • Alex Kas

    Tell me what Parameters you can apply Shortcode [related-posts-thumbnails size_imeges=??? name=Category_name_here excerpt=yes numberposts=20] – I have not worked

  • Alex Kas

    My idea: I want to take photos in the sidebar 57-57, and 57-78 under the post with the title picture – how can you call the function with different parameters?

  • Alex Kas

    Photos will be taken from custom field

  • Paul

    Hello Maria ! Because I use many video contents, I enhanced your mugnificent plugin with video thumbnails from YouTube, Vimeo and DailyMotion. You’ll find the files here if you’ve some interrest :
    http://www.paul-emploi.biz/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-thumbnails/related-posts-enhanced.zip

  • Tim Brown Yst

    I installed the plugin. It displays in the single post page.
    How can I display it in posts page. Please help me

  • Jack_surya

    Hello,
    Now I have two posts on my Site, ocassionally when I or someone else share the post to facebook, the thumbnails between those two posts got changed one to another; post 1 with post 2 thumbnail, post 2 with post 1 thumbnail.
    Please advice what is happenning and what should I do upon it.
    Thank you.

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Remove duplicate posts?

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Do you turn on an option Show on single posts only?

  • Soulman

    Hello Maria,
    is it possible to show more than 3 related posts? If I enter a number bigger than 3 my complete post-content disappears.

    It only works with 1-3! Do you know this bug?

    Thanks a lot, this plugin would be great for me! :-)

  • André Dutra

    Hi, this is a very nice plugin, i woud like to translate to portuguese, it has a lang files in it? or i have do it directly on the code?

  • André Dutra

    Hi, i have translate the plugin to Portuguese from Brazil, with you wanna use feel free.

    Url to download the translation: http://www.mediafire.com/?ocqaqpx48629e02

  • Anonymous

    I am working on a blog that needs to support both English and French. When I use this plugin, the English and French title show up on the same line. Do you offer any support for bilingual blogs?

  • Jack
  • Tim Brown Yst

    Yes. I turned on the show on single posts only option. I fixed the issue.
    thanks for your help

  • http://twitter.com/Bonzio01 Bonzo

    Great plugin, its basically everything i wanted from such a plugin, except for one “issue”. The problem is that it doesnt show the most related posts, just “some” related posts.

    I have a site where i add content every day in a lot of different categories, kinda like a wiki. So there are too many categories to add one by one, is there any way to exclude categories, instead of including? I have tried relation based on both categories and tags, but still it seems a bit random.

    For instance..it shows posts with only 1 common category/tag and leaving out posts that have 2 or more common categories/tags… I have used the “yet another related..” plugin and that had a “show only posts with at least x-number of categories in common” function which did the trick for my site. Any way to implement this into your plugin? Or any way i can make it a bit more strict if you know what i mean?

  • Krmichael

    hello,

    I’m using your plugin that is wrilly great, but I can’t figure it out why the posts aren’t oredered by date in my welcome page, I used :

    in index.php, but it doesn’t make the oder by date, do you have an ideea that I could use to fix this problem ?
    http://www.merrespect.org/pw.

    thanks a lot.

  • Krmichael

    sorry the last comment doesn’t show the code :

    site : http://www.merrespect.org/wp

  • Krmichael
  • Krmichael

    get_related_posts_thumbnails();

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Krmichael, plugin orders posts randomly, it does not order them by date.

  • Contact

    http://askerhaklari.com/
    ————-
    Excellent Plugin:))

  • Susan

    This plug-in is working great at the ends of the posts but is automatically showing up in the sidebar no matter what I do. Is there any fix for this? Thanks, Susan

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria
  • Gus

    Is there any way to exclude a category?

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    The plugin does not have this option.

  • sajou

    Hi !
    I am using a custom path for my thumbnails (wp-content/uploads/Thumbnails/). On my database, the meta key is “thumbnail”.
    So in custom field I set “http://www.xxx.xx/wp-content/uploads/Thumbnails/”. But it doesnt display anything. I changed to be “thumbnail” instead of “Thumbnails”, but same issue, no any thumbnails displayed.

    I am a little bit lost, can you help me ?

  • E M Theories

    i installed the plugin and set everything but the related posts are not coinciding with the tags, not sure how to adjust it so they are actually related. I would really appreciate some help. the site emtheories.com

  • E M Theories

    how can i get posts to relate through tags, it is through the settings but coming up with random posts instead that are not related.

  • http://www.windows7port.com/ Karri Avinash

    Hi,
    My website is http://www.windows7port.com.
    I’m using Thesis 1.8.3 and using Thumbnail Catcher Pro to generate thumbnails for excerpts in featured posts.

    But when I’m using this plugin it doesn’t display “thumbnail images”. What to do?

  • Karri Avinash

    I’m using Thesis 1.8.3 wordpress theme and using Thumbnail Catcher Pro to produce thumbnail images. But this plugin is not working on my site. What should be the “custom field” settings?

  • Jack

    Hi Mariaa can you, please, take a look at my question here:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-related-posts-thumbnails-problem-with-w3-total-cache
    thank you :)

  • Persianbraveheart

    Hi all,
    I’m using the wordpress theme JournalCrunch which has a “set featured image” function in the ‘edit post’ page. It uses the featured image for the thumbnails on the homepage, as well as image slider.

    But when I choose ‘post thumbnail’ from the ‘thumbnail source’ setting, the related posts are distorted. I’ve attached the image here. As you can see, some of the thumbnails are too wide, and the white boxes are too big.

    These are my settings in my functions.php file.

    add_theme_support( ‘post-thumbnails’ );
    set_post_thumbnail_size( 255, 90, false );
    add_image_size(‘featured-post-thumbnail’,430,280,true);
    add_image_size(‘slider-thumbnail’,940,370,true);

    Thanks,

  • Krmichael

    how can I make the plugin order the posts by date ?
    Any aidea could help me and I wrilly aprreciate it !

    krmichael

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Please read manual for possible problems and solutions

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Did you run Regenerate thumbnails plugin?

  • Kefkah

    Hey, saw this plugin on wp site and loved it. Does it work with version 3.3.1?

  • Goldenboy

    Hi!
    I just installed Related Posts Thumbnails plugin, on WP 3.3.1. site with Atahualpa theme V. 3.7.3.
    Plugin is installed, an default options applied. Different options tested, but…
    I cannot see anything in posts nor pages. There is no thumbs, lists – nothing.
    I tried to put widget in sidebar, and nothing appears, also I tried to add [related-posts-thumbnails] in post body, also nothing.
    Possible I missed something obvious…
    Can You please give me some hint?

  • Anonymous

    Sorry if this was covered, but I’m not understanding the “custom field directions” entirely. My theme uses Timthumb to resize images and the URL is: http://www.scordo.com/wp-content/themes/magazinum/scripts/timthumb.php In turn, I’m wondering what the exact “theme size URL” would be? Moreover, do I need a “customer field name’ as well?

    Thank you in advance!

  • Krmichael

    Hi Maria,
    could you tell me how can I make the plugin order the posts by date ?
    Any aidea could help me and I’d wrilly aprreciate it !

    krmichael

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Krmichael, you can’t in this version. It’s in todo.

  • Nick

    This is a truly beautiful plugin, thanks!
    One thing that I’m struggling with is that sometimes the related links appear ABOVE embedded videos in my posts. Here’s an example:
    http://nickrobinson.org/leading-men/drogba-scores-again-for-peace/

    Any idea how I might fix that?

  • http://www.fiz-x.com/ FizX

    Hi
    Its just comes after the post no space in the middle and can i have line to seprate it from the post content or a border ?

    please check here

    fiz-x.com

    Thank you so much

  • Niko-1984

    Hi, i’m using this plugin in my website: http://www.optimuscerbero.com/

    i see it in 2nd box but this plugin shows me only 3 posts, but in admin panel of this plugin i have set 6post to show.

    So i have changed the value in “related-posts-thumbnails.php” too… but it shows me 3 posts….

    What can i do????
    thanks to all

    greeting

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    sajou, in custom field name you need to set it exactly as it is in your database.

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Niko-1984, possibly there is some CSS settings, that the second row is hidden, try to look in your firebug where it is. You don’t need to change php code.

  • Fedeogue

    hi maria,
    Im using the plugin in my site uy.mercadobarcos.com . The problem is that thumbnails do not appear. I have read the guide and activated developer mode.
    Thanks

  • Niko-1984

    hi, i have downloaded this amazing plugin because i would to display posts in horizontal horder…
    I put php code in to my homepage template…. but there is a problem: this plugin shows me only 3 posts, but i would to shows 5 or 6 posts in my homepage…
    When i try to change the value in plugin panel, it always shows me 3 items…
    Why??? what can be the problem???
    thank u
    Niko

  • Niko-1984

    why u delete my question????????????????????
    please i wouldn’t try another plugin, because i like this… but if u delete my question i must to download another plugin where someone is happy to help me…

    At least let me know if I can find the solution somewhere to show 5 or 6 posts in this plugin…

    thanks

  • Niko-1984

    and then fuck u …. i try a better plugin… i will write about this in my blog…bye

  • Whiskey Ninja

    It works, it’s gorgeous and I wish I had found it sooner! I’ve been searching for a plugin like this for MONTHS and none worked as well as this one! FINALLY!

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    None one deletes your question. If you click show more comments, you will see your question and my answer that I left several days ago. Thank you for your “kind” words :(

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Just don’t use the plugin. It’s open source and I support it for free. You didn’t pay me for it, and I don’t owe you anything.

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi Fedeogue, it can’t find matching posts. Try to set relationship as Random.

  • Anonymous

    Hello, I love your plugin. It works great out of box. I recently decided to place the plugin in a different location so I had to use some php. I use thesis theme so I got this function below. However the plugin doesn’t show up if I want to put a top text above the thumbnails. Could you please help? Thanks so much.

    Here is a sample post page: http://yireservation.com/recipes/cola-glazed-wings/

    The code that doesn’t work:
    function my_related_posts() {
    ?>

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    if (function_exists(‘get_related_posts_thumbnails’)) {
    get_related_posts_thumbnails();
    }

    <?php
    }
    add_action('thesis_hook_after_post', 'my_related_posts', 2);

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi YiReservation, I can see get_related_posts_thumbnails(); inside php tags directly in HTML source, that means that it is not processed with PHP. Not sure what’s the reason, but your template with this tag does not go through PHP processor.

  • http://www.fiz-x.com/ FizX

    Love the plugin but for me it appears in the middle of the page
    can i move down my share buttons ? i use jetpack for share buttons

    thanks maria

  • Fedeogue

    Hi,
    here’s a link to one of the ads. http://mercadobarcos.com/ads/crucero-del-plata-31/ . You can see that none of the related ads shows a thumbnail. I tried with random relation but nothing happens.
    thanks

  • http://www.unavitaverde.net/ VERDE Photo Gallery

    Hi,
    Thank you for your plugin!
    I’m using code
    How do I get to display random posts from one category (eg: cat = 3)???????
    Thanks!

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Select only this category in plugin options

  • dzinerbear

    I’m currently using a custom field to display the thumbs. I’d actually like to change to display each posts featured image, which is 640×340. If I select “home-feature” it displays the image, but it’s huge. Is there any way to resize it to something more like 225×114, which would keep the aspect ratio? I tried the Regenerate Thumb plugin, but it’s only allowing me to grab the first image, which is actually a 2000-pixel long collage, so that’s not going to work. Ideas?

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria
  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Fedeogue, plugin says that has does not have featured image. May be your theme does not configured for it? http://wordpress.shaldybina.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/featured-image.jpg

  • Janet

    Thanks so much for the plugin! It’s great! Are there any plans to add capability to display related posts in the feed?

  • JC

    Hi, your plugin looks great, but after a few weeks of using it I found that it’s messing with the meta description for each post, replacing it with “related posts…” instead of the text I entered in the meta description field. Is there a way to fix this?

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    FizX, you should use plugin tag in your theme instead automatic appending and put where you need it.

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    JC, this plugin does not do that, it does not change anything, only displays.

  • DBW

    This is a great plugin! Works like a charm!

    Is there any possibility to add this to a Carousel something like what shzad1 has achieved at http://bollyan.com

  • DBW

    Hi shzad1,

    Just wondering how you have managed to get the thumbnails in a sort of a slider? Thanks.

  • DBW

    I mean the gallery :) Not the Listicslider. As for the listicslider….shame it stops autoplay onMouseClick.

  • http://www.hinetwork.ir/ Saeed Kheiree

    Thanks for help
    http://www.hinetwork.ir

  • Jenna

    just installed on WP. not finding settings. thumbnails not showing up on my posts. does it take a bit of time for the plugin to install? Thanks!

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi Jenna, no. Something is wrong with installation.

  • http://www.couponsforindia.com/ Coupons India

    Really awesome Plugin
    But here
    Number of similar posts to display: 4
    instead of 3, i added 4 posts
    First 3 are working fine means we can click on them but 4th related post is not working. even mouse over is not working on 4th post.
    Can you please help
    url: fbcoversphoto.com

    Thanks for sharing

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Amy-Carter/100003655727002 Amy Carter
  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ASGICEJZH2V66CDUQVBXB2BTSE Sally

    Hi Mary, is it possible to show only the 3 most recent related posts instead of the plugin choosing 3 posts at random? Any help would be really appreciated!

  • http://automaxz.com/ Automaxz Web

    I’ve been using your plugin for 6 months and it fit perfectly on my web page display. However, one recent week when I load my web it takes very long time and when I deactivate the related post thumbnail plugin it becomes very fast. Do you have a solution?

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Anything was changed before that? Like images, theme, theme settings, other plugins update or wordpress update or hosting changes? Everything can be a reason. This plugin was not updated for several months so I am not sure what could happen.

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    Hi Sally, I have this request in my todo, didn’t have time to work on it yet.

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    This is most probably a CSS issue, take a look into firebug.

  • Zekia

    Hi there,
    I have installed the plugin but the settings page is not visible in wordpress backend. What should i do to fix this?

  • Sunshine

    Want to know how to remove_filter the related post thumbnail because it’s being added into a plugin’s content.

  • Sunshine

    Meant to tell you I’m using the auto insert option.

  • http://notes.shaldybina.com/ Maria

    I don’t understand what is remove_filter

  • Raquel

    Hi Maria!
    Congratulations for your plugin, it’s awesome!
    As I would like to show the related posts after the “sharing” section after the post, I used the <?php get_related_posts_thumbnails(); in the loop. Now it appears where I want, but it's not showing the top text.
    Do you have an idea about what am I missing?
    Thanks a lot!

  • Raquel

    Hi