Add Related Posts After Blog Posts in WordPress


Hello friends, This post is mainly guided to reduce your bounce rate. I will tell you about reducing bounce rate by adding a related posts at the end of post. It is the simplest way to reduce bounce rate by engaging your visitors in yours site. Helping users to read related posts after a post will reduce your bounce rate easily. Think of related posts as next course of action for your readers. When a reader is complete reading your article, he needs something more to read. It works best when it’s related to your topic only.

wp related post plugins

So, i have listed some popular plugins to add related article at the end of a post. you control the design color of the related article. More over most of these plugins have options to configure how your related posts should be shown. You can show them with or without thumbnails, and can also pick the related posts option from different design options.

Read more: Add Related Posts on BlogSpot Using LinkWithin.

WordPress plugins to show Related posts with thumbnail

There are third party services like Linkwithin which do this and without requirement of coding knowledge, but it gives very less SEO value, as all of your related posts are not directly linked. I will tell you some more to show related posts with thumbnail after your blog posts and are SEO friendly too.

You can also try some textual plugins:

#ShareaHolic plugin: 

Shareaholic was a social media sharing button plugin and recently it has update the plugin to add related post feature. Their algorithm is quite accurate in suggesting related post which is relevant to the post. I have already using this plugin on Techwiki and it looks pretty awesome. To enable the feature, you need to download the free plugin from WordPress repo over here > go to Shareasholid plugin settings > enable the feature. You can show related posts with thumbnail below posts, pages, category and index page.  You can customise the look of related posts to match your blog design. You can exclude certain posts, pages to be shown from related post by using this plugin.


You can use this plugin to add social sharing button below post or floating buttons. This is a awesome plugin where you get both the features of social sharing and related posts.

#Zementa related posts:

Another plugin is related post by Zementa which lets you edit related posts. By default it will automatically show the related posts but you will also get an option to edit the related posts.  This way you can reduce the bounce rate. The plugin also offers various template for showing related posts with thumbnails, so you can select one which matches your blog design. You can download the free plugin from WordPress Plugin.

Hope you will enjoy your reducing bounce rate using related article at the end of your post. If you have any queries please tell me. Don’t forget to share this article with yours friends.

Happy blogging… 🙂


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