How We Show Related Posts in WordPress

Related Posts

We have seen writers and publishers use WordPress to share their thoughts on 10,000's of topics. WordPress is a great platform to talk about everything from science and tech to intimate, personal thoughts.

But all of us want to be heard. We write so that we have a voice. We want people to stay on our site, read our work, and engage with what we have to say.

One of the best ways to achieve all those goals is to add “Related Posts” area to your posts. Once someone finishes reading your post, they'll immediately see links to similar posts.

We do this here at PublishPress. You'll always find a “Related Posts” area on our blog. In this guide, I'll show you how create and optimize this feature.

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Control the Size of Featured Images with PublishPress Checklists

Featured Image Height Width

When you use the PublishPress Checklists plugin, you can define tasks that content creators must complete before their posts are published.

For example, you can make sure your posts have a minimum or maximum number of words. Or you can require that all the images in the post have ALT text.

One of the most popular options allows you to force all posts to have a featured image. PublishPress Checklists Pro now takes this one step further: you can require a specific height and width for all your featured images. This feature is useful because many themes only look good if your featured images are the correct size.

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How to Limit the Excerpt Length In WordPress Posts

Limit Excerpt

This question came across the PublishPress support desk this week:

Do you know how to set a maximum character length on the excerpt field? I need to be the point of entry, rather than when displaying it on the frontend. I want to force the user to write an excerpt of a certain length.

Yes, this is possible with the PublishPress Checklists plugin. If you need more details, check out our beginners guide to excerpts.

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What is the Excerpt for WordPress Posts?

Excerpt

Many WordPress themes rely on Excerpts, but they can be a mystery to many users.

In this post, I'll explain what an Excerpt is, how you create them, where they appear, and how you can get more control over how they're used on your site.

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PublishPress Checklists 2.4 Has New Approval and Link Features

Approval 24

PublishPress Checklists is a plugin that we've been working on throughout 2020. With this plugin, you can define tasks that users must complete before content is published.

For example, you can make sure your posts have a minimum or maximum number of words. Or you can ensure that all your posts have a featured image.

After working on PublishPress Checklists all year, the plugin is finally at a point where honestly I can say, “This is awesome!”

Version 2.4 of Checklists is now available with new features that I've been looking forward to for a long time.

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How to Control Featured Image Permissions in WordPress

Featured Image

A couple of PublishPress users have asked us about the “Featured Image” feature in WordPress.

We have already talked about forcing users to add featured images and how to control the size of featured images.

These users wanted to know if it is possible to control who can add featured images to content. Yes, you can control this in WordPress, although it's not entirely straightforward.

This image below shows where you will see the “Featured Image” box when editing a post:

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