Introducing Related Posts

Do you ever wonder what happens when your readers reach the end of your posts? What do they click on? Where do they go next? What if you’ve piqued a reader’s interest and left them wanting more, but don’t give them the option to do so?

Today, we’re so happy to announce Related Posts on WordPress.com — one of the most requested features from users. Now, we’ll search your site for similar posts you’ve written and display a “Related” section at the end of every post, like this:

Related Posts section

Related Posts section

If you post a lot of images, you can jazz this section up with post thumbnails as well. To activate image thumbnails, head to Settings → Reading and scroll down to the “Related Posts” section.

Thumbnails option enabled.

Thumbnails option enabled

It’s mobile ready of course:

Related Posts, mobile view

Related Posts, mobile view

We’re excited about this feature — it allows your readers to dive deeper into your site and discover more of your content, keeping them satisfied and intrigued, and helps to drive more traffic to your site and its archives, giving your visitors more options to click around and stay engaged.

We’ve turned Related Posts on for all WordPress.com sites, but if you don’t want to use the feature just yet, or don’t think it’s for you, go to Settings → Reading, scroll down to the “Related Posts” section, and turn it off.

We hope you enjoy it — do let us know what you think about it. In the meantime, we’ll continue to fine-tune it so your experience is the best it can be!

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Posted by WordPress Guru