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You can display related posts at the bottom of your posts using the Related Posts module in the Jetpack by WordPress.com plugin.  Your post must have at least 10 published posts for related content to appear.

Related content is automatically generated based on the content of the posts and any tags or categories assigned to your posts.

Related Posts example

Enable Jetpack Plugin

To get started you first need to activate the Jetpack plugin as follows:

  1. Enable Jetpack using existing WordPress.com account
  2. Enable Jetpack by creating a new WordPress.com account

Activate the Related Posts

You activate the Related Posts module as follows:

1.  Go to Jetpack > Settings

Jetpack Settings page

2.  Click on the Traffic tab and activate ‘Show related content after posts’.

activate related posts

Related Posts Options

You can customize how the related posts section looks as follows:

1.  Go to Settings > Reading

Readings settings

2.  Select your preferred related posts display under the Related posts section.

Activate Related posts

  • Show a “Related” header to more clearly separate the related section from posts – adds a “related” header above the related posts to better separate the section from the end of your posts.
  • Use a large and visually striking layout – displays an accompanying image next to the post titles.  If you haven’t set a featured image for the post then it will pull the first image in the body of the post as the thumbnail.
  • Show entry date – displays date published.
  • Show context (category or tag) – displays the category or tag assigned to the post.

3.  Click Save Changes.

Click Save Changes

Related Post thumbnails

Thumbnails are resized and automatically cropped to be 350px wide by 200px tall to create consistent visual display. If you haven’t set a featured image for the post it’ll use an image from a slideshow, gallery or single image inserted into the post.