Contextual Related Posts

The best and easiest way to add related posts on your WordPress blog for free

Contextual Related Posts

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850k+ downloads and counting

Features overview

Quick install

Installing the plugin is extremely simple. Search for Contextual Related Posts in your Plugins » Add New screen and hit Install Now. The plugin will automatically add beautiful thumbnails at the bottom of your WordPress posts.

Installing CRP

Beautiful default display

Once you install the plugin, Contextual Related Posts will automatically add a beautiful set of related posts at the bottom of every post and page

CRP Output

Aggressive Caching Algorithm

Contextual Related Posts has an in-built cache for the related posts which makes subsequent page loads only need a single database query!

This means that installing this plugin will not slow your site down. Just turn the cache ON under General Options on the plugin settings page.

CRP Cache

Manual display options

If you prefer more control over where the plugin appears on your site, then we have you covered.


CRP Shortcode

Add the related posts with a powerful shortcode with a huge list of potential arguments

Custom CSS styles


You can easily change the display of the related posts by using your own custom styles


CRP Widget

Prefer the related posts in your sidebar or theme footer? If your theme supports it, then just drag and drop the widget



Advanced users and developers can take advantage of the plugin API to choose what they would like to display

60,000+ installs and counting

Contextual Related Posts is currently being used on 60,000+ WordPress blogs.

And, the 4.8 out of 5 stars rating tells you how much our users love this plugin and here’s some of what they are saying…

At the end of a post I want to give readers options and this post does the best job of any I have tried over the years. Posts are picked due to content, not popularity. Readers are more likely to click something relevant to the post they just finished reading. That’s how I read other blogs and I expect most other people do the same.

Great, sensible plugin that works and gets updated.


This plugin worked beautifully upon activation. I tested a couple of related post plugins, and wasn’t happy with the posts they were relating. This one gave me good, relevant results without any fiddling. I wanted to tweak the color of the related post text, and the plugin author thoughtfully included a custom CSS area to do just that. Great job, and excellent functionality.


What can I say… plugin works out of the box.

What did it for me was the provided API. You can easily customize the whole output with your own html.

Even without that (which was all I needed), the provided options provide great amount of customization.

Awesome sauce all around.


I needed a related posts plugin that gives relevant posts based on content and Contextual Related Posts does a very good job combinate with it’s Category and Tag subplugin. With a good cache plugin, no slowness to show.

Support is very good and Ajay explained me how to use the plugin with the related posts template of my theme: so I’ve got perfect presentation and efficient related posts.


Needed to find some solution to feature Related Posts at the end of each blog post.

I also needed to be able to exclude custom post types used by my client’s Events Calendar plugin. I am using a child Woo Canvas theme, and while I like some of the shortcodes offered by Woo, their related posts included the events in with the Related Posts, which was not accurate, while also included events that had expired, which was definitely the most annoyingly horrible thing.

Anyway, CRP worked right out of the box.

The styling is ok, but that is something I can tweak later on.

It works. It works. It works. And that’s what I needed it to do.

Thank you developer dude/dudette!


I can’t tell you how gorgeous this plugin is. I used nRelate for several years, and then they went out of business. I was left searching for a related posts plugin and none of them seemed to suit my needs. They all had too much focus on advertising, too little customization…

Then I found this plugin. Contextual Related Posts has everything I need. The default styling (with the “Style attributes” radio button checked) looks absolutely AMAZING on my site. And I have complete control over the thumbnails. I love this plugin!


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