When someone comes to visit your website, the goal is usually to get them to hang around for a bit. Whether they entered your site from your homepage, or found one of your posts through an organic search, typically you would like them to continue viewing your content.
But this can be difficult if someone reaches the end of a post and there isn’t anyplace for them to go. One way to resolve this is with the addition of a Related Posts section. This will include a handful of articles that are similar in topic to the one that was just read. If a site visitor clicks on one of those links they will be taken to that related post where they can continue reading information on your site.
There are a handful of ways to add a Related Posts section to your site, but one of the easiest to work with is the offering from Jetpack. Our guide below will show you where to find and enable this option in the Jetpack plugin so that you can start displaying related posts at the end of your posts.
How to Add Related Posts at the End of WordPress Posts
The steps in this article were performed in WordPress 5.2.1. This guide assumes that you have already installed and activated the Jetpack plugin on your site.
Step 1:Sign into the admin section of your WordPress site at (yourdomain.com)/wp-admin.
Step 2: Hover over Jetpack in the left column, then choose the Settings option.
Step 3: Select the Traffic tab at the top of the window.
Step 4: Click the button to the left of Show related content after posts. You can also elect to enable either of the two options shown below this which add a Related heading above the related posts, or which adds a thumbnail image above the post title.
Are there some extra things that you want to add to your sidebar, but you’re having trouble getting them? Find out how to enable the Jetpack widgets and see if those additional widget options can give you the functionality you are looking for.
Matt has been working with WordPress and creating content using this powerful content management system for years. While he has written about many other tech topics, WordPress is one of his favorites.
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