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Related Posts by Sovrn

Sovrn recommends your content to new audiences both on your blog and across our network of high-quality sites.

Related Posts is unique because it gives you the option to editorially curate related content for each post, or let Sovrn automatically recommend sources from around the web -- OR BOTH!

Here's a few other features you might enjoy:

  • In-Text links recommendations from popular sources such as Wikipedia, IMDB, and YouTube
  • Responsive themes for desktop, tablet, and mobile
  • Like writing CSS? Customize Related Posts with your own code!


Our recommendations aren't database intensive, which is why we're not blacklisted by WP Engine. This also means better performance, not to mention you can set how far back you wish to index your articles in the plugin settings.

Editorial support

Sovrn offers users editorial support by enabling a Related articles widget. You manually choose the articles you wish to recommend to others. This way you reach out to other bloggers that write about similar topics - remember sharing is caring! =)

Customizable themes

Related Posts plugin comes with a lot of beautiful themes with different thumbnail sizes. You can even manually adjust the "look and feel" of the theme with custom CSS and other advanced settings. And if you bump into an obstacle, our Support team is happy to help you out, just reach out.

Customize the look and feel of Sovrn's Related Posts plugin by navigating to WordPress Dashboard > Settings > Related Posts by Sovrn

If you have any questions getting started, please let us know! Send us an email to We'd love to hear from you.

Author Sovrn, zemanta
Contributors sovrn, zemanta
Tags plugin, Post, posts, related, Related Content, related posts, sovrn, zemanta
  1. related-posts-by-zemanta screenshot 1

    Sovrn Related Posts Default Theme.

  2. related-posts-by-zemanta screenshot 2

    Sovrn Related Posts responsive theme on a Galaxy Nexus and iPhone 4s.

Via admin:

  1. Go to Plugins -> Add New
  2. Search for Related Posts by Sovrn
  3. Install the plugin called "Related Posts by Sovrn" and activate it
  4. After activation check out advanced features
  5. If you use any caching plugin please clear the cache
  6. Done!

Via upload:

  1. Download the plugin .zip file
  2. Log in to
  3. Click Plugins -> Add New -> Upload
  4. After installation activate the plugin and check out advanced features
  5. If you use any caching plugin please clear the cache
  6. You're finished!


  • Brand update


  • Support for category names in related posts


  • Article upload support


  • Fixed bug that prevented image download from posts
  • Pinterest fixes


  • Fixed missing featured image bug
  • Fixed missing thumbnail for selected related articles


  • Automatic nRelate settings migration
  • Additional database optimization for recommendation engine
  • Fixed possible database errors after plugin upgrade


  • Fixed missing argument bug
  • Fixed non-object bug


  • Fixed excerpt bug


  • The subscription API forwards blog URLs
  • Fixed multiple related posts plugin problem
  • Responsive themes bugfix


  • Removed mobile themes
  • Removed statistics


  • Link to settings moved from main menu to Settings submenu
  • Fixed incompatibility with Editorial Assistant
  • HTTPS support
  • Dashboard Statistics bugfix
  • Removed 'Related Posts' link from top admin bar


  • Fixed Zemanta Readside plugins incompatibility
  • Uninstallation added
  • Fixed migration bugs
  • Added support for custom size thumbnail
  • Bug fixes for thumbnailer
  • Added support for Open Graph plugins
  • Optimized thumbnail rendering


  • Added Zemanta Editorial Assistant


  • Bug fixes for "Edit related posts" feature


  • New thumbnailer
  • Blacklisting individual promoted articles
  • Bugfix in tag generator


  • Edit Related Posts gets a visual upgrade, search functionality and a dose of awesome
  • Bugfixes


  • Improved thumbnailer


  • Due to popular demand, "Edit related posts" is back in action. Send us more feedback to Thanks!


  • Fix for Cross-Site Request Forgery vulnerability. Credits for finding and reporting the vulnerability go to Charlie Eriksen via Secunia SVCRP.


  • Fixed a post excerpt bug
  • Link back to Zemanta is off by default
  • Removed "edit related posts" functionality (already edited posts won't revert back)


  • Improved editorial control
  • Changed plugin content filter priority from 101 to 10
  • Bugfixes


  • Mobile themes settings
  • Editorial control
  • New Pinterest inspired theme
  • Bugfixes


  • Limit related post age
  • Bugfix for thumbnail extraction


  • first version

What is Related Posts by Sovrn?

Related Posts by Sovrn is a WordPress plugin that recommends your own content in the footer of your articles. This helps readers find more of your posts and keeps them on your site longer. It also recommends related posts from across the web and in turn promotes your posts to other users. In this way you get new unique visitors to your site.

Can I customize the widget?

Yes, Related Posts by Sovrn is offered in different themes which you can also customize with simple CSS.

Why does Sovrn have 3 similar plugins? What's the difference between them?

We adopted the principle of having three "release channels". You can try the most experimental (still stable!) features in Related Posts. The more advanced ones are in WordPress Related Posts. If you're looking for the pro-like version go for Related Posts by Sovrn.

What about Terms of Service and Privacy policy?

Before using the plugin please read the full version of Sovrn Terms of Service and Sovrn Privacy Policy.

Terms of Service

The plugin source code is released under GPLv2. Usage of our service is governed by Sovrn Terms of Service and Sovrn Privacy Policy.

Version 1.14

Requires WordPress version: 3.3 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.6.3

Last Updated 09 Dec 2016

Date Added: 21 Jan 2013

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