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Youneeq Panel

Machine learning algorithms that increase user engagement levels and revenue. Real time recommendations based on individual behaviours.

Integrates Youneeq's industry-leading recommendation engine into your site. With Youneeq's recommendations, your users will see links to the best articles your site or network has to offer.

Youneeq's machine-learning algorithms are designed to impact your site's 'stickiness' in the following ways:

  • Engagement: Users who are presented with personalized content will be more engaged with your site, leading to a decrease in bounce rates.
  • Dwell time: Engaged users tend to have higher CTR's and pageviews/user, meaning that their average time-on-site increases.
  • Consumption: When viewing personalized content, users tend to consume two to three times more, meaning more exposure for your material.
  • Retention: When you engage with your users, they are more likely to return to you for content, which will in turn increase the effectiveness of Youneeq.

If you are a Youneeq customer, all you have to do is customize the Youneeq panel's behaviour in the YQ Settings page and place the widget on your site. To activate the Youneeq Panel plugin on your site, please contact us at 1.866.515.0110 ext 101 or

Author Youneeq
Contributors youneeq
Tags recommendations, widget, youneeq
  1. In order to activate the Youneeq Panel plugin on your site, you must have an existing service agreement. Please contact us at 1.866.515.0110 ext 101 or
  2. Upload the plugin files to the '/wp-content/plugins/youneeq-panel/' directory. This may be done manually or with the 'Upload Plugin' option on the Add Plugins admin page.
  3. Activate the plugin on the Plugins admin page.
  4. Add the Youneeq Panel widget on the Widgets admin page. Alternatively, you may add a recommendation panel direcly into the page template (see FAQ).
  5. Configure the plugin on the Youneeq Settings admin page.


Release Date: December 15th, 2016

  • Enhancements:
    • Implemented Google Analytics tracking support.


Release Date: April 8th, 2016

  • Enhancements:
    • Implented full classified ad support. Classified ad metadata can either be input by the user into the Youneeq classified area, or can be linked to an existing classified plugin.


Release Date: January 13th, 2016

  • Enhancements:

    • Fallback articles are now retrieved through an ajax request.
    • Added support for sponsored content. Posts can be tagged as sponsored individually or by category. The number of sponsored posts to recommend can be set separately.
    • Added basic support for classified ads. Posts can be tagged as classifieds in the same manner as sponsored content. Currently, classified-specific metadata cannot be collected.
    • Implemented Gigya user data collection. Requires the Gigya WordPress plugin to be activated and configured.
  • Bugfixes:

    • Fallback articles now have proper category associations.


Release Date: October 26th, 2015

  • Enhancements:

    • Infinite scrolling option added.
    • Fallback articles will now be displayed if the Youneeq server fails to respond.
    • Advanced layouts (can use Javascript and HTML to create panel layout).
  • Bugfixes:

    • Fixed script caching bug.


Release Date: October 7th, 2015

  • Enhancements:

    • Layouts can now be assigned to each panel widget, allowing for different panel styles on a single site.
    • More than two layouts can be created in the options page.
    • Post image can now be assigned separately for Youneeq observe requests.
    • Image preloading option added. If images are enabled in a layout and removing articles is allowed, images will be preloaded to minimize the appearance of "image loading" placeholders.
    • Domains and categories can now be blacklisted for selection in the Youneeq Explorer menu.
    • Strict category filter option added. Previously, the recommendation engine would prioritize articles in matching categories, but other articles could still be recommended if they were relevant enough. With strict category filtering enabled, no non-matching articles will be recommended.
    • An advanced option to use the Youneeq staging (experimental) API has been added. Since the staging API is being updated often and may become unstable, this option should be left disabled unless advised otherwise by a Youneeq employee.
  • Bugfixes:

    • Existing updater functionality was removed. No longer needed since the plugin is now available on the WordPress repository.
    • Beta update option was removed. Developer versions of the plugin can be downloaded directly from the Youneeq Panel page on the WordPress plugin site.
    • Plugin should now display a warning and fail to run if the PHP version is out of date. PHP version must be 5.3 or newer.


Release Date: August 26th, 2015

  • Enhancements:
    • Plugin is now available through the WordPress plugin repository.
    • Some script and image resources are now included with the plugin instead of being retrieved from the Youneeq API server (required to conform with WordPress hosting guidelines).
    • Some client-side scripts refactored to allow better caching performance.

How do I add a recommendation panel to a page template?

Add the following PHP snippet to the template where you want the panel to appear:


If you want to have multiple panels on a page, each must have a different unique ID (change '-1' to any other string value).

How do I change the appearance of each recommended link?

On the Layout tab of the Youneeq Settings admin page, you can modify the appearance of the panel. Elements can be added or moved by dragging and dropping them, or by right-clicking and selecting an option from the context menu.

Version 2.6.2

Requires WordPress version: 4.0.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.0

Last Updated 15 Dec 2016

Date Added: 26 Aug 2015

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