Subject: Recommended Related Posts Plugin.

Posted on: 18/08/08 10:49am
By: Laugh

I'm thinking of doing a Related Posts Plugin after I finish the next release of the Rating Plugin. It will probably be based on a Word Press plugin. Googles Matt Cutts

http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/wordpress-plugin-related-posts/

recommends "Yet Another Related Posts Plugin"

http://mitcho.com/code/yarpp/

Does anyone else have a favorite?

Thanks

Tom

Re: Recommended Related Posts Plugin.

Posted on: 18/08/08 01:52pm
By: eg0master

Just a crazy idea... Wouldn't it be possible to use the Google search API to do this? Using the site-directive (example) you could get related stuff... I guess the only hard thing is to know what to search for... Story title or some kind of key words?

Re: Recommended Related Posts Plugin.

Posted on: 18/08/08 02:15pm
By: Laugh

That's an interesting idea. I have never used Googles Search API so I would have to do some research to see what is possible.

My main goal is to return related stories posts for other stories and staticpages either through the use of a tag in the template or through an autotag.

If I do end up coding this plugin it probably won't be started until the Fall sometime.



Re: Recommended Related Posts Plugin.

Posted on: 18/08/08 02:27pm
By: Dirk

Quote by: Laugh

I'm thinking of doing a Related Posts Plugin


That's something I always wanted to explore. Geeklog's current "related" list is really poor and not worthy the name.

If you have any ideas that would require changes in Geeklog, for example new or changed plugin APIs, come over to the geeklog-devel mailing list and we'll talk about it.

bye, Dirk

Re: Recommended Related Posts Plugin.

Posted on: 18/08/08 02:35pm
By: beewee

Good idea, why not mix it with the Tag plugin?

Re: Recommended Related Posts Plugin.

Posted on: 19/08/08 08:49am
By: 1000ideen

Should be 'related stories' not 'related posts'.
http://www.glfusion.org/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=10190
http://www.geeklog.net/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=83448

Re: Recommended Related Posts Plugin.

Posted on: 19/08/08 09:38am
By: Laugh

Quote by: 1000ideen

Should be 'related stories' not 'related posts'.
http://www.glfusion.org/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=10190
http://www.geeklog.net/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=83448



Most likely but it would be configurable in the language file anyway, of course Geeklog does refer to stories as articles sometimes. Razz

Does anyone see the need for Related Stories to include comments as well (configurable)?

Regarding the Tag plugin, it would make sense to tie in or even combine the 2 plugins since Related Stories would use the additional information that tags provide. I would have to talk to the two tag plugin authors to see if it could be worked out.




Re: Recommended Related Posts Plugin.

Posted on: 19/08/08 03:22pm
By: 1000ideen

I`d keep the plugin as flexible and independent as possible. It could offer to show related "anything", e.g. anything that can produce autotags plus anything that can be displayed in the "what`s new block" too.

Plus it should have a manual override and some options. Like span of time of the age of the related story, anything with related tags or description.

Geeklog - Forum
https://www.geeklog.net/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=84198