• Wed. Oct 27th, 2021

Recent Plugin Update highly Recommended

This plguin is a great little plugin for the Related topics / posts like you see at the bottom of our posts. It has been recently updated to fix some database related issues and should be updated immediately if being used.

Contextual Related Posts


  • Version:
  • Author: Ajay D’Souza
  • Last Updated: 11-20-2013
  • Requires WordPress Version:3.0 or higher
  • Compatible up to: 3.8


Recent Update:

  • Fixed: Potential SQL vulnerability – Thanks to flynsarmy for highlighting this
  • Modified: Minor performance improvements in initialisation of the widget
  • Modified: Plugin now checks if it is within the loop when any option under “Add related posts to:” is selected. Minor performance increase to avoid the plugin being called unnecessarily in secondary loops.

Previous Updates:

  • Fixed: Manual install caused a PHP error in 1.8.10


  • New: Limit the numbers of characters of the content being compared. This can give a marginal boost to performance
  • New: You can now choose to display the Post title in the Title of the Related posts, by using %postname%
  • Modified: Widget class has been changed to crp_related_widget
  • Modified: Including the author in the list will now use the Display Name which is set under “Display name publicly as” in the User Profile page
  • Modified: Updated timthumb
  • Modified: Better handling of echo_ald_crp – Thanks to flynsarmy for this patch
  • Fixed: If the Thumbnail meta field is omitted under Output Options, the plugin will automatically revert to its default value i.e. “post-image”
  • Modified: More descriptions for the various options

Derek Wood

Derek is a Online Web Professional. He works with clients and customers in order to implement Web-Based solutions for businesses. These include websites, SEO, marketing, and company branding. His own company, Shadow Dragon Unlimited has been providing these services to local businesses in his Western Massachusetts area and online since 2003.