This will add some bonus attention to the posts, and hopefully generate additional pageviews. We’ve used it on this blog right from the start, and it’s great for generating additional traffic for posts in the same subject. Thanks to the plugin’s latest update, we can now build our own template to display results. If you’re installing YARPP for the first time and have questions, I’m going to refer you to the official site for more. This tutorial will start assuming that you have it up and running already.

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In this tutorial you’ll learn how to increase pageviews by adding thumbnails to related posts using the popular YARPP plugin and Word Press custom fields.

Before we start, let’s take a look at the result of what we’re building: The sample above comes from the theme of a new One Mighty Roar blog launching next Monday.

As you can see, Word Press will place a thumbnail and title for each related post it finds. The basis for this tutorial is the popular (and well named) plugin “Yet Another Related Post Plugin” or YARPP for short.

Currently, you are permitted to upload the following file types to your Word blog (no upgrade required): ↑ Table of Contents ↑ See the Images help page for examples and details.

↑ Table of Contents ↑ (Portable Document Format; Adobe Acrobat) .doc, (Microsoft Word Document) (Apple Keynote Presentation) .ppt, .pptx, .pps, (Microsoft Power Point Presentation) ( ↑ Table of Contents ↑ With the purchase of the Word Premium or Word Business plans, you are also permitted to upload zip files and the following audio file types, in addition to the basic file types listed above: .mp3 .m4a There is an embedded audio player built in to Word that will work with .mp3 files.

↑ Table of Contents ↑ With the purchase of the Word Premium or Word Business plans, you are permitted to upload the following video file types, in addition to the basic file types listed above.

.mp4, .m4v (MPEG-4) (Quick Time) (Windows Media Video) (Ogg) .3gp (3GPP) .3g2 (3GPP2) Before uploading files to your blog, please ensure that you own, or have the legal right to distribute, them.

They are a great starting point for learning the ropes, but since what we’ll be doing is relatively simple we can start from scratch. php //Set Default Thumbnail Image URL's $related_thumbnail = get_post_meta($post-> ID, "thumbnail_url", $single = true); $default_thumbnail = 'default-image.jpg'; ?

Begin by creating a new file named “yarpp-template-thumbnails.php” in the root of your theme folder. php while ($related_query->have_posts()) : $related_query->the_post(); ?

This file will contain the structure of our related posts display. php /* Post Thumbnail Template Author: Zach Dunn ( */ ?