=== nrelate Related Content ===
Contributors: nrelate, slipfire, sbruner
Tags: related posts, related content, related, feeds, feed, rss, page, pages, post, posts, thumbnails, nrelate
Tested up to: 3.1
Requires at least: 2.9
Stable tag: 0.40.0
The easiest way to display related content from your site: Text or Thumbnails.
== Description ==
The easiest way to display related content from your site
nrelate is not just another related posts plugin. Our patent-pending technology continously analyzes your website content and displays other related posts from your website. This ultimately leads to higher page-views for your site, and a better user experience for your visitors.
Installing this plugin is as simple as activating it, and you can leave the rest to nrelate. Once activated, the nrelate servers will immediately begin analyzing your website content and associating similar articles. Of course, we provide an options page so you can fine tune the display.
There are three ways to display related content:
1. Automatically display before or after each post.
2. Use the [nrelate-related] shortcode in your post.
3. Place the nrelate_related() function in your theme files.
And two display styles:
Check out the screenshots.
Because all of the processing and analyzing runs on our servers and not yours, nrelate doesn't cause any additional load on your hosting account (especially if you're using shared hosting).
You can learn more about nrelate here.
== Installation ==
1. Activate the nrelate Related posts plugin
2. Head on over to the nrelate settings page and adjust your settings.
3. Sit back and relax... nrelate is analyzing your content and will display related content within two hours.
nrelate can automatically place our related content at the "Top of your Post" or the "Bottom of your Post"... or both. Just check the appropriate box on our settings page.
If you don't want to have our plugin automatically show our related content, you can use the nrelate_related template tag to place it anywhere in your theme. For example, if you want our related content to show in the sidebar of your site, you may want to place the template tag in your sidebar.php file.
It's best practice to use code like this:
if (function_exists('nrelate_related')) nrelate_related();
You can also use the nrelate-related shortcode to manually place related content into your posts:
1. Create or edit a Post.
2. Wherever you want the related content to show up enter the shortcode: [nrelate-related]
Shortcode Configuration Options:
float = left, right or center
width = any valid CSS value (100%, 50px, etc)
float = left
width = 100%
[nrelate-related] Will use defaults
[nrelate-related float='right' width='50%']
== Frequently Asked Questions ==
= What does this plugin do? =
The nrelate Related Content plugin analyzes your website content, and returns a list of posts that are related to the current story being viewed by your visitor.
= What makes nrelate different from all the other related content services? =
nrelate started because we believe we can do a better job than the other services out there. Our patent-pending technology is continously being improved, and the results are better than the competetion. We're sure you'll be happy with the results... but if you're not, removing nrelate from your website is as easy as deactivating the plugin.
= Does this plugin slow down my website? =
Absolutely not. Since the nrelate servers are doing all the hard work, your website can focus on what it does best... show content. In fact, if you switch to nrelate from a local related content plugin like YARPP, you may actually see a speed improvement on your site.
= What are my display choices? =
You can show related content as cool image thumbnails, or simple text with bullets. When choosing thumbnails we will look in your post to find the first image and use that. You can also choose a default image to show when your post contains none. In the plugin options page you can enter your default image url. It's best to set a 110px square image as the default, but if it's larger, nrelate will auto crop and scale it. If your post has no image, and you have not set a default, we will show a random one from our image library.
Check out the screenshots.
= Will it look like the rest of my site? =
Many of your website styles will automatically be used by the plugin so it will blend in nicely with your website. We do need to set some of our own styles to make it work properly. However, you can makes changes to our styles by including your own CSS in your stylesheet.
= I just activated the plugin and I don't see anything, what's up? =
Once you activate the plugin, the nrelate server will start analyzing your website. Related content should show up within two hours.
= Does nrelate work with caching plugins like WP-Super-Cache and W3-Total-Cache? =
Caching plugins create static html files from each of your pages... like a moment-in-time snapshot. If a static page was already created before you installed the nrelate plugin then that page will not contain the neccessary nrelate code. There are two ways to fix this:
1. Delete your cache: Both WP-Super-Cache and W3-Total-Cache have a button that allows you to delete your cache. Once deleted our code will show up, while your caching plugins rebuild their static files.
2. Wait until your cache expires: Both plugins expire your static pages after a designated time. Once that page expires, our code will show up.
= Does plugin support external images, e.g. uploaded on Flickr? =
Absolutely! If you have images in your post, nrelate will find them and auto-create thumbnails.
= How does the nrelate plugin get my website content? =
Our plugin creates an additional nrelate specific RSS feed. We use this feed so that we don't run into issues if your regular RSS feed is set to "Summary" or if you use a service like Feedburner.
= What is in the nrelate specific RSS feed and how is it used? =
The nrelate specific RSS feed is exactly the same content that is in your RSS feed if you set it to full feed. Since we had some users that had their feed to just show a summary and others that used Feedburner, we set this up. The nrelate specific feed can only be accessed by using a random key that is generated upon install. To make sure this feed is not used for other purposes, we hired WordPress lead developer and security expert, Mark Jaquith, to build it for us.
= My website is not in English, will nrelate work? =
Our plugin will work on websistes in the following languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish. If you do not see your language on the list or you think that we could improve the relevancy of our plugin in your language, please contact us and we will work with you to configure the plugin accordingly.
== Screenshots ==
1. Related thumbnails
2. Hovering on a related thumbnail
3. Text list
== Changelog ==
= 0.40.0 =
* Fix for feedburner and when feed is set to summary
* Create custom rss feed for nrelate only
* Update dashboard messages
= 0.3 =
* Send plugin version to nrelate server for debugging purposes
= 0.2.2 =
* Ping service enabled to notify nrelate of new content
* Menu settings explained better
* Improved communication with nrelate server
* nrelate server can now push message to nrelate plugin dashboard
* Preview now uses current websites recent posts
* "nrelate needs help" message has been removed
= 0.21 =
* nrelate_related() theme function works without echo
= 0.2 =
* Major update
* Rewrote 50% of plugin
* Better communication with nrelate server
* Default thumbnail
* Added advertising opportunities
* Preview button
= 0.1 =
* Initial release
== Upgrade Notice ==
= 0.40.0 =
IMPORTANT UPGRADE: This version will allow nrelate to index your data better than ever.