How can I create MakeUseOf-style sidebar related post with thumbnail?

Bhavesh S December 10, 2013
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I want to create MakeUseOf-style sidebar related post with thumbnail for my blog. Is there any plugin for this?

Please suggest me in brief if it is custom, how can i make it? I really like it to have similar for this kind of related post with thumbnails.

  1. James B
    December 11, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I teach the basics of making a widget here: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-create-wordpress-widgets/ - that could easily be adapted. It's not "related" as such, but our sidebar pulls posts from the same category. No need to run complex "relatedness" algorthms on things.

  2. Justin P
    December 10, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    For MakeUseOf we built a system from scratch, James might be able to explain how it works but I cannot. But there are plugins for the job. This one creates a "related posts" widget you can add, and it uses the featured image as the thumbnail:

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-23-related-posts-plugin/

    Good luck!