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Four plugins that output related articles and popular articles based on data analysis with WordPress

Four plugins that output related articles and popular articles based on data analysis with WordPress

The display of related articles and popular articles is essential in media management.
However, information that we consider “popular” and “relevant” is often not appropriate for users. Also, it is hard to prepare these for each article.

So, in this article, we will summarize plugins that display articles based on data analysis.

WordPress Popular Posts

WordPress Popular Posts is a plugin that outputs popular articles by storing browsing history data in a database each time WordPress is accessed.

WordPress Popular Posts is a popular plugin, but it slows page response because it requires processing to the database for each request.

Besides, the deletion of temporary data sometimes fail.

As a result, unnecessary data is stored in WordPress, which may cause problems.

Based on this point, I think that this is a plugin for developers.

Simple GA Ranking

This plugin uses Google Analytics data to display popular articles.

You can view popular articles without stressing the WordPress database. Therefore, I always use this plugin.

However, the configuration is somewhat for developers, and it can not be handled by users who do not have programming knowledge.

Similar Posts

Similar post is a plugin that outputs related articles based on tags and category data linked to articles.

  • Full control feature to customize the display & layout of displayed posts
  • over 30 tags for design customization
  • Display related posts based on the current post’
  • Post excluding feature using author-date, ID, category, tags and custom fields

I like it because you can customize the design of the output data.

Similar post is a plugin that outputs related articles based on tags and category data linked to articles.

WordPress Share Buttons, Related Posts, Google Analytics

WordPress Share Buttons, Related Posts, Google Analytics is a cloud version of the plugin mentioned above.

It is useful when you want to perform data analysis necessary to output related articles in the cloud.

Also, since it offers sharing buttons and linking with Google Analytics, it is recommended for those who are not satisfied with the above plugin.

However, customization of the design is not excellent.