Tag Archives: Hacks

Show Related Posts In Your WordPress Blog Without Using Any Plugin

Copy and Paste the given code within the loop. It may engage your blog visitors to stay for a longer time:

<?php
//for use in the loop, list 5 post titles related to first tag on current post
$tags = wp_get_post_tags($post->ID);
if ($tags) {
echo ‘Related Posts’;
$first_tag = $tags[0]->term_id;
$args=array(
‘tag__in’ => array($first_tag),
‘post__not_in’ => array($post->ID),
‘showposts’=>5,
‘caller_get_posts’=>1
);
$my_query = new WP_Query($args);
if( $my_query->have_posts() ) {
while ($my_query->have_posts()) : $my_query->the_post(); ?>
<p><a href=”<?php the_permalink() ?>” rel=”bookmark” title=”Permanent Link to <?php the_title_attribute(); ?>”><?php the_title(); ?></a></p>
<?php
endwhile;
}
}
?>

This code displays posts related to current post. It is based on tags. You may change the number of posts it displays, just change ‘showposts’=>5 with your number.

Add ‘Pin It’ Button To Images In Your WordPress Blog

Without using Plugin: Add this code to your theme’s footer.php file before the </body> tag. Get Pinterest’s javascript at Goodies.

<script type=”text/javascript” src=”//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js”></script>

Add this code to your theme’s single.php file wherever you want Pin It button to be visible:

<a href=”http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=<?php the_permalink(); ?>&media=<?php echo catch_that_image() ?>&description=<?php the_title(); ?>” class=”pin-it-button” count-layout=”horizontal”><img border=”0″ src=”//assets.pinterest.com/images/PinExt.png” title=”Pin It” /></a>

Add this code in your theme’s functions.php file:

function catch_that_image() {
global $post, $posts;
$first_img = ”;
ob_start();
ob_end_clean();
$output = preg_match_all(‘/<img.+src=[‘”]([^'”]+)[‘”].*>/i’, $post->post_content, $matches);
$first_img = $matches [1] [0];
if(empty($first_img)){ //Defines a default image
$first_img = “/images/default.jpg”;
}
return $first_img;
}

Or You may use a WordPress plugin and that would be more easy for you. Use this plugin Pinterest Pin It Button For Images. Either search it on WP Plugin search or click the link and upload the folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, Activate from ‘Plugins’ menu and Enjoy.