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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.