Gutenberg Block – Displays Post and Product Suggestions

Gutenberg is a default WordPress editor now, so it is not a surprise that we included post and product suggestions Gutenberg block into Relevant Related Posts WordPress plugin. It can be found under “Widgets” section of the block list.

However product suggestions available only in Relevant Related Posts Advanced WordPress plugin. So, if you want to suggest products inside your blog post consider an upgrade. Advanced version of the plugin also provides automation functionality that can be useful on a big blogs.

Relevant Related Posts block  can be found under "Widgets"
Relevant Related Posts block can be found under “Widgets”

Here is the life example of the post and product suggestion block:

Gutenberg Related Posts and Products Block Configuration

Once block is added to the post it can be configured according to your requirements. You can configure layout and styles, search keywords that will be used to generate the list of the suggestions. As, you may expect, you can also configure types and number of the posts that will be listed a suggestion block. Sure you can add separated by comma lists of post IDs that should be included or excluded from the suggestions.

Relevant Related Posts Gutenberg block configuration
Relevant Related Posts Gutenberg block configuration

Configuration consists of several sections.

Basic – allows to configure search keywords.

Layout & styles – defines the layout, alignment and some other related configurations.

Post types – defines how many suggestions of each type to display. Certainly basic version operates only with blog posts.

IDs include/exclude – allows manually include and exclude certain posts or products from the suggestions. However if you want to manipulate suggestions during some time-frames or events/holidays take a look at Relevant Related Posts Events/Campaigns WordPress plugin.

Post and Product Suggestions and WordPress Search Engines – Relevanssi, SearchWP, ElasticPress and Default Search Engine

Relevant Related Posts WordPress plugin works quite well with default WordPress search. It implements quite good caching and should not slow down the website. However more powerful search plugins like Relevanssi, SearchWP, ElasticPress will work better. You should also take into consideration that specialized search plugins are often more configurable, flexible and has much faster indexes. So, we highly recommend to use our plugin with one of the specialized search engines/plugins.

Gutenberg Block – Displays Post and Product Suggestions