Introduction

Related Items, Generator Tag, News Display, Articles Display, Tags & Clouds

Ideal Related Articles (iRelated) displays related articles to Joomla articles. Quickly increase your readers' engagement with your articles by adding Ideal Related Articles inside your content. Automatically added Related Articles can increase your internal traffic up to 10%. Just install and activate. To attract attention and improve SEO you can manually link out to Related Articles across the web from the Article Edit Screen in Joomla back-end. Search for articles and hand-pick them with ease using the Ajax Auto Complete Search in the administrator area. Plugin supports different styles, thumbnails and it is fully customizable.


With Ideal Related Articles you can also:

  • Display Google AdSense ads in articles;
  • Add Custom CSS rules into all content items;
  • Add Copyright Information to the bottom of the clipboard when the user copies an article or pressed the 'Ctrl + c' hotkeys;
  • Auto Generate Meta Keywords based on the Article content;
  • Display Related Articles in a module position;

Related article mode includes:

  • Manual: You can handpick which related articles you want for each article;
  • Keywords: You can choose to relate articles based on the Keywords meta tag;
  • Tags: Will use Joomla core tags component to display related articles;
  • Mixed: Will load related articles using Manual + Keywords + Tags modes in order to make sure every article has related articles;

Ideal Related Articles has several advantages when compared to Joomla! related articles and to the competitors:

Some of it's features:

  • Increases the time the user spends in your website. As your visitors reads the article, they are presented with links to articles that are related to the one that is displayed;
  • The content editor can manually set the related articles, in order to improve accuracy. However there is also an automatic mode, which displays the related articles based on keywords;
  • Decreases user bounce rate: Because the content plugin displays related article in the middle of content, if the user does not like the current content is more likely to click on a related article than hitting the browser's back button;
  • Improves Search Engine Optimization for your website (by adding the article's Keywords at the end of the content);
  • More visually appealing: With the plugin you can display part of the article's text and a thumbnail image, which is created automatically using the first image in the article;
  • Extra: The content plugin has an extra option: you can load custom code in selected paragraphs. Ideal for a note to your users in HTML OR a Javascript code, Google AdSense code for instance ;-)

  • The package contains a Content Plugin and a module;

How the Content Plugin works:

It counts the number of paragraphs and inserts a "block" of "Related Articles" after the configured position(s);

Exclusions

Under some circumstances you might not want to load the plugin, so we've prepared a few options for you:
Exclude - Mobile browsers: If enabled the plugin will not be executed when the site is viewed from a mobile browser;
- Exclude Articles: Disable the plugin for selected menu items separated by comas;
- Exclude Menu items: Disable the plugin for the selected menu items;
- Exclude Categories: Disable a plugin for the selected categories. If you want to disabled it from the children categories you will have to select them as well;
- Exclude UserGroups: Plugin will not be loaded for the selected usergroups;
- Exclude from templates: Plugin will not be loaded for the selected templates;
- Block IPs: In order to disable the plugin for some IP addresses, enter one or more IP addresses separated by comas;

Add Copyright

Add Copyright Information to the bottom of the clipboard when the user copies an article or pressed the 'Ctrl + c' hotkeys;

Meta Keywords

Can be configured to add Meta Keywords based on most common words in article. Will only be executed if article has no Meta Keywords on content save OR on page load on both;

Custom Code

With Custom Code you can add ANY content to any part of article.This may include Javascript (including Google AdSense code) or HTML. This code can be placed in one or more positions.
Available positions:
- Fixed paragraphs: You can choose after which paragraphs you want to display the this custom code. Just enter multiple paragraphs numbers separated by commas;
- Middle of the content: The plugin will count how many paragraphs an article has and place the Custom Code in the middle of the content;
- After Content: The Custom Code will be inserted after the content;
- Middle and after content: The plugin will insert the Custom Code in the middle and after the content;

Tags (Create tags from Keywords)

The content plugin also has the option to display the article's keywords as tags, which will link to Joomla! Search Component; This also helps to improve the amount of time the user spends on the site and will add more pages indexed on search engines, which may result in more traffic from search engines;
Available Options:
- Position to load: Hide, before content, after content OR before and after content;
- Set Itemid: Force tag links to use the Itemid of the selected Menu item. Recommended in order to enhance SEF and to better control how the page will look like;
- Tag Style: Choose a styling for your tags. You can change the styling in the CSS files in this directory: /administrator/components/com_irelated/assets/css/tags/
- Word list separator: in case you do not load any Tag Style you can separate tags by a separator such as a comma , or pipe | for example;

Updates

Versions 5.2 (February/20/2024):

New features: Introduced options to ignore, exclude, and require tags when utilizing the Metakey mode. This enhancement offers increased flexibility and compatibility, particularly with the Mighty Sites Extension.
Improvement: Addressed deprecated warnings to ensure smoother functionality and enhanced performance.

Functionality
Very very flexible ! Should you need to use keywords or tags or both, it's possible ! The only extensions available with so much options.
Ease of use
Very easy, everything is clear and easy to understand. All options are clear !
Support
Perfect. Had an installation bug, it was solved in a few minutes. Even then developed an extra option just for my needs !
Documentation
Ok. Step by step explanations for almost everything, that's really nice !
Value for money
Perfect. Especially for such an excellent support ! Even payed an extra by myself because I was happy with the extraordinary support !
I used this to: Publishing related items on slave sites which needs not to show all related articles but only some using a specific tag.

Great component



Posted on 02 January 2024
Functionality
Great component to link articles and increase visitor time on a website with many articles.
Ease of use
Super easy, I just had to install the component and it worked out of the box. Been using it for several years now.
Support
Best support in JED, the developer makes sure your issues are solved and you are happy.
Documentation
Good documentation on the developers' website. I haven't missed anything. Also great support on the forum
Value for money
Great value, totally worth every penny, if you need this feature.
I used this to: Chiropractor website, to link health articles in blog and increase visibility in Google.
Functionality
It works perfectly straight out of the box (as it were). Simple to understand.
Ease of use
Very easy to use, I understood it from the beginning and I'm a complete newbie!
Support
Support is fantastic, Douglas was always available and solved all problems (conflicts with another plugin) straight away.
Documentation
Easty to read and understand, very clear. Any problems I had I went to the extension's forum for help and got it straight away.
Value for money
It does what it says, so it's only right that the creator should get his due!
I used this to: My joomla 4 website, it is exactly what I was looking for. It resizes the images you specify (first image, intro image ecc) into the size you decide. Very flexible and perfect for what I needed.

Great Extension!



Posted on 07 July 2017
Functionality
Works well for Showing related items to your article
Ease of use
Very easy
Support
This is one of the best support for an extension
Documentation
All documentation is on their website and easy to access
Value for money
Great value since it automates so much
I used this to: Showing wonderful thumbnails next to intro text for articles.
Functionality
buena
Ease of use
Buena
Support
muy bueno, el mejor apoyo tecnico con diferencia de otros componentes de joomla, lo recomiendo por el esfuerzo que se toma en solucionar.
Documentation
Buena, solo hecho a faltar que este en castellano, pero el servicio es excelente.
Value for money
buena
I used this to: Para mi instalacion de joomla y es fantastica

Perfect. The best



Posted on 05 April 2016
Functionality
Everything you need for related articles
Ease of use
Very easy to use
Support
Amazing support, the developer added a feature just for me :-)
Documentation
Perfect
Value for money
Absolutely
I used this to: A web magazine with many articles
Functionality
Great
Ease of use
Great
Support
Second to none! I use his other components too so when looking for a related articles solution I was very happy to find this!
Documentation
I needed an extra function so I contacted the developer. He responded fast and with some extra coding especially for my requirements.
Value for money
Excellent!

Great support



Posted on 19 June 2015
Functionality
Plugin and modules made my site fully user friendly
Ease of use
Module is very easy to configure, author helped me a lot with my custom config
Support
Great, almost 24/7 fast e-mail support !
Documentation
Value for money
Worth any penny :)
I used this to: My website

The one you are looking for



Posted on 21 December 2014
Functionality
Do, and do well what it's says it should do with a lot of flexibility . Would like to see in the future the use of "com_tags" and not just keywords. And maybe integration with social share for more One solution.
Ease of use
Very easy to set up, 1 min and you ready to go.
Support
Excellent, I asked for related by relevant date and got it fast.
Documentation
Didn't need it, but it's there.
Value for money
Works great for me and the time/number of pages gone 15% up.
I used this to: Related articles and repeated custom code for all my articles (ad-sense and light contact form).

Works as advertised



Posted on 16 July 2013
This extension works as it says on the box. The output is clean and therefore adapts easily to whatever template is in use. The granular control over where it will not show based on article-id, menu-id, usergroup, category and template is excellent, though I would love it even more if it could do the inverse as well. (show only here instead of don't show here).



Holding it back one star is that it could use a few more options (placement above the article is one that comes to mind) and would benefit from having its language files in the main Joomla language dir instead of in the separate plugin and component dirs (which leads to unnecessary complications if you want to translate the component like me)
Owner's reply: I'll study the possibility of adding more options.

Regarding the Language directory. The Default location for the language actually is in the component folder. If you want to override the language strings you can just add to the language file to [Path to Joomla]/language. This is Joomla default behavior.

I wish you had contact me before writing a 4 star review. ;-(

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Ideal Related Articles

Version:
5.2
Developer:
Ideal Extensions
Last updated:
Feb 20 2024
1 day ago
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
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Includes:
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Compatibility:
J3 J4 J5
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