Related Items, Articles Display, Tags & Clouds, SEO & Metadata, Articles Sharing

JV-Relatives = Related Items + Keyword Tags Listing + Social Media Buttons for Sharing + End of Page Slide Out Box!.

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JV-Relatives (JV-REL) is an advanced Joomla related items and keyword tagging extension suite. JV-Relatives improves Search Engine Optimization for your website, increases the time the user spends in your website and decreases user bounce rate. As your visitors complete reading the article, they are presented with links to articles that are related to the one that is displayed! Related articles can be displayed in different alignments. One is to show the image at the top and title at the bottom in a related article display, while another is to display them side by side of each other.

Related Items:
JV-Relatives will list down the links to related articles for the displayed article in Joomla content either by prepending/appending/in predefined position in Joomla articles or even show it in a module. The related articles list can be shown with thumbnails of images with left/top/center alignment, title and text.

JV-Relatives obtains the related items by scanning the meta keywords of other articles in your website. Additionally, hyperlink will be provided for each of the related articles, in the list. The related articles are chosen based on the keywords configured for the displayed article.

JV-Relatives improves article readership and dramatically increases your ability to retain your visitors for longer periods of time, by displaying closely related articles in Joomla. As your visitors complete reading the article, they are presented with links to articles that are related to the one that is displayed! The related articles block can also be manually set to be displayed anywhere in the article, by adding {jvrelatives} tag in article content!

Keyword Tags Display:
JV-Relatives further enhances your Joomla website Search Engine Optimization, by displaying the article meta tags and meta keywords in pre-defined positions in the article. The links to related articles will be displayed at the bottom, or left, or right, of the article as configured. You can choose to link to Joomla search, Joomla Finder, Tags page or just simply decide not to link it to anything.

Social Media Buttons:
JV-Relatives also displays a set of social networking buttons which again can be placed above or below the article. These buttons allow the reader to share content or like and share it in facebook, add it to Google+, Linked In and post tweets via twitter as well

End of Page Slide Out Box:
The visitor will be shown a sliding box at the bottom right hand side of the screen. This box will contain the related articles list, and will come up only when the user scrolls to the bottom of the page. You can also show article tags and social media buttons in this box! You can also decide to show the plugin/module output and the slide out box, or just one of them only

3PD Components Support:
JV-Relatives can display related articles, tags and social media buttons for :
- Joomla Core Articles
- K2 Items
- EasyBlog Posts
- Cobalt CCK 7 and Cobalt 8 Records

Customize the related articles output
Want to customize the related articles output and css to match with your website look and feel? You can easily do this by overriding JV-Relatives style files (php) and also create css overrides using custom.css file!

Exclude categories from displaying related articles
Dont want to display related articles in certain categories? No problem. We covered that too!. You can now select and exclude whole categories from displaying related articles. If you want more control, then you can include {jvrelatives} tag in an article to not show related articles in it.

The Scrolling Magic!
Configure JV-Relatives to show related items magically as user scrolls to a specific div or paragraph in article. As admin, you can configure the nth occurrence or a random occurrence of the div or p tag where the related articles will appear.

Different Tag Display Styles
With JV-Relatives you can display tags or keywords in different styles and colors. You can configure the background color and font color and style it the way you want and display tags.

Advanced Caching for Content Heavy Sites!
Have a content heavy website, and want to show related items? JV-Relatives comes with advanced caching mechanism which enables it to render related articles in a fraction of a second when it's cache feature is enabled. This feature does not require Joomla caching to be enabled!

AceSEF and sh404SEF Keyword Generation Support
There could be cases where you even use components like AceSEF and sh404SEF to generate meta keywords and store them in their respective component tables. It can even pick up meta keywords generated by AceSEF and sh404SEF, and scan and display related items!

The best in the category in my opinion. Loaded with features. Well thought-out extension.
Ease of use
Straight out of the box, no need for a manual.
I had a couple of formatting questions, Niranjan was able to resolve it within minutes.
Really no need for a documentation but there is one just in case you need it.
Value for money
Absolutely worth every penny.
I used this to: showing related articles (the choices are plenty) and to show End of the Page slider. Works like a charm.
Excellent over functionality, easy to set up yet very flexible. We have a lot of extensions on our site but we did not have issues.
Ease of use
Pretty easy to use, has a log of possible configurations between the module and plugin.
Great. I opened a ticket due to a configuration question. They went over and above and looked at my dev site to get it working correctly.
Very good
Value for money
A great value
I used this to: My corporate web site which is in the software industry.
Does as advertised, works like a charm
Ease of use
Very easy to install and tune
EXCELLENT support.
Value for money

Excellent Support

Posted on 22 October 2014
Although component is perfect, support is excellent. For each question, i got a very satisfied answer and i can solve all my problems. Thank you, Sniranjan. :)


Posted on 11 July 2014
Congratulations to the teams that were able to meet my expectations on this component. Everything I was looking for! thank you

All good

Posted on 10 January 2014
I loved this extension. It is very useful and the support is excellent. I had some small problems and they have been outstanding drying time to fix it.

Nice to be addressed as well.
I was in need of Related Articles for one of my customers.

I've found this as one of the top rated and I can confirm that:

1.It works as expected and with a robust set of features to customize.

2.MORE IMPORTANT: if you need help the support is fast and professional.

Good Work!

Crashed My site

Posted on 28 August 2013
I installed it as directed and it crashed my site. Now I am spending the night restoring the site.
Owner's reply: Thank you for posting the review.

You had created a ticket at our website on this issue and we had asked for more information as the error that you encountered was a php library error and nothing to do with JV-Relatives. You just responded with this review at JED without giving any further info to even start the investigation.

I wish I could have helped you further had you shared the info that we requested. To emphasize, there has not been a single instance of JV-Relatives crashing a customer website in the last 5 years. I would still request you to provide the info so that we can help you further.
This is a great component and plugin. Maybe you can give a module so it would be a perfect one!

Great support from the team.
It took me a long time to find an extension that really made a big difference in my website. I discovered JV Relatives and everything said about it is true. I really needed an extension that would allow my visitors to extend their stay and discover more articles. This extension is worth every penny. It works seamlessly into my site, and added that extra punch! Thanks for making this extension and I really hope more joomla users discover and use it.
This extension does precisely what I had hoped it would do: it offers suggest reading for articles with the same tags. This keeps the reader engaged and helps to lower the bounce rate, important for SEO. It also inserts social media "like" and "share" buttons, which also helps drive traffic.

After installation, another component was stacking up the social media buttons. I submitted a ticket to the programmer and got an immediate response for the solution. Elapsed time from ticket to fix: 70 minutes. you'll agree that is extraordinary support. I'm pelased to recommend this extension and its programmer.
This plugin works as described. Support is fast and provided to JV community via quality forum.

This plugin can be fully customised so everyone can setup this under specific needs. You can control data, sections, categories setup and many more. Code is clear and advances. Timestamp is enabled. Thanks to JV relatives for this great plugin.
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Dec 15 2018
Date added:
Apr 01 2008
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