SO Recommended Reading

Add links to external articles that you want to recommend to your readers.

SO Recommended Reading

The SO Recommended Reading plugin is an Extension for the Meta Box plugin. The plugin lets you add links to external articles that you want to recommend to your readers and places those at the bottom of your Post.

With the plugin installed you will find a Recommended Reading box underneath the Post Editor. On the frontend the Recommended Articles are shown in their own class with an unordered list, right after the_content(). The class will use the styling of your theme and you can style it further to your own liking.

Background

During the Beijing WordPress Meetup of January 2014 a member asked me to recommend a plugin that would let him add links to articles he wants to recommend to the readers of his blog. He would like to give his readers such a Recommended Reading list on a daily basis.

Because I couldn’t come up with such a plugin from the top of my head and because we were already planning on releasing a series of extensions for the Meta Box plugin, I thought it would be best to put something together ourselves.

The titles of the URLs you input are automatically extracted.

The Extension doesn’t come with any settings; you can just fill in any number of URLs to articles that you want to recommend to your readers. The meta box is only visible in the Edit Post screen.

We have pulled this plugin from the WordPress Plugin Directory, thus it is now only available via our Github Repo.