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The Related Entries do not seem to be displaying correctly by common tags. Instead almost all pages seem to suggest the same (very old) posts regardless.
The site is set up this way:
Enfold / Blog Layout / Related Entries – Set to “Show thumbnails and display title by tooltip”
Please review the Custom CSS and let me know what steps are needed to have more relevant posts appear in Related Entries.
I checked your website and it seems like all of your posts have multiple tags which is why many posts are displayed in the related posts section but I would like to make sure that we are on the same page.
Could you please show us some examples? Links and screenshots would help. You can upload your screenshots on imgur.com and post the links here.
Yes, posts have multiple tags, since some posts are related to more than one tag. It seems that regardless of the tags assigned, the very oldest posts are always recommended. This feature is useful if the posts recommended are based on quantity of shared tags (e.g. the more tags in common, the higher the priority) and post recency (e.g., the more recent the post, the higher the priority). Promoting the same old posts is not useful.
Also, the Tag Archive page isn’t showing a full row of posts. See screen capture.
1- Please copy /enfold/includes/related-posts.php file and paste it inside /includes/ folder on your child theme.
Then, edit the related-posts.php file on your child theme and find the following line
'orderby' => 'rand',
and change it to
'orderby' => 'date DESC',
This should display the most recent related post the first.
2- Please go to the WordPress admin panel > Settings > Reading and increase the “Blog pages show at most” value.