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Old Sep 19, 2011, 10:13 AM
sidejack
 
6 posts · Sep 2011
Add related php code to sidebar

Hi,

I'd like to use a specific-tag related-post function like the below, but would like to use it in the sidebar. I have no idea how to do that . Would really appreciate your thoughts. I tried clumsily to add it to footer.php, but I don't think that's the right way to do it (and nothing seemed to happen). I looked at the widget tabs in Atahualpa options, but didn't quite understand how all that works. Basically, I'd like to add the following functionality to the right sidebar.

Code:
<?php
$tags = wp_get_post_tags($post->ID);
  if ($tags) {
  $first_tag = $tags[0]->term_id;
  $args=array(
  'tag__in' => array($first_tag),
     'post__not_in' => array($post->ID),
     'showposts'=>5,
     'caller_get_posts'=>1
    );

  $rel_posts = new WP_Query($args);
   if( $rel_posts->have_posts() ) {
   while ($rel_posts->have_posts()) : $rel_posts->the_post(); ?>

<div class="rel_posts">
<div class="rel_thumb"><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" title="<?php the_title(); ?>"><?php the_post_thumbnail(array(130,130)); ?></a></div>
<div class="rel_link"><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="<?php the_title(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></div> 
</div>
<?php
endwhile; 
}
}
?>   

<div class="clearer"></div>
Appreciate your time. Thanks a lot.

Last edited by sidejack; Sep 19, 2011 at 10:31 AM.
 

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