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Lightning talk I did at the WordCamp Norway After Hours about how Related Posts for WordPress finds related posts.

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  2. 2. Hallo, met Barry WooCommerce Developer @ WooThemes Related Posts for WordPress
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  3. 3. Indexation
  4. 4. Indexation • Performance • Server load • Control
  5. 5. It s what you write about
  6. 6. It s what you write about • It s not always what you think • Forget tags & categories • No extra hassle
  7. 7. – Louisa May Alcott, Little Women “I like good strong words that mean something…”
  8. 8. It s In The Words • The title of the post • The content/body of the post • The title of internal posts you ve linked to within your content • The post s categories • The post s tags • The post s custom taxonomies (Premium only) • Third party registered meta data
  9. 9. Weights
  10. 10. Weights • Based on origin • Title - 80 • Categories - 20
  11. 11. Internal linking
  12. 12. Internal linking • Search for internal links • Use title s of internally linked posts/pages/CPT
  13. 13. Cleaning up
  14. 14. Cleaning up • Remove all HTML tags • Remove all shortcodes
  15. 15. Plain ASCII • Replace special characters with their normal equal
  16. 16. – Wikipedia “In computing, stop words are words which are filtered out before or after processing of natural language data (text).”
  17. 17. Stop Words • Remove stop words • like, the, a, for, etc. • Supported for multiple languages
  18. 18. Relevant Words • Only keep those that occur > 3
  19. 19. Relative amounts • Don t store the actual word count • Based on the total amount of words
  20. 20. Barry Kooij @CageNL barrykooij.com

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