Blog is a great tool not only to drive traffic to a website but to boost brand awareness and promote your products. That's why the related blog products feature in Magento 2 Blog can really come in handy.
Although you can add related products for each post manually, it can be challenging if you have a lot of posts. You need auto-related blog products for this.
Note: you can configure auto-related products only if you use Blog Plus or Blog Extra.
To configure auto- related blog products in Magento:
1. Go to Stores > Configuration > Magefan Extensions > Blog > Post View > Related Products and enable the Display Related Products option.
2. Set the Number of Products to display on the blog post page.
3. Enable Auto Related Related Products (Blog+). The system generates blog-related products automatically by the most frequently used words from your posts and products. Thus, it is based on the description and title.
4. In the Black Words For Auto Related field enter words you want to ignore. You don't need to enter one-letter words e.g. (I, 1, 2), the extension already skips such words.
Once you finish don't forget to press the Save Config button and wait some time for the system to generate the related posts by cron (~ few hours). Here is what they will look like on the storefront:
If you also want to enable related products to be displayed in the sidebar, go to Stores > Configuration > Magefan Extensions > Blog > Sidebar > Post Related Products. There you can configure the Number of Products and Sort Order.
After the products are auto-related to some blog posts, these related blog posts will appear in the Product Information.
Blog Plus and Extra users can use the option to manage related blog posts from the product edit page. You can configure the following:
- Display Post on Product Page
- Display Product on Post Page
Besides, related blog posts will also be available on the product page on the storefront:
With the related products in your blog you improve navigation on your website and allow customers to check related products in your blog. And auto-related products option allows you to automate the process and add products to posts automatically.
However, you can manage your blog even easier with the advanced features of Blog Plus and Extra. Check out the advantages of these Blog Editions.