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Display Related Posts Code Genesis Child Part 7 - Genesis Framework

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Displaying a related article on Genesis Child themes is quite simple. Genesis uses hooks to customize and extend functionality from child themes.

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Display related posts on Genesis Child themes starting with one action hook 'Genesis_entry_footer'. This hook is located on all posts, pages, categories so to display properly on the article page we add conditions is_single. The code below must be copied and copied into the file function.php your child theme.

  // Select posts in the same categories as the current post.  if ( ! function_exists( 'related_post_category' ) ):  add_action( 'genesis_entry_footer', 'related_post_category', 40 );  function related_post_category() {  	if ( is_single ( ) ) {  		// Get a list of the current post's categories  		global $post;  		$categories = get_the_category($post->ID);  		if ($categories) {  			$category_ids = array();  			foreach($categories as $individual_category) $category_ids() = $individual_category->term_id;  	   			$args=array(  				'category__in' => $category_ids,  				'post__not_in' => array($post->ID), // Ensure that the current post is not displayed  				'posts_per_page' => 3, // Number of related posts to display  				'orderby' => 'rand', // Randomize the results  			);  			$my_query = new wp_query($args);  			if( $my_query->have_posts() ): $i = 0; ?>  				

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