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Content discovery improvements for Pages app


Kirill N
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It's clear that you guys have been working on making it easier to discover content, but the Pages app still lacks a lot of opportunities that systems like WordPress have. I receive a lot of traffic from posts going viral on social media and the problem is that people tend to leave my site after they're done reading the post, instead of exploring more similar posts. 

Here's what I would love IPS to add to improve that:

Widgets relative to category
Let's say I run an Entertainment website and I have all my posts divided into categories such as "Quiz", "Video" or "Music". When somebody visits a Quiz page on my site, they are obviously likely to be interested in more quizzes, so I would like to display a widget that would pull other articles from the category "Quiz." And similarly, when somebody is viewing a Video post, I want the widget to show other posts from the "Video" category. 

Next Up
It should be possible to create a link to the next article. There's already a "Go to next unread article" link, but it's almost useless because it's only shown to registered members.

Related article
There should be an option to create a custom record field which would allow you to select another record (which you think is related to the one you're posting) that would then display on the article page. Here's an example, you can see a link to a related post right under the picture.

 

Thank you.

@Lindy :)

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26 minutes ago, Kirill N said:

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There should be an option to create a custom record field which would allow you to select another record (which you think is related to the one you're posting) that would then display on the article page. 

That’s exactly what the database relationship field does and I use it exactly this way on my 3.4 site. I might ditch it after the 4.x update and just go with the similar content widget based on tags. 

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1 minute ago, Kirill N said:

Are you sure? I just tried creating a field and I can only select a different database.

I haven’t used the field it in 4.1 yet, since it’s way too limited at the moment. In 3.4 you could indeed choose the same database and I need that back as well, since I use it heavily for exactly the purpose you asked for (i.e. linking to similar/related content). It still puzzles me why this is all even a topic and the database relationship field isn’t just recreated at least with ALL functionalities it had in 3.4. *sigh*

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1 minute ago, opentype said:

I haven’t used the field it in 4.1 yet, since it’s way too limited at the moment. In 3.4 you could indeed choose the same database and I need that back as well, since I use it heavily for exactly the purpose you asked for (i.e. linking to similar/related content). It still puzzles me why this is all even a topic and the database relationship field isn’t just recreated at least with ALL functionalities it had in 3.4. *sigh*

I think that I'll just report it as a bug because it doesn't make sense at all to only be able to select from a different database.

Thanks for letting me know!

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10 minutes ago, opentype said:

I haven’t used the field it in 4.1 yet, since it’s way too limited at the moment. In 3.4 you could indeed choose the same database and I need that back as well, since I use it heavily for exactly the purpose you asked for (i.e. linking to similar/related content). It still puzzles me why this is all even a topic and the database relationship field isn’t just recreated at least with ALL functionalities it had in 3.4. *sigh*

By the way, you said you haven't used the field in 4.1 yet, but do you by any chance know how to customize the way it's displayed? For example, show the record image of the linked record?

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