Show Similar Posts in Graffiti

Date Published: 10 July 2008

Show Similar Posts in Graffiti

I couldn’t find this with GoogleLive Search but ScottW hooked me up. If you want to show related or similar posts in your posts in Graffiti, just add this script to your post.view file (which, amazingly enough, you can do via the admin tool without FTPing any files to your blog – how cool is that?).

<span style="color: #008000">#set($similarPosts = $data.SimilarSearch($post.Id,3)) #foreach($sp in $similarPosts)</span>
<span style="color: #008000">#beforeall</span>
&lt;h3&gt;Similar Posts&lt;/h3&gt;
&lt;ol id=<span style="color: #006080">"similarPosts"</span> class=<span style="color: #006080">"list"</span>&gt;
<span style="color: #008000">#each</span>
&lt;li&gt;&lt;a href=<span style="color: #006080">"$sp.Url"</span>&gt;$sp.Title&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;
<span style="color: #008000">#afterall</span>
<span style="color: #008000">#end</span>

In theory, at the bottom of this post, you now see a Similar Posts section… I’m not 100% sure what magic it uses to determine that a post is “similar” – we’ll just have to see.

Steve Smith

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Steve is an experienced software architect and trainer, focusing on code quality and Domain-Driven Design with .NET.