Related Items, Articles Display, Tags & Clouds, SEO & Metadata, Articles Sharing

JV-Relatives = Related Items + Keyword Tags Listing + Social Media Buttons for Sharing + End of Page Slide Out Box!.

JV-Relatives (JV-REL) is an advanced Joomla related items and keyword tagging extension suite. JV-Relatives improves Search Engine Optimization for your website, increases the time the user spends in your website and decreases user bounce rate. As your visitors complete reading the article, they are presented with links to articles that are related to the one that is displayed! Related articles can be displayed in different alignments. One is to show the image at the top and title at the bottom in a related article display, while another is to display them side by side of each other.

Related Items:
JV-Relatives will list down the links to related articles for the displayed article in Joomla content either by prepending/appending/in predefined position in Joomla articles or even show it in a module. The related articles list can be shown with thumbnails of images with left/top/center alignment, title and text.

JV-Relatives obtains the related items by scanning the meta keywords of other articles in your website. Additionally, hyperlink will be provided for each of the related articles, in the list. The related articles are chosen based on the keywords configured for the displayed article.

JV-Relatives improves article readership and dramatically increases your ability to retain your visitors for longer periods of time, by displaying closely related articles in Joomla. As your visitors complete reading the article, they are presented with links to articles that are related to the one that is displayed! The related articles block can also be manually set to be displayed anywhere in the article, by adding {jvrelatives} tag in article content!

Keyword Tags Display:
JV-Relatives further enhances your Joomla website Search Engine Optimization, by displaying the article meta tags and meta keywords in pre-defined positions in the article. The links to related articles will be displayed at the bottom, or left, or right, of the article as configured. You can choose to link to Joomla search, Joomla Finder, Tags page or just simply decide not to link it to anything.

Social Media Buttons:
JV-Relatives also displays a set of social networking buttons which again can be placed above or below the article. These buttons allow the reader to share content or like and share it in facebook, add it to Google+, Linked In and post tweets via twitter as well

End of Page Slide Out Box:
The visitor will be shown a sliding box at the bottom right hand side of the screen. This box will contain the related articles list, and will come up only when the user scrolls to the bottom of the page. You can also show article tags and social media buttons in this box! You can also decide to show the plugin/module output and the slide out box, or just one of them only

3PD Components Support:
JV-Relatives can display related articles, tags and social media buttons for :
- Joomla Core Articles
- K2 Items
- EasyBlog Posts
- Cobalt CCK 7 and Cobalt 8 Records

Customize the related articles output
Want to customize the related articles output and css to match with your website look and feel? You can easily do this by overriding JV-Relatives style files (php) and also create css overrides using custom.css file!

Exclude categories from displaying related articles
Dont want to display related articles in certain categories? No problem. We covered that too!. You can now select and exclude whole categories from displaying related articles. If you want more control, then you can include {jvrelatives} tag in an article to not show related articles in it.

The Scrolling Magic!
Configure JV-Relatives to show related items magically as user scrolls to a specific div or paragraph in article. As admin, you can configure the nth occurrence or a random occurrence of the div or p tag where the related articles will appear.

Different Tag Display Styles
With JV-Relatives you can display tags or keywords in different styles and colors. You can configure the background color and font color and style it the way you want and display tags.

Advanced Caching for Content Heavy Sites!
Have a content heavy website, and want to show related items? JV-Relatives comes with advanced caching mechanism which enables it to render related articles in a fraction of a second when it's cache feature is enabled. This feature does not require Joomla caching to be enabled!

AceSEF and sh404SEF Keyword Generation Support
There could be cases where you even use components like AceSEF and sh404SEF to generate meta keywords and store them in their respective component tables. It can even pick up meta keywords generated by AceSEF and sh404SEF, and scan and display related items!

Some features listed above are not available in Joomla 4. Please read the features in the product detail page at for more details.

Provides more options for selecting and showing relevant articles than Joomla's own module. Can be used as a module or as an article plugin.
Ease of use
I was able set it up and running soon enough. Generally it's intuitive, and with good documentation if needed.
For a free extension, the support is excellent. Developers respond, help, and provide solutions via a ticket system. Much appreciated!
There is pretty good documentation available, that covers configuration, options, use, and you'll find most of your questions answered there
I used this to: Relevant items in a blog-type section. There is automatic thumbnail generation, option for a slide-box, responsive columns, easy config for styles/display, social buttons, integrations with other extensions etc. It's a feature-rich extension, and fully covered our needs.
I have used this free extension on my website and found it very useful.
Ease of use
This extension works out of the box. It is easy to configure and has option of using tags or keywords for related articles.
I used this to: I have used this extension on my website for related articles. This module can be placed at the bottom of article.


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Last updated:
Mar 05 2022
2 years ago
Date added:
Apr 01 2008
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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