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Suggestion Toolkit


This plugin provides a fast and flexible way to add recommendations of a different kinds on WordPress website pages, almost any place on the website. It provides Gutenberg block, Elementor widget, shortcode, and WordPress widget and allows you to insert suggestions in almost any place on the website.

The main goal of the plugin is the improvement of blog engagement. Usually, each blog contains a series of related posts enclosing certain topics, so readers for sure will be glad to read more than just one post. Readers will be more satisfied and your blog positions in search are going to improve.

At the same time, bloggers can suggest products from their own store WooCommerce, or eBay store. Also, our eBay extension allows us to monetize the blog with the eBay partner program recommending related products inside the blog posts.

Almost every blogger also has one or more YouTube channels and our plugin allows to recommend related YouTube videos inside the blog posts via YouTube extension.

You can find even more extensions available through the “Extensions” section of the plugin configuration. Some of them are free and some are available for a small fee. We constantly add new extensions and improve existing ones.

We encourage you to purchase premium extensions, because this supports our work. However, feel free to suggest features and report bugs.

You can review key features of the plugin and features available through the extensions.

Key features

  • Responsive design.
  • Multiple layout styles (horizontally scrollable widget with thumbs, automatically extendable horizontal or vertical widget with thumbnails, horizontal or vertical widget with text-only recommendations).
  • Individual style for each recommendations block.
  • Powerful and configurable cache via Memcache or files.
  • Gutenberg suggestions block.
  • Suggestions shortcode.
  • Suggestions WordPress widget.
  • Elementor suggestions widget.
  • Include certain post IDs into suggestions.
  • Exclude certain post IDs from suggestions.
  • The Configurable number of posts in the widget.
  • Support of built-in WordPress search engine.
  • Support of Relevanssi search engine.
  • Support of SearchWP search engine.
  • Support of ElasticPress search engine.
  • Customizable HTML Templates for each post type. Read how to customize.
  • CSS styles are fully customizable and collected in a single CSS file. Read how to customize.

Additional features are available via extensions. You can install extensions directly from the “Extensions” sections of the plugin admin interface. Additional features are available via extensions. You can install extensions directly from the “Extensions” sections of the plugin admin interface.

Suggestion Toolkit – Automation (Free plugin)

  • Automatically added suggestions to the posts of a defined type.
  • Automatically generated suggestions keyword source configuration.
  • Inline suggestions in the post body after a certain number of paragraphs.
  • Inline suggestions in the post body a certain number of paragraphs before the post end.
  • Suggestions after the posts of certain types.
  • Popup suggestions after a certain % of scroll-down.
  • Suggestion types are configurable – posts, products, downloads, same as types added by extensions (for example affiliate product suggestions).
  • Layout & style can be selected – recommendations with thumbnails, text-only recommendations, and horizontal or vertical layouts.
  • Configure keyword source to build the recommendation blocks.

Suggestion Toolkit – Automation | Documentation & Demo

Suggestion Toolkit – Events (Free plugin)

  • Exact period of time for each named ruleset.
  • Rule keyword that will generate the recommendations.
  • Ability to select post types that will be recommended.
  • Include certain post IDs into recommendations.
  • Exclude certain post IDs from recommendations.
  • Configure % of replacement for each kind of suggestion set – custom widgets and blocks, inline suggestions (after a certain number of abstracts), suggestions after the post, popup suggestions.

Suggestion Toolkit – YouTube (Free plugin)

  • Generates suggestions by keywords.
  • Opens video in a modal window by clicking on a video preview thumb.
  • Video suggestions from all YouTube videos.
  • Video suggestions from your own YouTube videos.
  • Live stream suggestions.

Suggestion Toolkit – YouTube | Documentation & Demo

Suggestion Toolkit – eBay (Free plugin)

  • eBay product suggestions by keyword.
  • eBay partner program integration.
  • eBay site selection.
  • Recommend only from the store, by store name.
  • Filters – authorized sellers only, best offers, charity only, featured only, min feedback score, free shipping, outlet seller only, the top seller only.

Suggestion Toolkit – eBay | Documentation & Demo

Suggestion Toolkit – Etsy (Free plugin)

  • Etsy product suggestions by keyword.
  • Etsy partner program integration.
  • Recommend only from the store, by the shop ID or URL.
  • Filter by shop location.

Suggestion Toolkit – Etsy | Documentation & Demo


  • Example of related posts and products block.
  • Gutenberg block of related posts settings.
  • Elementor suggestion block configuration.
  • WordPress widget configuration. The layout will be the same as any other type of block.
  • eBay extension settings.
  • YouTube extension settings.
  • Recommendation types selected to be included in the recommendation widget.
  • YouTube video recommended among other items.
  • YouTube player opened in the modal window.
  • Time-based campaigns in recommendations. Allows configuring campaign for some events – sport events, time of the year campaign, or holidays.
  • Event/campaign configuration page.
  • Plugin extensions & recommended plugins.
  • Example of recommendations blocks with eBay product and YouTube video.


This plugin provides 1 block.

  • Suggestion Toolkit


  1. Download Suggestion Toolkit plugin from the WordPress plugin directory.
  2. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/suggestion-toolkit directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  4. Configure widget on the widgets page.


How can I support Plugin development?

The best way to support our work is to purchase premium extensions, however, you can donate donation.

Where I can find Suggestion Toolkit plugin extensions?

The most convenient way to review and install extensions is to do this from the “extensions” section of our plugin config page. However, you may visit Plugins page of our website and purchase required plugins.

How I can customize HTML templates & CSS styles of the plugin?

You can fund all plugin customization information in our Knowledge base.

Where I can find some documentation?

You can find answers and solutions in our Knowledge base.

Can I suggest a feature or report a bug?

Yes, you can submit your request on our Contact page.


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  • Optional URL rewriting for external URLs.
  • All extensions are free now.
  • Etsy extension added.


  • Plugin compatibility improvements.


  • Now suggestions of any type are supported by recommendation blocks.


  • New hooks are added.
  • New extensions compatibility implemented.
  • Scrollable row of recommendations with thumbs layout is added.
  • Basic settings are extended by minimal thumbnail size, title words limit setting, font size & etc
  • Bug fixes & improvements.


  • Option to append suggestions by keywords with suggestions from the same category, if there are not enough suggestions by keyword.
  • Option to append suggestions by keywords with random suggestions, if there are not enough suggestions by keyword.
  • Extension repository
  • Bugfixes & improvements


  • Memcache & Memcached support improved.
  • Cache configuration added to admin area


  • Improved compatibility with standard WordPress search
  • Cache expiration time changes


  • Gutenberg block added
  • Shortcode added
  • Elementor widget added
  • Include & exclude posts settings
  • Cache improvements
  • Support of multiple search engines added


  • Release.