WordPress Popular Posts
A highly customizable WordPress widget to display the most popular posts on your blog.
Table of contents
- Multi-widget capable. That is, you can have several widgets of WordPress Popular Posts on your blog - each with its own settings!
- Time Range - list those posts of your blog that have been the most popular ones within a specific time range (eg. last 24 hours, last 7 days, last 30 days, etc.)!
- WPML support.
- WordPress Multiuser support.
- Custom Post-type support. Wanna show other stuff than just posts and pages?
- Display a thumbnail of your popular posts! (see technical requirements).
- Use your own layout! Control how your most popular posts are shown on your theme.
- Check the statistics on your most popular posts from wp-admin.
- Order your popular list by comments, views (default) or average views per day!
- Shortcode support - use the
[wpp]shortcode to showcase your most popular posts on pages, too! (see "Using WPP on posts & pages").
- Template tags - Don't feel like using widgets? No problem! You can still embed your most popular entries on your theme using the
wpp_get_mostpopular()template tag. Additionally, the
wpp_gets_views()template tag allows you to retrieve the views count for a particular post. For usage and instructions, please refer to the Template tags page.
- Localizable to your own language (See here for more info).
- WP-PostRatings support. Show your visitors how your readers are rating your posts!
- WordPress 3.8 or above.
- PHP 5.2+ or above.
- Since WordPress Popular Posts writes constantly to the database to keep track of page views, InnoDB support is required.
- Either the ImageMagik or GD library installed and enabled on your server (not really required, but needed to create thumbnails).
- Download the plugin and extract its contents.
- Upload the
wordpress-popular-postsfolder to the
- Activate WordPress Popular Posts plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress.
- In your admin console, go to Appeareance > Widgets, drag the WordPress Popular Posts widget to wherever you want it to be and click on Save.
- If you have a caching plugin installed on your site, flush its cache now so WPP can start tracking your site.
- (optional) Go to Appeareance > Editor. On "Theme Files", click on
header.phpand make sure that the
<?php wp_head(); ?>tag is present (should be right before the closing
- (optional, but recommended for large / high traffic sites) Enabling Data Sampling and/or Caching is recommended. Check here for more.
WPP can be used as a WordPress Widget, which means you can place it on any of your theme's sidebars (and it even supports multiple instances!). However, you can also embed it directly in posts / pages via shortcode; or anywhere on your theme using the wpp_get_mostpopular() template tag.
... and there's even more on the Wiki section, so make sure to stop by!
Before submitting an issue, please:
- Read the documentation, it's there for a reason. Links: Requirements | Installation | Wiki | Frequently asked questions.
- If it's a bug, please check the issue tracker first make sure no one has reported it already.
When submitting an issue, please answer the following questions:
- WordPress version?
- WPP version?
- Are you using the widget or the shortcode/template tag?
- Describe what the issue is (include steps to reproduce it, if necessary).
- If you have any ideas/suggestions/bug reports, and if there's not an issue filed for it already (see issue tracker, please create an issue so I can keep track of it.
- Developers can send pull requests to suggest fixes / improvements to the source.
- Want to translate WPP to your language or update a current translation? Check if it's already supported or download this file to translate the strings (see "I want to translate your plugin into my language / help you update a translation. What do I need to do?" for more).
Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Héctor Cabrera - http://cabrerahector.com
The WordPress Popular Posts plugin is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
The WordPress Popular Posts plugin is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with the WordPress Popular Posts plugin; if not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses.