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WordPress Popular Posts

Wordpress Popular Posts is a highly customizable widget that displays the most popular posts on your blog.

3.0.3

  • Fixes widget not saving 'freshness' setting.
  • Adds HTMLentities conversion/deconversion on wpp_get_mostpopular().
  • Improves thumbnail detection.
  • Fixes a bug affecting the truncation of excerpts.
  • Fixes yet another bug on wpp_get_views().
  • Other minor changes.

3.0.2

  • Fixes an introduced bug on wpp_get_views().
  • Fixes bug where thumbnail size was cached for multiple instances.
  • Adds back stylesheet detection.
  • Removes unused widget.js file.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

3.0.1

  • Fixes bug on wpp_get_views.
  • Sustitutes WP_DEBUG with custom debugging constant.
  • Fixes bug that prevented disabling plugin's stylesheet.

3.0.0

  • Starting from this version, the way plugin tracks views count switched back to AJAX to prevent bots / spiders from inflating views count. If you're using a caching plugin you should clear its cache after installing / upgrading the WordPress Popular Posts plugin so it can track your posts and pages normally.
  • Plugin refactoring based on @tikaszvince's work (many thanks, Vince!).
  • Added WPML support.
  • Added experimental WordPress Multisite support.
  • Added bot detection.
  • Added ability to filter posts by freshness.
  • Added own data caching method.
  • Added filters wpp_custom_html, wpp_post.
  • Added action wpp_update_views.
  • Dropped support on Dutch and Persian languages since the translations were outdated.
  • Several other fixes and improvements.

2.3.5

  • Fixed minor bugs on admin page.
  • Fixed query bug preventing some results from being listed.
  • Added a check to avoid using the terms tables if not necessary (eg. listing pages only).

2.3.4

  • Added ability to shorten title/excerpt by number of words.
  • Updated excerpt code, don't show it if empty.
  • Added ability to set post_type on Stats page.
  • Added check for is_preview() to avoid updating views count when editing and previewing a post / page (thanks, Partisk!).
  • Added ability to change default thumbnail via admin (thanks for the suggestion, Martin!).
  • Fixed bug in query when getting popular posts from category returning no results if it didn't have any post on the top viewed / commented.
  • Added function for better handling changes/updates in settings.
  • Updated get_summary() to use API functions instead querying directly to DB.
  • Updated wpp_print_stylesheet() to get the wpp.css file from the right path (thanks, Martin!).
  • Moved translations to lang folder.

2.3.3

  • Minimum WordPress version requirement changed to 3.3.
  • Minimum PHP version requirement changed to 5.2.0.
  • Improved Custom HTML feature! It's more flexible now + new Content Tags added: {url}, {text_title}, {author}, {category}, {views}, {comments}!.
  • Added ability to exclude posts by ID (similar to the category filter).
  • Added ability to enable / disable logging visits from logged-in users.
  • Added Category to the Stats Tag settings options.
  • Added range parameter to wpp_get_views().
  • Added numeric formatting to the wpp_get_views() function.
  • When enabling the Display author option, author's name will link to his/her profile page.
  • Fixed bad numeric formatting in Stats showing truncated views count.
  • Fixed AJAX update feature (finally!). WPP works properly now when using caching plugins!
  • Fixed WP Post Ratings not displaying on the list (and while it works, there are errors coming from the WP Post Ratings plugin itself: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-wp-postratings-undefined-indexes).
  • Improved database queries for speed.
  • Fixed bug preventing PostRating to show.
  • Removed Timthumb (again) in favor of the updated get_img() function based on Victor Teixeira's vt_resize function.
  • Cron now removes from cache all posts that have been trashed or eliminated.
  • Added proper numeric formatting for views / comments count. (Thank you for the tip, dimagsv!)
  • Added "the title filter fix" that affected some themes. (Thank you, jeremyers1!)
  • Added dutch translation. (Thank you, Jeroen!)
  • Added german translation. (Thank you, Martin!)

2.3.2

  • The ability to enable / disable the Ajax Update has been removed. It introduced a random bug that doubled the views count of some posts / pages. Will be added back when a fix is ready.
  • Fixed a bug preventing the cat parameter from excluding categories (widget was not affected by this).
  • FAQ section (Settings / WordPress Popular Posts / FAQ) updated.
  • Added french translation. (Thanks, Le Raconteur!)

2.3.1

  • Fixed bug caused by the sorter function when there are multiple instances of the widget.
  • Added check for new options in the get_popular_posts function.
  • Added plugin version check to handle upgrades.
  • Fixed bug preventing some site from fetching images from subdomains or external sites.
  • Fixed bug that prevented excluding more than one category using the Category filter.

2.3.0

  • Merged all pages into Settings/Wordpress Popular Posts.
  • Added new options to the WordPress Popular Posts Stats dashboard.
  • Added check for static homepages to avoid printing ajax script there.
  • Database queries re-built from scratch for optimization.
  • Added the ability to remove / enable plugin's stylesheet from the admin.
  • Added the ability to enable / disable ajax update from the admin.
  • Added the ability to set thumbnail's source from the admin.
  • Timthumb support re-added.
  • Added support for custom post type (Thanks, Brad Williams!).
  • Improved the category filtering feature.
  • Added the ability to get popular posts from given author IDs.

2.2.1

  • Quick update to fix error with All-time combined with views breaking the plugin.

2.2.0

  • Featured Image is generated for the user automatically if not present and if there's an image attached to the post.
  • Range feature Today option changed. Replaced with Last 24 hours.
  • Category exclusion query simplified. Thanks to almergabor for the suggestion!
  • Fixed bug caused by selecting Avg. Views and All-Time that prevented WPP from getting any data from the BD. Thanks Janseo!
  • Updated the get_summary function to strip out shortcodes from excerpt as well.
  • Fixed bug in the truncate function affecting accented characters. Thanks r3df!
  • Fixed bug keeping db tables from being created. Thanks northlake!
  • Fixed bug on the shortcode which was showing pages even if turned off. Thanks danpkraus!

2.1.7

  • Added stylesheet detection. If wpp.css is on theme's folder, will use that instead the one bundled with the plugin.

2.1.6

  • Added DB character set and collate detection.
  • Fixed excerpt translation issue when the qTrans plugin is present. Thanks r3df!.
  • Fixed thumbnail dimensions issue.
  • Fixed widget page link.
  • Fixed widget title encoding bug.
  • Fixed deprecated errors on load_plugin_textdomain and add_submenu_page.

2.1.5

  • Dropped TimThumb support in favor of WordPress's Featured Image function.

2.1.4

  • Added italian localization. Thanks Gianni!
  • Added charset detection.
  • Fixed bug preventing HTML View / Visual View on Edit Post page from working.

2.1.1

  • Fixed bug preventing widget title from being saved.
  • Fixed bug affecting blogs with WordPress installed somewhere else than domain's root.
  • Added htmlentities to post titles.
  • Added default thumbnail image if none is found in the post.

2.1.0

  • Title special HTML entities bug fixed.
  • Thumbnail feature improved! WordPress Popular Posts now supports The Post Thumbnail feature. You can choose whether to select your own thumbnails, or let WordPress Popular Posts create them for you!
  • Shortcode bug fixed. Thanks Krokkodriljo!
  • Category exclusion feature improved. Thanks raamdev!

2.0.3

  • Added a Statistics Dashboard to Admin panel so users can view what's popular directly from there.
  • Users can now select a different date format.
  • get_mostpopular() function deprecated. Replaced with wpp_get_mostpopular().
  • Cache maintenance bug fixed.
  • Several UI enhancements were applied to this version.

2.0.2

  • "Keep text format and links" feature introduced. If selected, formatting tags and hyperlinks won't be removed from excerpt.
  • Post title excerpt html entities bug fixed. It was causing the excerpt function to display more characters than the requested by user.
  • Several shortcode bugs fixed (range, order_by, do_pattern, pattern_form were not working as expected).

2.0.1

  • Post title excerpt now includes html entities. Characters like ÅÄÖ should display properly now.
  • Post excerpt has been improved. Now it supports the following HTML tags: a, b, i, strong, em.
  • Template tag wpp_get_views() added. Retrieves the views count of a single post.
  • Template tag get_mostpopular() re-added. Parameter support included.
  • Shortcode bug fixed (range was always "daily" no matter what option was being selected by the user).

2.0.0

  • Plugin rewritten to support Multi-Widget capabilities
  • Cache table implemented
  • Shortcode support added
  • Category exclusion feature added
  • Ajax update added - plugin is now compatible with caching plugins such as WP Super Cache
  • Thumbnail feature improved - some bugs were fixed, too
  • Maintenance page added

1.5.1

  • Widget bug fixed

1.5.0

  • Database improvements implemented
  • WP-PostRatings support added
  • Thumbnail feature added

1.4.6

  • Bug in get_mostpopular function affected comments on single.php
  • "Show pageviews" option bug fixed
  • Added "content formatting tags" functionality

1.4.5

  • Added new localizable strings
  • Fixed Admin page coding bug that was affecting the styling of WPP

1.4.4

  • HTML Markup customizer added
  • Removed some unnessesary files

1.4.3

  • Korean and Swedish are supported

1.4.2

  • Code snippet bug found

1.4.1

  • Found database bug affecting only new installations

1.4

  • Massive code enhancement
  • CSS bugs fixed
  • Features added: Time Range; author and date (stats tag); separate settings for Widget and Code Snippet

1.3.2

  • Permalink bug fixed

1.3.1

  • Admin panel styling bug fixed

1.3

  • Added an Admin page for a better management of the plugin
  • New sorting options (sort posts by comment count, by pageviews, or by average daily views) added

1.2

  • Added extra functionalities to WordPress Popular Post plugin core

1.1

  • Fixed comment count bug

1.0

  • Public release

Requires: 3.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.2
Last Updated: 2014-6-27
Downloads: 823,340

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