Author: Tom Anthony Author URI: http://www.tomanthony.co.uk/
The plugin will take a little time to collect all the data about your posts. It does so in batches so as not to upset the social networks by requesting too much data at once. You should find that it'll sort itself out and catch up quite quickly.
The results for each post are cached for varying lengths of time depending on the posts age. Very recent posts (less than 2 days old) are cached for an hour, and then older posts are cached for incrementally longer periods of time. Posts in the last month are cached for 12 hours, posts 1-6 months old are cached for 48 hours and older posts are cached for a week.
When you add an instance of the widget to a sidebar in the WordPress admin section, you can customise how far back you wish to look; the default is 2 years.
When you add an instance of the widget to a sidebar in the WordPress admin section, you can customise how many posts to include; the default is 5.
This plugin is a widget, so after activating it you need to go to the Appearance->Widgets section of your WordPress settings and select which pages you'd like it to appear on.
Yes - there is now a shortcode option. The shortcode has a few options (all are optional):
[most-shared-posts num_posts="5" max_month_age="24" title="Most Shared Posts"]
Assuming you're providing content worthy of being sharedÉ Make sure you are including sharing buttons on your blog in a consistent fashion. I recommend adding them into your theme, or alternatively: