This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.



If you want to display your most popular posts to your visitors to give them something good to read that you’re sure will entice them, using the PostLove plugin will do just that.

The plugin monitors posts for hits and records them to the database on a daily basis. It calculates which posts are most popular and displays the top posts in a widget.

Important note: The plugin automatically notifies the author that it is being used at your blog. Please read the installation instructions if you want to turn this feature off.

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A brief Markdown Example

No additional coding required. Just activate the plugin and add the widget.


  • The PostLove Widget.


  1. Upload ‘postlove.php’ to the ‘wp-content/plugins’ directory.
  2. Load ‘postlove.php’ and look in the initPostLove function, the settings for the plugin are located here. Each setting includes a description to help you optimise the plugin for your blog.

NOTE: This plugin notifies the author that it is being used at your blog. To turn this feature off, please alter the ‘notify_postlove_author’ option as outlined in step 2.

  1. Activate the plugin in the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  2. Activate the widget in the ‘Widgets’ menu in WordPress.

That’s it, you’re done!

Contributors & Developers

“PostLove” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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