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.

Stylish Popular Posts


This is a very simple, easy to use plugin which creates a widget that can be used to display popular posts with thumbnails based on the number of comments. Users can choose how many posts they want to show in the widget settings.


Your Theme must support widgets in order to use this plugin. Visit WordPress Widgets for more details.

Regenerate Thumbnails

This plugin uses custom thumbnails, you can use Regenerate Thumbnails to regenerate the thumbnails for your image attachments.


To translate the plugin to a particular language, use the file provided in /languages/ folder.

French translation was added on May 28, 2015 – Thanks to Zenoble

If you like the plugin and want to support the development, feel free to rate it (on the right side of this page) or donate via PayPal. Thank you 🙂


  • Widget settings.
  • Stylish popular posts - with post number.
  • Stylish popular posts - without post number.


From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’
  2. Search for ‘stylish popular posts’
  3. Activate Simple music widget from your Plugins page.
  4. Go to Appearance > Widgets
  5. Drag and drop ‘stylish popular posts’ in the widget area
  6. Configure the widget


  1. Download and upload the ‘stylish-popular-posts’ directory to /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Appearance > Widgets
  4. Drag and drop ‘stylish popular posts’ in the widget area
  5. Configure the widget


Can I show popular posts based on the number of views?

No, the plugin only shows popular posts based on the number of comments submitted.

This doesn’t look good on my Theme

If the current style does not match your Theme, you can modify ../stylish-popular-posts/css/style.css


June 16, 2017
How to show this plugin in grid view. i want to display 4 post 2 post up and two post down is this possible ÉÉ
December 14, 2016
Looks and works elegantly, shame there's no option to remove date posted or and option to display posts at random
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Contributors & Developers

“Stylish Popular Posts” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fixed issue with depreciated function


  • Updated the css file


  • Initial release.