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WordPress Popular Posts

A highly customizable, easy-to-use popular posts widget!

Please make sure your site meets the minimum requirements before proceeding.

Automatic installation

  1. Log in into your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Go to Plugins > Add New.
  3. In the "Search Plugins" field, type in WordPress Popular Posts and hit Enter.
  4. Find the plugin in the search results list and click on the "Install Now" button.

Manual installation

  1. Download the plugin and extract its contents.
  2. Upload the wordpress-popular-posts folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the WordPress Popular Posts plugin through the "Plugins" menu in WordPress.

Done! What's next?

  1. Go to Appearance > Widgets, drag and drop the WordPress Popular Posts widget to your sidebar. Once you're done configuring it, hit the Save button.
  2. If you have a caching plugin installed on your site, flush its cache now so WPP can start tracking your site.
  3. Go to Appearance > Editor. Under "Templates", click on header.php and make sure that the <?php wp_head(); ?> tag is present (should be right before the closing </head> tag).
  4. (Optional, but highly recommended for large / high traffic sites) Enabling Data Sampling and/or Caching might be a good idea. Check here for more.

That's it!

USAGE

WordPress Popular Posts can be used in three different ways:

  1. As a widget: simply drag and drop it into your theme's sidebar and configure it.
  2. As a template tag: you can place it anywhere on your theme with wpp_get_mostpopular().
  3. Via shortcode, so you can embed it inside a post or a page.

Make sure to stop by the Wiki as well, you'll find even more info there!

Requires: 3.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.6
Last Updated: 2 weeks ago
Active Installs: 200,000+

Ratings

4.4 out of 5 stars

Support

25 of 35 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.

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