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Do you want to add google trends in your sidebar, no easy ways. Just fallow this easy steps in Installation and you are all set.

  • Update to 1.2 for a linking directly to Google Trends website.

  • Update 2.0 added an search capability to the plugin. Now it can search the articles database for those keywords/phrases that link to the articles directly. ( Requested by Da Master )

If it dosen’t find any post that contains the trend keyword it links back to google trends.

  • Update 2.0.1 fixed some bugs. Modified the main function.


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload wp_trends.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Include this code in your sidebar.php or in your templates:

  • The $nr is for how many trends do you whant to show up in your bar . Default: 10
  • The $enclose parameter is for the tag that encloses every trend. Default: li
  • The $islink is the switch for the links. You can find the link target in the source code. Default: true
  • The $PostLink is the switch for post searching. If it’s set on true it makes the plugin search in the database for tags and words that match the trend title. Default: true


Q: Can i skip the sidebar editing part and just put it in from the dashbord?

A: I think you can, i fixed it in version 2.0.1 but i am not shure it works.

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