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WP Most Popular

WP Most Popular is a simple plugin which tracks your most popular blog posts based on views and lets you display them in your theme or blog sidebar.

Why are no posts displaying when I use the widget or call the function in my theme?

99% of the time this is because no posts have been visited yet to receive a ranking. Simply click on a blog post to read it on your blog and it will receive a ranking and display in the list of most popular posts.

What are the minimum requirements for the plugin?

You will need a web server or shared host that supports PHP version 5 or newer. Javascript is also required to log post views.

Why does the plugin use Javascript to track the post views?

The original version of the plugin that I wrote used PHP to track the post views and the reason why I switched to Javascript was because if a caching plugin is enabled on your blog, the page will be loaded statically to your visitor and the PHP code to log a view on a post will not be run.

Can I request a feature?

Yes, please do so on the WordPress support forum for the plugin. I will consider it and if I feel it is worth adding, I will schedule it for a future release.

Can I contribute code to the plugin?

Yes! The plugin is open source and I host it on Github. Feel free to send me pull requests.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2013-5-18
Active Installs: 10,000+


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