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[resolved] It may have stopped updating (3 posts)

  1. themaulsquad
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Adam

    Thanks for making this, it fulfills a really important function on my site!

    I'm a bit concerned as it seems to be malfunctioning. I have a 'Popular Posts' sidebar widget that I use your plugin for for ranking posts. It used to rank by number of comments with the following php:

    $popular = new WP_Query('showposts='. $posts .'&orderby=comment_count&order=desc');


    $popular = new WP_Query('showposts='. $posts .'&meta_key=views&orderby=meta_value&order=desc');

    And it seemed to work fine. Now however it doesn't appear to be updating (I'm aware of the 3 hour refresh) and it isn't displaying my 'top' article according to my jetpack stats.

    Is there something I am doing wrong, or someway to kickstart the counter to ensure it is pulling the value in properly?


  2. Adam Capriola
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    First, showposts should be replaced with posts_per_page (link). Also try orderby=meta_value_num.

  3. themaulsquad
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hot damn I wasn't expecting a reply that quick!

    That looks to have resolved it, the article that should be top IS top, although the rest are in a slightly incorrect order, I'll wait to see if that resolves after the next update though.

    Thanks for the help!

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