plugin / feature request (6 posts)

  1. dscurlock
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am currently using popular post plugin which shows a widget on your right bar and lists your popular posts. This mod is cool, but also very unstable, as it seems to stop working on a whim, since WP does not appear to have any popular post guages, then I suggest WP or coder add a more stable solution for WP owners so they and their members can guage popular posts.

    I would like to see a post bumping, just like you see
    on forums, when someone makes a comment on lets say a popular
    post, then the post is bumped back up to the top, this
    should keep popular posts at the top so they will not
    be forgotten in such a small amount of time, because once
    a post leaves the home page, then it is almost forgotten.

    Really guys, other then placing a sticky on a post, who
    wants to see their popular posts sink to the bottom? I do not
    want to place a sticky, I want members to decide what posts
    they like, and what posts they want to contribute too.

  2. dscurlock
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am not sure what that is. I am not a coder, and that
    seems to be fairly vague. I am not even sure what
    I am reading or even what to do.

  3. I didn't say it was easy :) But basically you want to make a page to list all your posts by most recent comment.

  4. dscurlock
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am not even sure what you are saying :)

    This is what I am saying:

    Everytime someone makes a comment, then it bumps that
    post back to the top of the blog, until new posts are made
    which force it back down again, and when someone makes a
    new comment, then it bumps the post back to the top again.

  5. Right. That's what I said. You want a way to order your posts by most recent comment. A post with a comment NOW is on top and gets bumped ... down.

    It's a matter of editing the WP Loop: http://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop or making your own SQL calls. Which are mentioned in that URL. If it's beyond your skills that's fine, but that's basically what you need.

    The reason WP doesn't do that is because ... that's not how blogs and CMS work. Forums work that way.

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