WordPress-popular-posts is a brilliant plugin and it has a great userbase too. There have been requests of adding support for custom post type and one of my clients needs this feature.
I have gone thru the code and will work on a patch to add this functionality. If all works well, would you absorb this in your plugin so that others will also benefit from this effort?
Yes I do agree with Akshay custom post type feature is mandatory as I received same demand from different clients as well.
By the way we have added checkbox functionality in same plugin to achieve one of our client’s requirement. Héctor, if you say I can share that code with you so others can get helped, we have added feature in shortcode so when user will enable that checkbox from shortcode (by adding attribute) then it will work otherwise checkbox won’t appear on edit post page. 🙂
I appreciate you have created excellent plugin which helps us a lot!!!
Today I am facing trouble to resize image on 675×457 and its showing results at 675×198 which is weird :/ I also tried to use “thumbnail_selection” by adding following code in functions.php but failed. 🙁
// Enable post thumbnails
and I also tried to change featured image dimentions from functions.php
define( ‘HEADER_IMAGE_WIDTH’, apply_filters( ‘twentyten_header_image_width’, 940 ) );
define( ‘HEADER_IMAGE_HEIGHT’, apply_filters( ‘twentyten_header_image_height’, 198 ) );
I hope you or somebody will be around to look at this post and help me as I have to fix this issue within next an hour.
Sorry for not replying earlier, been quite busy in the past few weeks and just checked the forums.
@Ashkay: sure, all contributions are welcome. Specially if it comes in form of patches to fix stuff / improve my plugin 🙂 Let me know if you need any further help.
@raheelayud: please do share your patch. I’ve been delaying this for far too long and you guys would do me and everyone using this plugin a tremendous favor.
Just another vote for making this happen! Much appreciated for this great and very useful plugin–it will be invaluable once you can specify a custom post type!
A quick update: I managed to get this working! It’s been implemented already on the development version (not available yet) and it seems to be working just fine!
Hey Héctor Cabrera,
I am sorry for the late reply. I have been busy finalizing couple of projects. I will find and get you that code in a day or two.
Sure, no problem! I’ve already managed to enable this functionality but I’d like to take a look into your mod. If your solution is better, I will implement it 🙂
Any luck? 🙂 Sorry, I don’t mean to be pushy–but building a site and it would be awesome if the Rahellayud’s patch or your Hector’s update were available soon!
Once again sorry for the late reply! 🙂
Please find code file here:
In [wpp] shortcode if you add “wpp_checkbox=1” attribute that will enable this feature and if you will not enable this then on each post edit page there will be message saying:
“Please add “wpp_checkbox=1″ in WordPress Popular Post [WPP] plugin shortcode to enable this feature.”
Once you enable this feature then it will show check box on each edit post page we set its limit “2” so once you increase that limit it will give error/warning message that you exceeded the limit to set popular posts.
Once you download file please let me know.
Also if you like then please don’t forget us on next update. 😉
Let me know if you need anything else?
Code is up there now lets wait for Hector to implement it. 🙂
P.S. @héctor, I developed this feature to enable “manual popular” posts so admin can set whatever post they want to show on frontend as popular post.
Thanks! I was trying to look at the code you posted, but when I try to click or download it, your server tells me not to download/open it directly. Maybe you should zip it up?
Just right click on file name and click on “save link as / save file as” it will give you option to save it on your local computer. 🙂
That’s what I did, and the file it saved didn’t have the code in it!
I made some modifications / upgrades to the plugin over the weekend and can confirm that the custom post type filter works. I’m also working on other upgrades that I’m sure you all will appreciate, once I’m done with these will release the development version so you can try it out.
@raheelayub: I’m against the idea of letting the site admin decide which posts should appear as most popular on the list. This is because I believe that what measures the level of success of a blog post is the interactions it generates with your visitors and regular readers (views and comments).
What you’re after is more like a Featured Posts thingy that would allow me, the site admin, to manually pick posts to showcase to my readers. I happen to have another plugin lying around that does this already, just haven’t published it yet since it needs more work to make it as flexible as WordPress Popular Posts.
I will, however, take your idea into consideration but just not to use it on WordPress Popular Posts but on the new one. If this happens, I will credit you of course.
You are right about popular posts and it should come up based on views/comments of users but our idea was exactly what you understand it was featured post option inside popular posts because this is what client asked us to do! Before they needed popular posts to show on home page but suddenly they requested that they want to select posts to display on home page rather its showing automatically so their users/ readers would read the best posts.
I know there are plugins available for featured posts but your plugin is more stable and good that’s why I suggested to add that option so if users are using this plugin then they shouldn’t need to go anywhere.
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