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[Plugin: WordPress Popular Posts] My post titles are links to external websites - Can the plugin wor (4 posts)

  1. massa974
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I have a website similar to alltop or popurls in the way that it lists content that is found on other websites.

    I publish those links just like a regular post, and posts are classified into categories.

    The difference is that the permalink of each article I post is the source article url which I link to.

    I've tried using your plugin but it only take "regular" posts into account, meaning those whose permalinks are on my website.

    I know this is not what the plugin has been made for, but is there a way to make it work in my case ?



  2. Hector Cabrera
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi massa,

    Indeed, this plugin doesn't work that way. You could, however, use it to gather information about the most viewed posts on your blog and use that info to retrieve the external URLs of each one and build a ranking from that. That, of course, requires a lot of work and you probably would need somebody to help you with that if you don't have the necessary programming skills.

    Another possible workaround is to modify the plugin and alter the listing so it displays the posts titles as links instead, however these changes will be lost each time the plugin gets updated.

  3. massa974
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for your speedy answer Hector.

    Well, I was afraid you were going to answer that :).

    Do you do custom mods, and are you available for hire ? If you do, please send me your contact details and we'll see if this can be arranged.

  4. Hector Cabrera
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi massa,

    Yes, I do. However, I'm a bit short of time now - work projects are keeping me busy at the moment. I might have some spare time this weekend, you can find me via hcabrerab at gmail dot com.

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