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  • Hi,

    I don’t have a WP sidebar in my theme and do not want to use one. So I’m using WordPress Popular Posts in my theme with the code provided – here is the line of code I have in my templates:

    <?php wpp_get_mostpopular(“range=monthly&limit=5&stats_comments=0&pages=0”); ?>

    The posts that are actually displayed on my site are totally different to the most popular posts that show up in the admin section stats for WordPress Popular Posts.

    For example the posts that are showing up on my site only have had 10-20 views, where the stats that I have in the admin section on the posts being displayed show 224 – 327 views – these posts on not being displayed on my website.

    Why is this? and can anyone help?

    Thank a lot,


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  • Hi Max,

    WordPress Popular Posts builds its data cache from the moment you install the plugin, which is why you may be seeing different results on the first few days. The statistics you’re viewing (views, for example) are the ones that my plugin has picked up since you activated it.

    Initially, it should display the most viewed posts within the last days which often are the most recent ones. However, as days passes and visitors come to your site, it should start picking up both the views on new posts and your older ones – this eventually will lead the top posts of your blog to the popular list.

    Hi Hector,

    Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately I still have the same 5 posts displayed on the WPP plugin on my template page. Here is the link to our site:

    You’ll find the WPP embed in the right hand side column. The post have been the same for the last month:

    * I tweet, therefore I am
    * Editor’s latest video – an introduction
    * Cracking the Commodities Code: A Fundamental Approach to Harvesting Alpha Opportunities
    * Global Investing – A view from the top: go global in fixed income and currencies
    * Every cloud has a silver lining for infrastructure

    And in the back end the stats show this being the 5 most popular posts:
    # How active contrarian realism saved the UN 0 comment(s) | 1577 view(s)
    # Hewitt Ennis Knupp nuptials redefine consulting 0 comment(s) | 552 view(s)
    # Beating risk with alternatives 0 comment(s) | 440 view(s)
    # Towers Watson’s alternative fee model for private equity 0 comment(s) | 438 view(s)
    # Canadian penchant for fewer, bigger funds hits Australia 0 comment(s) | 354 view(s)




    Hi Max,

    I’m seeing that you’re using the monthly shortcode on your sidebar. When you said “back end stats” I assume you’re talking about the WordPress Popular Posts Stats, right? If so, mind posting a screenshot of your back end stats?

    Hi Hector,

    Here is the link to the backend WPP stats screenshot:

    And one for the front end as of just now:

    Thanks for your help.


    Weird. Thanks for the screenies Max, will check this out and post back an update so you can test it.

    Hi Hector,

    Any ideas or things I should be trying?



    Haven’t checked this out yet Max as I’ve been incredibly busy the past few weeks. Sorry about that, will try to figure this out within the next days.

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