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Popular Posts displayed are just.. not correct! (8 posts)

  1. Ollie Ford
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, awesome plugin, when it works. But I have this weird issue that old posts noones reading, are showing as my most popular.

    <?php $wppparams = array(
        'header_start' => '',
        'header' => '',
        'header_end' => '',
        'range' => 'weekly',
        'limit' => 4,
        'wpp_start' => '<div id="pop-posts">',
        'stats_comments' => 0,
        'thumbnail_width' => 120,
        'thumbnail_height' => 80,
        'post_html' => $post_html,
        'wpp_end' => '</div>'
        ); ?>
    <?php if (function_exists('wpp_get_mostpopular')): ?>
        <?php wpp_get_mostpopular($wppparams); ?>
    <?php endif; ?>

    An article not displayed at all is actually by far the most popular this week. I've even tried artificially inflating others, but they never appear.

    I'm using Slimstat for numbers, and it shows much more like what I'd expect than WPP.

    Any idea why the disparity? Can I make it use Slimstat's data? Can I fix it *somehow*?!


  2. camu
    Posted 1 year ago #

    We would be happy to help integrate our code with WPP's.

    WP SlimStat Dev Team

  3. Ollie Ford
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh you Sir are the awesome kind of dev :)

  4. Ollie Ford
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hell, it doesn't even agree with Jetpack's stats.

    The posts WPP shows have 1 or 0 views, meanwhile there are others with 1 view not shown, and more still with more than 1 view!

  5. camu
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just a quick note to say that you can use SlimStat's API to get the same information ;)


  6. jrmyprtr
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am getting a similar problem. I have two stats packages that clearly show one particular post to be very popular. However it doesn't appear in the stats generated by this plugin. I use Google Analytics, Clicky and Jetpack which are all consistent in telling what's popular. This plugin is throwing some very strange 'popular posts' including some pages that are barely read.

    Any idea why this plugin's counts are so different?

  7. camu
    Posted 1 year ago #


    1. Please start your own thread, next time
    2. Is Javascript Mode enabled on your site? That could explain why you have different numbers in WP SlimStat: it is counting bots, while GA and Jetpack don't ;)

  8. jrmyprtr
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry about that.

    Yes Javascript is on. The numbers are wildly different between this plugin and the other packages. Is there any way to stop counting bots?

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