Support » Plugin: Trending/Popular Post Slider and Widget » Popular Posts, NOT a Trending Posts Plugin

  • I’ve given this plugin 3 stars, purely for the layout of the gridbox and/or carousel, which are truly magnificent.

    This plugin will never stand up to the WPPopular Post or Top10 plugins though, as it simply does not show trending posts, which is rather misleading for someone looking at the plugin title.

    In theory though, it SHOULD work – it has settings for ‘Last Day’, ‘Last Week’, ‘Last Month’, and ‘All Time’.

    That’s the theory though – in practice, this plugin only takes posts/pages that were PUBLISHED within the above parameters, making the trending part utterly pointless, unless you wanted to use the ALL TIME setting, which for a website that’s been going for years, offers no value at all in keeping the plugin active.

    It’s quite obvious what needds to be done with this plugin, and that’s to add a new ‘range’ parameter in the shortcodes, so that ALL TIME could be used in the main settings, and then the ‘range’ parameter applied for the last day, last week, or last month, so that the plugin could indeed be termed as a trending one, which is what the above two plugins do.

    For a popular posts plugin, with an unbeatable layout, choose this one.

    For a trending posts plugin, look elsewhere.

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