WordPress Popular Posts is a highly customizable widget that displays the most popular posts on your blog.
The best popular posts widget out there, bar none. Displays posts that your readers are reading now, not a few really huge viral posts that hit a few years ago. Set a few prefs, add to your sidebar, and forget about this widget. Displays the relevant content. An essential plugin.
Easy to use and does not slow down the website.
In older versions it was full of not optimized queries (and even how the data was stored (datacache table)). In the newest version it is much better, however I found one very bad implementation again. It is - using date_sub($now). This is not good because it changes the query every time and no cache will help in this case, although the query is same. So, much better implementation would be:
$now_date = current_time('YY-MM-DD');
change this at 9 places and viola :) works like a charm for now.
I use the plugin to get a quick overview of the traffic to my blog and what my visitors are most interested in (I use Google Analytics too, but not every day). It's great and it's easy.
thankx alot ^_^
Very customizable, both through shortcodes and template tags. Thank you so much!
I use this plugin on several sites. It works great, it's very customizable, and the developer is active in the support forum. Can't ask for much more!
very easy to handel, works very well.
I think maybe this is the best popular post plugin to look, but i noticed REALLY BIG problems with server load. This plugin consume an enormous amount of resources. I discovered that lately, when my server was crashing. With high traffic server load was around 80.00, eliminating the plugin the server load is around 1.00.
Watch out if you have a lot of traffic on your website, this plugin can be devastating.
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