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Popular Posts


This plugin allows you to show your most popular posts as a widget on your blog!

The benefit of using this plugin is that it keeps visitors reading more of your posts as well as showing them your best blog posts – Showing them the great content you have on your site!

It’s very simple to configure too – Just change the settings and the plugin will be active and working!


  1. Upload popular-posts.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Edit the Popular Posts Settings in your Administration Panel
  4. Enable the Widget through the Appearance –> Widgets tab.


How does this work?

It stores the user details every time a post is viewed, the totals are incremented so it will show the posts with the most hits in the widget.

Contributors & Developers

“Popular Posts” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

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Change log


  • Changed MySQL table for larger sites needing more
  • NoFollowed internal links for people concerned about PR


  • Stripslashes on title
  • Popular posts now numbered in widget


  • Using unordered lists to display now
  • Readme – how does this work?
  • A few minor tweaks (Eg. “Most Popular Posts” in admin panel)


  • First Release