Top 5 Popular Posts Widget Plugins for WordPress

Do you want to display the most popular posts of your blog in the sidebar? Here are some best wordpress plugins to show the popular articles with view counter, thumbnail, specific time range and many other useful options.

The first four listed wordpress plugins takes some time to gather popular posts information and you may get the message such as ‘sorry no data‘ or ‘data not available‘ but the last one- ‘Toplytics’ uses Google Analytics to fetch the most viewed posts and displays the most viewed articles immediately.

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List of Popular Posts Widget Plugins for WordPress

Top 10

Top 10 - Popular posts plugin for WordPress

Top 10 is another well coded popular posts plugin for wordpress with advanced options. Top 10 allows you to display the overall popular articles or by time period you set. With Top 10 you can also show the post author, number of viewes, date, thumbnail with height and width.

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WordPress Popular Posts

WordPress Popular Posts

WordPress Popular Posts is a customizable popular articles list widget to show the popular posts. With this plugin you can display the popular articles by comments, total views, average total views or specific time range. The plugin also supports thumbnail and custom post type.

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Popular Widget


With Popular Widget plugin you can show most viewed or most commented articles in the sidebar with the tabbed interface. This plugin comes with viewes counter, excerpt, category filter and thumbnail options.

Take a look at Popular Widget

Popular Posts by BestWebSoft

Popular Posts by BestWebSoft

Popular Posts by BestWebSoft is new plugin to display the most viewed articles of your blog, you can select number of posts to display, set excerpt settings and thumbnail options in the plugin.

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Most of the plugins mentioned above takes some time to show off the popular articles of your blog, so you will get “sorry no data” for some time, but with Toplytics, you will get popular articles immediately as it fetches the data from Google Analytics. The plugin allows you to set number of posts, number of views and time range etc.

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Article by Shrinivas Naik

Hi, This is Shrinivas I am a web developer and WordPress enthusiast. I am also a hobby blogger who loves to write about WordPress, web tools, blogging and technology.

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