Top Posts WordPress Plugin

So easy it's magic!

Have you ever wanted to simply share your Top Posts over a certain period of time?

I know I have!

Well this very simple WordPress Plugin does just that! No setup or difficult installation required.

This is a must-have for highly engaging community-oriented blogs!

Made for widgetized sidebars you’ll be able to drag and drop this plugin and quickly share with your community the Top Posts (based on comments) over a selected time period.

For example, you’ll be able to choose Weekly, Monthly, or over the entire existence of your blog!

You can include Pages as well if you actively use them for community centers of conversation.

Here’s what it looks like:

Simple and elegant.

This is a great way to showcase what’s happening around your blog and where people are gathering for conversation.

It is also reasonable to expect an increase of clicks and pageviews as a result of this zero-setup-needed WordPress Plugin!

Download it Here!

Make sure to check out all the other WordPress-related goodies that I have!

Let me know if you use it!

  • Matt Carlisle

    Once again, you’re cookin’ up another sweet plugin. “Really” love the Categories plugin you created recently.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      thanks matt! how are things with you?

      • Matt Carlisle

        We’re good. Doing a lot of custom development using Standard. M2LIVE has a number of events lined up for 2011.

        • http://john.do John Saddington

          sweet! keep me posted.

  • http://www.geekforhim.com Matthew Snider

    Love it man – another wordpress plugin review a-coming!

    • http://www.geekforhim.com Matthew Snider

      How can I limit it to 5 posts instead of ten?

      • http://www.geekforhim.com Matthew Snider

        Solved it – Open up widget.php and change 10 to 5. It’s that simple.

        • JD Eddins

          Thanks Matt, I was about to ask the same question. Oh, and thank you too John for making this plugin available. It look looks great on the the site.

          • http://john.do John Saddington

            sure thing JD!

      • http://john.do John Saddington

        ah. not a setting right now. but you can, of course, modify the plugin yourself. very simple.

  • Chad

    Sweet! I have got to give some of your plugins a go. Maybe when I get back home… :)

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      cool! let me know how you use it!

  • Adam

    Love this. Will be putting it up over at my place at some point today.

    Thanks John.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      will you customize it at all?

      • Adam

        I did some minor css editing…

        • http://john.do John Saddington

          you are awesome. congrats on the 300th post!

  • Matt Carlisle

    My blog is now sportin’ the new Top Posts plugin, http://www.mattcarlisle.com. Thanks, again!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      ah, sweet!

  • http://abrahamchronicles.com dustin

    perfecto!

  • Joe Chavez

    Downloading and installing now. Thanks John!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      sure thing joe! have a great weekend!

  • http://bookwi.se Adam Shields

    Looks Great. Can you limit by category?

    Also where is it determining the traffic from? Its list of top posts are different from both WP stats and Google Analytics.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      adam, this is based on comments.

      • http://bookwi.se Adam Shields

        Misunderstood the source. Thanks

        • http://john.do John Saddington

          not a problem adam. :)

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      we might create one that is based on traffic… or add that feature.

      • JD Eddins

        I think that would be great addition. One thought that i had as I was install this plugin was if I would continue to do a review at the end of each month of the top 10 posts, but since I base it off of pageviews I feel that this approach gives me the opportunity to highlight 2 different (though not completely different) sets of posts.

        • http://john.do John Saddington

          cool. let me look into this.

  • http://LookingForPurpose.com Dylan Dodson

    I installed the plugin. Unfortunately, when I set it up for “all time” it is quite inaccurate as to what my most viewed posts really are (it doesn’t even have my most viewed post of all time on the list).

    Also, I wonder if you coud set up the “monthly” option to more like a past 30 days rather than the current month. Only because at the beginning of each month there will only be a couple of blogs on the list. Just a thought!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      you didn’t read the post, did you? it’s based on comments, not views. sorry!

      • http://LookingForPurpose.com Dylan Dodson

        I read through the post too quickly, I missed that. My apologies!

        • http://john.do John Saddington

          all good!

  • http://dustinstout.com Dustin W. Stout

    Don’t know how I missed this post… better late than never! Thanks again for releasing the most AWESOMESAUCE, FREE content ever!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      sure thing dustin! i love doing it!

  • http://trinitylk.com Thnok

    Hey great plugin!! Any chance adding the ability to display the thumbnail of the recent post as well?

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      i could think about it. great idea.

      • http://Trinitylk.com Thnok

        Great thanks!!! Btw can you consider creating a PHP code or some way to use the plugin outside the widget section?

        If you could visit trinitylk.com I have replaced the tabs which came with theme with plugins.
        The recent tab was replaced by a plugin called special recent posts and I want to replace the popular tab with your plugin.

  • MJ Daeli

    Nice plugin ! Downloading and installing now.
    Thank you, Jhon

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      sure thing!

  • http://tlamarca.com Tony LaMarca

    One thing I’d like to see is a top posts widget organized by hits rather than comments.

    This is pretty sweet though.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      looking into it!

  • David

    Hi, Know this is a little late but wondered if you could update the plugin to either remove the target=_blank element of the link (I removed it myself in the plugin editor) or make it an option?
    I didn’t really want to create a new browser window each time someone clicked on one of the top posts.
    Great plug-in by the way. Thanks.
    David.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      that’s a great thought. let me think about that one!

  • Thái Nguyên

    Can you help me !?
    I don’t want use plugin ,Can you give for me code be added theme directly .
    And code Top Comment .b/c i don’t know much about php .
    Thanks a lot !

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      i currently don’t offer this support… but you could do some searching for some basic php lessons!

  • http://ogijima.com David

    Hi John,
    I love your plugins, however I have a small issue with “top posts” and “top commenters”. I use the Suffusion theme and if I check “hide total comments” on Top Commenters or in any case with “Top Posts” it kinda looks strange, with a bunch of polka dots behind the list of top posts/commenters.

    Do you know how I could fix this, so I can use both and in a way that they don’t look ugly?

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      ah, you may have to spend some time styling it for your blog theme.

      • http://ogijima.com David

        How do I do that? There are no options for those two plugins. :-(

        • http://john.do John Saddington

          oh, you’d have to do that yourself… no options in it… yet.

          • http://ogijima.com David

            I’m confused, I’m supposed to do what myself then?

            Maybe you misunderstood me. I don’t want the plugins to look a special way, I want them to look the way they’re supposed to. Except that they don’t.

            The “top post” never does, and the “top commenters” look normal only if I uncheck “hide total comments”.
            I just checked it so that you can see what I mean, if you want to take a look: http://ogijima.com

            Now, if you don’t want to or don’t have time to see what’s wrong, no big deal, I can do without them, I just thought you’d like to know of any bug.

            • http://john.do John Saddington

              don’t see the plugin active?

              • http://ogijima.com David

                “Top commenters” is in between the badge that says “Ogijima in French” and the one that says “Blog4Japan”.

                • http://john.do John Saddington

                  david,

                  the plugin inherits some styling. we’ll look to extract it out on an update.

                  ;)

                  • http://ogijima.com David

                    Thanks. :-)

  • RWC 2011

    I is working on my site, can you tell me how to include it manually in my sidebar … both by day, month and year.
    As well as well, including my own css

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      awesome! rock it!

  • Rodrigo

    How yo increase width?! In .css .tentblogger-top-posts-widget-wrapper select { margin-bottom: 1em; width: 200%; }
    “200%” is a default value.. but I increase this number but get the same results..

    Somone can help me?!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      you could do it through the editor or a code editor. can you do this?

  • http://www.unshakeablebelief.com Mike

    Hey John,
    Just want to thank you again for your site and plug-ins. Using them as with Standard Theme as fast as I can understand them and having a blast.

    I find your site easy to understand and the directions are great. Keep up the great work!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      sure thing! thanks for your support! let others know about it!

  • http://dustinstout.com Dustin W. Stout

    I finally got around to doing some minor styling for this & it looks/works great! Thanks again John!

    Is there any way to exclude certain posts? I want to do the ‘All Time’ option, but there are a couple posts that show up which are completely irrelevant now. The only way I can think of is to start deleting comments on those posts… And I really don’t wanna do that.

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      you could do that… but they become irrelevant so quickly (after 30 days)?

      • http://dustinstout.com Dustin W. Stout

        Well it’s really only one post that reigns in all time comments on my blog & it was the “Get An Invite To Google+” post where if people commented, I would send them an invite… Over 200 comments. So, yeah… No longer relevant, and none of my other blogs have come close to that many comments.

        • http://john.do John Saddington

          ;)