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Top 10 – Popular posts plugin for WordPress

Description

WordPress doesn’t have an in-built system to track page views or displaying popular posts. Top 10 is an easy to use, yet, powerful WordPress plugin that will count the number of page views of your posts, pages and any custom post types. You can then display the page view counts as well as display your most popular posts.

Top 10 adds two widgets that you can use to display a list of popular posts and the counta cross all your blog posts.

Although several similar plugins exist today, Top 10 is one of the most feature-rich popular post plugins with support for thumbnails, shortcodes, widgets, custom post types and CSS styles. The inbuilt caching system also helps reduce server load by caching your popular posts output. The tracking uses ajax and is thus compatible with most popular caching plugins.

Top 10 also has powerful API and is fully extendable with WordPress actions and filters to allow you easily extend the code base to add new features or tweak existing ones.

Features

Page counter: Counts page views on single posts, pages and custom post types on an hourly basis which can then be easily displayed automatically, using shortcodes or functions
Popular posts: Display a list of popular posts either for total counts or for a custom period. You can choose how many posts are to be displayed along with loads of other customisation options
Widget ready: Sidebar widgets available for daily popular and overall popular posts. Highly customizable widgets to control what you want to display in the list of posts
Shortcodes: The plugin includes two shortcodes [tptn_list] and [tptn_views] to display the posts list and the number of views respectively
Thumbnail support

Support for WordPress post thumbnails. Top 10 will create a custom image size (tptn_thumbnail) with the dimensions specified in the Settings page
Auto-extract the first image in your post to be displayed as a thumbnail
Manually enter the URL of the thumbnail via WordPress meta fields. Specify this using the meta box in your Edit screens.

Exclusions: Exclude posts from select categories from appearing in the top posts list. Also exclude posts by ID from appearing in the list
Styles: The output is wrapped in CSS classes which allows you to easily style the list. You can enter your custom CSS styles from within WordPress Admin area or use the style included.
Admin interface: View list of daily and/or overall popular posts from within the dashboard. Top 10 also adds two sortable columns to your All Posts and All Pages pages in your WordPress Admin area
Works with caching plugins like WP-Super-Cache, W3 Total Cache or Quick Cache
Extendable code: Top 10 has tonnes of filters and actions that allow any developer to easily add features, edit outputs, etc.

GDPR

Top 10 is GDPR compliant as it doesn’t collect any personal data about your visitors when installed out of the box. You can see the data the plugin stores in the wp_top_ten and wp_top_ten_daily tables in the database. Note: the prefix wp might be different if you have changed it from the default.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT ALL GDPR REQUIREMENTS ARE MET ON YOUR WEBSITE.

Donations

I spend a significant amount of my free time maintaining, updating and more importantly supporting this plugin. If you have been using this plugin and find this useful, do consider making a donation. This helps me pay for my hosting and domains.

Translations

Top 10 is available for translation directly on WordPress.org. Check out the official Translator Handbook to contribute.

Contribute

Top 10 is also available on Github
So, if you’ve got some cool feature that you’d like to implement into the plugin or a bug you’ve been able to fix, consider forking the project and sending me a pull request. Please don’t use that for support requests.

Screenshots

Top 10 options – General options
Top 10 options – Counter and Tracker options
Top 10 options – Popular post list options
Top 10 options – Thumbnail options
Top 10 options – Styles
Top 10 options – Maintenance
Top 10 widget options
Top 10 Meta box on the Edit Post screen
Reset count and tools
Top 10 – Popular posts view in Admin

Installation

WordPress install (the easy way)

Navigate to Plugins within your WordPress Admin Area

Click “Add new” and in the search box enter “Top 10”

Find the plugin in the list (usually the first result) and click “Install Now”

Manual install

Click to Download the plugin

Extract the contents of top-10.zip to wp-content/plugins/ folder. You should get a folder called top-10.

Activate the Plugin in WP-Admin.

Go to Top 10 to configure

Go to Appearance » Widgets to add the Popular Posts sidebar widget to your theme

Go to Top 10 » View Popular Posts to view the list of popular posts

FAQ

Check out the FAQ on the plugin page and the FAQ on the WebberZone knowledgebase.
It is the fastest way to get support as I monitor the forums regularly. I also provide premium paid support via email.

How can I customise the output?

Several customization options are available via the Settings page in WordPress Admin. You can access this via Settings » Top 10

The main CSS classes include:

tptn_posts and tptn_posts_daily: Class of the main wrapper div. If you are displaying the related posts on non-singular pages, then you should style this

tptn_title: Class of the span tag for title of the post

tptn_excerpt: Class of the span tag for excerpt (if included)

tptn_thumb: Class of the post thumbnail img tag

tptn_list_count: Class of the span tag for post count in top posts list

tptn_counter: Class of the div tag that wraps the post count that is driven by the field “Format to display the count in: ” under ‘Output Options’

Shortcodes

[tptn_list] lets you insert the popular posts anywhere in your post content. It takes three main optional attributes limit, heading and daily as follows:

limit : Maximum number of posts to return. The actual number displayed may be lower depending on the category / post exclusion settings.

heading : Set to 0 to disable the heading specified in Title of popular posts: under Output options

daily : If set to 1, then the shortcode will return the daily popular posts list

In addition to these attributes, the shortcode can take all the options as attributes. To see the detailed list take a look at the function tptn_register_settings() in includes/admin/register-settings

[tptn_views] lets you display the number of visits. The plugin takes one optional attribute `daily` as follows:

daily : If set to 1, then the shortcode will return the number of daily views

Manual install

The below functions need to be added by editing your theme files where you wish to display them.

Display the post count with <?php if ( function_exists( 'echo_tptn_post_count' ) ) { echo_tptn_post_count(); } ?>

Display the overall most popular posts with <?php if ( function_exists( 'tptn_show_pop_posts' ) ) { tptn_show_pop_posts(); } ?>

Display the daily/custom period popular posts with <?php if ( function_exists( 'tptn_show_daily_pop_posts' ) ) { tptn_show_daily_pop_posts(); } ?>

You can also use the WordPress Widgets to display the popular posts in your sidebar / other widgetized areas of your theme

View examples of the plugin API to fetch the popular posts

Can this plugin replace Google Analytics?

No. Top 10 has been designed to only track the number of page-views on your blog posts and display the same. It isn’t designed to replace Google Analytics or any other full fledged statistics application.

How does the scheduled maintenance work?

When you enabled the scheduled maintenance, Top 10 will create a cron job that will run at a predefined interval and clean up old entries from the wp_top_ten_daily table.
Note: If you enable this option, WordPress will execute this job when it is scheduled the first time

How to make the columns on the Custom Post Type admin pages sortable?

Add the following code to your functions.php file of your theme.

add_filter( 'manage_edit-{$cpt}_sortable_columns', 'tptn_column_register_sortable' );

Replace {$cpt} by the slug of your custom post type. E.g. to make the columns on your ‘projects’ post type sortable, you will need to add:

add_filter( 'manage_edit-projects_sortable_columns', 'tptn_column_register_sortable' );

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