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Popular Posts by Webline


Popular Posts will list all the posts as per the filters applied from the admin side.

Key Features

  • Centralized option to enable/disable plugin functionality.
  • It display posts by applying the filters available like Sort By Comments or Sort By Post Views Count.
  • It also has filter for date which shows posts as per the Time Span(In Days) selected.
  • Posts can also be displayed as per the Category selection.
  • Control for showing Comments.
  • Control for showing Post Views Count.
  • Control for showing Post Date.
  • Control for showing Featured Image with required Width, Height and Alignment.
  • Control for showing Excerpt with required Excerpt Length.
  • Control for set Read More Text.
  • Control for Exclude Current Post.
  • Control for showing Date in Relative Format.
  • Control for setup anchor link on post description.
  • Control for showing other post type’s posts.
  • Control for display type like “list” and “slider”.
  • Option to upload custom icons for views, comments, date.
  • Option to control on UI settings like text and link color, font size etc…
  • Option to apply your custom CSS on popular posts layout.
  • Shortcode to display popular posts anywhere on posts and pages.


This plugin is an Open Source Software and we would be happy to have people contribute to our plugin. Please contact us here to talk to our software development team, if you would like to contribute to this plugin and help make it better.

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  • Backend Popular Posts Settings Menu.
  • Backend Popular Posts Settings.
  • Backend widget option settings
  • Frontend widget view with Sort By Comments
  • Frontend widget view with Sort By Post Views Count
  • Frontend widget view without Featured Image
  • Frontend widget view without Featured Image and Post Meta
  • Frontend widget view without Featured Image and Excerpt
  • Frontend widget view with only Post Titles
  • Frontend widget view with Date in Relative Format
  • Frontend widget view with Featured Image alignment Right
  • Frontend widget view with custom Read More Text


  • Unzip ‘’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory or add it by ‘Add new’ in the Plugins menu.
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu.
  • Done.


ለካቲት 25, 2023
After trying for 2 days, I didn't find any plugin for easy and free shortcode system to publish popular posts on my site. Finally I thought if I can't get any plugin in this system to publish free popular post? I am very happy to finally get this plugin. Although the plugin is publishing popular posts in title form instead of thumbnails, thanks to the developer of the plugin for making it so free. Hopefully the plugin will publish popular posts with thumbnails in the future and continue the service if possible. thank you
መጋቢት 1, 2017
Hello, plugin is good. But h3 for title is too large, and using h3 is bad. Add settings in wordpress admin panel and it'll perfect)
መስከረም 3, 2016
I really like that plugin. It is simple, looks good and does what it should....But - In my opinion the "show post before" is setup in a wrong way. I believe this plugin should show "most active" post WITHIN the set time Unfortunately at the moment "show post before" is simply limiting "POSTING DATE" not the "VIEWS STARTED FROM". It is very bizarre idea. Usually people want to see the most active posts not posts from last 3 days. Then the plugin should be advertised as simply "most recent post" not "most popular". At the moment settings: - show 3 posts based on views - all categories selected - show post before 7 days So it will show all posts POSTED within last 7 days. Unfortunately those are not the most active posts based on "view count". Could you fix this?
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Contributors & Developers

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




Release Date: Feb 01, 2023

  • Fix: Minor Bug Fixes.
  • Fix: Checked compatibility with WordPress version 6.1
  • Enhancement: Added control for display type like “list” and “slider”.
  • Enhancement: Added new alignment “Top” for featured image.
  • Enhancement: Added UI options to control on text color, link color, font size and Custom CSS etc…
  • Enhancement: Added “Popular Posts Views” column on posts admin panel.
  • Enhancement: Added shortcode support.


Release Date: July 29, 2020

  • Enhancement: Added centralized option to enable/disable plugin functionality.
  • Enhancement: Added custom image upload options for post views, comments, date icons.
  • Enhancement: Added option to setup anchor link on post description.
  • Enhancement: Added settings link on plugins page.
  • Enhancement: Addded post type option so now configure other post type posts.


Release Date: January 02, 2020

  • Fix: Minor bug fixes.
  • Checked compatibility with WordPress version 5.3.2


Release Date: April 27, 2016

  • Enhancement: Added control set read more text.
  • Fix: Minor bug fixes.


Release Date: March 09, 2016

  • Enhancement: Added control for set featured image alignment.
  • Enhancement: Added control for exclude current post.
  • Enhancement: Added control for show date in relative format.
  • Fix: Solved long categories list issue.


Release Date: July 07, 2015

  • Enhancement: Change popular posts frontend widget design.
  • Enhancement: Added sort by parameters.
  • Enhancement: Added control for show number of post comments.
  • Enhancement: Added control for show post views count.
  • Enhancement: Added control for show post date.
  • Enhancement: Added control for set featured image width and height.
  • Enhancement: Added control for set required Excerpt Length.


Release Date: December 10, 2014

  • Initial release