Do you want to view popular posts by day, week, month and all time in WordPress ?
Popular posts allow visitors to quickly discover your best content which helps you increase user engagement and page views. In this article, we’ll show you how to view popular posts by day, week, month, and all the time in WordPress.
Why are popular posts displayed in WordPress ?
When you start a WordPress blog, you don’t have a lot of content, which allows you to view manually selected posts in the sidebar widget.
However, as your website grows, you will notice that old articles on your website are not getting much attention. By displaying your best content, you allow new users to quickly discover the best articles on your website. This enhances user engagement on your website and increases your page views.
The problem now is that if you are showing popular articles all the time, a very limited selection of articles gets a repeat view. You can diversify it by viewing popular publishing by day, week or month as well.
Let’s take a look at how popular posts are easily displayed in WordPress by day, week, month, or all the time.
Create popular posts by day, week, month and all-time tools
The extension for WordPress Popular publishing is the best addition to posts in WordPress . It offers many options such as date range, snippets, featured images, number of views and more.
When activated, you need to head to Appearance >Widgets to drag and drop the WordPress popular posts widget to any sidebar.
You can name this tool “today” and under the date range field select the last 24 hours. After that you can review the other widget options and set them to your liking. Don’t forget to click the Save button to store your widget settings.
Next, you need to add another popular publications tool and name it “week“. In the gadget settings, you need to select “7 days” under the date range field and then click the “Save“button.
Also repeat the process to add widgets monthly and every time.
Don’t worry about widget placement right now because we will modify it in the next step.
Create a widget in the form of tabs for Popular Publications.
In this part of the tutorial, we will create a tabbed widget for our WordPress sidebar. This will allow us to show the widgets of our popular posts inside one widget with tabs.
First, you need to install and activate the Ultimate Tabbed Widget plugin . For more details, see our step-by-step guide on how to install WordPress plugins .
When activated, head to Appearance » Widgets, and you will notice a ready-made area for a new widget called “Default Tabbed Widget Area”.
You will need to move all your popular publishing tools to the area of this widget.
Next, you need to select “Ultimate Tabbed Widgets” in the available tools and add it to the sidebar of your website
where you want to view popular posts.
In the widget settings, provide a title for your popular posts widget.
Under the widget area field, you need to select the “default tabbed widgets area”, select the tabs for the template field.
Do not forget to click the “Save” button to store your changes.
Now you can visit your website to see your trending posts widget that displays the top articles by tabs by
day, week, month and all times.
You can rearrange the order of the tabs by simply moving the widgets up and down in the “default tabbed widgets area”.
We hope this article helped you to view popular posts by day, week, month and all the time in WordPress.