How to Display Popular Posts by Day, Week, and Month in WordPress

Do you want to display your popular posts by day, week, month, or all time in WordPress? Let’s start by knowing why to show popular posts in WordPress. Popular posts allow visitors to quickly discover the top content that helps you increase user engagement and page views.

When a visitor arrives on your site, you don’t want them to look at one page and leave. To keep visitors moving around your site, it will be a good step to display your popular posts. As your website grows, you will notice that older articles on your website don’t get much coverage. By showing you top content, you will allow new users to quickly discover the best articles on your website.

If you are new to WordPress, it can be confusing to display your popular posts. However, the following steps below will help you learn in quickest and easiest way to promote your most successful content to your readers by day, week, month, and all time.


Creating Popular Posts by Day, Week, Month, Or All Time in WordPress


The very first thing you need to do is install and activate WordPress Popular Posts plugin from the WordPress Plugin Directory.

WordPress Popular Posts offers options like time range, excerpt, featured images, views counts, and more.

Upon activation, go to Appearance > Widgets page to drag and drop the WordPress Popular Posts widget to any sidebar.

Go to Appearance > Widgets.

Go to Appearance > Widgets.

Add Widgets.

Add Widgets.

You can name the widget ‘Present Day’ and under the time range field select ‘Last 24 hours’. After that, review other widget options and set them to your liking. Click on the Save button to store your widget settings.

Save button.

Save button.

Add another popular post widget and name it to ‘Week’. In the widget settings, you need to select ‘7 days’ under time range field and click on save button.

Repeat the process to add monthly and all-time popular posts widgets as well.

Preview.

Preview.


Creating a Tabbed Widget for Popular Posts


This tutorial allows us to show our approved posts widgets inside a single widget with tabs.

The very thing you need to do is install and activate the Ultimate Tabbed Widget plugin from the WordPress Plugin Directory.

Upon activation, head over to Appearance > Widgets page. Then move (drag and drop) all your popular posts widgets into the Default Tabbed Widget Area.

Drag and Drop to Default Tabbed Widgets Area.

Drag and Drop to Default Tabbed Widgets Area.

Default Tabbed Widgets Area.

Default Tabbed Widgets Area.

Next, locate the Ultimate Tabbed Widgets in the available widgets and add it to your website’s sidebar where you want to display your popular posts. Provide a title for your post. Don’t forget to click on the Save button to store your changes.

Ultimate Tabbed Widgets.

Ultimate Tabbed Widgets.

You can now visit your website to see your popular posts widget showing top articles by day, week, month and all time tabs.

Preview.

Preview.

And that’s it. You can use the above method to display popular posts by day, week, and month in WordPress. We hope the article helped you with displaying the popular posts in WordPress.

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Reference: WP Beginner

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