Showing your most popular posts, either most viewed, or most commented on, can revive old posts. Showing most popular posts also makes navigating your site easier. How to show your most popular posts can be done by using a plugin.

The plugin I’m using is Top Posts by Category by Marc Hil Macalua. The installation of this plugin was super simple. You can customize the results by listing the popular posts either by most viewed or by most commented on, and/or by category. If you wish, you can also include the number of comments for each post. Then, choose how many posts to list in your “popular posts” section.

See the results of this plugin, “Popular Posts”, in my sidebar. Sweet!

Another great popular posts plugin, worth checking out, is the Popularity Contest plugin, by Alex King

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  1. NaturalNo Gravatar says:

    i’ll agree. i’m finding a whole bunch of your previous post through your related post thingy. how you did this. i wouldn’t mind adding something like this to my blog.

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  2. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Natural,

    Try the plugin. If you have any questions, let me know.

  3. Hey Barbara – thanks for the link to this plugin. I bookmarked this article on my toolbar and will come back and install the plugin when I have time.

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  4. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi John,

    You’re welcome!

  5. RobinNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara – you’ve done it again – I’ve just installed this plugin on my Featured Posts page and it is working well.

    I just wanted to tell you, as well, that I have been exceptionally brilliant because I have put in the Related Posts from the Past plugin (that you use at the end of your posts) and rewritten the heading to be “random posts”! It’s easier than using a “real” random posts plugin!

    So I’ve got all this from your blog – thanks! These days, if I want anything, I just do a search on your blog.

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  6. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Robin,

    Thank you for your kind words.

    I’m happy I could help.

    If you ever have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to email me. ( I don’t check my emails as often as I check my blog, but I eventually get to them).

    You’ve also reminded me to start digging up some of these old posts to share the same information with the current readers. 🙂