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Ajay D’Souza has done it again and brought fellow WordPress users another much needed plugin called Top 10. This plugin counts daily/total visits per post and displays the most popular posts based on the number of views. Now you might just smirk and say that this is just another popular post plugin, but if you continue reading, I will go over how this plugin is different from many other popular posts plugins.
What’s special about Top 10?
Why not use WP-PostViews to count posts views?
In the past, I had a hand in making WP-PostViews work with WP Super Cache. It was one of the first statistics plugins that were compatible with WP Super Cache. Since then, I believe that the plugin has become a bit dated, and I highly recommend Top 10 as a suitable replacement. Here are my reasons why:
- Top 10 displays view counts in the admin edit posts section.
- Top 10 includes popular posts widgets for your sidebar
Of course no software is perfect (my day job is a Test Engineer), so I have only a couple of minor suggestions for Ajay (you probably already have these on your to-do list).
- The popular posts list displays the number of views for each posts. It would be nice to be able to turn that off
- On the WordPress admin “Edit Posts” page, it would be nice to be able to sort posts by view counts there, so you can navigate through pages to figure out how all of your posts rank among themselves.
This plugin is perfect for you if you use WP Super Cache and want to track page view and display a list of popular posts. If you use WP-PostViews, I recommend moving over to Top 10 instead because of better WP Super Cache compatibility and extra features.