WP Popular Posts Pro

Version: 2.3.0 | Size: 569 KB | Required PHP Version: 5.4
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About WP Popular Posts Pro

WP Popular Posts Pro for WordPress is most power plugin to add your top posts on your website. The plugin allows site owners to display popular posts in 10 unique layouts using widgets or shortcodes.

Configuration Settings

Popular Posts Pro’s plugin settings can be found in Settings > Popular Posts Pro. This plugin only has a single configuration setting – all settings are found within the individual widgets.

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Exclude views from [select: no one, users, author, admin] – This plugin tracks views by role in order to accurately display the most popular posts. This setting allows you to skip over Admin’s, Author’s, and all registered user’s views to keep post’s popularity based on visitors. You can disable the feature by selecting ‘no one’.


This plugin is largely based on widget settings. Based on certain widget setting selections, different options will display. Double check you have selected the options you want before saving.

Title [text] – Set a title for your widget to display above your popular posts.

Content Type [select: All Post Types, Only Posts, Only Pages, Posts in Category, Posts with Tags, Custom Post Type] – Select the set of content from which you wish to draw your popular posts. All Post Types will draw from Posts and Pages as well as any Custom Post Types that have been registered. This selection will change widget options.

Popular by [select: Comments, Views] – Select the method that the plugin uses to judge a post’s popularity. Comments will sort by number of comments while View will sort by number of views (except those excluded in the Exclude views from setting above).

Time Range [select: 1 Day, 7 Days, 30 Days, 1 Year, All Time] – Select the range of publish dates the plugin can use to draw popular posts.

Layout [select: List, Numbered List, Thumbnail, Bar Graph, Line Graph, Image Tiles, Masonry, Grid, Slider, Fancy Colors] – Select the layout you wish to display the popular posts in. This selection will change widget options.



Number of Posts [select: 1 – 20] – Select the number of posts to showcase in your widget.

Theme Style Override [checkbox] – Select this if you wish to style the widgets on your own or with your theme; otherwise the plugin will style the widgets.

Display Asynchronously [checkbox] – Select this if you wish to load the widget after the page has loaded. May delay the widget display, but prevents the plugin from affecting page load time.

ID – Use this ID to easily target an individual widget for custom CSS rules.


WP Popular Posts Pro has a built-in shortcode builder to place popular posts within your posts and pages. Navigate to the Edit screen of any post or page and click Popular Post Pro (next to Add Media) to open up the shortcode builder.

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It has the same options as a widget, but will add the shortcode directly to your post upon saving. The shortcode from the builder will look something like this:

[nnr_popular_posts id="nnrobots_popular_posts_1" style_override="true" layout="line_graph"]

Change Log

The changelog is a history of updates and changes to the plugin. It will document the features and fixes we've made to the plugin in the newest release so you can prepare when you update. Please backup your site before updating any plugin, theme, or WordPress.

= 2.3.0 = 2020-05-16
* UPDATED: Callback URL for licensing
* UPDATED: Compatibility with WordPress 5.4.1

= 2.2.3 = 2019-11-23
* FIXED: Timezone incompatibility
* UPDATED: Compatibility with WordPress 5.3

= 2.2.2 = 2016-9-20
* FIXED: When enabled \'Load asynchronously\' from shortcode it woudln\'t take some other settings
* REMOVED: Disabled \'No data yet\' message
* FIXED: Cleaned up error warnings

= 2.2.1 = 2016-1-17
* FIXED: Styling issue with the Numbered List layout

= 2.2.0 = 2015-12-10
* ADDED: New Layout, Stacked Card

= 2.1.2 = 2015-12-8
* FIXED: Styling bug with the Thumbnail layout
* FIXED: Uninstall process sometimes lead to an error

= 2.1.1 = 2015-11-30
* FIXED: Sites with large numbers sometimes did not receive accurate data

= 2.1.0 = 2015-11-12
* FIXED: Multiple shortcodes on the same page would sometimes not display properly

= 2.0.1 = 2015-8-19
* FIXED: Including stylesheets and scripts on SSL webpages
* FIXED: Popover and modal styling for some admin panels

= 2.0.0 = 2015-7-1
* ADDED: Software Licensing integration. If you previously bought this plugin from Code Canyon, please email us directly at support@99robots.com with your purchase code and we will send you a new license key. You will not receive future updates of this plugin without a valid license key.

= 1.0.1 = 2015-6-19
* FIXED: Minor issue with loading stats via AJAX

= 1.0.0 = 2015-4-26
* Initial release :)
Doc last modified on July 21, 2015
Product last updated on May 16, 2020