how to display most popular post using elementor pro

When a visitor comes across your website or blog, based on their first impression, they will either explore it further to check out what else you have to offer or flee. Naturally, your goal as a website owner is for them to stay a bit longer, and that’s precisely where you should be addressing a significant part of your efforts.
 
One of the most effective ways to achieve this is to add a list of your most popular posts somewhere easily visible on your site. In this article we will explore different ways in which you can display the most popular posts in WordPress.

Creating Popular Posts Using Plugin

A WordPress sidebar is a great place to display your most popular content. That’s because a sidebar is easily visible and also highly practical by nature since it allows you to insert multiple widgets with different useful functionalities. 

First of all, you should install a plugin named WordPress Popular Posts.

After you’re done with installing the plugin and activating it, you should go ahead and access Appearance >> Widgets. Find a widget called WordPress Popular Posts and drag and drop it in any widget area you like.

 You will get to give your widget a Title, determine a posts number you wish to show, and choose how you wish to display them.

Also, in your widget, you will find the option to filter the time range of your posts. For example, you can name your widget “Today”, select “24 hours” in the Time Range field and check the box to only display posts within the time range you selected, and only those posts will be shown in the widget.

There are a few other useful settings you will find here, such as the ability to determine post types, exclude specific post IDs, specify taxonomy (like category), tag, and so on.

Once you are done, click the Save button, and repeat the same procedure to add popular posts widgets which will show weekly, monthly, and all-time popular posts. 

Conclusion

By displaying your most popular posts somewhere easily visible on your WordPress website, you can increase your chances of scoring more page views, lowering your bounce rate, and boosting user engagement as a whole. As you could see, adding the most popular posts to your WordPress sidebar requires very little effort if you use the right set of tools 

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