Sidebar of blogs is vital area which is used for ads display, affiliate marketing and displaying Recent/Popular/ Most active type of posts. In this tutorial we will show you how to show your Popular Posts along with thumbnail in sidebars. Adding graphic support to your posts in sidebar will give them more visibility, because Pictures speak thousand words.
All we need is to get two plugins from Rob Marsh, download them and install them. After installing popular post plugin you will have whole list of options to customize the plugin output.
Post Plugin Library,
Popular Posts Plugin.
Post plugin library is required for coding support of all plugins from Rob Marsh. We install popular post plugin to display our most popular post at the sidebar.
Activate the plugins and go to settingàPopular Post options. Here you will see lot of option for configuration. Configure them as per your need and click output to design the output template.
Add this code to output template,
You can further customize the output as per your requirement. Select size for thumbnail to be generated.
Note: – This is customized code to take benefit from thesis features.
Remove the code from “Text and codes before the list” and save your setting.
Now it is time to show the popular post along with thumbnail in the side bar. Go to Widgets and add Popular post widget to your desired sidebar. You have successfully activated Popular Post Plugin in sidebar.
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Imran Yousaf is Computer Science graduate and have vast experience of computer software and hardware. He has special expertise in Internet Marketing, SEO, Blogging, WordPress and Thesis customisation.