What plugin is this?

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  1. jleone2008

    jleone2008 Junior Member

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    I was browsing a popular hip hop site rapradar.com and found on the left sidebar "top 5 posts", is there a wp plugin that can do this? Just a simple thumbnail with the post title link and have the ability to select the posts you want as your top 5?
     
  2. imperial109

    imperial109 Regular Member

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    Code:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search.php?q=top+posts&sort=
     
  3. nomore

    nomore Newbie

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    hxxp://www.blogsdna.com/5038/wp-thumbie-wordpress-plugin-from-blogsdna-lab.htm

    That could do the trick. It looks like it creates a thumbnail from the posts first image and you can include/exclude categories.
     
  4. maradonna2010

    maradonna2010 Junior Member

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    i've done something similar using the loop and the wp-postviews plugin.

    i.e.
    PHP:
    <?php query_posts('v_sortby=views&v_orderby=desc&posts_per_page=8');?>
                   <?php if (have_posts()) : ?>
                        <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
    is the loop for showing the top 8 posts by views
    or with the wp-postratings plugin you can replace the first line of php with this.

    PHP:
    <?php  query_posts('r_sortby=highest_rated&r_orderby=desc&posts_per_page=8');?>
    which does the same but with ratings.

    you can then pull unique title and link via
    PHP:
    <a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark"  title="<?php the_title_attribute(); ?>"><?php the_title();  ?></a>
    and if your using post meta data for the images you can use
    PHP:
    <?php echo get_post_meta($post->ID,  "image_location"true); ?>
    to pull the image.

    remember to close the mini loop your using with
    PHP:
    <?php endwhile; ?><?php endif; ?><?php wp_reset_query(); ?>
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2010