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How to Create Popular Posts Widget in WordPress without Using Any Plugin

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WordPress has redesigned some of its features and added more ways to personalize your website. The latest 4.8 version allows you to create inbuilt music as well as video players, media widgets and more to showcase your interests and products.

Do you want to insert lists, links in a sidebar widget?

You can do it using the new rich text widget. It has added options including format texts, numbered lists, bulleted lists and hyperlinks.

Let’s see how to easily create a widget that displays important posts on your site.

Sign into WordPress and go to Appearance > Widgets and scroll down to bottom until you locate Text widget. Select and add it to your sidebar.

popular posts widget wordpress

Open the widget and tap numbered list to create a number wise list of posts.

popular posts widget wordpress

Click the link button to open the search box.

Enter your keywords to quickly find a post. WordPress will list all your contents that contain the chosen keyword. Select your desired post and insert the link. Repeat this step for other posts as well.

popular posts widget wordpress

Enter the title as Most popular posts, Author recommended posts etc. Save to finish. You have successfully created a popular posts widget and it is a good method to divert traffic to your old posts.

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