How to Display Popular Post List in WordPress

Last Updated on November 8, 2020 by Kundan Sharma

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If you have been using Monsterinsights to see the google analytics data in WordPress, then using this tool you could able to do a lot more things.

Imagine, you can ask google analytics to show off the top post or pages. with the popular post feature you can sart making your valuable analytics data work for you in no time,

In this post, I’ll show you how to add the top 5 posts to your curated list of popular posts. This feature will help your visitors to get the top articles on your blog.

 

Step 1: Setup the post type custom dimension

The post type custom dimension must be in a place for all this work correctly.

You can follow this guide on how to set up a custom dimension in Monsterinsights and connect it to your google analytics account.

 

Step 2: Wait 24-8 hours for data

If you hadn’t the post type custom dimension set up before, you’ll need to wait around 24 hours for it to take effect in google analytics.

 

Step 3: Specify your popular post sorted

Navigate to insights » popular » posts » inline popular posts » short by click on the curated ratio button.

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Next, click inside the text area below the curated ratio button. A drag-down list will appear select from the drop-down list or start typing in the title of your post to do a search.

once you have selected a post it will automatically add to the text area. Each selection is added to the list. To remove a section, click on the X icon in front of the post title that you ranked removed.

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Step 4: Add the top 5 posts from google analytics

Navigate to insights popular posts » inline popular posts » automated + curated.

Click the add top 5 posts from google analytics toggle button to the side to the on position. A check configuration button will appear below the toggle button.

Click on the check configuration button. If the check configuration is successful, you will get the following massage.

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Otherwise, if you are missing a setting such as the required post type custom dimension, you’ll automatically guided on where to go to fix it.

don’t worry about saving all changes its autosave feature make sure your settings are saved if you wat scroll back up to the top of the page and click the save changes button.

To you work make sure you have inserted your inline popular post, somewhere in your site, then, visit that page to have your curated top 5 posts proudly on display.

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