Popular Posts


Thanks for creating & maintaining a great theme.

Can you tell me how the “Popular Posts” are created…is it based off post views? If so, is it possible to reset the number of views on a post?

I have one post that I have used extensively whilst setting up my site, but don’t want it to be always flagged as popular going forward.


Hi @tegfryn14,

I hope you are well today and thank you for your question.

If you are talking about Sparkling Popular Posts Widget then in it the popularity of post is decided based on number of comments made on the post.

You can also try using the following plugins to display popular posts in the widgets.

Best Regards,

Hi Movin,

I use and like the Sparkling Popular Posts widget. However, I’d like to change the criteria so that the post count/ranking is based of post views rather than number of comments. Is this easy to achieve? Can you point me in the right direction?

The reason I want to do it this way is because I have tried using other plugins (e.g. Top 10) but I can’t seem to achieve the same appearance with thumb + link post as with your native Sparkling Popular Posts Widget.

Thanks in advance.


@riskmngguru To help us keep support thread separates could you please create your own thread for your question here https://colorlibsupport.com/c/sparkling/ instead of replying on others thread as it makes the thread messy and hard to read.

If you want to you can also add reference of this thread in your newly created thread.

We would be more than happy to help you on your new thread.

Thanks Movin.
I have created a different thread as suggested on here - https://colorlibsupport.com/t/sparkling-popular-posts-different-sort-criteria/

Thanks again.


@riskmngguru Thanks your newly created topic will be replies ASAP. No need to reply here.