Choosing Your Own Top Posts?

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  • #871951

    sheilahurst
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    Is there a way to manually choose the top posts that appear in the emails? Some of my “top posts” are award posts and those aren’t really going to draw people into my site since they’re not real examples of writing.

    The blog I need help with is sheilahurst.wordpress.com.

    #872100

    timethief
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    No there isn’t. The Top Posts Widget displays your most popular posts as of the last 48 hours. Here’s the entry for the Top Posts widget > http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/top-posts-widget/

    When you set up the follow blog widget your followers recieve your most recent posts after publication. > http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/follow-blog-widget/

    #872198

    susanbarsy
    Member

    There is a solution, though. You can create a text widget with a title like “Most Widely Read” or “Recommended” or “Personal Favorites”, and then below that you can create links for the posts you want to have featured.

    I have links like these in the footer of my blog, and I update them periodically. This helps people find older items on my blog that other readers have liked, or that I think are examples of my best writing.

    Text widgets are hard to use at first, but there are instructions about how to embed them with the necessary HTML on the support page.

    You can look at the summary statistics for your posts to figure out which ones have gotten the most all-time views.

    my blog is Our Polity at http://susanbarsy.com

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