ImagePress: How to display popular images

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This small function allows you to display most popular images from the past week and cache the results for 24 hours.

Note that you need to change your post_type, if it’s different than image.

This feature works with ImagePress version 7 or higher.

function feed_most_viewed($count) {
    // Get transient
    $is = get_transient('popular-images');

    if (false === ($the_query = get_transient('popular-images'))) {
        $args = array(
            'post_type' => 'image',
            'posts_per_page' => $count,
            'orderby' => 'meta_value_num',
            'meta_key' => 'post_views_count',
            'meta_query' => array(
                array(
                    'key' => 'post_views_count',
                    'type' => 'numeric'
                )
            ),
            'date_query' => array(
                array(
                    'after' => '1 week ago'
                )
            ),
        );

        $is = get_posts($args);

        // Set transient, and expire after 24 hours
        set_transient('popular-images', $is, 1 * DAY_IN_SECONDS);
    }

    if ($is) {
        $display = '<ul>';
            foreach ($is as $i) {
                $post_thumbnail_id = get_post_thumbnail_id($i->ID);
                $postAuthor = $i->post_author;

                if (has_post_thumbnail($i->ID)) {
                    $display .= '<li>' . do_shortcode('[follow_links follow_id="' . $postAuthor . '"]') . '<a href="' . get_permalink($i->ID) . '" class="regular-link"><b>' . get_the_title($i->ID) . '</b></a><br><small>by <a href="' . get_author_posts_url($postAuthor) . '" class="regular-link">' . get_the_author_meta('display_name', $postAuthor) . '</a></small><br><br><a href="' . get_permalink($i->ID) . '">' . wp_get_attachment_image($post_thumbnail_id, 'thumbnail') . '</a>
</li>';
                }
            }
        $display .= '</ul>';
    }

    return $display;
}

Use this in your theme’s functions.php file or in a custom plugin.

👋 Added by Ciprian on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Blog, ImagePress. Last modified on Monday, July 16, 2018.

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