We are happy to announce the release of the Editors‘ Picks Top Stories Widget for Clicky Plugin, which displays your site’s top content based on Clicky stats in the sidebar. It mimics the appearance of the frequently-requested Google News Editors Picks Widget, though we added what we believe are improvements for user experience, performance and style.
While this item had been in production at the request of our existing customers included in Google News, it can be used for any website that wants to display top articles/posts/pages/custom post types based on Clicky stats.
There are also tons of styling options to customize the appearance of the sidebar widget.
Since the Editors‘ Picks Top Stories Widget for Clicky Plugin already pulls the data from the API, we gave users the ability to add a stat bar to the top WordPress admin bar that links to your profile. While given the ability to leave it disabled, it’s a neat little tool for those who miss the option with the rather bulky and server burdensome JetPack Plugin.
It requires an account with Clicky Analytics and uses the Clicky API to determine the popularity of content you choose to aggregate on sidebar. If you’d like a widget based on JetPack statistics or even custom tags, please contact us. We likely would be able to push out production of variations that are currently in the roadmap.