Most Popular Tags


Most Popular Tags is a WordPress plugin that allows you to display your blog’s most popular tags and/or categories as sidebar widget. You can specify how many tags to show, the size of the smallest and largest tags, which unit and format to use as well as advanced ordering options.


  1. Download the latest version of the plugin from the WordPress Plugin Directory (older versions can be found there, too)
  2. Upload the most-popular-tags/ directory and its contents to the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugin menu in WordPress
  4. Configure it from the Appearance -> Widgets menu
  5. If you want to embed a tag cloud in your posts or pages, use the [tagcloud] shortcode. See for detailed instructions

In modern versions of WordPress, it’s possible to download, install and activate plugins from within the admin area. Just search for “Most Popular Tags”.

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