WordPress Popular Posts plugin not displaying posts

At the time of writing this article (November 2019) only two of our themes use the WordPress Popular Posts plugin: Harper and Mia.

WordPress Popular Posts recently released a major update, which added lots of new features. One of these features is image lazy loading, which seems to not be functioning correctly and is causing images not to load in certain areas. While we await a fix, there is an easy workaround to get your popular posts displaying again:

  1. Go to WordPress > Settings > WordPress Popular Posts > Tools.
  2. Under Lazy Load, select No.
  3. Click Apply, and then click the Empty Image Cache button.

If you have a caching plugin on your website, you may need to clear the plugin cache before you'll see the change on the front end.