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So I managed to loop my posts in a page template, ordering the posts by most viewed.

The query posts string looks like this

$wplover_home = new WP_Query('posts_per_page=18&v_sortby=views&v_orderby=desc&paged=' . $paged);

while ($wplover_home->have_posts()) : $wplover_home->the_post(); ?>

Now to my question. If I wanted to sort the posts by most viewed in X days or months, how should the string look like then? The documentation for the plugin (wp-postviews) doesn't have anything on this.

Thanks in advance :-)

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Not sure exactly what you mean by "x days or months", but I'm assuming you want to set a time interval for the posts that you are querying. I would recommend that you take a look at the "Time Parameters" section in the Codex article on WP_Query. It does an excellent job explain how to limit the query by day, month, year, or for a specific interval. If you have a question after reviewing that, I'd be happy to help.

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Thanks for that. But adding day=7 to the query string just shows posts from the last 7 days - not the most watched posts in the last 7 days :-) As started below, it is not possible. What a shame :( –  Torben Feb 12 '12 at 21:12
    
Oh...yep...that would be a big problem. Have you looked into using JetPack which provides you with WordPress.com stats and a handy API for getting such information? –  tollmanz Feb 12 '12 at 21:19

If you wanted to sort by only the views in the past XX days. It is not possible, as the plugin does not record the date. More information here.

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Oh no, thats bad. Do you know of any alternative method to do so? –  Torben Feb 12 '12 at 21:11
    
Try wordpress.org/extend/plugins/recent-post-views. You will have to look into the source for the query, though. –  imHavoc Feb 12 '12 at 21:19

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