This plugin adds a new widget in the Widgets page. When placed on the sidebar, this displays a tabbed widget showing most viewed (Popular tab), most commented (Comments tab) and most recently published (Latest tab) blog posts.
The Popular and Comments tab when it loads will show all time most popular posts by page views and comments . These two tabs also has sub-tabs Today, Week, and Month that when clicked will show the most popular posts for the day, the last 7 days, and the last 30 days.
Popular posts tab uses page views data from the Jetpack Stats module. And yes, you need to have Jetpack plugin activated and connected to a WordPress.com account in order for the popular posts tab to show anything.
There are also plans to provide options to get popular posts data from WordPress Popular Posts plugin. But that’s for later.