There many WordPress plugins you can use for displaying most commented or most viewed WordPress blog posts as sidebar widget. But, in this article we are discussing about a tabbed widget plugin that lets you show most commented, most viewed, tags and more at the same time using different widget tabs as shown in the given screenshot.
First of all install and activate Popular Widget plugin in your WordPress site. Now visit widgets page from admin area dashboard and drag its widget to your theme’s widget area.
You can set the number of posts to show from past x days. Other widget features include Day range, Disable tabs, Title length, Count Display, Excerpt option, Excerpt length, Category filter, Display thumbnails, Display recent comments, Calculate visits or page views. It gets fixed up with your WordPress theme, see it in action here.