I noticed that my blog index was a bit bland, with the minimal Blitch WordPress theme that I use. There are no featured images on the index pages – only titles and snippets. This is concise but repetitive and lackluster – I wanted to break the monotony with something eye catching.
Other than clicking through the index pages, it’s hard to get a feel for my most frequent topics. Aha, I thought. What if I created a widget for highlighting my top categories and tags – hot topics at a glance. This would both add an eye-catching visual element, and improve user experience, two birds with one stone.
A plugin for featuring your blog’s hot topics at a glance.
Top Categories And Tags plugin suits this purpose. You can see it in action by visiting the main blog page where it highlights that I write a lot about technology. If you’re interested in having this on your own site, you can learn more on the project page for Top Categories And Tags.