The Top Stories Article Widget allows you to display your most popular articles as a stand alone category on your homepage.
Check out the “Most Read Stories” example from The Herald in Randolph, VT.
You can create your own “Most Read Stories” section with the Trending News Article Widget.
Just go to the Customize Tool > Widgets > Find the widget area you’d like to place most popular stories > Search for “Top Stories” widget.
You have the option to select the number of articles to display and the “Range of Trending Time”.
You can select for the most popular articles from “Last 2 days”, “In the past week”, all the way up to “Past 6 months”.