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I want to have a kind of 'trending' or 'most popular' area on my homepage which lists the top 10 most popular articles.

Is there a simple way to order entries by popularity?

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Sure - first you need to track views in order to determine popularity. So on your "single entry" templates, add track_views="one" to your channel:entries tag.

Then, you can use orderby="view_count_one" on your channel:entries listings tags.

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View Count + Total Comments

You can also use the variable {comment_total} in conjunction with {view_count_one} for an alternate assessment of popularity.

On the exp:channel:entries listing tag

orderby="view_count_one|comment_total"

Conditional might be

{if comment_total >= '10' AND view_count_one >= '10' }
This entry is trending
{if:else}
This is a regular entry
{/if}

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