I wrote a function to return popular users with relatively little difficulty, following existing documentation. I still cannot find any info on how ‘popular’ sorting works in Buddypress, though. Is it based on visits? Engagement on profile activity? There are so many different ways that one could determine ‘popularity.’
I’m looking for specifics, so I can determine if this method of sorting is suitable to my needs. I’d also really like to know if it’s possible to calculate ‘popularity,’ however that’s determined, over time. Does anyone have info on this?