This plugin will add a widget block where you can display your forum 's topic stats on board index, and sidebar too.
The stats that will be displayed are:
a) Most recent Topics
b) Most Replied Topics
c) Most Viewed Topics
d) Most Recent Replies to Topics.
The topics will be displayed with the user permissions. i.e. Users will not be able to view the topics where they do not have access to.
You can hide the stats from groups, select the forums from which to display the stats and limit the number of displayed topics . All these can be done at the plugin 's Settings.
To install this plugin, log in to your Admin Panel, go to System->Plugins, click the Install New Plugin button and import the plugin 's xml file.
To configure it, click the edit option of the newly installed plugin and it will take you to the Settings page.