Trending WordPress Plugins

WordPress.org contains several ancient plugins which are not so popular anymore. It is hard to see which plugin is trending and which one loses more and more users. For example, WP Super Cache was the most popular cache plugin, but it is losing users while other cache plugins are trending.

Active Install Growth

A few months ago WordPress.org started to display the Active Install Growth diagram in the advanced section of the plugin’s page. Our site collects the active install growth metrics for each plugin and computes how much the number of active users has increased in the last 4 weeks. The “Growth” column displays this information.

Why Active Install count is not enough anymore

When you pick the right plugin for the task, you might make the mistake to check the active installation count only. The plugin growth is a better indicator as you can see how much the number of active users has increased. If you see huge active install growth you can expect:

  • fewer compatibility issues with other plugins
  • a bigger community who can help you
  • better support
  • more frequent updates and improvements

Top 500 Trending WordPress Plugins



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3,783 plugins matched your criteria.

Rank Plugin Category Growth Active Install Growth %
#1 Elementor Website Builder Page Builder +204,598 5,000,000 +4.27%
#2 WooCommerce eCommerce +93,875 5,000,000 +1.91%
#3 Really Simple SSL Security +93,861 5,000,000 +1.91%
#4 All-in-One WP Migration Migration +82,541 3,000,000 +2.83%
#5 Classic Editor Page Builder +79,196 5,000,000 +1.61%
#6 Site Kit by Google +78,036 800,000 +10.81%
#7 Contact Form by WPForms – Drag & Drop Form Builder for WordPress Form Builder +68,015 3,000,000 +2.32%
#8 Elementor – Header, Footer & Blocks Template Elementor +61,644 800,000 +8.35%
#9 Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan Security +53,393 3,000,000 +1.81%
#10 Loginizer Security +52,978 1,000,000 +5.59%
#11 WP Mail SMTP by WPForms Email +49,223 2,000,000 +2.52%
#12 Starter Templates – Elementor, Beaver Builder, Gutenberg & Brizy Templates +44,765 800,000 +5.93%
#13 Yoast SEO SEO +44,746 5,000,000 +0.90%
#14 UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin Backup +41,630 3,000,000 +1.41%
#15 Essential Addons for Elementor Elementor +39,530 800,000 +5.20%
#16 LiteSpeed Cache Cache +39,013 1,000,000 +4.06%
#17 Duplicate Page Misc +38,063 1,000,000 +3.96%
#18 Google Ads & Marketing by Kliken +36,536 300,000 +13.87%
#19 Rank Math – SEO Plugin for WordPress SEO +34,887 500,000 +7.50%
#20 Facebook for WooCommerce +32,540 900,000 +3.75%
#21 Creative Mail – Easier WordPress & WooCommerce Email Marketing +28,267 60,000 +89.08%
#22 Insert Headers and Footers Theme +27,506 1,000,000 +2.83%
#23 Yoast Duplicate Post Misc +26,847 3,000,000 +0.90%
#24 Mailchimp for WooCommerce WooCommerce +24,764 900,000 +2.83%
#25 SG Optimizer Cache +21,683 1,000,000 +2.22%
#26 Elements kit Elementor addons (Header & Footer Builder, Mega Menu Builder, Layout Library) +21,258 200,000 +11.89%
#27 Loco Translate Localization +20,725 1,000,000 +2.12%
#28 WPS Hide Login Security +20,605 700,000 +3.03%
#29 Page Builder Gutenberg Blocks – CoBlocks Gutenberg +20,509 400,000 +5.40%
#30 GDPR Cookie Consent (CCPA Ready) Privacy +20,404 900,000 +2.32%
#31 MC4WP: Mailchimp for WordPress Marketing +19,874 2,000,000 +1.00%
#32 Enable jQuery Migrate Helper +19,478 200,000 +10.79%
#33 Sucuri Security – Auditing, Malware Scanner and Security Hardening Security +19,254 700,000 +2.83%
#34 Smash Balloon Social Photo Feed Marketing +17,797 1,000,000 +1.81%
#35 Envato Elements – Photos & Elementor Templates Beaver Builder +17,621 300,000 +6.24%
#36 Limit Login Attempts Reloaded Security +16,820 1,000,000 +1.71%
#37 Better Search Replace +16,818 1,000,000 +1.71%
#38 Safe SVG +16,746 400,000 +4.37%
#39 GA Google Analytics Marketing +16,637 500,000 +3.44%
#40 Cookie Notice for GDPR & CCPA Privacy +15,838 1,000,000 +1.61%
#41 Custom Post Type UI Admin +15,801 800,000 +2.01%
#42 SVG Support Misc +15,226 400,000 +3.96%
#43 YITH WooCommerce Wishlist WooCommerce +15,020 800,000 +1.91%
#44 Jetpack – WP Security, Backup, Speed, & Growth Marketing +14,970 5,000,000 +0.30%
#45 Contact Form 7 Form Builder +14,970 5,000,000 +0.30%
#46 ManageWP Worker Admin +14,859 1,000,000 +1.51%
#47 Official Facebook Pixel +14,844 400,000 +3.85%
#48 Complianz – GDPR/CCPA Cookie Consent +14,260 100,000 +16.63%
#49 WP Fastest Cache Cache +13,873 1,000,000 +1.41%
#50 WooCommerce Cart Abandonment Recovery +13,405 200,000 +7.18%
#51 Join.chat +13,126 300,000 +4.58%
#52 Redirection Misc +12,892 1,000,000 +1.31%
#53 Maintenance Maintenance +12,789 500,000 +2.62%
#54 Code Snippets +12,557 300,000 +4.37%
#55 Imagify – Image Optimization & Convert WebP Optimize +12,547 400,000 +3.24%
#56 Google Tag Manager for WordPress Statistics +12,160 400,000 +3.14%
#57 Redux – Gutenberg Blocks Library & Framework Theme +11,909 1,000,000 +1.21%
#58 Duplicator – WordPress Migration Plugin Migration +11,907 1,000,000 +1.21%
#59 Popup Maker – Popup Forms, Opt-ins & More Form Builder +11,847 600,000 +2.01%
#60 WooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway WooCommerce +11,774 700,000 +1.71%
#61 Click to Chat +11,743 200,000 +6.24%
#62 Checkout Field Editor (Checkout Manager) for WooCommerce WooCommerce +11,419 300,000 +3.96%
#63 Smart Slider 3 Slider +11,086 700,000 +1.61%
#64 MalCare Security – Free Malware Scanner, Protection & Security for WordPress +10,963 60,000 +22.36%
#65 Advanced Custom Fields Admin +10,924 1,000,000 +1.10%
#66 Premium Addons for Elementor Elementor +10,559 300,000 +3.65%
#67 Forminator – Contact Form, Payment Form & Custom Form Builder Form Builder +10,543 100,000 +11.79%
#68 Ocean Extra Theme +10,401 700,000 +1.51%
#69 Block Areas +9,943 10,000 +17,443.86%
#70 Smush – Lazy Load Images, Optimize & Compress Images Cache +9,937 1,000,000 +1.00%
#71 WP Maintenance Mode Maintenance +9,713 700,000 +1.41%
#72 Kirki Customizer Framework Theme +9,457 400,000 +2.42%
#73 Cloud Templates & Patterns collection +9,450 40,000 +30.93%
#74 Easy WP SMTP Email +9,385 500,000 +1.91%
#75 Autoptimize Optimize +8,947 1,000,000 +0.90%
#76 One Click Demo Import Theme +8,945 1,000,000 +0.90%
#77 Astra Widgets +8,941 200,000 +4.68%
#78 User Role Editor User Management +8,916 600,000 +1.51%
#79 Polylang Localization +8,915 600,000 +1.51%
#80 Disable Gutenberg +8,914 600,000 +1.51%
#81 Contact Form 7 Database Addon – CFDB7 Contact Form 7 +8,833 300,000 +3.03%
#82 Simple Custom CSS and JS +8,543 300,000 +2.93%
#83 Meta Box – WordPress Custom Fields Framework Admin +8,410 500,000 +1.71%
#84 WordPress Importer Misc +7,988 4,000,000 +0.20%
#85 Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin for WordPress by MonsterInsights Marketing +7,978 2,000,000 +0.40%
#86 iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) Security +7,959 1,000,000 +0.80%
#87 WooCommerce Shipping & Tax WooCommerce +7,958 1,000,000 +0.80%
#88 Under Construction +7,898 400,000 +2.01%
#89 SiteGuard WP Plugin Security +7,672 300,000 +2.62%
#90 Happy Addons for Elementor +7,502 90,000 +9.09%
#91 WP-Optimize – Clean, Compress, Cache. Cache +7,163 900,000 +0.80%
#92 All In One WP Security & Firewall Security +7,163 900,000 +0.80%
#93 WP Downgrade | Specific Core Version +6,700 100,000 +7.18%
#94 Post SMTP Mailer/Email Log Email +6,657 200,000 +3.44%
#95 Cloudflare Cache +6,654 200,000 +3.44%
#96 Funnel Builder by CartFlows – Create High Converting Sales Funnels For WordPress +6,612 100,000 +7.08%
#97 Flamingo Form Builder +6,554 600,000 +1.10%
#98 WooCommerce Payments +6,547 30,000 +27.92%
#99 Antispam Bee Spam Protection +6,445 500,000 +1.31%
#100 ReCaptcha v2 for Contact Form 7 +6,271 200,000 +3.24%