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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3,696 plugins matched your criteria.

Rank Plugin Category Growth Active Install Growth %
#1 Elementor Page Builder Page Builder +214,075 5,000,000 +4.47%
#2 Really Simple SSL Security +86,801 4,000,000 +2.22%
#3 Classic Editor Page Builder +69,389 5,000,000 +1.41%
#4 Site Kit by Google +55,320 500,000 +12.44%
#5 LiteSpeed Cache Cache +53,107 1,000,000 +5.61%
#6 Elementor – Header, Footer & Blocks Template Elementor +51,414 500,000 +11.46%
#7 Starter Templates – Elementor, Beaver Builder, Gutenberg & Brizy Templates +45,147 600,000 +8.14%
#8 Essential Addons for Elementor Elementor +35,800 600,000 +6.35%
#9 WordPress SEO Plugin – Rank Math SEO +34,776 400,000 +9.52%
#10 Duplicate Page Misc +32,326 1,000,000 +3.34%
#11 Google Ads for WooCommerce +30,115 100,000 +43.09%
#12 WooCommerce eCommerce +29,835 5,000,000 +0.60%
#13 Contact Form by WPForms – Drag & Drop Form Builder for WordPress Form Builder +26,821 3,000,000 +0.90%
#14 Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan Security +23,880 3,000,000 +0.80%
#15 UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin Backup +23,819 2,000,000 +1.21%
#16 Insert Headers and Footers Theme +23,643 1,000,000 +2.42%
#17 SG Optimizer Cache +23,022 900,000 +2.63%
#18 Smash Balloon Social Photo Feed Marketing +20,725 1,000,000 +2.12%
#19 Join.chat +19,690 200,000 +10.92%
#20 Better Search Replace +18,776 1,000,000 +1.91%
#21 Limit Login Attempts Reloaded Security +18,775 1,000,000 +1.91%
#22 Facebook for WooCommerce +18,582 700,000 +2.73%
#23 Loco Translate Localization +17,798 1,000,000 +1.81%
#24 Page Builder Gutenberg Blocks – CoBlocks Gutenberg +17,341 300,000 +6.13%
#25 Smart Slider 3 Slider +15,930 600,000 +2.73%
#26 WP Mail SMTP by WPForms Email +15,840 1,000,000 +1.61%
#27 WPS Hide Login Security +15,189 700,000 +2.22%
#28 Envato Elements – Photos & Elementor Templates Beaver Builder +15,048 200,000 +8.14%
#29 Yoast SEO SEO +14,970 5,000,000 +0.30%
#30 One Click Demo Import Theme +14,859 1,000,000 +1.51%
#31 File Manager File Manager +14,768 600,000 +2.52%
#32 Elements kit Elementor addons (Header & Footer Builder, Mega Menu Builder, Layout Library) +14,601 100,000 +17.10%
#33 Mailchimp for WooCommerce WooCommerce +14,232 800,000 +1.81%
#34 Official Facebook Pixel +13,698 400,000 +3.55%
#35 GDPR Cookie Consent Privacy +13,456 800,000 +1.71%
#36 Safe SVG +13,412 300,000 +4.68%
#37 Premium Addons for Elementor Elementor +13,411 300,000 +4.68%
#38 Smush – Compress, Image Optimizer, Lazy Load, WebP Images Cache +12,894 1,000,000 +1.31%
#39 PHP Compatibility Checker +11,746 200,000 +6.24%
#40 Funnel Builder by CartFlows – Create High Converting Sales Funnels For WordPress +11,720 90,000 +14.97%
#41 SVG Support Misc +11,392 400,000 +2.93%
#42 Astra Widgets +11,376 200,000 +6.03%
#43 Ocean Extra Theme +11,265 600,000 +1.91%
#44 Page Builder: PageLayer – Drag and Drop website builder +10,817 200,000 +5.72%
#45 All-in-One WP Migration Migration +9,944 2,000,000 +0.50%
#46 Redirection Misc +9,937 1,000,000 +1.00%
#47 WP Fastest Cache Cache +9,936 1,000,000 +1.00%
#48 WooCommerce Cart Abandonment Recovery +9,845 100,000 +10.92%
#49 Checkout Field Editor (Checkout Manager) for WooCommerce WooCommerce +9,506 200,000 +4.99%
#50 GA Google Analytics Marketing +9,457 400,000 +2.42%
#51 Autoptimize Optimize +8,949 1,000,000 +0.90%
#52 MC4WP: Mailchimp for WordPress Marketing +8,948 1,000,000 +0.90%
#53 Code Snippets +8,563 200,000 +4.47%
#54 Loginizer Security +7,957 1,000,000 +0.80%
#55 Popup Maker – Popup Forms, Opt-ins & More Form Builder +7,920 500,000 +1.61%
#56 Sucuri Security – Auditing, Malware Scanner and Security Hardening Security +7,640 700,000 +1.10%
#57 YITH WooCommerce Wishlist WooCommerce +7,635 700,000 +1.10%
#58 Forminator – Contact Form, Payment Form & Custom Form Builder Form Builder +7,358 60,000 +13.98%
#59 Happy Addons for Elementor +7,357 60,000 +13.98%
#60 Squirrly SEO 2020 (Smart Strategy) SEO +7,283 40,000 +22.26%
#61 Easy Table of Contents +7,230 200,000 +3.75%
#62 Redux Framework Theme +7,163 900,000 +0.80%
#63 Custom Post Type UI Admin +7,157 800,000 +0.90%
#64 Variation Swatches for WooCommerce WooCommerce +6,978 100,000 +7.50%
#65 Marketing Toolkit by OptinMonster – Popups, Email Optin Forms & Newsletter Subscribers Marketing +6,969 1,000,000 +0.70%
#66 AMP AMP +6,938 500,000 +1.41%
#67 Disable Gutenberg +6,938 500,000 +1.41%
#68 Easy WP SMTP Email +6,728 400,000 +1.71%
#69 Kirki Customizer Framework Theme +6,727 400,000 +1.71%
#70 Imagify – Image Optimization & Convert WebP Optimize +6,510 300,000 +2.22%
#71 SiteGuard WP Plugin Security +6,509 300,000 +2.22%
#72 Google Tag Manager for WordPress Statistics +6,509 300,000 +2.22%
#73 Complianz | GDPR/CCPA Cookie Consent +6,274 60,000 +11.68%
#74 Contact Form 7 Database Addon – CFDB7 Contact Form 7 +6,217 300,000 +2.12%
#75 Post SMTP Mailer/Email Log Email +6,081 200,000 +3.14%
#76 Yoast Duplicate Post Misc +5,985 3,000,000 +0.20%
#77 Cookie Notice for GDPR & CCPA Privacy +5,977 1,000,000 +0.60%
#78 ManageWP Worker Admin +5,977 1,000,000 +0.60%
#79 Under Construction +5,943 400,000 +1.51%
#80 Meta Box – WordPress Custom Fields Framework Admin +5,461 500,000 +1.10%
#81 External Links – nofollow, noopener & new window +5,325 70,000 +8.23%
#82 Hummingbird – Speed Optimize, Cache, Minify & Defer Critical CSS/Javascript +5,222 100,000 +5.51%
#83 Hide My WP Ghost – Security Plugin +5,175 30,000 +20.85%
#84 Font Awesome +5,128 100,000 +5.41%
#85 Page Optimize +5,105 30,000 +20.51%
#86 Website Article Monetization By MageNet +5,083 9,000 +129.77%
#87 Layout Grid Block +5,074 40,000 +14.53%
#88 The Official Facebook Chat Plugin +5,069 80,000 +6.76%
#89 Migrate & Backup WordPress – WPvivid Backup Plugin +5,055 60,000 +9.20%
#90 WP Social Chat +5,035 100,000 +5.30%
#91 TranslatePress – Translate Multilingual sites +5,035 100,000 +5.30%
#92 WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips WooCommerce +4,922 200,000 +2.52%
#93 Full Site Editing +4,885 70,000 +7.50%
#94 Flamingo Form Builder +4,775 600,000 +0.80%
#95 WP Reset – Most Advanced WordPress Reset Tool +4,728 200,000 +2.42%
#96 Translate WordPress with GTranslate +4,727 200,000 +2.42%
#97 HubSpot – CRM, Email Marketing, Live Chat, Forms & Analytics Form Builder +4,659 100,000 +4.89%
#98 Custom Fonts +4,565 100,000 +4.78%
#99 CMP – Coming Soon & Maintenance Plugin by NiteoThemes +4,564 100,000 +4.78%
#100 Favicon by RealFaviconGenerator +4,534 200,000 +2.32%