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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3,889 plugins matched your criteria.

Rank Plugin Category Growth Active Install Growth %
#1 Elementor Website Builder Page Builder +166,426 5,000,000 +3.44%
#2 Contact Form by WPForms – Drag & Drop Form Builder for WordPress Form Builder +125,472 4,000,000 +3.24%
#3 WooCommerce eCommerce +113,359 5,000,000 +2.32%
#4 Classic Editor Page Builder +84,083 5,000,000 +1.71%
#5 Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan Security +82,903 4,000,000 +2.12%
#6 Site Kit – Analytics, Search Console, AdSense, Speed +76,151 1,000,000 +8.24%
#7 Really Simple SSL Security +69,384 5,000,000 +1.41%
#8 Elementor – Header, Footer & Blocks Template Elementor +62,438 1,000,000 +6.66%
#9 All-in-One WP Migration Migration +62,171 3,000,000 +2.12%
#10 Creative Mail – Easier WordPress & WooCommerce Email Marketing +60,869 200,000 +43.75%
#11 WP Mail SMTP by WPForms Email +58,888 2,000,000 +3.03%
#12 Yoast SEO SEO +54,612 5,000,000 +1.10%
#13 LiteSpeed Cache Cache +53,143 1,000,000 +5.61%
#14 UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin Backup +47,520 3,000,000 +1.61%
#15 Starter Templates – Elementor, Beaver Builder, Gutenberg & Brizy Templates +40,231 900,000 +4.68%
#16 Contact Form 7 Form Builder +39,795 5,000,000 +0.80%
#17 Rank Math SEO – Best SEO Plugin for WordPress SEO +39,166 700,000 +5.93%
#18 Essential Addons for Elementor Elementor +35,969 900,000 +4.16%
#19 Loginizer Security +31,370 1,000,000 +3.24%
#20 WPS Hide Login Security +28,926 800,000 +3.75%
#21 Facebook for WooCommerce +28,479 1,000,000 +2.93%
#22 MC4WP: Mailchimp for WordPress Marketing +27,753 2,000,000 +1.41%
#23 SG Optimizer Cache +26,531 1,000,000 +2.73%
#24 Duplicate Page Misc +25,578 1,000,000 +2.62%
#25 WP-Optimize – Clean, Compress, Cache. Cache +23,643 1,000,000 +2.42%
#26 Google Ads & Marketing by Kliken +23,120 400,000 +6.13%
#27 Insert Headers and Footers Theme +22,667 1,000,000 +2.32%
#28 GDPR Cookie Consent (CCPA Ready) Privacy +22,146 900,000 +2.52%
#29 Envato Elements – Photos & Elementor Templates Beaver Builder +22,009 400,000 +5.82%
#30 Code Snippets +21,624 400,000 +5.71%
#31 Yoast Duplicate Post Misc +20,898 3,000,000 +0.70%
#32 WP Fastest Cache Cache +19,751 1,000,000 +2.01%
#33 WP Maintenance Mode Maintenance +18,913 800,000 +2.42%
#34 Limit Login Attempts Reloaded Security +18,773 1,000,000 +1.91%
#35 Loco Translate Localization +17,794 1,000,000 +1.81%
#36 Disable Comments – Remove Comments & Protect From Spam Misc +17,793 1,000,000 +1.81%
#37 Smash Balloon Social Photo Feed Marketing +16,819 1,000,000 +1.71%
#38 Redux – Gutenberg Blocks Library & Framework Theme +16,819 1,000,000 +1.71%
#39 SVG Support Misc +16,158 500,000 +3.34%
#40 One Click Demo Import Theme +15,840 1,000,000 +1.61%
#41 WooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway WooCommerce +15,799 800,000 +2.01%
#42 Elements kit Elementor addons (Header & Footer Builder, Mega Menu Builder, Layout Library) +14,504 200,000 +7.82%
#43 Antispam Bee Spam Protection +14,183 600,000 +2.42%
#44 Variation Swatches for WooCommerce WooCommerce +14,135 200,000 +7.60%
#45 ManageWP Worker Admin +13,877 1,000,000 +1.41%
#46 Smush – Lazy Load Images, Optimize & Compress Images Cache +13,875 1,000,000 +1.41%
#47 Smart Slider 3 Slider +13,142 700,000 +1.91%
#48 File Manager File Manager +13,017 600,000 +2.22%
#49 Redirection Misc +12,891 1,000,000 +1.31%
#50 Better Search Replace +12,890 1,000,000 +1.31%
#51 Kirki Customizer Framework Theme +12,790 500,000 +2.63%
#52 GA Google Analytics Marketing +12,789 500,000 +2.62%
#53 SEO 2021 by Squirrly (Smart Strategy) SEO +12,605 70,000 +21.96%
#54 Astra Widgets +12,560 300,000 +4.37%
#55 Join.chat +12,273 300,000 +4.27%
#56 Imagify – Optimize your Images & Convert WebP Optimize +12,156 400,000 +3.13%
#57 WordPress Importer Misc +11,972 4,000,000 +0.30%
#58 WP Super Cache Cache +11,954 2,000,000 +0.60%
#59 iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) Security +11,909 1,000,000 +1.21%
#60 Safe SVG +11,774 400,000 +3.03%
#61 Maintenance Maintenance +11,335 500,000 +2.32%
#62 Under Construction +11,335 500,000 +2.32%
#63 Meta Box – WordPress Custom Fields Framework Admin +11,264 600,000 +1.91%
#64 WP User Avatar | User Profile Picture Avatar +11,001 400,000 +2.83%
#65 WP Reset – Most Advanced WordPress Reset Tool +10,559 300,000 +3.65%
#66 WooCommerce Cart Abandonment Recovery +10,444 200,000 +5.51%
#67 YITH WooCommerce Wishlist WooCommerce +10,312 800,000 +1.31%
#68 Complianz – GDPR/CCPA Cookie Consent +10,277 100,000 +11.45%
#69 MalCare Security – Free Malware Scanner, Protection & Security for WordPress +9,957 90,000 +12.44%
#70 Custom Post Type UI Admin +9,825 900,000 +1.10%
#71 Hide My WP Ghost – Security Plugin +9,733 50,000 +24.17%
#72 WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips WooCommerce +9,122 300,000 +3.14%
#73 Checkout Field Editor (Checkout Manager) for WooCommerce WooCommerce +9,121 300,000 +3.14%
#74 Duplicator – WordPress Migration Plugin Migration +8,948 1,000,000 +0.90%
#75 Advanced Custom Fields Admin +8,948 1,000,000 +0.90%
#76 Facebook for WordPress +8,898 500,000 +1.81%
#77 Cloud Templates & Patterns collection +8,760 60,000 +17.10%
#78 Font Awesome +8,749 200,000 +4.57%
#79 Page Builder Gutenberg Blocks – CoBlocks Gutenberg +8,679 400,000 +2.22%
#80 Remove Footer Credit +8,403 80,000 +11.74%
#81 ReCaptcha v2 for Contact Form 7 +8,371 200,000 +4.37%
#82 Ocean Extra Theme +8,336 700,000 +1.21%
#83 Forminator – Contact Form, Payment Form & Custom Form Builder Form Builder +8,155 100,000 +8.88%
#84 WooCommerce Shipping & Tax WooCommerce +7,957 1,000,000 +0.80%
#85 WordPress Real Cookie Banner: GDPR (DSGVO) & ePrivacy Cookie Consent +7,885 9,000 +707.17%
#86 WooCommerce Payments +7,758 60,000 +14.85%
#87 Happy Addons for Elementor +7,704 100,000 +8.35%
#88 Easy WP SMTP Email +7,427 500,000 +1.51%
#89 Gutenberg Blocks – Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg Gutenberg +7,381 300,000 +2.52%
#90 All In One WP Security & Firewall Security +7,163 900,000 +0.80%
#91 Default featured image +7,054 50,000 +16.43%
#92 AMP AMP +6,938 500,000 +1.41%
#93 Advanced noCaptcha & invisible Captcha (v2 & v3) +6,849 200,000 +3.55%
#94 HubSpot – CRM, Email Marketing, Live Chat, Forms & Analytics Form Builder +6,848 200,000 +3.55%
#95 Enable jQuery Migrate Helper +6,830 200,000 +3.54%
#96 Simple Custom CSS and JS +6,800 300,000 +2.32%
#97 Contact Form 7 Database Addon – CFDB7 Contact Form 7 +6,799 300,000 +2.32%
#98 Google Tag Manager for WordPress Statistics +6,725 400,000 +1.71%
#99 Click to Chat +6,657 200,000 +3.44%
#100 Stripe For WooCommerce +6,646 40,000 +19.93%