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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3,634 plugins matched your criteria.

Rank Plugin Category Growth Active Install Growth %
#1 Classic Editor Page Builder +289,951 4,000,000 +7.82%
#2 Elementor Page Builder Page Builder +117,486 2,000,000 +6.24%
#3 Contact Form by WPForms – Drag & Drop Form Builder for WordPress Form Builder +115,629 2,000,000 +6.14%
#4 Really Simple SSL Security +87,523 2,000,000 +4.58%
#5 Facebook for WooCommerce +64,495 200,000 +47.60%
#6 All-in-One WP Migration Migration +53,100 2,000,000 +2.73%
#7 Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin for WordPress by MonsterInsights Marketing +49,156 2,000,000 +2.52%
#8 Limit Login Attempts Reloaded Security +47,842 900,000 +5.61%
#9 Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan Security +41,630 3,000,000 +1.41%
#10 Yoast SEO SEO +39,800 5,000,000 +0.80%
#11 WooCommerce eCommerce +39,745 4,000,000 +1.00%
#12 UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin Backup +35,595 2,000,000 +1.81%
#13 Duplicate Page Misc +34,260 900,000 +3.96%
#14 Disable Gutenberg +31,895 300,000 +11.90%
#15 Duplicate Post Misc +29,811 3,000,000 +1.00%
#16 LiteSpeed Cache Cache +29,608 600,000 +5.19%
#17 Autoptimize Optimize +27,366 900,000 +3.14%
#18 Mailchimp for WooCommerce WooCommerce +27,046 500,000 +5.72%
#19 WooCommerce Services WooCommerce +23,411 600,000 +4.06%
#20 WP Mail SMTP by WPForms Email +22,672 1,000,000 +2.32%
#21 1&1 IONOS Address Book +19,676 70,000 +39.10%
#22 WP Fastest Cache Cache +19,529 900,000 +2.22%
#23 One Click Demo Import Theme +18,822 600,000 +3.24%
#24 Cookie Notice for GDPR Privacy +18,775 1,000,000 +1.91%
#25 Redirection Misc +17,798 1,000,000 +1.81%
#26 Gutenberg Blocks – Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg Gutenberg +17,751 80,000 +28.52%
#27 GDPR Cookie Consent Privacy +17,123 500,000 +3.55%
#28 Better Search Replace +16,550 700,000 +2.42%
#29 Ocean Extra Theme +15,988 400,000 +4.16%
#30 Jetpack by WordPress.com Marketing +14,965 5,000,000 +0.30%
#31 Sucuri Security – Auditing, Malware Scanner and Security Hardening Security +14,722 500,000 +3.03%
#32 Insert Headers and Footers Theme +14,508 700,000 +2.12%
#33 Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode by SeedProd Maintenance +14,257 900,000 +1.61%
#34 Loco Translate Localization +14,256 900,000 +1.61%
#35 Mailchimp for WordPress Marketing +13,877 1,000,000 +1.41%
#36 WooCommerce PayPal Checkout Payment Gateway WooCommerce +13,456 800,000 +1.71%
#37 File Manager File Manager +13,412 300,000 +4.68%
#38 WP SEO TDK SEO +13,084 30,000 +77.35%
#39 WPS Hide Login Security +12,931 400,000 +3.34%
#40 Instagram Feed Marketing +12,673 800,000 +1.61%
#41 Smart Slider 3 Slider +12,163 400,000 +3.14%
#42 Astra Starter Sites – Elementor, Beaver Builder & Gutenberg Templates +12,093 100,000 +13.76%
#43 Safe SVG +11,666 100,000 +13.21%
#44 Smush Image Compression and Optimization Cache +10,924 1,000,000 +1.10%
#45 Essential Addons for Elementor Elementor +10,457 100,000 +11.68%
#46 Contact Form 7 – reCaptcha v2 +10,244 50,000 +25.77%
#47 Envato Elements Beaver Builder +9,875 60,000 +19.70%
#48 WooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway WooCommerce +9,875 500,000 +2.01%
#49 SG Optimizer Cache +9,869 500,000 +2.01%
#50 Contact Form 7 Form Builder +9,775 5,000,000 +0.20%
#51 Official Facebook Pixel +9,669 100,000 +10.70%
#52 Redux Framework Theme +9,528 800,000 +1.21%
#53 GA Google Analytics Marketing +9,318 200,000 +4.89%
#54 Loginizer Security +8,738 800,000 +1.10%
#55 Astra Widgets +8,250 30,000 +37.93%
#56 WordPress SEO Plugin – Rank Math SEO +8,135 40,000 +25.53%
#57 Premium Addons for Elementor Elementor +8,066 100,000 +8.77%
#58 Duplicator – WordPress Migration Plugin Migration +7,960 1,000,000 +0.80%
#59 Easy WP SMTP Email +7,510 400,000 +1.91%
#60 Contact Form 7 Database Addon – CFDB7 Contact Form 7 +7,231 200,000 +3.75%
#61 Easy Table of Contents +7,169 80,000 +9.84%
#62 Elementor – Header, Footer & Blocks Elementor +7,160 100,000 +7.71%
#63 Popups by OptinMonster – Best WordPress Lead Generation Plugin Marketing +7,118 900,000 +0.80%
#64 Under Construction +7,093 300,000 +2.42%
#65 PHP Compatibility Checker +6,881 100,000 +7.39%
#66 Custom Post Type UI Admin +6,554 600,000 +1.10%
#67 Lazy Load by WP Rocket +6,549 50,000 +15.07%
#68 Advanced noCaptcha & invisible Captcha (v2 & v3) +6,467 50,000 +14.86%
#69 Contact Form, Drag and Drop Form Builder for WordPress – Everest Forms Form Builder +6,362 90,000 +7.61%
#70 Popup Maker – Popup Forms, Optins & More Form Builder +6,218 300,000 +2.12%
#71 Click to Chat for WhatsApp +6,058 100,000 +6.45%
#72 Google Analytics Dashboard for WP by ExactMetrics (formerly GADWP) Marketing +5,977 1,000,000 +0.60%
#73 Flamingo Form Builder +5,954 500,000 +1.21%
#74 Kirki Theme +5,925 300,000 +2.01%
#75 SSL Insecure Content Fixer Security +5,925 300,000 +2.01%
#76 iThemes Sync +5,879 100,000 +6.25%
#77 Simple Custom CSS and JS +5,696 200,000 +2.93%
#78 DuracellTomi's Google Tag Manager for WordPress Statistics +5,695 200,000 +2.93%
#79 Custom Fonts +5,675 40,000 +16.53%
#80 AMP AMP +5,632 300,000 +1.91%
#81 Antispam Bee Spam Protection +5,551 400,000 +1.41%
#82 ThemeGrill Demo Importer Theme +5,408 100,000 +5.72%
#83 Imagify Image Optimizer Optimize +5,310 200,000 +2.73%
#84 Contact Form 7 Redirection Contact Form 7 +5,222 100,000 +5.51%
#85 Health Check & Troubleshooting +5,126 100,000 +5.40%
#86 Header Footer Code Manager +5,096 50,000 +11.35%
#87 WP Reset – Best WordPress Reset Plugin +5,035 100,000 +5.30%
#88 Akismet Anti-Spam Security +4,990 5,000,000 +0.10%
#89 WordPress Page Builder – Beaver Builder Page Builder +4,964 500,000 +1.00%
#90 Font Awesome +4,905 40,000 +13.98%
#91 All In One WP Security & Firewall Security +4,781 800,000 +0.60%
#92 Polylang Localization +4,764 400,000 +1.21%
#93 Meta Box – WordPress Custom Fields Framework Admin +4,763 400,000 +1.21%
#94 WhatsApp me +4,733 40,000 +13.42%
#95 reSmush.it Image Optimizer Optimize +4,699 80,000 +6.24%
#96 Google Fonts for WordPress +4,677 60,000 +8.45%
#97 Mesmerize Companion +4,658 100,000 +4.89%
#98 SVG Support Misc +4,534 200,000 +2.32%
#99 CMP – Coming Soon & Maintenance Plugin by NiteoThemes +4,480 50,000 +9.84%
#100 CMB2 Form Builder +4,340 200,000 +2.22%