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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3,841 plugins matched your criteria.

Rank Plugin Category Growth Active Install Growth %
#1 Elementor Website Builder Page Builder +199,850 5,000,000 +4.16%
#2 Contact Form by WPForms – Drag & Drop Form Builder for WordPress Form Builder +102,322 4,000,000 +2.63%
#3 WooCommerce eCommerce +84,088 5,000,000 +1.71%
#4 All-in-One WP Migration Migration +79,644 3,000,000 +2.73%
#5 Classic Editor Page Builder +79,201 5,000,000 +1.61%
#6 Really Simple SSL Security +64,473 5,000,000 +1.31%
#7 Elementor – Header, Footer & Blocks Template Elementor +61,984 900,000 +7.40%
#8 Site Kit by Google +59,503 900,000 +7.08%
#9 Yoast SEO SEO +54,622 5,000,000 +1.10%
#10 LiteSpeed Cache Cache +52,219 1,000,000 +5.51%
#11 UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin Backup +50,458 3,000,000 +1.71%
#12 WP Mail SMTP by WPForms Email +49,227 2,000,000 +2.52%
#13 Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan Security +43,693 4,000,000 +1.10%
#14 Starter Templates – Elementor, Beaver Builder, Gutenberg & Brizy Templates +41,778 800,000 +5.51%
#15 Creative Mail – Easier WordPress & WooCommerce Email Marketing +41,380 100,000 +70.59%
#16 Essential Addons for Elementor Elementor +37,275 800,000 +4.89%
#17 Loginizer Security +33,272 1,000,000 +3.44%
#18 Rank Math – SEO Plugin for WordPress SEO +31,892 600,000 +5.61%
#19 Duplicate Page Misc +31,370 1,000,000 +3.24%
#20 Google Ads & Marketing by Kliken +30,051 300,000 +11.13%
#21 Contact Form 7 Form Builder +29,885 5,000,000 +0.60%
#22 Jetpack – WP Security, Backup, Speed, & Growth Marketing +29,885 5,000,000 +0.60%
#23 Yoast Duplicate Post Misc +29,811 3,000,000 +1.00%
#24 MC4WP: Mailchimp for WordPress Marketing +29,720 2,000,000 +1.51%
#25 Insert Headers and Footers Theme +24,613 1,000,000 +2.52%
#26 Loco Translate Localization +23,643 1,000,000 +2.42%
#27 SG Optimizer Cache +23,641 1,000,000 +2.42%
#28 WPS Hide Login Security +22,783 800,000 +2.93%
#29 Mailchimp for WooCommerce WooCommerce +21,269 900,000 +2.42%
#30 Facebook for WooCommerce +21,261 900,000 +2.42%
#31 GDPR Cookie Consent (CCPA Ready) Privacy +20,405 900,000 +2.32%
#32 WordPress Importer Misc +19,932 4,000,000 +0.50%
#33 SVG Support Misc +19,508 500,000 +4.06%
#34 Disable Comments – Remove Comments & Protect From Spam Misc +17,798 1,000,000 +1.81%
#35 Safe SVG +17,504 400,000 +4.58%
#36 Custom Post Type UI Admin +16,895 900,000 +1.91%
#37 Smash Balloon Social Photo Feed Marketing +16,820 1,000,000 +1.71%
#38 Envato Elements – Photos & Elementor Templates Beaver Builder +15,947 300,000 +5.61%
#39 Redux – Gutenberg Blocks Library & Framework Theme +15,840 1,000,000 +1.61%
#40 Redirection Misc +15,840 1,000,000 +1.61%
#41 Antispam Bee Spam Protection +15,349 600,000 +2.63%
#42 GA Google Analytics Marketing +15,203 500,000 +3.14%
#43 Code Snippets +15,105 300,000 +5.30%
#44 Enable jQuery Migrate Helper +15,028 200,000 +8.12%
#45 YITH WooCommerce Wishlist WooCommerce +15,019 800,000 +1.91%
#46 Akismet Spam Protection Security +14,965 5,000,000 +0.30%
#47 One Click Demo Import Theme +14,860 1,000,000 +1.51%
#48 Limit Login Attempts Reloaded Security +14,859 1,000,000 +1.51%
#49 Marketing Toolkit by OptinMonster – Popups, Email Optin Forms & Newsletter Subscribers Marketing +13,876 1,000,000 +1.41%
#50 ManageWP Worker Admin +13,876 1,000,000 +1.41%
#51 Maintenance Maintenance +13,275 500,000 +2.73%
#52 Kirki Customizer Framework Theme +12,791 500,000 +2.63%
#53 Elements kit Elementor addons (Header & Footer Builder, Mega Menu Builder, Layout Library) +12,671 200,000 +6.76%
#54 Checkout Field Editor (Checkout Manager) for WooCommerce WooCommerce +11,991 300,000 +4.16%
#55 Astra Widgets +11,988 300,000 +4.16%
#56 Cookie Notice for GDPR & CCPA Privacy +11,910 1,000,000 +1.21%
#57 WP Fastest Cache Cache +11,909 1,000,000 +1.21%
#58 Better Search Replace +11,909 1,000,000 +1.21%
#59 Complianz – GDPR/CCPA Cookie Consent +11,837 100,000 +13.43%
#60 Imagify – Optimize your Images & Convert WebP Optimize +11,392 400,000 +2.93%
#61 Duplicator – WordPress Migration Plugin Migration +10,923 1,000,000 +1.10%
#62 Advanced Custom Fields Admin +10,923 1,000,000 +1.10%
#63 Join.chat +10,847 300,000 +3.75%
#64 Popup Maker – Popup Forms, Opt-ins & More Form Builder +10,679 600,000 +1.81%
#65 Smart Slider 3 Slider +10,402 700,000 +1.51%
#66 MalCare Security – Free Malware Scanner, Protection & Security for WordPress +10,278 80,000 +14.74%
#67 iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) Security +9,937 1,000,000 +1.00%
#68 Click to Chat +9,507 200,000 +4.99%
#69 Facebook for WordPress +9,382 500,000 +1.91%
#70 Google Tag Manager for WordPress Statistics +9,068 400,000 +2.32%
#71 WP Maintenance Mode Maintenance +9,025 700,000 +1.31%
#72 WooCommerce Cart Abandonment Recovery +8,939 200,000 +4.68%
#73 Meta Box – WordPress Custom Fields Framework Admin +8,899 500,000 +1.81%
#74 Simple Custom CSS and JS +8,544 300,000 +2.93%
#75 Forminator – Contact Form, Payment Form & Custom Form Builder Form Builder +8,335 100,000 +9.09%
#76 Page Builder Gutenberg Blocks – CoBlocks Gutenberg +8,288 400,000 +2.12%
#77 WooCommerce Payments +8,104 40,000 +25.41%
#78 Breadcrumb NavXT Navigation +8,053 900,000 +0.90%
#79 Contact Form 7 Database Addon – CFDB7 Contact Form 7 +7,965 300,000 +2.73%
#80 Easy WP SMTP Email +7,919 500,000 +1.61%
#81 Cloud Templates & Patterns collection +7,909 50,000 +18.79%
#82 Under Construction +7,900 400,000 +2.01%
#83 Disable Gutenberg +7,736 600,000 +1.31%
#84 Variation Swatches for WooCommerce WooCommerce +7,231 200,000 +3.75%
#85 WooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway WooCommerce +7,156 800,000 +0.90%
#86 Gutenberg Page Builder +7,091 300,000 +2.42%
#87 WP Snow Effect +6,992 10,000 +232.45%
#88 WP-Optimize – Clean, Compress, Cache. Cache +6,968 1,000,000 +0.70%
#89 Ocean Extra Theme +6,955 700,000 +1.00%
#90 MainWP Child – Securely connects sites to the MainWP WordPress Manager Dashboard +6,727 400,000 +1.71%
#91 Polylang Localization +6,554 600,000 +1.10%
#92 User Role Editor User Management +6,554 600,000 +1.10%
#93 Post SMTP Mailer/Email Log Email +6,273 200,000 +3.24%
#94 Premium Addons for Elementor Elementor +6,217 300,000 +2.12%
#95 Happy Addons for Elementor +6,150 100,000 +6.55%
#96 Smush – Lazy Load Images, Optimize & Compress Images Cache +5,977 1,000,000 +0.60%
#97 Backup & Migration & Unused Images Cleaner – WPvivid Backup Plugin +5,950 90,000 +7.08%
#98 Head, Footer and Post Injections +5,925 300,000 +2.01%
#99 WP Reset – Most Advanced WordPress Reset Tool +5,888 200,000 +3.03%
#100 ShortPixel Image Optimizer Optimize +5,695 200,000 +2.93%