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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3,728 plugins matched your criteria.

Rank Plugin Category Growth Active Install Growth %
#1 Elementor Website Builder Page Builder +218,809 5,000,000 +4.58%
#2 Really Simple SSL Security +82,907 4,000,000 +2.12%
#3 WooCommerce eCommerce +79,201 5,000,000 +1.61%
#4 Classic Editor Page Builder +74,300 5,000,000 +1.51%
#5 Site Kit by Google +73,179 700,000 +11.67%
#6 All-in-One WP Migration Migration +68,015 3,000,000 +2.32%
#7 Elementor – Header, Footer & Blocks Template Elementor +59,608 700,000 +9.31%
#8 Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan Security +53,390 3,000,000 +1.81%
#9 Contact Form by WPForms – Drag & Drop Form Builder for WordPress Form Builder +50,446 3,000,000 +1.71%
#10 UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin Backup +47,520 3,000,000 +1.61%
#11 Starter Templates – Elementor, Beaver Builder, Gutenberg & Brizy Templates +43,063 700,000 +6.56%
#12 Enable jQuery Migrate Helper +40,813 200,000 +25.64%
#13 LiteSpeed Cache Cache +39,967 1,000,000 +4.16%
#14 WordPress SEO Plugin – Rank Math SEO +38,975 500,000 +8.45%
#15 Essential Addons for Elementor Elementor +37,211 700,000 +5.61%
#16 Duplicate Page Misc +36,159 1,000,000 +3.75%
#17 Google Ads & Marketing by Kliken +25,875 200,000 +14.86%
#18 Facebook for WooCommerce +25,095 800,000 +3.24%
#19 Contact Form 7 Form Builder +24,920 5,000,000 +0.50%
#20 Yoast SEO SEO +24,920 5,000,000 +0.50%
#21 Limit Login Attempts Reloaded Security +22,672 1,000,000 +2.32%
#22 SG Optimizer Cache +22,672 1,000,000 +2.32%
#23 WP Mail SMTP by WPForms Email +21,699 1,000,000 +2.22%
#24 Envato Elements – Photos & Elementor Templates Beaver Builder +20,660 300,000 +7.40%
#25 Loco Translate Localization +19,751 1,000,000 +2.01%
#26 Insert Headers and Footers Theme +18,776 1,000,000 +1.91%
#27 WPS Hide Login Security +17,229 700,000 +2.52%
#28 Better Search Replace +16,820 1,000,000 +1.71%
#29 Official Facebook Pixel +16,355 400,000 +4.26%
#30 Smart Slider 3 Slider +15,189 700,000 +2.22%
#31 YITH WooCommerce Wishlist WooCommerce +15,020 800,000 +1.91%
#32 WP Downgrade | Specific Core Version +14,945 100,000 +17.57%
#33 ManageWP Worker Admin +14,859 1,000,000 +1.51%
#34 SVG Support Misc +14,463 400,000 +3.75%
#35 Smash Balloon Social Photo Feed Marketing +13,877 1,000,000 +1.41%
#36 One Click Demo Import Theme +13,877 1,000,000 +1.41%
#37 GA Google Analytics Marketing +13,758 500,000 +2.83%
#38 Cloud Templates & Patterns collection +13,612 30,000 +83.06%
#39 Code Snippets +13,410 300,000 +4.68%
#40 Coming Soon Page, Under Construction & Maintenance Mode by SeedProd Maintenance +12,894 1,000,000 +1.31%
#41 Safe SVG +12,844 300,000 +4.47%
#42 Custom Post Type UI Admin +12,673 800,000 +1.61%
#43 Mailchimp for WooCommerce WooCommerce +12,672 800,000 +1.61%
#44 Hello Dolly Misc +12,651 800,000 +1.61%
#45 Premium Addons for Elementor Elementor +12,560 300,000 +4.37%
#46 Ocean Extra Theme +12,436 600,000 +2.12%
#47 Page Builder Gutenberg Blocks – CoBlocks Gutenberg +12,275 300,000 +4.27%
#48 MC4WP: Mailchimp for WordPress Marketing +11,910 1,000,000 +1.21%
#49 Redirection Misc +11,910 1,000,000 +1.21%
#50 Redux – Gutenberg Blocks Library & Framework Theme +11,909 1,000,000 +1.21%
#51 Sucuri Security – Auditing, Malware Scanner and Security Hardening Security +11,773 700,000 +1.71%
#52 Loginizer Security +10,924 1,000,000 +1.10%
#53 WP Fastest Cache Cache +10,924 1,000,000 +1.10%
#54 Elements kit Elementor addons (Header & Footer Builder, Mega Menu Builder, Layout Library) +10,804 100,000 +12.11%
#55 MalCare Security – Free Malware Scanner, Protection & Security for WordPress +10,376 30,000 +52.87%
#56 Jetpack – WP Security, Backup, Speed, & Growth Marketing +9,975 5,000,000 +0.20%
#57 Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin for WordPress by MonsterInsights Marketing +9,960 2,000,000 +0.50%
#58 Astra Widgets +9,506 200,000 +4.99%
#59 Join.chat +9,506 200,000 +4.99%
#60 Kirki Customizer Framework Theme +9,068 400,000 +2.32%
#61 Yoast Duplicate Post Misc +8,982 3,000,000 +0.30%
#62 Disable Comments Misc +8,949 1,000,000 +0.90%
#63 Forminator – Contact Form, Payment Form & Custom Form Builder Form Builder +8,937 90,000 +11.02%
#64 Funnel Builder by CartFlows – Create High Converting Sales Funnels For WordPress +8,872 100,000 +9.74%
#65 Complianz – GDPR/CCPA Cookie Consent +8,848 80,000 +12.44%
#66 Contact Form 7 Database Addon – CFDB7 Contact Form 7 +7,965 300,000 +2.73%
#67 iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) Security +7,960 1,000,000 +0.80%
#68 Cookie Notice for GDPR & CCPA Privacy +7,960 1,000,000 +0.80%
#69 WooCommerce Services WooCommerce +7,960 1,000,000 +0.80%
#70 Advanced Custom Fields Admin +7,960 1,000,000 +0.80%
#71 Google Tag Manager for WordPress Statistics +7,900 400,000 +2.01%
#72 WooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway WooCommerce +7,647 700,000 +1.10%
#73 Meta Box – WordPress Custom Fields Framework Admin +7,430 500,000 +1.51%
#74 Antispam Bee Spam Protection +7,429 500,000 +1.51%
#75 Maintenance Maintenance +7,429 500,000 +1.51%
#76 SEO 2020 by Squirrly (Smart Strategy) SEO +7,388 60,000 +14.04%
#77 WooCommerce Cart Abandonment Recovery +7,251 100,000 +7.82%
#78 WP Reset – Most Advanced WordPress Reset Tool +7,231 200,000 +3.75%
#79 Simple Custom CSS and JS +7,092 300,000 +2.42%
#80 SiteGuard WP Plugin Security +7,092 300,000 +2.42%
#81 WP Social Chat +6,974 100,000 +7.50%
#82 Duplicator – WordPress Migration Plugin Migration +6,969 1,000,000 +0.70%
#83 Smush – Lazy Load Images, Optimize & Compress Images Cache +6,969 1,000,000 +0.70%
#84 Easy WP SMTP Email +6,938 500,000 +1.41%
#85 Checkout Field Editor (Checkout Manager) for WooCommerce WooCommerce +6,849 200,000 +3.55%
#86 Imagify – Image Optimization & Convert WebP Optimize +6,800 300,000 +2.32%
#87 Crowdsignal Forms +6,600 9,000 +275.00%
#88 Disable Gutenberg +6,447 500,000 +1.31%
#89 All In One WP Security & Firewall Security +6,272 900,000 +0.70%
#90 WooCommerce Payments +6,146 20,000 +44.36%
#91 Autoptimize Optimize +5,977 1,000,000 +0.60%
#92 Popup Maker – Popup Forms, Opt-ins & More Form Builder +5,962 600,000 +1.00%
#93 YITH WooCommerce Compare WooCommerce +5,925 300,000 +2.01%
#94 Post SMTP Mailer/Email Log Email +5,889 200,000 +3.03%
#95 Variation Swatches for WooCommerce WooCommerce +5,781 100,000 +6.14%
#96 WP Maintenance Mode Maintenance +5,571 700,000 +0.80%
#97 Flamingo Form Builder +5,369 600,000 +0.90%
#98 User Role Editor User Management +5,368 600,000 +0.90%
#99 WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips WooCommerce +5,116 200,000 +2.63%
#100 Layout Grid Block +5,055 60,000 +9.20%