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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3,695 plugins matched your criteria.

Rank Plugin Category Growth Active Install Growth %
#1 Elementor Page Builder Page Builder +228,249 5,000,000 +4.78%
#2 Really Simple SSL Security +102,329 4,000,000 +2.63%
#3 Site Kit by Google +60,359 400,000 +17.77%
#4 Elementor – Header, Footer & Blocks Template Elementor +58,332 500,000 +13.21%
#5 Classic Editor Page Builder +54,617 5,000,000 +1.10%
#6 Contact Form by WPForms – Drag & Drop Form Builder for WordPress Form Builder +53,384 3,000,000 +1.81%
#7 Google Ads for WooCommerce +51,262 100,000 +105.18%
#8 LiteSpeed Cache Cache +48,471 1,000,000 +5.09%
#9 Starter Templates – Elementor, Beaver Builder, Gutenberg & Brizy Templates +39,878 500,000 +8.67%
#10 Essential Addons for Elementor Elementor +39,122 600,000 +6.98%
#11 WooCommerce eCommerce +34,825 5,000,000 +0.70%
#12 WordPress SEO Plugin – Rank Math SEO +33,968 300,000 +12.77%
#13 Facebook for WooCommerce +33,264 700,000 +4.99%
#14 Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan Security +29,811 3,000,000 +1.00%
#15 SG Optimizer Cache +28,230 900,000 +3.24%
#16 Duplicate Page Misc +25,582 1,000,000 +2.63%
#17 Join.chat +25,539 200,000 +14.64%
#18 UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin Backup +23,819 2,000,000 +1.21%
#19 Insert Headers and Footers Theme +23,643 1,000,000 +2.42%
#20 Plugin for Google Analytics by IO technologies +20,068 30,000 +202.05%
#21 WPS Hide Login Security +17,666 600,000 +3.03%
#22 Page Builder Gutenberg Blocks – CoBlocks Gutenberg +17,342 300,000 +6.14%
#23 Elements kit Elementor addons (Header & Footer Builder, Mega Menu Builder, Layout Library) +16,861 100,000 +20.28%
#24 WP Fastest Cache Cache +15,841 1,000,000 +1.61%
#25 GDPR Cookie Consent Privacy +15,801 800,000 +2.01%
#26 Envato Elements – Photos & Elementor Templates Beaver Builder +14,868 200,000 +8.03%
#27 Loco Translate Localization +14,859 1,000,000 +1.51%
#28 Official Facebook Pixel +14,844 400,000 +3.85%
#29 Premium Addons for Elementor Elementor +14,824 300,000 +5.20%
#30 File Manager File Manager +14,768 600,000 +2.52%
#31 Ocean Extra Theme +14,767 600,000 +2.52%
#32 Astra Widgets +14,318 200,000 +7.71%
#33 Limit Login Attempts Reloaded Security +13,876 1,000,000 +1.41%
#34 WP Mail SMTP by WPForms Email +13,875 1,000,000 +1.41%
#35 Safe SVG +12,560 300,000 +4.37%
#36 WooCommerce Cart Abandonment Recovery +12,432 100,000 +14.20%
#37 Smush – Compress, Optimize and Lazy Load Images Cache +11,909 1,000,000 +1.21%
#38 Smart Slider 3 Slider +11,850 600,000 +2.01%
#39 SVG Support Misc +11,005 400,000 +2.83%
#40 Better Search Replace +10,924 1,000,000 +1.10%
#41 Smash Balloon Social Photo Feed Marketing +10,924 1,000,000 +1.10%
#42 Autoptimize Optimize +10,923 1,000,000 +1.10%
#43 Mailchimp for WooCommerce WooCommerce +10,311 800,000 +1.31%
#44 Checkout Field Editor (Checkout Manager) for WooCommerce WooCommerce +10,070 200,000 +5.30%
#45 Funnel Builder by CartFlows – Create High Converting Sales Funnels For WordPress +10,012 80,000 +14.31%
#46 Yoast SEO SEO +9,985 5,000,000 +0.20%
#47 GA Google Analytics Marketing +9,068 400,000 +2.32%
#48 Redirection Misc +8,949 1,000,000 +0.90%
#49 One Click Demo Import Theme +8,941 900,000 +1.00%
#50 Code Snippets +8,941 200,000 +4.68%
#51 Popup Maker – Popup Forms, Opt-ins & More Form Builder +8,899 500,000 +1.81%
#52 YITH WooCommerce Wishlist WooCommerce +8,336 700,000 +1.21%
#53 Under Construction +8,290 400,000 +2.12%
#54 Variation Swatches for WooCommerce WooCommerce +8,246 100,000 +8.99%
#55 Coming Soon Page, Under Construction & Maintenance Mode by SeedProd Maintenance +7,959 1,000,000 +0.80%
#56 ManageWP Worker Admin +7,959 1,000,000 +0.80%
#57 Imagify – WebP & Image Compression and Optimization Optimize +7,674 300,000 +2.63%
#58 Happy Addons for Elementor +7,094 50,000 +16.53%
#59 WP Reset – Most Advanced WordPress Reset Tool +7,039 200,000 +3.65%
#60 Cookie Notice for GDPR & CCPA Privacy +6,968 1,000,000 +0.70%
#61 Sucuri Security – Auditing, Malware Scanner and Security Hardening Security +6,956 700,000 +1.00%
#62 Disable Gutenberg +6,938 500,000 +1.41%
#63 AMP AMP +6,936 500,000 +1.41%
#64 Page Optimize +6,872 30,000 +29.71%
#65 Page Builder: PageLayer – Drag and Drop website builder +6,657 200,000 +3.44%
#66 WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips WooCommerce +6,656 200,000 +3.44%
#67 WP Social Chat +6,608 90,000 +7.92%
#68 AppMySite – Convert WordPress & WooCommerce to Android & iOS Mobile Apps +6,520 10,000 +187.36%
#69 Font Awesome +6,336 100,000 +6.76%
#70 Marketing Toolkit by OptinMonster – Popups, Email Optin Forms & Newsletter Subscribers Marketing +6,269 900,000 +0.70%
#71 Layout Grid Block +6,262 40,000 +18.56%
#72 WooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway WooCommerce +6,261 700,000 +0.90%
#73 Duplicate Post Misc +5,991 3,000,000 +0.20%
#74 WooCommerce Services WooCommerce +5,965 1,000,000 +0.60%
#75 Orbit Fox by ThemeIsle Theme +5,943 400,000 +1.51%
#76 Hummingbird – Speed Optimize, Cache, Minify & Defer Critical CSS/Javascript +5,502 100,000 +5.82%
#77 Google Tag Manager for WordPress Statistics +5,339 300,000 +1.81%
#78 Full Site Editing +5,322 60,000 +9.73%
#79 Kirki Customizer Framework Theme +5,157 400,000 +1.31%
#80 Popup Builder – Responsive WordPress Pop up – Subscription & Newsletter +5,116 200,000 +2.63%
#81 The Official Facebook Chat Plugin +5,069 80,000 +6.76%
#82 Complianz | GDPR/CCPA Cookie Consent +5,052 50,000 +11.24%
#83 HubSpot – CRM, Email Marketing, Live Chat, Forms & Analytics Form Builder +5,035 100,000 +5.30%
#84 MC4WP: Mailchimp for WordPress Marketing +4,983 1,000,000 +0.50%
#85 a3 Lazy Load +4,922 200,000 +2.52%
#86 Mercado Pago payments for WooCommerce WooCommerce +4,878 50,000 +10.81%
#87 Custom Login Page Customizer | LoginPress +4,847 100,000 +5.09%
#88 TranslatePress – Translate Multilingual sites +4,784 90,000 +5.61%
#89 Squirrly SEO 2020 (Smart Strategy) SEO +4,764 30,000 +18.88%
#90 Custom Fonts +4,753 100,000 +4.99%
#91 Contact Form 7 Database Addon – CFDB7 Contact Form 7 +4,752 300,000 +1.61%
#92 Health Check & Troubleshooting +4,728 200,000 +2.42%
#93 Redirection for Contact Form 7 Contact Form 7 +4,728 200,000 +2.42%
#94 Migrate & Backup WordPress – WPvivid Backup Plugin +4,701 50,000 +10.38%
#95 SEOPress SEO +4,564 100,000 +4.78%
#96 Hide My WP Ghost – Security Plugin +4,555 30,000 +17.90%
#97 WP Force SSL +4,376 100,000 +4.58%
#98 Ajax Search for WooCommerce WooCommerce +4,351 60,000 +7.82%
#99 Gutenberg Blocks – Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg Gutenberg +4,339 200,000 +2.22%
#100 Ocean Social Sharing +4,281 100,000 +4.47%