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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3,635 plugins matched your criteria.

Rank Plugin Category Growth Active Install Growth %
#201 Enable Gzip Compression +1,942 8,000 +32.06%
#202 Shortcodes and extra features for Phlox theme +1,928 30,000 +6.87%
#203 WP Downgrade | Specific Core Version +1,902 50,000 +3.95%
#204 TranslatePress – Translate Multilingual sites +1,901 40,000 +4.99%
#205 Contact Form to Manage and respond to conversations with customers — HappyForms +1,898 20,000 +10.49%
#206 Apollo13 Framework Extensions +1,897 9,000 +26.71%
#207 Sticky Menu (or Anything!) on Scroll +1,891 80,000 +2.42%
#208 Sticky Header Effects for Elementor Elementor +1,879 20,000 +10.37%
#209 Nimble Page Builder +1,873 30,000 +6.66%
#210 kk Star Ratings +1,865 90,000 +2.12%
#211 Real-Time Find and Replace +1,865 90,000 +2.12%
#212 Rife Elementor Extensions & Templates Elementor +1,864 9,000 +26.12%
#213 Cache Enabler – WordPress Cache +1,858 70,000 +2.73%
#214 Futurio Extra +1,843 10,000 +22.59%
#215 Modern Events Calendar Lite +1,835 10,000 +22.47%
#216 Strong Testimonials +1,813 80,000 +2.32%
#217 Easy SSL Plugin for SAKURA Rental Server +1,807 50,000 +3.75%
#218 Imsanity +1,793 300,000 +0.60%
#219 Intuitive Custom Post Order +1,792 300,000 +0.60%
#220 MainWP Child +1,792 300,000 +0.60%
#221 10Web manager +1,792 7,000 +34.41%
#222 Page and Post Clone +1,790 70,000 +2.62%
#223 Unyson Page Builder +1,789 200,000 +0.90%
#224 Google Captcha (reCAPTCHA) by BestWebSoft Security +1,789 200,000 +0.90%
#225 WooCommerce Google Analytics Integration WooCommerce +1,777 90,000 +2.01%
#226 Custom Adobe Fonts (Typekit) +1,722 8,000 +27.43%
#227 Redis Object Cache +1,712 40,000 +4.47%
#228 OneSignal – Web Push Notifications +1,682 100,000 +1.71%
#229 Mailgun for WordPress +1,658 80,000 +2.12%
#230 HookMeUp – Additional Content for WooCommerce +1,657 6,000 +38.15%
#231 Widget Options +1,657 80,000 +2.12%
#232 Head & Footer Code +1,650 30,000 +5.82%
#233 Kadence WooCommerce Email Designer WooCommerce +1,614 10,000 +19.25%
#234 FileBird – WordPress Media Library Folders +1,614 7,000 +29.97%
#235 Shortcodes Ultimate +1,597 800,000 +0.20%
#236 WP-Optimize Cache +1,597 800,000 +0.20%
#237 Social Sharing Buttons – Social Pug +1,592 60,000 +2.73%
#238 Nginx Helper +1,592 60,000 +2.73%
#239 Anti-Malware Security and Brute-Force Firewall +1,592 200,000 +0.80%
#240 Contextual Related Posts +1,584 70,000 +2.32%
#241 Ultimate Member – User Profile & Membership Plugin Membership +1,584 100,000 +1.61%
#242 Header and Footer Scripts +1,584 100,000 +1.61%
#243 Post Type Switcher +1,584 100,000 +1.61%
#244 Nextend Social Login and Register (Facebook, Google, Twitter) Login +1,583 100,000 +1.61%
#245 YITH WooCommerce Quick View WooCommerce +1,583 100,000 +1.61%
#246 Facebook Like Box Widget +1,578 70,000 +2.31%
#247 Ocean Product Sharing +1,577 20,000 +8.56%
#248 User Menus – Nav Menu Visibility +1,577 20,000 +8.56%
#249 PWA +1,574 10,000 +18.68%
#250 Google Reviews Widget +1,566 30,000 +5.51%
#251 WP 404 Auto Redirect to Similar Post +1,552 20,000 +8.41%
#252 Disable admin notices individually +1,541 20,000 +8.35%
#253 String locator +1,520 50,000 +3.14%
#254 Tidio Live Chat +1,520 50,000 +3.14%
#255 Simple History +1,513 90,000 +1.71%
#256 WP Security Audit Log +1,513 90,000 +1.71%
#257 Comet Cache +1,513 70,000 +2.21%
#258 Customizer Search +1,507 7,000 +27.43%
#259 brave-payments-verification +1,499 6,000 +33.30%
#260 Post Types Order Admin +1,497 500,000 +0.30%
#261 WP User Avatar Avatar +1,495 300,000 +0.50%
#262 Content Views – Post Grid & List for WordPress +1,486 100,000 +1.51%
#263 Polylang Connect for Elementor – Language Switcher & Template Tweaks +1,486 5,000 +42.29%
#264 Post Duplicator +1,485 100,000 +1.51%
#265 Glue for Yoast SEO & AMP AMP +1,485 100,000 +1.51%
#266 301 Redirects – Easy Redirect Manager +1,471 50,000 +3.03%
#267 Slide Anything – Responsive Content / HTML Slider and Carousel Slider +1,450 70,000 +2.12%
#268 Custom Twitter Feeds +1,418 60,000 +2.42%
#269 WP Force SSL +1,418 60,000 +2.42%
#270 Shapely Companion +1,418 60,000 +2.42%
#271 WordPress Force HTTPS +1,408 40,000 +3.65%
#272 The Events Calendar Events +1,397 700,000 +0.20%
#273 EWWW Image Optimizer Optimize +1,397 700,000 +0.20%
#274 RSS for Yandex Turbo +1,395 20,000 +7.50%
#275 AddQuicktag +1,393 200,000 +0.70%
#276 Password Protected +1,393 200,000 +0.70%
#277 Astra Bulk Edit +1,391 7,000 +24.80%
#278 Easy Forms for Mailchimp Newsletter +1,387 100,000 +1.41%
#279 PixelYourSite – Facebook Pixel, Google Analytics, Head & Footer (WooCommerce, EDD, Events) WooCommerce +1,387 100,000 +1.41%
#280 Easy HTTPS Redirection Security +1,387 100,000 +1.41%
#281 Edit Author Slug +1,386 100,000 +1.41%
#282 Custom Product Tabs for WooCommerce WooCommerce +1,382 70,000 +2.01%
#283 Contact Form7 Widget For Elementor Page Builder Contact Form 7 +1,369 40,000 +3.54%
#284 WP Show Posts +1,341 30,000 +4.68%
#285 Page Builder: KingComposer – Free Drag and Drop page builder by King-Theme Page Builder +1,337 90,000 +1.51%
#286 Spam protection, AntiSpam, FireWall by CleanTalk Security +1,335 90,000 +1.51%
#287 WP Logo Showcase Responsive Slider Slider +1,331 40,000 +3.44%
#288 Increase Max Upload Filesize +1,327 50,000 +2.73%
#289 Super Progressive Web Apps +1,322 20,000 +7.08%
#290 Show Current Template +1,313 70,000 +1.91%
#291 Clearfy – WordPress optimization plugin and disable ultimate tweaker +1,313 70,000 +1.91%
#292 Ocean Custom Sidebar +1,304 20,000 +6.97%
#293 Mega Addons For WPBakery Page Builder (formerly Visual Composer) WPBakery Page Builder +1,301 60,000 +2.22%
#294 Tawk.To Live Chat +1,289 100,000 +1.31%
#295 Popup anything on click +1,285 20,000 +6.87%
#296 reGenerate Thumbnails Advanced +1,279 50,000 +2.63%
#297 VK All in One Expansion Unit +1,278 50,000 +2.62%
#298 WP-Sweep +1,267 80,000 +1.61%
#299 WOOCS – Currency Switcher for WooCommerce. Multi Currency and Multi Pay for WooCommerce WooCommerce +1,254 40,000 +3.24%
#300 Spice Box +1,254 40,000 +3.24%