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 %
#3501 WP Job Manager -1,008 100,000 -1.00%
#3502 Google Maps Plugin by Intergeo -1,013 50,000 -1.99%
#3503 Ultimate Google Analytics -1,013 50,000 -1.99%
#3504 Social Icons WordPress Plugin – AccessPress Social Icons -1,013 50,000 -1.99%
#3505 Meteor Slides -1,016 50,000 -1.99%
#3506 Theme Authenticity Checker (TAC) -1,031 60,000 -1.69%
#3507 SMK Sidebar Generator -1,060 70,000 -1.49%
#3508 WP Easy Columns -1,061 70,000 -1.49%
#3509 Social Share WordPress Plugin – AccessPress Social Share -1,065 50,000 -2.09%
#3510 MapPress Maps for WordPress -1,089 90,000 -1.20%
#3511 Simple Calendar – Google Calendar Plugin -1,090 90,000 -1.20%
#3512 qTranslate X Localization -1,108 100,000 -1.10%
#3513 Recent Tweets Widget -1,108 100,000 -1.10%
#3514 Contact Form by BestWebSoft Form Builder -1,108 100,000 -1.10%
#3515 WP Edit -1,108 100,000 -1.10%
#3516 MailChimp List Subscribe Form Newsletter -1,108 100,000 -1.10%
#3517 PS Disable Auto Formatting -1,116 50,000 -2.18%
#3518 Widget Settings Importer/Exporter -1,116 50,000 -2.18%
#3519 Udinra All Image Sitemap -1,119 20,000 -5.30%
#3520 One-Click Child Theme -1,132 70,000 -1.59%
#3521 Options Framework -1,132 70,000 -1.59%
#3522 Ultimate TinyMCE -1,154 60,000 -1.89%
#3523 Custom Login Login -1,154 60,000 -1.89%
#3524 WP Review -1,203 70,000 -1.69%
#3525 Social Media Share Buttons | MashShare -1,203 70,000 -1.69%
#3526 Easy Google Fonts -1,204 300,000 -0.40%
#3527 Social Media Widget Social -1,210 100,000 -1.20%
#3528 Revision Control -1,210 100,000 -1.20%
#3529 WP-DBManager -1,210 100,000 -1.20%
#3530 Easy Facebook Like Box (Facebook Page Plugin) – Custom Facebook Feed – Auto PopUp Social -1,210 100,000 -1.20%
#3531 Cornerstone Page Builder -1,210 100,000 -1.20%
#3532 Zendesk Chat -1,212 80,000 -1.49%
#3533 Better WordPress Minify -1,216 60,000 -1.99%
#3534 Contact Form by WD – responsive drag & drop contact form builder tool -1,265 40,000 -3.07%
#3535 Bulk Delete -1,271 50,000 -2.48%
#3536 Spacer -1,275 70,000 -1.79%
#3537 ****** cos-html-cache ****** -1,281 5,000 -20.39%
#3538 Theme My Login Login -1,311 100,000 -1.29%
#3539 Ocean Demo Import Theme -1,322 50,000 -2.58%
#3540 Link Manager -1,347 70,000 -1.89%
#3541 Slideshow Slider -1,363 90,000 -1.49%
#3542 Disable Google Fonts -1,366 90,000 -1.50%
#3543 Login LockDown Security -1,407 200,000 -0.70%
#3544 WP Lightbox 2 -1,413 100,000 -1.39%
#3545 Sumo – Boost Conversion and Sales -1,413 100,000 -1.39%
#3546 WP-Polls -1,413 100,000 -1.39%
#3547 WordPress Share Buttons, Related Posts, Google Analytics – Shareaholic -1,457 80,000 -1.79%
#3548 Video Thumbnails -1,457 80,000 -1.79%
#3549 InfiniteWP Client -1,506 300,000 -0.50%
#3550 Reset WP – Easiest WordPress Reset Plugin -1,508 20,000 -7.01%
#3551 DB Cache Reloaded Fix -1,536 20,000 -7.13%
#3552 Search Everything -1,539 80,000 -1.89%
#3553 YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search WooCommerce -1,547 90,000 -1.69%
#3554 WooCommerce PayPal Powered by Braintree Payment Gateway WooCommerce -1,562 70,000 -2.18%
#3555 Akismet Privacy Policies -1,599 40,000 -3.84%
#3556 Rus-To-Lat -1,617 100,000 -1.59%
#3557 Rename wp-login.php Security -1,617 100,000 -1.59%
#3558 Remove Query Strings From Static Resources -1,617 100,000 -1.59%
#3559 Acunetix WP Security -1,633 50,000 -3.16%
#3560 Acunetix Secure WordPress -1,643 40,000 -3.95%
#3561 Instant Articles for WP -1,648 60,000 -2.67%
#3562 SEO Ultimate SEO -1,719 100,000 -1.69%
#3563 Title Remover -1,720 100,000 -1.69%
#3564 affilinet Performance Ads -1,726 40,000 -4.14%
#3565 Photo Gallery by 10Web – Mobile-Friendly Image Gallery -1,807 300,000 -0.60%
#3566 BuddyPress Community -1,811 200,000 -0.90%
#3567 BackUpWordPress Backup -1,811 200,000 -0.90%
#3568 Cyr to Lat enhanced -1,811 200,000 -0.90%
#3569 P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) -1,821 100,000 -1.79%
#3570 Exclude Pages -1,821 100,000 -1.79%
#3571 Sidebar Widgets by CodeLights -1,821 100,000 -1.79%
#3572 Disqus Comment System Comment -1,821 100,000 -1.79%
#3573 WP Social Bookmarking Light -1,822 100,000 -1.79%
#3574 Social Media Feather | social media sharing -1,823 90,000 -1.99%
#3575 AdSense Plugin WP QUADS -1,950 80,000 -2.38%
#3576 SEO Friendly Images SEO -2,026 100,000 -1.99%
#3577 Simple Share Buttons Adder -2,026 100,000 -1.99%
#3578 Hello Dolly Misc -2,030 1,000,000 -0.20%
#3579 Blog Designer -2,052 30,000 -6.40%
#3580 Easy FancyBox -2,110 300,000 -0.70%
#3581 Widget Logic -2,110 300,000 -0.70%
#3582 Post-Plugin Library -2,156 40,000 -5.11%
#3583 Product Import Export for WooCommerce WooCommerce -2,193 40,000 -5.20%
#3584 Theme Check Misc -2,193 90,000 -2.38%
#3585 Gutenberg Page Builder -2,216 200,000 -1.10%
#3586 WP-PostViews -2,218 200,000 -1.10%
#3587 WordPress Related Posts -2,232 100,000 -2.18%
#3588 Quick Adsense -2,334 100,000 -2.28%
#3589 Woody ad snippets – insert any code, text, or ads by conditions -2,337 100,000 -2.28%
#3590 Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin -2,419 200,000 -1.20%
#3591 PS Auto Sitemap -2,630 200,000 -1.30%
#3592 CKEditor for WordPress -2,679 40,000 -6.28%
#3593 bbPress Forum -2,716 300,000 -0.90%
#3594 Simple Custom CSS CSS Editor -2,716 300,000 -0.90%
#3595 WordPress Popular Posts -2,717 300,000 -0.90%
#3596 WP Editor -2,748 100,000 -2.67%
#3597 Maintenance Maintenance -2,813 400,000 -0.70%
#3598 W3 Total Cache Cache -3,007 1,000,000 -0.30%
#3599 Regenerate Thumbnails Misc -3,007 1,000,000 -0.30%
#3600 Google Analyticator -3,029 200,000 -1.49%