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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3,634 plugins matched your criteria.

Rank Plugin Category Growth Active Install Growth %
#3501 Ultimate Google Analytics -1,013 50,000 -1.99%
#3502 Google Maps Plugin by Intergeo -1,013 50,000 -1.99%
#3503 Social Icons WordPress Plugin – AccessPress Social Icons -1,013 50,000 -1.99%
#3504 Meteor Slides -1,016 50,000 -1.99%
#3505 Theme Authenticity Checker (TAC) -1,031 60,000 -1.69%
#3506 SMK Sidebar Generator -1,060 70,000 -1.49%
#3507 WP Easy Columns -1,061 70,000 -1.49%
#3508 Social Share WordPress Plugin – AccessPress Social Share -1,065 50,000 -2.09%
#3509 MapPress Maps for WordPress -1,089 90,000 -1.20%
#3510 Simple Calendar – Google Calendar Plugin -1,090 90,000 -1.20%
#3511 Recent Tweets Widget -1,108 100,000 -1.10%
#3512 Contact Form by BestWebSoft Form Builder -1,108 100,000 -1.10%
#3513 WP Edit -1,108 100,000 -1.10%
#3514 MailChimp List Subscribe Form Newsletter -1,108 100,000 -1.10%
#3515 qTranslate X Localization -1,108 100,000 -1.10%
#3516 PS Disable Auto Formatting -1,116 50,000 -2.18%
#3517 Widget Settings Importer/Exporter -1,116 50,000 -2.18%
#3518 Udinra All Image Sitemap -1,119 20,000 -5.30%
#3519 One-Click Child Theme -1,132 70,000 -1.59%
#3520 Options Framework -1,132 70,000 -1.59%
#3521 Ultimate TinyMCE -1,154 60,000 -1.89%
#3522 Custom Login Login -1,154 60,000 -1.89%
#3523 WP Review -1,203 70,000 -1.69%
#3524 Social Media Share Buttons | MashShare -1,203 70,000 -1.69%
#3525 Easy Google Fonts -1,204 300,000 -0.40%
#3526 Social Media Widget Social -1,210 100,000 -1.20%
#3527 WP-DBManager -1,210 100,000 -1.20%
#3528 Easy Facebook Like Box (Facebook Page Plugin) – Custom Facebook Feed – Auto PopUp Social -1,210 100,000 -1.20%
#3529 Revision Control -1,210 100,000 -1.20%
#3530 Cornerstone Page Builder -1,210 100,000 -1.20%
#3531 Zendesk Chat -1,212 80,000 -1.49%
#3532 Better WordPress Minify -1,216 60,000 -1.99%
#3533 Contact Form by WD – responsive drag & drop contact form builder tool -1,265 40,000 -3.07%
#3534 Bulk Delete -1,271 50,000 -2.48%
#3535 Spacer -1,275 70,000 -1.79%
#3536 ****** cos-html-cache ****** -1,281 5,000 -20.39%
#3537 Theme My Login Login -1,311 100,000 -1.29%
#3538 Ocean Demo Import Theme -1,322 50,000 -2.58%
#3539 Link Manager -1,347 70,000 -1.89%
#3540 Slideshow Slider -1,363 90,000 -1.49%
#3541 Disable Google Fonts -1,366 90,000 -1.50%
#3542 Login LockDown Security -1,407 200,000 -0.70%
#3543 WP Lightbox 2 -1,413 100,000 -1.39%
#3544 WP-Polls -1,413 100,000 -1.39%
#3545 Sumo – Boost Conversion and Sales -1,413 100,000 -1.39%
#3546 Video Thumbnails -1,457 80,000 -1.79%
#3547 WordPress Share Buttons, Related Posts, Google Analytics – Shareaholic -1,457 80,000 -1.79%
#3548 InfiniteWP Client -1,506 300,000 -0.50%
#3549 Reset WP – Easiest WordPress Reset Plugin -1,508 20,000 -7.01%
#3550 DB Cache Reloaded Fix -1,536 20,000 -7.13%
#3551 Search Everything -1,539 80,000 -1.89%
#3552 YITH WooCommerce Ajax Search WooCommerce -1,547 90,000 -1.69%
#3553 WooCommerce PayPal Powered by Braintree Payment Gateway WooCommerce -1,562 70,000 -2.18%
#3554 Akismet Privacy Policies -1,599 40,000 -3.84%
#3555 Rename wp-login.php Security -1,617 100,000 -1.59%
#3556 Remove Query Strings From Static Resources -1,617 100,000 -1.59%
#3557 Rus-To-Lat -1,617 100,000 -1.59%
#3558 Acunetix WP Security -1,633 50,000 -3.16%
#3559 Acunetix Secure WordPress -1,643 40,000 -3.95%
#3560 Instant Articles for WP -1,648 60,000 -2.67%
#3561 SEO Ultimate SEO -1,719 100,000 -1.69%
#3562 Title Remover -1,720 100,000 -1.69%
#3563 affilinet Performance Ads -1,726 40,000 -4.14%
#3564 Photo Gallery by 10Web – Mobile-Friendly Image Gallery -1,807 300,000 -0.60%
#3565 Cyr to Lat enhanced -1,811 200,000 -0.90%
#3566 BuddyPress Community -1,811 200,000 -0.90%
#3567 BackUpWordPress Backup -1,811 200,000 -0.90%
#3568 Exclude Pages -1,821 100,000 -1.79%
#3569 P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) -1,821 100,000 -1.79%
#3570 Sidebar Widgets by CodeLights -1,821 100,000 -1.79%
#3571 Disqus Comment System Comment -1,821 100,000 -1.79%
#3572 WP Social Bookmarking Light -1,822 100,000 -1.79%
#3573 Social Media Feather | social media sharing -1,823 90,000 -1.99%
#3574 AdSense Plugin WP QUADS -1,950 80,000 -2.38%
#3575 SEO Friendly Images SEO -2,026 100,000 -1.99%
#3576 Simple Share Buttons Adder -2,026 100,000 -1.99%
#3577 Hello Dolly Misc -2,030 1,000,000 -0.20%
#3578 Blog Designer -2,052 30,000 -6.40%
#3579 Easy FancyBox -2,110 300,000 -0.70%
#3580 Widget Logic -2,110 300,000 -0.70%
#3581 Post-Plugin Library -2,156 40,000 -5.11%
#3582 Theme Check Misc -2,193 90,000 -2.38%
#3583 Product Import Export for WooCommerce WooCommerce -2,193 40,000 -5.20%
#3584 Gutenberg Page Builder -2,216 200,000 -1.10%
#3585 WP-PostViews -2,218 200,000 -1.10%
#3586 WordPress Related Posts -2,232 100,000 -2.18%
#3587 Quick Adsense -2,334 100,000 -2.28%
#3588 Woody ad snippets – insert any code, text, or ads by conditions -2,337 100,000 -2.28%
#3589 Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin -2,419 200,000 -1.20%
#3590 PS Auto Sitemap -2,630 200,000 -1.30%
#3591 CKEditor for WordPress -2,679 40,000 -6.28%
#3592 bbPress Forum -2,716 300,000 -0.90%
#3593 Simple Custom CSS CSS Editor -2,716 300,000 -0.90%
#3594 WordPress Popular Posts -2,717 300,000 -0.90%
#3595 WP Editor -2,748 100,000 -2.67%
#3596 Maintenance Maintenance -2,813 400,000 -0.70%
#3597 W3 Total Cache Cache -3,007 1,000,000 -0.30%
#3598 Regenerate Thumbnails Misc -3,007 1,000,000 -0.30%
#3599 Google Analyticator -3,029 200,000 -1.49%
#3600 WebSub/PubSubHubbub -3,042 200,000 -1.50%