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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3,696 plugins matched your criteria.

Rank Plugin Category Growth Active Install Growth %
#3501 WP Add Custom CSS CSS Editor -1,108 100,000 -1.10%
#3502 Display Posts – Easy lists, grids, navigation, and more -1,108 100,000 -1.10%
#3503 Master Slider – Responsive Touch Slider Slider -1,108 100,000 -1.10%
#3504 404 to 301 – Redirect, Log and Notify 404 Errors -1,108 100,000 -1.10%
#3505 Revision Control -1,131 80,000 -1.39%
#3506 404 to Start -1,141 40,000 -2.77%
#3507 WP Robots Txt -1,141 40,000 -2.77%
#3508 Options Framework -1,167 50,000 -2.28%
#3509 Platinum SEO SEO -1,168 30,000 -3.75%
#3510 WooCommerce Square WooCommerce -1,180 90,000 -1.29%
#3511 Ultimate TinyMCE -1,182 40,000 -2.87%
#3512 Addons & Templates for Elementor by Sizzify Lite Elementor -1,203 70,000 -1.69%
#3513 WP Video Lightbox -1,203 70,000 -1.69%
#3514 Ads & AdSense Plugin WP QUADS -1,203 70,000 -1.69%
#3515 Advanced Automatic Updates -1,204 70,000 -1.69%
#3516 Widget Importer & Exporter -1,204 300,000 -0.40%
#3517 Table of Contents Plus -1,204 300,000 -0.40%
#3518 Velvet Blues Update URLs -1,204 300,000 -0.40%
#3519 SiteOrigin CSS CSS Editor -1,205 200,000 -0.60%
#3520 Theme My Login Login -1,210 100,000 -1.20%
#3521 Events Manager -1,210 100,000 -1.20%
#3522 BJ Lazy Load -1,212 80,000 -1.49%
#3523 Maps Widget for Google Maps – Google Maps Builder -1,212 80,000 -1.49%
#3524 Search Everything -1,216 60,000 -1.99%
#3525 Spacer -1,219 50,000 -2.38%
#3526 AccessPress Social Icons -1,224 40,000 -2.97%
#3527 Subscribe2 – Form, Email Subscribers & Newsletters -1,225 40,000 -2.97%
#3528 WordPress Zero Spam -1,226 30,000 -3.93%
#3529 MapPress Maps for WordPress -1,275 70,000 -1.79%
#3530 Slideshow Slider -1,275 70,000 -1.79%
#3531 YITH WooCommerce Zoom Magnifier WooCommerce -1,277 70,000 -1.79%
#3532 Post-Plugin Library -1,295 30,000 -4.14%
#3533 WP Product Review Lite -1,307 40,000 -3.16%
#3534 EU Cookie Law for GDPR/CCPA Privacy -1,311 100,000 -1.29%
#3535 Sitemap by BestWebSoft SEO -1,322 50,000 -2.58%
#3536 WooCommerce PayPal Powered by Braintree Payment Gateway WooCommerce -1,322 50,000 -2.58%
#3537 Easy Twitter Feed Widget Plugin -1,339 60,000 -2.18%
#3538 Social Sharing Buttons, Related Posts, Google Analytics – Shareaholic -1,339 60,000 -2.18%
#3539 Video Thumbnails -1,339 60,000 -2.18%
#3540 Social Media Feather | social media sharing -1,339 60,000 -2.18%
#3541 Acunetix WP Security -1,358 30,000 -4.33%
#3542 Website Monetization by MageNet -1,375 50,000 -2.68%
#3543 Simple Calendar – Google Calendar Plugin -1,376 80,000 -1.69%
#3544 AccessPress Social Share -1,390 40,000 -3.36%
#3545 WordPress Social Login Login -1,401 60,000 -2.28%
#3546 Popups – WordPress Popup -1,401 60,000 -2.28%
#3547 Simple Lightbox -1,407 200,000 -0.70%
#3548 PS Auto Sitemap -1,408 200,000 -0.70%
#3549 Caldera Forms styler for Elementor Page Builder Elementor -1,410 5,000 -22.00%
#3550 Hide Title -1,413 100,000 -1.39%
#3551 MCE Table Buttons -1,413 100,000 -1.39%
#3552 WordPress Ping Optimizer -1,413 100,000 -1.39%
#3553 MailChimp List Subscribe Form Newsletter -1,413 100,000 -1.39%
#3554 Custom Permalinks -1,413 100,000 -1.39%
#3555 SMK Sidebar Generator -1,425 50,000 -2.77%
#3556 Social Share Icons & Social Share Buttons -1,425 50,000 -2.77%
#3557 Scripts To Footer -1,442 20,000 -6.73%
#3558 WP Lightbox 2 -1,490 70,000 -2.08%
#3559 Spider Blocker -1,494 30,000 -4.74%
#3560 Responsive Lightbox & Gallery -1,505 300,000 -0.50%
#3561 Rus-To-Lat -1,515 100,000 -1.49%
#3562 Cornerstone Page Builder -1,515 100,000 -1.49%
#3563 Login LockDown Security -1,515 100,000 -1.49%
#3564 Kraken.io Image Optimizer -1,517 40,000 -3.65%
#3565 Simple Page Sidebars -1,519 40,000 -3.66%
#3566 PuSHPress -1,524 60,000 -2.48%
#3567 1&1 IONOS Address Book -1,525 60,000 -2.48%
#3568 Really Simple CSV Importer -1,525 60,000 -2.48%
#3569 WP Social Bookmarking Light -1,539 80,000 -1.89%
#3570 Sumo – Boost Conversion and Sales -1,547 90,000 -1.69%
#3571 Sidebar Widgets by CodeLights -1,562 70,000 -2.18%
#3572 Zendesk Chat -1,586 60,000 -2.58%
#3573 Theme Check Misc -1,586 60,000 -2.58%
#3574 Simple Social Icons -1,610 200,000 -0.80%
#3575 WP Google Fonts -1,617 100,000 -1.59%
#3576 WP-Polls -1,617 100,000 -1.59%
#3577 underConstruction -1,617 100,000 -1.59%
#3578 Visual Form Builder Form Builder -1,621 80,000 -1.99%
#3579 kk Star Ratings -1,622 80,000 -1.99%
#3580 WP Post Navigation -1,641 10,000 -14.10%
#3581 Backup, Restore and Migrate WordPress Sites With the XCloner Plugin -1,684 40,000 -4.04%
#3582 WP Translitera -1,689 40,000 -4.05%
#3583 Disable XML-RPC Pingback -1,703 80,000 -2.08%
#3584 Genesis Simple Edits -1,719 100,000 -1.69%
#3585 Better WordPress Google XML Sitemaps (support Sitemap Index, Multi-site and Google News) SEO -1,729 40,000 -4.14%
#3586 bbPress Forum -1,808 300,000 -0.60%
#3587 InfiniteWP Client -1,808 300,000 -0.60%
#3588 Widget Logic -1,811 200,000 -0.90%
#3589 GDPR Cookie Consent Banner Privacy -1,811 200,000 -0.90%
#3590 API KEY for Google Maps -1,821 100,000 -1.79%
#3591 WP Retina 2x -1,821 100,000 -1.79%
#3592 ThemeGrill Demo Importer Theme -1,821 100,000 -1.79%
#3593 Sydney Toolbox Theme -1,821 100,000 -1.79%
#3594 WP Edit -1,821 100,000 -1.79%
#3595 P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) -1,851 70,000 -2.58%
#3596 Lazy Load -1,851 70,000 -2.58%
#3597 WP-PostRatings -1,868 80,000 -2.28%
#3598 WP Database Reset -1,870 80,000 -2.28%
#3599 AppMySite – Convert WordPress & WooCommerce to Android & iOS Mobile Apps -1,871 9,000 -17.21%
#3600 FancyBox for WordPress -1,916 90,000 -2.08%