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 %
#3601 Better WordPress Google XML Sitemaps (support Sitemap Index, Multi-site and Google News) SEO -3,227 60,000 -5.10%
#3602 Really Simple CSV Importer -3,274 70,000 -4.47%
#3603 PuSHPress -3,343 70,000 -4.56%
#3604 WP-DB-Backup Backup -3,437 200,000 -1.69%
#3605 Auto Post Thumbnail -3,797 100,000 -3.66%
#3606 WP Clone by WP Academy Migration -3,846 200,000 -1.89%
#3607 GoDaddy Email Marketing -3,997 100,000 -3.84%
#3608 TinyMCE Advanced Misc -4,007 2,000,000 -0.20%
#3609 WPtouch -4,051 200,000 -1.99%
#3610 Force Regenerate Thumbnails Misc -4,219 600,000 -0.70%
#3611 MetaSlider Slider -4,515 900,000 -0.50%
#3612 MailPoet Newsletters (Previous) Newsletter -5,080 200,000 -2.48%
#3613 Image Widget -5,244 400,000 -1.29%
#3614 Simple Tags -5,403 100,000 -5.13%
#3615 WP-PageNavi Navigation -5,627 800,000 -0.70%
#3616 WordPress Ping Optimizer -5,838 100,000 -5.52%
#3617 Contact Form & SMTP Plugin for WordPress by PirateForms Form Builder -5,907 200,000 -2.87%
#3618 Advanced Automatic Updates -6,877 80,000 -7.92%
#3619 Movable Type and TypePad Importer -6,971 60,000 -10.41%
#3620 Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP) -7,178 200,000 -3.46%
#3621 WordPress Gallery Plugin – NextGEN Gallery Gallery -7,237 900,000 -0.80%
#3622 WP Super Cache Cache -8,023 2,000,000 -0.40%
#3623 SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle SiteOrigin Page Builder -9,052 1,000,000 -0.90%
#3624 Google Analytics Statistics -9,615 500,000 -1.89%
#3625 Black Studio TinyMCE Widget Misc -9,673 800,000 -1.19%
#3626 Page Builder by SiteOrigin Page Builder -10,064 1,000,000 -1.00%
#3627 WordPress Importer Misc -12,025 4,000,000 -0.30%
#3628 Really Simple CAPTCHA Security -13,628 900,000 -1.49%
#3629 All in One SEO Pack SEO -14,067 2,000,000 -0.70%
#3630 WooCommerce Blocks Gutenberg -14,325 400,000 -3.46%
#3631 ManageWP Worker Admin -16,211 800,000 -1.99%
#3632 WP Multibyte Patch Misc -18,240 1,000,000 -1.79%
#3633 Google XML Sitemaps SEO -22,161 2,000,000 -1.10%
#3634 Limit Login Attempts Security -29,534 1,000,000 -2.87%