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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3,712 plugins matched your criteria.

Rank Plugin Category Growth Active Install Growth %
#3601 Spider Blocker -1,621 30,000 -5.13%
#3602 WordPress HTTPS (SSL) Security -1,634 70,000 -2.28%
#3603 Auto Featured Image (Auto Post Thumbnail) -1,639 90,000 -1.79%
#3604 WP Lightbox 2 -1,707 70,000 -2.38%
#3605 Slimstat Analytics -1,719 100,000 -1.69%
#3606 wp-jalali -1,719 100,000 -1.69%
#3607 WordPress Share Buttons Plugin – AddThis -1,719 100,000 -1.69%
#3608 WP-DBManager -1,719 100,000 -1.69%
#3609 Cyr to Lat enhanced -1,719 100,000 -1.69%
#3610 Theme Check Misc -1,773 60,000 -2.87%
#3611 WP Editor -1,773 60,000 -2.87%
#3612 P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) -1,778 70,000 -2.48%
#3613 Shapely Companion -1,790 50,000 -3.46%
#3614 WP Migrate DB – WordPress Migration Made Easy Migration -1,807 300,000 -0.60%
#3615 Easy FancyBox -1,808 300,000 -0.60%
#3616 GDPR Cookie Consent Banner Privacy -1,811 200,000 -0.90%
#3617 All-in-One Event Calendar Events -1,821 100,000 -1.79%
#3618 Clone Migration -1,822 100,000 -1.79%
#3619 Storefront Product Sharing -1,838 30,000 -5.77%
#3620 WP Post Navigation -1,864 10,000 -15.71%
#3621 Advanced Automatic Updates -1,897 60,000 -3.06%
#3622 XML Sitemap & Google News SEO -1,923 100,000 -1.89%
#3623 Genesis Simple Edits -1,924 100,000 -1.89%
#3624 Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin -1,924 100,000 -1.89%
#3625 Disable XML-RPC Pingback -1,950 80,000 -2.38%
#3626 Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin for WordPress by MonsterInsights Marketing -2,005 2,000,000 -0.10%
#3627 Simple Page Ordering -2,014 200,000 -1.00%
#3628 Titan Anti-spam & Security Spam Protection -2,014 200,000 -1.00%
#3629 NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster -2,026 100,000 -1.99%
#3630 Enhanced Media Library -2,026 100,000 -1.99%
#3631 Loginizer Security -2,034 1,000,000 -0.20%
#3632 10Web Social Photo Feed -2,068 70,000 -2.87%
#3633 WP-Live Chat by 3CX -2,104 50,000 -4.04%
#3634 InfiniteWP Client -2,110 300,000 -0.70%
#3635 MailPoet Newsletters (Previous) Newsletter -2,129 100,000 -2.08%
#3636 Recent Tweets Widget -2,129 100,000 -2.08%
#3637 Lazy Load -2,141 70,000 -2.97%
#3638 VaultPress -2,141 70,000 -2.97%
#3639 Social Media Share Buttons | MashShare -2,213 50,000 -4.24%
#3640 WPtouch -2,231 100,000 -2.18%
#3641 WordPress Zero Spam -2,231 30,000 -6.92%
#3642 Social Media Widget Social -2,232 100,000 -2.18%
#3643 Cornerstone Page Builder -2,232 100,000 -2.18%
#3644 Slideshow Slider -2,289 70,000 -3.17%
#3645 Disqus Comment System Comment -2,334 100,000 -2.28%
#3646 Exclude Pages -2,334 100,000 -2.28%
#3647 Simple Share Buttons Adder -2,336 100,000 -2.28%
#3648 TablePress -2,408 800,000 -0.30%
#3649 Responsive Lightbox & Gallery -2,419 200,000 -1.20%
#3650 PHP Code Widget -2,437 100,000 -2.38%
#3651 Google Analyticator -2,437 100,000 -2.38%
#3652 Sydney Toolbox Theme -2,438 100,000 -2.38%
#3653 Easy Social Post Feed – Social Photos Gallery – Page Plugin – Auto PopUp – MT Social -2,473 90,000 -2.67%
#3654 Contact Form by BestWebSoft Form Builder -2,540 100,000 -2.48%
#3655 Widget Logic -2,622 200,000 -1.29%
#3656 BackUpWordPress Backup -2,623 200,000 -1.29%
#3657 WordPress Popular Posts -2,716 300,000 -0.90%
#3658 WP Google Maps -2,814 400,000 -0.70%
#3659 SEO Ultimate SEO -2,846 90,000 -3.07%
#3660 AddToAny Share Buttons Social -3,013 500,000 -0.60%
#3661 Simple Custom CSS CSS Editor -3,019 300,000 -1.00%
#3662 Smash Balloon Social Post Feed -3,030 200,000 -1.49%
#3663 WooSidebars -3,220 400,000 -0.80%
#3664 WordPress Related Posts -3,222 90,000 -3.46%
#3665 Website Monetization by MageNet -3,226 50,000 -6.06%
#3666 Photo Gallery by 10Web – Mobile-Friendly Image Gallery -3,324 300,000 -1.10%
#3667 Easy Google Fonts -3,324 300,000 -1.10%
#3668 WooCommerce Blocks Gutenberg -3,437 200,000 -1.69%
#3669 Ad Inserter – Ad Manager & AdSense Ads -3,441 200,000 -1.69%
#3670 GoDaddy Email Marketing -3,505 90,000 -3.75%
#3671 WP Multibyte Patch Misc -3,610 900,000 -0.40%
#3672 Simple 301 Redirects -3,629 300,000 -1.20%
#3673 SEO Friendly Images SEO -3,706 80,000 -4.43%
#3674 bbPress Forum -3,933 300,000 -1.29%
#3675 Contact Form & SMTP Plugin for WordPress by PirateForms Form Builder -3,998 100,000 -3.84%
#3676 Regenerate Thumbnails Misc -4,013 1,000,000 -0.40%
#3677 The Events Calendar Events -4,016 800,000 -0.50%
#3678 WP-DB-Backup Backup -4,256 200,000 -2.08%
#3679 Force Regenerate Thumbnails Misc -5,032 500,000 -1.00%
#3680 Pin It Button On Image Hover And Post -5,049 70,000 -6.73%
#3681 WP SEO TDK SEO -5,065 100,000 -4.82%
#3682 Image Widget -5,156 300,000 -1.69%
#3683 Glue for Yoast SEO & AMP AMP -5,246 80,000 -6.15%
#3684 Marketing Toolkit by OptinMonster – Popups, Email Optin Forms & Newsletter Subscribers Marketing -5,427 900,000 -0.60%
#3685 WordPress Shortcodes Plugin — Shortcodes Ultimate -5,627 800,000 -0.70%
#3686 1&1 IONOS Address Book -6,055 50,000 -10.80%
#3687 WP-PageNavi Navigation -6,336 700,000 -0.90%
#3688 Google Analytics Statistics -6,385 300,000 -2.08%
#3689 Featured Image from URL -7,789 90,000 -7.97%
#3690 WP Super Cache Cache -8,023 2,000,000 -0.40%
#3691 MetaSlider Slider -8,864 800,000 -1.10%
#3692 WordPress Page Builder – Beaver Builder Page Builder -9,175 300,000 -2.97%
#3693 Black Studio TinyMCE Widget Misc -9,699 600,000 -1.59%
#3694 Really Simple CAPTCHA Security -10,602 700,000 -1.49%
#3695 WordPress Gallery Plugin – NextGEN Gallery Gallery -11,301 800,000 -1.39%
#3696 Yoast Duplicate Post Misc -12,037 3,000,000 -0.40%
#3697 Ninja Forms Contact Form – The Drag and Drop Form Builder for WordPress Form Builder -12,096 1,000,000 -1.20%
#3698 WooCommerce PayPal Checkout Payment Gateway WooCommerce -13,749 800,000 -1.69%
#3699 TinyMCE Advanced Misc -14,065 2,000,000 -0.70%
#3700 Contact Form 7 Form Builder -15,036 5,000,000 -0.30%