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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3,695 plugins matched your criteria.

Rank Plugin Category Growth Active Install Growth %
#3601 NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster -2,231 100,000 -2.18%
#3602 WP-PostRatings -2,286 90,000 -2.48%
#3603 qTranslate X Localization -2,334 100,000 -2.28%
#3604 Recent Tweets Widget -2,334 100,000 -2.28%
#3605 Hide Featured Image -2,347 60,000 -3.76%
#3606 WordPress HTTPS (SSL) Security -2,363 80,000 -2.87%
#3607 Breadcrumb NavXT Navigation -2,406 800,000 -0.30%
#3608 WP Google Maps -2,410 400,000 -0.60%
#3609 Ads & AdSense Plugin WP QUADS -2,432 70,000 -3.36%
#3610 Lazy Load -2,432 70,000 -3.36%
#3611 Exclude Pages -2,437 100,000 -2.38%
#3612 WordPress Related Posts -2,472 90,000 -2.67%
#3613 Post Types Order Admin -2,509 500,000 -0.50%
#3614 VaultPress -2,529 80,000 -3.06%
#3615 Easy Social Post Feed – Social Photos Gallery – Page Plugin – Auto PopUp – MT Social -2,565 90,000 -2.77%
#3616 Shapely Companion -2,582 50,000 -4.91%
#3617 Widget Logic -2,622 200,000 -1.29%
#3618 Simple Page Ordering -2,622 200,000 -1.29%
#3619 reCaptcha by BestWebSoft Security -2,622 200,000 -1.29%
#3620 OnePress Social Locker -2,625 9,000 -22.58%
#3621 Auto Post Thumbnail & Image Search For Elementor -2,644 100,000 -2.58%
#3622 WP Editor -2,652 70,000 -3.65%
#3623 WP Multibyte Patch Misc -2,709 900,000 -0.30%
#3624 Responsive Lightbox & Gallery -2,717 300,000 -0.90%
#3625 Enhanced Media Library -2,747 100,000 -2.67%
#3626 Disqus Comment System Comment -2,747 100,000 -2.67%
#3627 Contact Form by BestWebSoft Form Builder -2,747 100,000 -2.67%
#3628 Kraken.io Image Optimizer -2,754 40,000 -6.44%
#3629 Velvet Blues Update URLs -2,813 400,000 -0.70%
#3630 WooCommerce ShipStation Gateway WooCommerce -2,969 60,000 -4.72%
#3631 Easy FancyBox -3,019 300,000 -1.00%
#3632 Easy Google Fonts -3,020 300,000 -1.00%
#3633 Disable Google Fonts -3,030 80,000 -3.65%
#3634 SEO Ultimate SEO -3,058 100,000 -2.97%
#3635 Google Analyticator -3,058 100,000 -2.97%
#3636 wp-jalali -3,060 100,000 -2.97%
#3637 SEO Friendly Images SEO -3,221 90,000 -3.46%
#3638 Mesmerize Companion -3,266 100,000 -3.16%
#3639 bbPress Forum -3,323 300,000 -1.10%
#3640 Simple Custom CSS CSS Editor -3,324 300,000 -1.10%
#3641 Widget Importer & Exporter -3,629 300,000 -1.20%
#3642 InfiniteWP Client -3,629 300,000 -1.20%
#3643 WP Migrate DB – WordPress Migration Made Easy Migration -3,629 300,000 -1.20%
#3644 BackUpWordPress Backup -3,641 200,000 -1.79%
#3645 Smash Balloon Social Post Feed -3,642 200,000 -1.79%
#3646 Contact Form & SMTP Plugin for WordPress by PirateForms Form Builder -3,683 100,000 -3.55%
#3647 Photo Gallery by 10Web – Mobile-Friendly Image Gallery -3,933 300,000 -1.29%
#3648 GoDaddy Email Marketing -3,998 100,000 -3.84%
#3649 Advanced Custom Fields Admin -4,012 1,000,000 -0.40%
#3650 WordPress Shortcodes Plugin — Shortcodes Ultimate -4,014 800,000 -0.50%
#3651 Hello Dolly Misc -4,015 800,000 -0.50%
#3652 WP-DB-Backup Backup -4,256 200,000 -2.08%
#3653 Simple 301 Redirects -5,155 300,000 -1.69%
#3654 The Events Calendar Events -5,626 800,000 -0.70%
#3655 MailPoet Newsletters (Previous) Newsletter -5,700 200,000 -2.77%
#3656 Titan Anti-spam & Security Spam Protection -5,908 200,000 -2.87%
#3657 Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin for WordPress by MonsterInsights Marketing -6,015 2,000,000 -0.30%
#3658 Image Widget -6,692 300,000 -2.18%
#3659 Google Analytics Statistics -6,692 300,000 -2.18%
#3660 Duplicator – WordPress Migration Plugin Migration -7,033 1,000,000 -0.70%
#3661 Force Regenerate Thumbnails Misc -8,082 500,000 -1.59%
#3662 WooCommerce Blocks Gutenberg -9,048 200,000 -4.33%
#3663 Regenerate Thumbnails Misc -9,053 1,000,000 -0.90%
#3664 WP-PageNavi Navigation -9,175 700,000 -1.29%
#3665 WordPress Page Builder – Beaver Builder Page Builder -9,796 300,000 -3.16%
#3666 Black Studio TinyMCE Widget Misc -10,311 600,000 -1.69%
#3667 WordPress Gallery Plugin – NextGEN Gallery Gallery -10,486 800,000 -1.29%
#3668 MetaSlider Slider -10,487 800,000 -1.29%
#3669 TinyMCE Advanced Misc -12,047 2,000,000 -0.60%
#3670 Really Simple CAPTCHA Security -12,744 700,000 -1.79%
#3671 BC Simple Auto Ads -12,854 10,000 -56.24%
#3672 Exclude Custom Post Types From SEO Sitemap -12,854 10,000 -56.24%
#3673 WP Face Login – Face Authentication For WordPress -12,854 10,000 -56.24%
#3674 All in One SEO Pack SEO -14,065 2,000,000 -0.70%
#3675 Ninja Forms Contact Form – The Drag and Drop Form Builder for WordPress Form Builder -14,124 1,000,000 -1.39%
#3676 Glue for Yoast SEO & AMP AMP -14,520 100,000 -12.68%
#3677 Akismet Anti-Spam Security -15,036 5,000,000 -0.30%
#3678 WP Super Cache Cache -16,081 2,000,000 -0.80%
#3679 SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle SiteOrigin Page Builder -16,163 1,000,000 -1.59%
#3680 WooCommerce PayPal Checkout Payment Gateway WooCommerce -18,231 900,000 -1.99%
#3681 Page Builder by SiteOrigin Page Builder -19,230 1,000,000 -1.89%
#3682 Contact Widgets -19,367 400,000 -4.62%
#3683 Woo Slider Pro – Drag Drop Slider Builder For WooCommerce -19,716 20,000 -49.64%
#3684 WP Quick Add Child Category By binarycarpenter.com -24,300 30,000 -44.75%
#3685 Contact Form 7 Form Builder -25,086 5,000,000 -0.50%
#3686 Jetpack by WordPress.com Marketing -25,091 5,000,000 -0.50%
#3687 Google Analytics Dashboard for WP by ExactMetrics (formerly GADWP) Marketing -29,534 1,000,000 -2.87%
#3688 BC Custom Thank You Page Builder For WooCommerce -29,798 30,000 -49.83%
#3689 Limit Login Attempts Security -30,574 1,000,000 -2.97%
#3690 Ultimate Custom Add To Cart Button For WooCommerce -32,083 50,000 -39.09%
#3691 Google XML Sitemaps SEO -32,325 2,000,000 -1.59%
#3692 Binary Carpenter Ultimate Scroll To Top Button -32,400 40,000 -44.75%
#3693 Free Woocommerce Product Table View – Woo Table Pro -33,124 50,000 -39.85%
#3694 WordPress Importer Misc -36,209 4,000,000 -0.90%
#3695 WooCommerce Admin -91,861 800,000 -10.30%