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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3,728 plugins matched your criteria.

Rank Plugin Category Growth Active Install Growth %
#3701 Google Analytics Statistics -4,849 300,000 -1.59%
#3702 WP-PageNavi Navigation -4,923 700,000 -0.70%
#3703 Akismet Anti-Spam Security -5,006 5,000,000 -0.10%
#3704 WP Full Auto Tags Manager -5,459 8,000 -40.56%
#3705 Inline Related Posts -5,964 50,000 -10.66%
#3706 Ninja Forms Contact Form – The Drag and Drop Form Builder for WordPress Form Builder -6,024 1,000,000 -0.60%
#3707 AddToAny Share Buttons Social -6,567 500,000 -1.30%
#3708 WordPress Page Builder – Beaver Builder Page Builder -7,001 300,000 -2.28%
#3709 Really Simple CAPTCHA Security -7,045 700,000 -1.00%
#3710 WordPress Gallery Plugin – NextGEN Gallery Gallery -7,241 800,000 -0.90%
#3711 All 404 Redirect to Homepage -7,384 200,000 -3.56%
#3712 Ad Inserter – Ad Manager & AdSense Ads -7,785 200,000 -3.75%
#3713 Black Studio TinyMCE Widget Misc -7,865 600,000 -1.29%
#3714 WP Super Cache Cache -8,021 2,000,000 -0.40%
#3715 SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle SiteOrigin Page Builder -8,148 900,000 -0.90%
#3716 bbPress Forum -8,571 300,000 -2.78%
#3717 Pin It Button On Image Hover And Post -9,310 50,000 -15.70%
#3718 WP SEO TDK SEO -9,655 100,000 -8.80%
#3719 WordPress Related Posts -10,336 70,000 -12.87%
#3720 All in One SEO Pack SEO -12,047 2,000,000 -0.60%
#3721 Page Builder by SiteOrigin Page Builder -12,092 1,000,000 -1.19%
#3722 Featured Image from URL | FIFU -13,568 70,000 -16.24%
#3723 Contact Widgets -13,896 400,000 -3.36%
#3724 Google XML Sitemaps SEO -22,155 2,000,000 -1.10%
#3725 Google Analytics Dashboard for WP by ExactMetrics (formerly GADWP) Marketing -22,307 1,000,000 -2.18%
#3726 Limit Login Attempts Security -23,335 1,000,000 -2.28%
#3727 WooCommerce Admin -23,355 600,000 -3.75%
#3728 File Manager File Manager -44,326 600,000 -6.88%