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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3,889 plugins matched your criteria.

Rank Plugin Category Growth Active Install Growth %
#3801 Sidebar Widgets by CodeLights -776 70,000 -1.10%
#3802 Platinum SEO SEO -784 20,000 -3.77%
#3803 PuSHPress -787 60,000 -1.29%
#3804 Update Control -788 10,000 -7.30%
#3805 ****** cos-html-cache ****** -790 5,000 -13.64%
#3806 Ad Inserter – Ad Manager & AdSense Ads -803 200,000 -0.40%
#3807 Adminimize -804 200,000 -0.40%
#3808 Titan Anti-spam & Security Spam Protection -805 100,000 -0.80%
#3809 WooSidebars -805 400,000 -0.20%
#3810 WordPress Share Buttons Plugin – AddThis -805 100,000 -0.80%
#3811 MCE Table Buttons -805 100,000 -0.80%
#3812 Popups – WordPress Popup -809 50,000 -1.59%
#3813 BJ Lazy Load -847 70,000 -1.20%
#3814 Easy Google Fonts -902 300,000 -0.30%
#3815 Edit Author Slug -906 100,000 -0.90%
#3816 WP Edit -906 100,000 -0.90%
#3817 Exclude Pages -906 90,000 -1.00%
#3818 Social Media Widget Social -906 90,000 -1.00%
#3819 Clone Migration -907 100,000 -0.90%
#3820 Really Simple CSV Importer -911 50,000 -1.79%
#3821 Remove Image Links -934 5,000 -15.74%
#3822 Product Catalog Feed by PixelYourSite -956 5,000 -16.05%
#3823 WP Editor -970 60,000 -1.59%
#3824 WordPress HTTPS (SSL) Security -970 60,000 -1.59%
#3825 Lazy Load -970 60,000 -1.59%
#3826 WP Database Reset -989 70,000 -1.39%
#3827 Custom Sidebars – Dynamic Sidebar Widget Area Manager -1,004 200,000 -0.50%
#3828 MailPoet Newsletters (Previous) Newsletter -1,007 100,000 -1.00%
#3829 Hide Title -1,007 100,000 -1.00%
#3830 PHP Code Widget -1,009 100,000 -1.00%
#3831 wp-jalali -1,089 90,000 -1.20%
#3832 WP-DB-Backup Backup -1,108 100,000 -1.10%
#3833 All-in-One Event Calendar Events -1,108 100,000 -1.10%
#3834 Disqus Comment System Comment -1,108 100,000 -1.10%
#3835 GoDaddy Email Marketing -1,130 80,000 -1.39%
#3836 Per page add to head -1,154 20,000 -5.46%
#3837 Paytm Payment Gateway -1,181 7,000 -14.44%
#3838 Search & Replace -1,205 200,000 -0.60%
#3839 NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster -1,210 100,000 -1.20%
#3840 VaultPress -1,277 60,000 -2.08%
#3841 TypeSquare Webfonts for お名前.com -1,293 7,000 -15.59%
#3842 Google Analyticator -1,311 100,000 -1.29%
#3843 Fast Velocity Minify -1,312 100,000 -1.30%
#3844 Photo Gallery by Supsystic -1,344 60,000 -2.19%
#3845 Featured Image from URL (FIFU) -1,402 60,000 -2.28%
#3846 GDPR Cookie Consent Banner Privacy -1,407 200,000 -0.70%
#3847 Responsive Lightbox & Gallery -1,408 200,000 -0.70%
#3848 Sydney Toolbox Theme -1,413 100,000 -1.39%
#3849 Cornerstone Page Builder -1,414 100,000 -1.39%
#3850 Quick Adsense -1,457 80,000 -1.79%
#3851 Image Widget -1,505 300,000 -0.50%
#3852 SSL Insecure Content Fixer Security -1,505 300,000 -0.50%
#3853 Photo Gallery by 10Web – Mobile-Friendly Image Gallery -1,506 300,000 -0.50%
#3854 WordPress Gallery Plugin – NextGEN Gallery Gallery -1,603 800,000 -0.20%
#3855 Orbit Fox by ThemeIsle Theme -1,605 400,000 -0.40%
#3856 BackUpWordPress Backup -1,609 200,000 -0.80%
#3857 Contact Form by BestWebSoft Form Builder -1,617 100,000 -1.59%
#3858 Atomic Blocks – Gutenberg Blocks Collection Gutenberg -1,685 50,000 -3.26%
#3859 Weblizar Pin It Button On Image Hover And Post -1,811 40,000 -4.33%
#3860 Contact Form & SMTP Plugin for WordPress by PirateForms Form Builder -1,923 100,000 -1.89%
#3861 Advanced Editor Tools (previously TinyMCE Advanced) Misc -2,005 2,000,000 -0.10%
#3862 WP Snow Effect -2,045 5,000 -29.03%
#3863 Really Simple CAPTCHA Security -2,105 700,000 -0.30%
#3864 Glue for Yoast SEO & AMP AMP -2,213 70,000 -3.06%
#3865 WooCommerce Blocks Gutenberg -2,216 200,000 -1.10%
#3866 a3 Lazy Load -2,216 200,000 -1.10%
#3867 Sumo – Boost Conversion and Sales -2,447 80,000 -2.97%
#3868 SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle SiteOrigin Page Builder -2,706 900,000 -0.30%
#3869 Black Studio TinyMCE Widget Misc -3,010 600,000 -0.50%
#3870 WooCommerce PayPal Checkout Payment Gateway WooCommerce -3,211 800,000 -0.40%
#3871 WordPress Page Builder – Beaver Builder Page Builder -3,323 300,000 -1.10%
#3872 Simple Page Ordering -3,448 200,000 -1.69%
#3873 QQWorld Auto Save Images -3,720 50,000 -6.92%
#3874 Search Regex -4,481 200,000 -2.19%
#3875 Multi Device Switcher -4,532 30,000 -13.12%
#3876 Google Analytics Statistics -4,543 300,000 -1.49%
#3877 Page Builder by SiteOrigin Page Builder -5,017 1,000,000 -0.50%
#3878 Jetpack – WP Security, Backup, Speed, & Growth Marketing -5,041 5,000,000 -0.10%
#3879 Custom Field Template -5,303 60,000 -8.12%
#3880 PS Auto Sitemap -5,506 200,000 -2.68%
#3881 Hello Dolly Misc -7,269 800,000 -0.90%
#3882 Contact Widgets -7,620 300,000 -2.48%
#3883 WP SEO TDK SEO -7,978 90,000 -8.14%
#3884 All in One SEO SEO -10,035 2,000,000 -0.50%
#3885 Google XML Sitemaps SEO -10,035 2,000,000 -0.50%
#3886 Marketing Toolkit by OptinMonster – Popups, Email Optin Forms & Newsletter Subscribers Marketing -10,220 1,000,000 -1.01%
#3887 Limit Login Attempts Security -14,124 1,000,000 -1.39%
#3888 Google Analytics Dashboard for WP by ExactMetrics (formerly GADWP) Marketing -17,183 1,000,000 -1.69%
#3889 WooCommerce Admin -18,413 500,000 -3.55%