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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3,604 plugins matched your criteria.

Rank Plugin Category Growth Active Install Growth %
#1 Classic Editor Page Builder +510,575 3,000,000 +20.51%
#2 Elementor Page Builder Page Builder +179,216 2,000,000 +9.84%
#3 Really Simple SSL Security +124,877 2,000,000 +6.66%
#4 Yoast SEO SEO +108,472 5,000,000 +2.22%
#5 WooCommerce eCommerce +102,306 4,000,000 +2.62%
#6 WooCommerce Blocks Gutenberg +91,660 400,000 +29.73%
#7 Contact Form 7 Form Builder +88,964 5,000,000 +1.81%
#8 All-in-One WP Migration Migration +83,712 2,000,000 +4.37%
#9 Limit Login Attempts Reloaded Security +73,198 700,000 +11.68%
#10 UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin Backup +66,563 2,000,000 +3.44%
#11 Akismet Anti-Spam Security +59,547 5,000,000 +1.21%
#12 Jetpack by WordPress.com Marketing +59,518 5,000,000 +1.20%
#13 Duplicate Post Misc +55,023 2,000,000 +2.83%
#14 Contact Form by WPForms – Drag & Drop Form Builder for WordPress Form Builder +55,006 1,000,000 +5.82%
#15 Disable Gutenberg +44,524 200,000 +28.64%
#16 Duplicate Page Misc +42,523 800,000 +5.61%
#17 Autoptimize Optimize +38,531 900,000 +4.47%
#18 Cookie Notice for GDPR Privacy +38,061 1,000,000 +3.96%
#19 WP Mail SMTP by WPForms Email +38,061 1,000,000 +3.96%
#20 WooCommerce Services WooCommerce +36,353 600,000 +6.45%
#21 ManageWP Worker Admin +36,125 1,000,000 +3.75%
#22 WordPress Importer Misc +35,761 4,000,000 +0.90%
#23 Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan Security +35,593 2,000,000 +1.81%
#24 One Click Demo Import Theme +34,128 600,000 +6.03%
#25 Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin for WordPress by MonsterInsights Marketing +33,615 2,000,000 +1.71%
#26 Mailchimp for WordPress Marketing +32,321 1,000,000 +3.34%
#27 WP Fastest Cache Cache +31,680 900,000 +3.65%
#28 Mailchimp for WooCommerce WooCommerce +30,821 400,000 +8.35%
#29 Sucuri Security – Auditing, Malware Scanner and Security Hardening Security +30,296 500,000 +6.45%
#30 Redirection Misc +29,439 1,000,000 +3.03%
#31 Loco Translate Localization +27,392 800,000 +3.55%
#32 Instagram Feed Marketing +26,626 800,000 +3.44%
#33 WooCommerce PayPal Checkout Payment Gateway WooCommerce +26,626 800,000 +3.44%
#34 Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode by SeedProd Maintenance +26,499 900,000 +3.03%
#35 Smush Image Compression and Optimization Cache +25,576 1,000,000 +2.62%
#36 Better Search Replace +24,636 700,000 +3.65%
#37 Duplicator – WordPress Migration Plugin Migration +24,605 1,000,000 +2.52%
#38 Redux Framework Theme +24,321 800,000 +3.14%
#39 Facebook for WooCommerce +24,220 100,000 +31.96%
#40 LiteSpeed Cache Cache +24,178 500,000 +5.08%
#41 Insert Headers and Footers Theme +23,969 700,000 +3.55%
#42 Loginizer Security +23,544 800,000 +3.03%
#43 Smart Slider 3 Slider +23,124 400,000 +6.14%
#44 Ocean Extra Theme +23,112 300,000 +8.35%
#45 TinyMCE Advanced Misc +21,844 2,000,000 +1.10%
#46 SG Optimizer Cache +21,398 500,000 +4.47%
#47 Astra Starter Sites – Elementor, Beaver Builder & Gutenberg Templates +20,414 100,000 +25.65%
#48 Gutenberg Blocks – Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg Gutenberg +19,754 40,000 +97.57%
#49 Google Analytics Dashboard for WP by ExactMetrics (formerly GADWP) Marketing +19,748 1,000,000 +2.01%
#50 WPS Hide Login Security +18,634 400,000 +4.89%
#51 WooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway WooCommerce +18,554 500,000 +3.85%
#52 File Manager File Manager +18,455 300,000 +6.55%
#53 WP Super Cache Cache +17,880 2,000,000 +0.90%
#54 Ninja Forms – The Easy and Powerful Forms Builder Form Builder +17,792 1,000,000 +1.81%
#55 Hello Dolly Misc +17,792 1,000,000 +1.81%
#56 Official Facebook Pixel +17,017 100,000 +20.51%
#57 GDPR Cookie Consent Privacy +16,746 400,000 +4.37%
#58 Custom Post Type UI Admin +15,924 600,000 +2.73%
#59 W3 Total Cache Cache +15,832 1,000,000 +1.61%
#60 Popups by OptinMonster – Best WordPress Lead Generation Plugin Marketing +14,968 800,000 +1.91%
#61 Advanced Custom Fields Admin +14,853 1,000,000 +1.51%
#62 Safe SVG +14,797 80,000 +22.69%
#63 Antispam Bee Spam Protection +14,463 400,000 +3.75%
#64 PHP Compatibility Checker +14,394 100,000 +16.81%
#65 YITH WooCommerce Wishlist WooCommerce +14,180 600,000 +2.42%
#66 Meta Box – WordPress Custom Fields Framework Admin +14,077 400,000 +3.65%
#67 WP-Optimize Cache +13,453 800,000 +1.71%
#68 Flamingo Form Builder +13,313 400,000 +3.44%
#69 Under Construction +13,126 300,000 +4.58%
#70 The Events Calendar Events +12,455 700,000 +1.81%
#71 WP Maintenance Mode Maintenance +12,433 600,000 +2.12%
#72 Essential Addons for Elementor Elementor +12,346 100,000 +14.08%
#73 Premium Addons for Elementor Elementor +12,090 100,000 +13.75%
#74 Orbit Fox by ThemeIsle Theme +11,988 300,000 +4.16%
#75 Regenerate Thumbnails Misc +11,900 1,000,000 +1.20%
#76 Disable Comments Misc +11,898 1,000,000 +1.20%
#77 Shortcodes Ultimate +11,884 800,000 +1.51%
#78 Polylang Localization +11,775 400,000 +3.03%
#79 All In One WP Security & Firewall Security +11,773 700,000 +1.71%
#80 Header, Footer & Blocks for Elementor Elementor +11,406 100,000 +12.87%
#81 GA Google Analytics Marketing +11,377 200,000 +6.03%
#82 EWWW Image Optimizer Optimize +11,086 700,000 +1.61%
#83 Contact Form 7 – reCaptcha v2 +10,892 20,000 +119.59%
#84 Health Check & Troubleshooting +10,456 100,000 +11.68%
#85 TablePress +10,400 700,000 +1.51%
#86 User Role Editor User Management +10,360 500,000 +2.12%
#87 Breadcrumb NavXT Navigation +10,312 800,000 +1.31%
#88 Easy WP SMTP Email +9,984 300,000 +3.44%
#89 Google XML Sitemaps SEO +9,960 2,000,000 +0.50%
#90 DuracellTomi's Google Tag Manager for WordPress Statistics +9,882 200,000 +5.20%
#91 Kirki Theme +9,880 200,000 +5.20%
#92 iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) Security +9,828 900,000 +1.10%
#93 Max Mega Menu Navigation +9,696 300,000 +3.34%
#94 WP Reset – Best WordPress Reset Plugin +9,492 100,000 +10.49%
#95 SSL Insecure Content Fixer Security +9,409 300,000 +3.24%
#96 WP Statistics Statistics +9,386 500,000 +1.91%
#97 Astra Widgets +9,311 10,000 +1,351.38%
#98 SVG Support Misc +9,128 200,000 +4.78%
#99 Contact Widgets +8,912 600,000 +1.51%
#100 wpCentral +8,885 20,000 +79.94%