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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3,568 plugins matched your criteria.

Rank Plugin Category Growth Active Install
#1 Gutenberg Page Builder +103,050 600,000
#2 Classic Editor Page Builder +89,418 500,000
#3 Elementor Page Builder Page Builder +83,364 1,000,000
#4 Really Simple SSL Security +76,153 1,000,000
#5 WooCommerce eCommerce +63,357 4,000,000
#6 Limit Login Attempts Reloaded Security +61,658 400,000
#7 Yoast SEO SEO +59,542 5,000,000
#8 Contact Form by WPForms – Drag & Drop Form Builder for WordPress Form Builder +58,742 1,000,000
#9 LiteSpeed Cache Cache +54,863 400,000
#10 All-in-One WP Migration Migration +52,206 1,000,000
#11 Contact Form 7 Form Builder +44,741 5,000,000
#12 Duplicate Post Misc +39,501 2,000,000
#13 Mailchimp for WooCommerce WooCommerce +36,279 300,000
#14 Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin for WordPress by MonsterInsights Marketing +29,718 2,000,000
#15 WP Fastest Cache Cache +28,926 800,000
#16 WooCommerce Services WooCommerce +27,548 400,000
#17 One Click Demo Import Theme +27,044 500,000
#18 WP Mail SMTP by WPForms Email +26,547 1,000,000
#19 Jetpack by WordPress.com Marketing +24,920 5,000,000
#20 Redirection Misc +24,612 1,000,000
#21 Better Search Replace +23,981 600,000
#22 Autoptimize Optimize +23,302 700,000
#23 Smush Image Compression and Optimization Cache +21,698 1,000,000
#24 WooCommerce PayPal Checkout Payment Gateway WooCommerce +21,266 700,000
#25 Duplicate Page Misc +21,119 600,000
#26 MailChimp for WordPress Marketing +20,725 1,000,000
#27 Insert Headers and Footers Theme +20,547 600,000
#28 Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode by SeedProd Maintenance +20,462 800,000
#29 Ocean Extra Theme +19,690 200,000
#30 Popups by OptinMonster – Best WordPress Lead Generation Plugin Marketing +18,914 800,000
#31 Loco Translate Localization +18,584 700,000
#32 UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin Backup +17,798 1,000,000
#33 ManageWP Worker Admin +16,550 700,000
#34 Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan Security +15,920 2,000,000
#35 TinyMCE Advanced Misc +15,916 2,000,000
#36 Smart Slider 3 Slider +15,666 300,000
#37 Instagram Feed Marketing +15,190 700,000
#38 Redux Framework Theme +15,188 700,000
#39 Google Analytics Dashboard for WP by ExactMetrics (formerly GADWP) Marketing +14,857 1,000,000
#40 SG Optimizer Cache +14,075 400,000
#41 WPS Hide Login Security +12,844 300,000
#42 Custom Post Type UI Admin +12,432 600,000
#43 AMP for WordPress AMP +11,980 300,000
#44 YITH WooCommerce Wishlist WooCommerce +11,849 600,000
#45 Popup Maker – Popup Forms, Optins & More Form Builder +10,847 300,000
#46 WooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway WooCommerce +10,620 400,000
#47 Essential Addons for Elementor Elementor +10,418 80,000
#48 The Events Calendar Events +10,401 700,000
#49 Orbit Fox by ThemeIsle Theme +10,273 300,000
#50 File Manager File Manager +10,257 200,000
#51 Flamingo Form Builder +10,232 400,000
#52 Akismet Anti-Spam Security +9,985 5,000,000
#53 Ninja Forms – The Easy and Powerful Forms Builder Form Builder +9,937 1,000,000
#54 WP Multibyte Patch Misc +9,933 1,000,000
#55 GA Google Analytics Marketing +9,318 200,000
#56 Premium Addons for Elementor Elementor +9,098 50,000
#57 All In One WP Security & Firewall Security +9,025 700,000
#58 WooCommerce Gutenberg Products Block WooCommerce +9,018 50,000
#59 SSL Insecure Content Fixer Security +8,941 200,000
#60 WP Reset – Best WordPress Reset Plugin +8,583 70,000
#61 TablePress +8,336 700,000
#62 Antispam Bee Spam Protection +8,254 300,000
#63 Nimble Builder – Section builder companion of the Customizr and Hueman themes +8,090 9,000
#64 SVG Support Misc +7,993 200,000
#65 Duplicator – WordPress Migration Plugin Migration +7,953 1,000,000
#66 WP-Optimize Cache +7,949 800,000
#67 Polylang Localization +7,900 400,000
#68 Under Construction +7,612 200,000
#69 Kirki Theme +7,612 200,000
#70 Contact Form 7 Redirection Contact Form 7 +7,380 70,000
#71 Broken Link Checker SEO +7,145 600,000
#72 Health Check & Troubleshooting +7,000 60,000
#73 Disable Comments Misc +6,968 1,000,000
#74 a3 Lazy Load +6,886 100,000
#75 Easy WP SMTP Email +6,800 300,000
#76 Table of Contents Plus +6,509 300,000
#77 Meta Box – WordPress Custom Fields Framework Admin +6,509 300,000
#78 SiteGuard WP Plugin Security +6,461 200,000
#79 Force HTTPS (SSL Redirect & Fix Insecure Content) Security +6,396 70,000
#80 Breadcrumb NavXT Navigation +6,366 800,000
#81 Social Media Share Buttons & Social Sharing Icons Social +6,273 200,000
#82 Shortcodes Ultimate +6,264 700,000
#83 PHP Compatibility Checker +6,207 70,000
#84 Click to Chat for WhatsApp Chat +6,174 50,000
#85 Advanced Custom Fields Admin +5,977 1,000,000
#86 EWWW Image Optimizer Optimize +5,570 700,000
#87 Post Types Order Admin +5,461 500,000
#88 Statify Marketing +5,436 80,000
#89 Contact Form 7 Database Addon – CFDB7 Contact Form 7 +5,409 100,000
#90 reSmush.it Image Optimizer Optimize +5,376 40,000
#91 Enable Media Replace +5,339 300,000
#92 Google Fonts for WordPress +5,309 20,000
#93 Astra Starter Sites +5,010 50,000
#94 WordPress Page Builder – Beaver Builder Page Builder +4,967 500,000
#95 YITH WooCommerce Compare WooCommerce +4,922 200,000
#96 Code Snippets +4,847 100,000
#97 BackWPup – WordPress Backup Plugin Migration +4,774 600,000
#98 Category Order and Taxonomy Terms Order Admin +4,751 300,000
#99 CMB2 Form Builder +4,728 200,000
#100 Child Theme Configurator +4,728 200,000