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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3,892 plugins matched your criteria.

Rank Plugin Category Growth Active Install Growth %
#1 Elementor Website Builder Page Builder +237,670 5,000,000 +4.99%
#2 Contact Form by WPForms – Drag & Drop Form Builder for WordPress Form Builder +125,472 4,000,000 +3.24%
#3 Classic Editor Page Builder +118,211 5,000,000 +2.42%
#4 WooCommerce eCommerce +113,359 5,000,000 +2.32%
#5 All-in-One WP Migration Migration +108,473 3,000,000 +3.75%
#6 Really Simple SSL Security +93,875 5,000,000 +1.91%
#7 Yoast SEO SEO +88,994 5,000,000 +1.81%
#8 Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan Security +82,903 4,000,000 +2.12%
#9 Site Kit – Analytics, Search Console, AdSense, Speed +76,151 1,000,000 +8.24%
#10 Elementor – Header, Footer & Blocks Template Elementor +70,696 1,000,000 +7.61%
#11 UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin Backup +68,015 3,000,000 +2.32%
#12 Creative Mail – Easier WordPress & WooCommerce Email Marketing +60,869 200,000 +43.75%
#13 WP Mail SMTP by WPForms Email +58,888 2,000,000 +3.03%
#14 Essential Addons for Elementor Elementor +55,956 1,000,000 +5.93%
#15 LiteSpeed Cache Cache +55,947 1,000,000 +5.93%
#16 Yoast Duplicate Post Misc +53,393 3,000,000 +1.81%
#17 Starter Templates – Elementor, Beaver Builder, Gutenberg & Brizy Templates +51,197 900,000 +6.03%
#18 Akismet Spam Protection Security +49,676 5,000,000 +1.00%
#19 Contact Form 7 Form Builder +49,661 5,000,000 +1.00%
#20 Redirection Misc +47,286 2,000,000 +2.42%
#21 Jetpack – WP Security, Backup, Speed, & Growth Marketing +44,741 5,000,000 +0.90%
#22 CookieYes | GDPR Cookie Consent & Compliance Notice (CCPA Ready) Privacy +43,761 1,000,000 +4.58%
#23 SG Optimizer Cache +43,748 1,000,000 +4.57%
#24 Rank Math SEO – Best SEO Plugin for WordPress SEO +39,166 700,000 +5.93%
#25 Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin for WordPress by MonsterInsights Marketing +38,675 3,000,000 +1.31%
#26 Duplicate Page Misc +37,112 1,000,000 +3.85%
#27 WordPress Importer Misc +35,792 4,000,000 +0.90%
#28 Insert Headers and Footers Theme +35,201 1,000,000 +3.65%
#29 MC4WP: Mailchimp for WordPress Marketing +33,633 2,000,000 +1.71%
#30 Loginizer Security +32,330 1,000,000 +3.34%
#31 WPS Hide Login Security +28,926 800,000 +3.75%
#32 Facebook for WooCommerce +28,479 1,000,000 +2.93%
#33 Google Ads & Marketing by Kliken +28,279 400,000 +7.61%
#34 Limit Login Attempts Reloaded Security +27,515 1,000,000 +2.83%
#35 Loco Translate Localization +27,515 1,000,000 +2.83%
#36 Envato Elements – Photos & Elementor Templates Beaver Builder +25,714 400,000 +6.87%
#37 Better Search Replace +25,580 1,000,000 +2.63%
#38 SVG Support Misc +23,766 500,000 +4.99%
#39 WP-Optimize – Clean, Compress, Cache. Cache +23,643 1,000,000 +2.42%
#40 Disable Comments – Remove Comments & Protect From Spam Misc +23,641 1,000,000 +2.42%
#41 Sucuri Security – Auditing, Malware Scanner and Security Hardening Security +23,551 800,000 +3.03%
#42 Templately – Templates Cloud for Elementor & Gutenberg : 1000+ Free Designs! +22,027 40,000 +122.56%
#43 Smash Balloon Social Photo Feed Marketing +21,700 1,000,000 +2.22%
#44 Code Snippets +21,634 400,000 +5.72%
#45 Custom Post Type UI Admin +21,277 900,000 +2.42%
#46 WP Fastest Cache Cache +19,751 1,000,000 +2.01%
#47 Antispam Bee Spam Protection +19,396 600,000 +3.34%
#48 WP Maintenance Mode Maintenance +18,913 800,000 +2.42%
#49 GA Google Analytics Marketing +18,820 600,000 +3.24%
#50 Duplicator – WordPress Migration Plugin Migration +18,775 1,000,000 +1.91%
#51 One Click Demo Import Theme +18,773 1,000,000 +1.91%
#52 Smart Slider 3 Slider +18,583 700,000 +2.73%
#53 Safe SVG +18,258 400,000 +4.78%
#54 Imagify – Optimize your Images & Convert WebP Optimize +17,881 400,000 +4.68%
#55 iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) Security +17,798 1,000,000 +1.81%
#56 Advanced Custom Fields Admin +17,796 1,000,000 +1.81%
#57 Redux – Gutenberg Blocks Library & Framework Theme +17,794 1,000,000 +1.81%
#58 Mailchimp for WooCommerce WooCommerce +17,774 900,000 +2.01%
#59 Under Construction +16,165 500,000 +3.34%
#60 Cookie Notice & Compliance for GDPR / CCPA Privacy +15,838 1,000,000 +1.61%
#61 EWWW Image Optimizer Optimize +15,801 800,000 +2.01%
#62 WooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway WooCommerce +15,799 800,000 +2.01%
#63 Maintenance Maintenance +15,684 500,000 +3.24%
#64 Ocean Extra Theme +15,190 700,000 +2.22%
#65 Join.chat +15,103 300,000 +5.30%
#66 Contact Form 7 Database Addon – CFDB7 Contact Form 7 +14,844 400,000 +3.85%
#67 Page Builder Gutenberg Blocks – CoBlocks Gutenberg +14,843 400,000 +3.85%
#68 User Role Editor User Management +14,507 700,000 +2.12%
#69 Elements kit Elementor addons (Header & Footer Builder, Mega Menu Builder, Layout Library) +14,504 200,000 +7.82%
#70 All In One WP Security & Firewall Security +14,256 900,000 +1.61%
#71 Kirki Customizer Framework Theme +14,240 500,000 +2.93%
#72 Variation Swatches for WooCommerce WooCommerce +14,135 200,000 +7.60%
#73 Font Awesome +14,131 200,000 +7.60%
#74 ManageWP Worker Admin +13,877 1,000,000 +1.41%
#75 Smush – Lazy Load Images, Optimize & Compress Images Cache +13,875 1,000,000 +1.41%
#76 Popup Maker – Popup for opt-ins, lead gen, & more Form Builder +13,603 600,000 +2.32%
#77 Premium Addons for Elementor Elementor +13,314 400,000 +3.44%
#78 Enable Media Replace +13,275 500,000 +2.73%
#79 File Manager File Manager +13,017 600,000 +2.22%
#80 Meta Box – WordPress Custom Fields Framework Admin +13,017 600,000 +2.22%
#81 Autoptimize Optimize +12,894 1,000,000 +1.31%
#82 Astra Widgets +12,560 300,000 +4.37%
#83 Google Tag Manager for WordPress Statistics +12,547 400,000 +3.24%
#84 ShortPixel Image Optimizer Optimize +12,275 300,000 +4.27%
#85 WP Super Cache Cache +11,954 2,000,000 +0.60%
#86 Coming Soon Page, Maintenance Mode & Landing Pages by SeedProd Maintenance +11,910 1,000,000 +1.21%
#87 Polylang Localization +11,850 600,000 +2.01%
#88 Checkout Field Editor (Checkout Manager) for WooCommerce WooCommerce +11,419 300,000 +3.96%
#89 WP User Avatar | User Profile Picture Avatar +11,001 400,000 +2.83%
#90 W3 Total Cache Cache +10,924 1,000,000 +1.10%
#91 Click to Chat +10,818 200,000 +5.72%
#92 WP Reset – Most Advanced WordPress Reset Tool +10,559 300,000 +3.65%
#93 WooCommerce Cart Abandonment Recovery +10,444 200,000 +5.51%
#94 Easy WP SMTP Email +10,362 500,000 +2.12%
#95 YITH WooCommerce Wishlist WooCommerce +10,312 800,000 +1.31%
#96 Complianz – GDPR/CCPA Cookie Consent +10,282 100,000 +11.46%
#97 Cloud Templates & Patterns collection +10,216 80,000 +14.64%
#98 Disable Gutenberg +10,091 600,000 +1.71%
#99 Gutenberg Page Builder +9,986 300,000 +3.44%
#100 Advanced Editor Tools (previously TinyMCE Advanced) Misc +9,968 2,000,000 +0.50%