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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3,635 plugins matched your criteria.

Rank Plugin Category Growth Active Install Growth %
#1 Classic Editor Page Builder +483,700 4,000,000 +13.76%
#2 Elementor Page Builder Page Builder +146,862 2,000,000 +7.93%
#3 Really Simple SSL Security +106,319 2,000,000 +5.61%
#4 Contact Form by WPForms – Drag & Drop Form Builder for WordPress Form Builder +100,674 2,000,000 +5.30%
#5 WooCommerce Blocks Gutenberg +80,296 500,000 +19.13%
#6 WooCommerce eCommerce +75,100 4,000,000 +1.91%
#7 Yoast SEO SEO +74,295 5,000,000 +1.51%
#8 All-in-One WP Migration Migration +70,404 2,000,000 +3.65%
#9 Duplicate Post Misc +65,100 3,000,000 +2.22%
#10 Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan Security +65,089 3,000,000 +2.22%
#11 Limit Login Attempts Reloaded Security +60,197 800,000 +8.14%
#12 UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin Backup +55,031 2,000,000 +2.83%
#13 Contact Form 7 Form Builder +54,617 5,000,000 +1.10%
#14 Duplicate Page Misc +35,765 800,000 +4.68%
#15 Autoptimize Optimize +35,117 900,000 +4.06%
#16 Jetpack by WordPress.com Marketing +34,810 5,000,000 +0.70%
#17 Disable Gutenberg +33,559 200,000 +20.16%
#18 WP Mail SMTP by WPForms Email +32,328 1,000,000 +3.34%
#19 Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin for WordPress by MonsterInsights Marketing +31,680 2,000,000 +1.61%
#20 Cookie Notice for GDPR Privacy +31,369 1,000,000 +3.24%
#21 Mailchimp for WooCommerce WooCommerce +30,296 500,000 +6.45%
#22 WooCommerce Services WooCommerce +27,955 600,000 +4.89%
#23 One Click Demo Import Theme +26,257 600,000 +4.58%
#24 Sucuri Security – Auditing, Malware Scanner and Security Hardening Security +26,109 500,000 +5.51%
#25 Mailchimp for WordPress Marketing +25,582 1,000,000 +2.63%
#26 Loco Translate Localization +24,764 900,000 +2.83%
#27 WP Fastest Cache Cache +24,764 900,000 +2.83%
#28 Redirection Misc +24,613 1,000,000 +2.52%
#29 GDPR Cookie Consent Privacy +24,235 500,000 +5.09%
#30 Ocean Extra Theme +22,754 400,000 +6.03%
#31 Insert Headers and Footers Theme +21,285 700,000 +3.14%
#32 Better Search Replace +21,285 700,000 +3.14%
#33 WPS Hide Login Security +20,514 400,000 +5.41%
#34 LiteSpeed Cache Cache +20,448 500,000 +4.26%
#35 Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode by SeedProd Maintenance +20,404 900,000 +2.32%
#36 Akismet Anti-Spam Security +19,925 5,000,000 +0.40%
#37 Loginizer Security +19,688 800,000 +2.52%
#38 Gutenberg Blocks – Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg Gutenberg +19,233 60,000 +47.18%
#39 WooCommerce PayPal Checkout Payment Gateway WooCommerce +18,914 800,000 +2.42%
#40 Instagram Feed Marketing +18,914 800,000 +2.42%
#41 Redux Framework Theme +18,137 800,000 +2.32%
#42 SG Optimizer Cache +18,076 500,000 +3.75%
#43 File Manager File Manager +17,900 300,000 +6.35%
#44 Smart Slider 3 Slider +17,882 400,000 +4.68%
#45 Smush Image Compression and Optimization Cache +17,798 1,000,000 +1.81%
#46 Duplicator – WordPress Migration Plugin Migration +16,819 1,000,000 +1.71%
#47 TinyMCE Advanced Misc +15,918 2,000,000 +0.80%
#48 Disable Comments Misc +15,838 1,000,000 +1.61%
#49 Astra Starter Sites – Elementor, Beaver Builder & Gutenberg Templates +15,659 100,000 +18.57%
#50 Safe SVG +14,601 90,000 +19.36%
#51 Official Facebook Pixel +13,775 100,000 +15.98%
#52 Google Analytics Dashboard for WP by ExactMetrics (formerly GADWP) Marketing +12,894 1,000,000 +1.31%
#53 WooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway WooCommerce +12,791 500,000 +2.63%
#54 GA Google Analytics Marketing +12,487 200,000 +6.66%
#55 WordPress Importer Misc +11,968 4,000,000 +0.30%
#56 Custom Post Type UI Admin +11,850 600,000 +2.01%
#57 Essential Addons for Elementor Elementor +11,837 100,000 +13.43%
#58 YITH WooCommerce Wishlist WooCommerce +11,265 600,000 +1.91%
#59 Under Construction +10,847 300,000 +3.75%
#60 Kirki Theme +10,846 300,000 +3.75%
#61 Contact Form 7 – reCaptcha v2 +10,736 30,000 +55.73%
#62 Flamingo Form Builder +10,620 400,000 +2.73%
#63 Antispam Bee Spam Protection +10,619 400,000 +2.73%
#64 All In One WP Security & Firewall Security +10,313 800,000 +1.31%
#65 PHP Compatibility Checker +10,278 100,000 +11.46%
#66 Meta Box – WordPress Custom Fields Framework Admin +10,232 400,000 +2.63%
#67 Premium Addons for Elementor Elementor +10,020 100,000 +11.14%
#68 Ninja Forms – The Easy and Powerful Forms Builder Form Builder +9,937 1,000,000 +1.00%
#69 Astra Widgets +9,848 20,000 +97.01%
#70 WP-Optimize Cache +9,527 800,000 +1.21%
#71 Contact Form 7 Database Addon – CFDB7 Contact Form 7 +9,506 200,000 +4.99%
#72 Facebook for WooCommerce +9,316 100,000 +10.27%
#73 Header, Footer & Blocks for Elementor Elementor +9,139 100,000 +10.06%
#74 Health Check & Troubleshooting +9,138 100,000 +10.06%
#75 Envato Elements Beaver Builder +9,057 50,000 +22.12%
#76 Advanced Custom Fields Admin +8,948 1,000,000 +0.90%
#77 Popups by OptinMonster – Best WordPress Lead Generation Plugin Marketing +8,924 900,000 +1.00%
#78 Popup Maker – Popup Forms, Optins & More Form Builder +8,833 300,000 +3.03%
#79 Polylang Localization +8,680 400,000 +2.22%
#80 Website Monetization by MageNet +8,606 80,000 +12.05%
#81 AMP AMP +8,544 300,000 +2.93%
#82 The Events Calendar Events +8,336 700,000 +1.21%
#83 EWWW Image Optimizer Optimize +8,336 700,000 +1.21%
#84 Orbit Fox by ThemeIsle Theme +8,254 300,000 +2.83%
#85 Contact Form, Drag and Drop Form Builder for WordPress – Everest Forms Form Builder +8,083 80,000 +11.24%
#86 WordPress SEO Plugin – Rank Math SEO +8,069 30,000 +36.79%
#87 DuracellTomi's Google Tag Manager for WordPress Statistics +7,994 200,000 +4.16%
#88 ThemeGrill Demo Importer Theme +7,976 100,000 +8.67%
#89 WP Super Cache Cache +7,974 2,000,000 +0.40%
#90 Google XML Sitemaps SEO +7,974 2,000,000 +0.40%
#91 SSL Insecure Content Fixer Security +7,965 300,000 +2.73%
#92 Breadcrumb NavXT Navigation +7,949 800,000 +1.00%
#93 TablePress +7,949 800,000 +1.00%
#94 Hello Dolly Misc +7,933 1,000,000 +0.80%
#95 WP Maintenance Mode Maintenance +7,735 600,000 +1.31%
#96 Broken Link Checker SEO +7,647 700,000 +1.10%
#97 Simple Custom CSS and JS +7,613 200,000 +3.96%
#98 Click to Chat for WhatsApp Chat +7,582 90,000 +9.20%
#99 Easy WP SMTP Email +7,509 400,000 +1.91%
#100 Easy Table of Contents +7,442 70,000 +11.90%