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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3,573 plugins matched your criteria.

Rank Plugin Category Growth Active Install
#1 Classic Editor Page Builder +111,024 600,000
#2 Gutenberg Page Builder +90,550 600,000
#3 Elementor Page Builder Page Builder +82,466 1,000,000
#4 Really Simple SSL Security +74,340 1,000,000
#5 Limit Login Attempts Reloaded Security +68,043 500,000
#6 Contact Form by WPForms – Drag & Drop Form Builder for WordPress Form Builder +57,809 1,000,000
#7 WooCommerce eCommerce +55,511 4,000,000
#8 LiteSpeed Cache Cache +53,847 400,000
#9 Yoast SEO SEO +44,746 5,000,000
#10 All-in-One WP Migration Migration +34,240 1,000,000
#11 Mailchimp for WooCommerce WooCommerce +33,711 300,000
#12 Duplicate Post Misc +33,641 2,000,000
#13 Cookie Notice for GDPR Privacy +30,822 900,000
#14 WooCommerce Services WooCommerce +30,098 400,000
#15 Contact Form 7 Form Builder +29,885 5,000,000
#16 WP Fastest Cache Cache +26,631 800,000
#17 Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin for WordPress by MonsterInsights Marketing +25,789 2,000,000
#18 WP Mail SMTP by WPForms Email +24,612 1,000,000
#19 One Click Demo Import Theme +24,237 500,000
#20 Better Search Replace +22,840 600,000
#21 Redirection Misc +22,672 1,000,000
#22 Autoptimize Optimize +22,631 700,000
#23 Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan Security +21,846 2,000,000
#24 Duplicate Page Misc +20,611 700,000
#25 Loco Translate Localization +19,691 800,000
#26 Ocean Extra Theme +19,514 200,000
#27 Insert Headers and Footers Theme +18,822 600,000
#28 UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin Backup +18,775 1,000,000
#29 Smush Image Compression and Optimization Cache +17,798 1,000,000
#30 MailChimp for WordPress Marketing +17,798 1,000,000
#31 WPS Hide Login Security +15,941 300,000
#32 ManageWP Worker Admin +15,870 700,000
#33 Popups by OptinMonster – Best WordPress Lead Generation Plugin Marketing +15,801 800,000
#34 Smart Slider 3 Gutenberg +15,105 300,000
#35 Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode by SeedProd Maintenance +15,020 800,000
#36 Jetpack by WordPress.com Marketing +14,970 5,000,000
#37 Instagram Feed Marketing +14,508 700,000
#38 AMP for WordPress AMP +13,120 300,000
#39 GDPR Cookie Consent Privacy +12,932 400,000
#40 Redux Framework Theme +12,459 700,000
#41 TinyMCE Advanced Misc +11,954 2,000,000
#42 Essential Addons for Elementor Elementor +11,494 90,000
#43 WooCommerce PayPal Checkout Payment Gateway WooCommerce +11,088 700,000
#44 WooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway WooCommerce +11,006 400,000
#45 Popup Maker – Popup Forms, Optins & More Form Builder +10,561 300,000
#46 Premium Addons for Elementor Elementor +10,353 60,000
#47 Akismet Anti-Spam Security +9,985 5,000,000
#48 Google Analytics Dashboard for WP by ExactMetrics (formerly GADWP) Marketing +9,937 1,000,000
#49 Flamingo Form Builder +9,845 400,000
#50 File Manager File Manager +9,695 200,000
#51 GA Google Analytics Marketing +9,694 200,000
#52 YITH WooCommerce Wishlist WooCommerce +9,504 600,000
#53 SG Optimizer Cache +9,399 400,000
#54 WP Reset – Best WordPress Reset Plugin +9,195 80,000
#55 Orbit Fox by ThemeIsle Theme +9,122 300,000
#56 All In One WP Security & Firewall Security +9,025 700,000
#57 Custom Post Type UI Admin +8,916 600,000
#58 Antispam Bee Spam Protection +8,833 300,000
#59 The Events Calendar Events +8,336 700,000
#60 Force HTTPS (SSL Redirect & Fix Insecure Content) Security +8,085 80,000
#61 SSL Insecure Content Fixer Security +7,993 200,000
#62 Ninja Forms – The Easy and Powerful Forms Builder Form Builder +7,960 1,000,000
#63 Shortcodes Ultimate +7,949 800,000
#64 WP-Optimize Cache +7,949 800,000
#65 a3 Lazy Load +7,790 100,000
#66 WooCommerce Gutenberg Products Block Gutenberg +7,789 50,000
#67 SVG Support Misc +7,613 200,000
#68 Health Check & Troubleshooting +7,205 60,000
#69 PHP Compatibility Checker +7,197 70,000
#70 TablePress +6,956 700,000
#71 Nimble Builder – Section builder companion of the Customizr and Hueman themes +6,818 10,000
#72 Polylang Localization +6,728 400,000
#73 Contact Form 7 Redirection Contact Form 7 +6,706 70,000
#74 Broken Link Checker SEO +6,554 600,000
#75 Under Construction +6,466 200,000
#76 Kirki Theme +6,273 200,000
#77 Statify Marketing +6,116 90,000
#78 WP Multibyte Patch Misc +5,977 1,000,000
#79 Contact Form 7 Honeypot Contact Form 7 +5,887 200,000
#80 Click to Chat for WhatsApp Chat +5,747 50,000
#81 Easy WP SMTP Email +5,632 300,000
#82 Social Media Share Buttons & Social Sharing Icons Social +5,503 200,000
#83 Easy Updates Manager +5,501 200,000
#84 Meta Box – WordPress Custom Fields Framework Admin +5,339 300,000
#85 Contact Form 7 Database Addon – CFDB7 Contact Form 7 +5,222 100,000
#86 Enable Media Replace +5,046 300,000
#87 Table of Contents Plus +5,045 300,000
#88 Post SMTP Mailer/Email Log Email +4,995 80,000
#89 W3 Total Cache Cache +4,982 1,000,000
#90 reSmush.it Image Optimizer Optimize +4,938 40,000
#91 Everest Forms – Easy Contact Form and Form Builder for WordPress Form Builder +4,878 50,000
#92 Header Footer Elementor Elementor +4,756 70,000
#93 Code Snippets +4,659 100,000
#94 Astra Starter Sites +4,658 50,000
#95 Google Fonts for WordPress +4,626 20,000
#96 Checkout Field Editor (Checkout Manager) for WooCommerce WooCommerce +4,564 100,000
#97 Popup Builder – Responsive WordPress Pop up – Subscription & Newsletter +4,375 100,000
#98 ShortPixel Image Optimizer Optimize +4,281 100,000
#99 DuracellTomi's Google Tag Manager for WordPress Statistics +4,186 100,000
#100 Glue for Yoast SEO & AMP AMP +4,185 100,000