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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3,571 plugins matched your criteria.

Rank Plugin Category Growth Active Install
#101 Category Order and Taxonomy Terms Order Admin +4,751 300,000
#102 CMB2 Form Builder +4,728 200,000
#103 Child Theme Configurator +4,728 200,000
#104 Post SMTP Mailer/Email Log Email +4,628 70,000
#105 Header Footer Elementor Elementor +4,628 70,000
#106 Contact Form 7 Honeypot Contact Form 7 +4,534 200,000
#107 iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) Security +4,484 900,000
#108 Contact Widgets +4,474 500,000
#109 WP GDPR Compliance Privacy +4,467 100,000
#110 Responsive Lightbox & Gallery +4,457 300,000
#111 DuracellTomi's Google Tag Manager for WordPress Statistics +4,375 100,000
#112 ShortPixel Image Optimizer Optimize +4,375 100,000
#113 Easy Updates Manager +4,340 200,000
#114 Max Mega Menu Navigation +4,339 200,000
#115 ACF Content Analysis for Yoast SEO ACF +4,280 100,000
#116 WP Migrate DB Migration +4,162 300,000
#117 WooCommerce Checkout Field Editor (Manager) Pro WooCommerce +4,091 100,000
#118 CloudFlare Flexible SSL +3,996 100,000
#119 Search Regex +3,994 100,000
#120 W3 Total Cache Cache +3,989 1,000,000
#121 Regenerate Thumbnails Misc +3,988 1,000,000
#122 User Role Editor User Management +3,979 500,000
#123 Easy Table of Contents +3,973 40,000
#124 Cloudflare Cache +3,950 200,000
#125 Hummingbird Page Speed Optimization +3,937 40,000
#126 PixelYourSite – Facebook Pixel (Events, WooCommerce & Easy Digital Downloads) WooCommerce +3,901 100,000
#127 Glue for Yoast SEO & AMP AMP +3,901 100,000
#128 Velvet Blues Update URLs +3,868 300,000
#129 Elementor Addons & Templates – Sizzify Lite Elementor +3,852 50,000
#130 Easy HTTPS Redirection Security +3,806 100,000
#131 WooCommerce Square WooCommerce +3,801 60,000
#132 OneSignal – Free Web Push Notifications +3,767 90,000
#133 Mesmerize Companion +3,715 70,000
#134 Popup Builder – Responsive WordPress Pop up – Subscription & Newsletter +3,711 100,000
#135 Imagify Image Optimizer Optimize +3,615 100,000
#136 The SEO Framework SEO +3,590 70,000
#137 WP Maintenance Mode Maintenance +3,585 600,000
#138 WP Statistics Statistics +3,579 400,000
#139 Sucuri Security – Auditing, Malware Scanner and Security Hardening Security +3,579 400,000
#140 MailPoet – emails and newsletters in WordPress +3,576 80,000
#141 WP User Avatar Avatar +3,572 300,000
#142 Cookie Consent Privacy +3,559 200,000
#143 Intuitive Custom Post Order +3,559 200,000
#144 Conditional Fields for Contact Form 7 Contact Form 7 +3,524 70,000
#145 Loginizer Security +3,481 700,000
#146 Real-Time Find and Replace +3,392 70,000
#147 Page Builder: KingComposer – Free Drag and Drop page builder by King-Theme Page Builder +3,349 80,000
#148 Contact Form 7 MailChimp Extension Contact Form 7 +3,328 100,000
#149 MainWP Child +3,277 300,000
#150 Safe SVG +3,262 40,000
#151 Header and Footer Scripts +3,254 90,000
#152 All 404 Redirect to Homepage +3,232 100,000
#153 Simple Custom CSS and JS +3,232 100,000
#154 Advanced Ads – Ad Manager with AdSense Integration +3,197 80,000
#155 WP Google Maps +3,183 400,000
#156 Google Captcha (reCAPTCHA) by BestWebSoft Security +3,168 200,000
#157 Imsanity +3,167 200,000
#158 Envato Elements – Template Kits (Beta) Beaver Builder +3,150 10,000
#159 Robin image optimizer — save money on image compression Optimize +3,150 10,000
#160 Custom Icons for Elementor Elementor +3,120 8,000
#161 WooCommerce Variation Swatches WooCommerce +3,110 30,000
#162 Breeze – WordPress Cache Plugin +3,081 40,000
#163 Query Monitor +3,077 60,000
#164 WooSidebars +2,980 300,000
#165 Cerber Security, Antispam & Malware Scan Security +2,944 100,000
#166 No Category Base (WPML) +2,942 100,000
#167 Widget CSS Classes +2,933 100,000
#168 WhatsApp me +2,920 20,000
#169 Customizer Export/Import +2,909 90,000
#170 Nextend Social Login and Register (Facebook, Google, Twitter) Login +2,847 100,000
#171 Clearfy – WordPress optimization plugin and disable ultimate tweaker +2,843 50,000
#172 Analytify – Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin for WordPress +2,842 30,000
#173 Contact Form Builder for WordPress – Conversion Tools by HubSpot Form Builder +2,797 50,000
#174 Fast Velocity Minify +2,797 50,000
#175 Login No Captcha reCAPTCHA +2,790 40,000
#176 Maintenance Maintenance +2,786 400,000
#177 WP Instagram Widget +2,775 200,000
#178 Activity Log +2,751 100,000
#179 Call Now Button +2,751 100,000
#180 WooCommerce PDF Invoices & Packing Slips WooCommerce +2,751 100,000
#181 SendGrid +2,751 100,000
#182 Simple 301 Redirects +2,684 300,000
#183 Easy SSL Plugin for SAKURA Rental Server +2,681 40,000
#184 Ad Inserter – AdSense plugin, WP Ads, Header Code +2,654 100,000
#185 Better Font Awesome +2,654 100,000
#186 YITH WooCommerce Quick View WooCommerce +2,649 90,000
#187 NavMenu Addon For Elementor Elementor +2,608 40,000
#188 WPFront Scroll Top +2,586 80,000
#189 Adminimize +2,578 200,000
#190 Unyson Page Builder +2,558 100,000
#191 WP Rollback +2,531 70,000
#192 404page – your smart custom 404 error page +2,509 80,000
#193 MW WP Form Form Builder +2,476 90,000
#194 WooCommerce Multilingual – run WooCommerce with WPML WooCommerce +2,475 90,000
#195 Brizy – Page Builder Page Builder +2,473 30,000
#196 Head, Footer and Post Injections +2,461 100,000
#197 Livemesh Addons for Elementor Elementor +2,460 40,000
#198 CMP – Coming Soon & Maintenance Plugin by NiteoThemes +2,450 20,000
#199 Remove Yoast SEO Comments +2,437 30,000
#200 Schema +2,423 50,000