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
#3501 404 Redirection -1,183 40,000
#3502 WooCommerce Cart Tab -1,200 30,000
#3503 Social Media Share Buttons | MashShare -1,203 70,000
#3504 Force Regenerate Thumbnails Misc -1,205 600,000
#3505 Slideshow Slider -1,210 100,000
#3506 Link Manager -1,212 80,000
#3507 Shield Security for WordPress Security -1,214 80,000
#3508 SEO Smart Links SEO -1,216 60,000
#3509 Revive Old Posts – Auto Post to Social Media -1,277 60,000
#3510 WP-Matomo (WP-Piwik) -1,278 70,000
#3511 underConstruction -1,311 100,000
#3512 Contact Form by WD – responsive drag & drop contact form builder tool -1,322 50,000
#3513 affilinet Performance Ads -1,328 50,000
#3514 Lazy Load -1,347 70,000
#3515 I Recommend This -1,355 20,000
#3516 Hueman Addons -1,358 30,000
#3517 Akismet Privacy Policies -1,374 50,000
#3518 Subscribe to Comments -1,382 50,000
#3519 WP-PostViews -1,408 200,000
#3520 SEO Ultimate SEO -1,413 100,000
#3521 Contact Form by BestWebSoft Form Builder -1,413 100,000
#3522 NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster -1,515 100,000
#3523 Better WordPress Minify -1,562 70,000
#3524 Platinum SEO Pack SEO -1,563 70,000
#3525 Acunetix WP Security -1,648 60,000
#3526 Spacer -1,731 90,000
#3527 Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin -1,811 200,000
#3528 WP Google Fonts -1,821 100,000
#3529 Proven Strategies To Automate Your Ecommerce Growth -1,821 100,000
#3530 SEO Friendly Images -1,821 100,000
#3531 Social Media Widget Social -1,821 100,000
#3532 WP Review -1,867 80,000
#3533 Reset WP – Easiest WordPress Reset Plugin -1,870 30,000
#3534 WP Editor -1,923 100,000
#3535 WP Super Cache Cache -2,003 2,000,000
#3536 Disqus Comment System Comment -2,013 200,000
#3537 Exclude Pages -2,026 100,000
#3538 Hide Title -2,026 100,000
#3539 Lightning Advanced Unit -2,109 20,000
#3540 Sidekick -2,115 80,000
#3541 WP Htaccess Editor -2,117 30,000
#3542 Ultimate TinyMCE -2,143 70,000
#3543 Instant Articles for WP -2,213 70,000
#3544 WooCommerce PayPal Powered by Braintree Payment Gateway WooCommerce -2,280 80,000
#3545 Theme Check Misc -2,437 100,000
#3546 Social Media Feather | social media sharing -2,440 100,000
#3547 WordPress Share Buttons, Related Posts, Monetization – Shareaholic -2,661 90,000
#3548 Custom Permalinks -2,664 100,000
#3549 Ocean Demo Import Theme -2,715 60,000
#3550 CAOS | Host Google Analytics Locally WooCommerce -2,742 10,000
#3551 Disable Google Fonts -2,749 100,000
#3552 Google Analyticator -2,826 200,000
#3553 bbPress Forum -3,020 300,000
#3554 WPtouch -3,030 200,000
#3555 WP-PageNavi Navigation -3,210 800,000
#3556 WordPress File Upload -3,405 20,000
#3557 WP Clone by WP Academy Migration -3,437 200,000
#3558 WordPress Gallery Plugin – NextGEN Gallery Gallery -3,610 900,000
#3559 Google XML Sitemaps SEO -4,007 2,000,000
#3560 Page Builder by SiteOrigin Page Builder -4,013 1,000,000
#3561 Better WordPress Google XML Sitemaps (support Sitemap Index, Multi-site and Google News) SEO -4,168 90,000
#3562 WP-DB-Backup Backup -4,238 300,000
#3563 MailPoet Newsletters (Previous) Newsletter -4,850 300,000
#3564 Hello Dolly Misc -5,018 1,000,000
#3565 All in One SEO Pack SEO -6,015 2,000,000
#3566 Black Studio TinyMCE Widget Misc -6,434 800,000
#3567 Image Widget -6,465 400,000
#3568 Really Simple CAPTCHA Security -8,044 1,000,000
#3569 Contact Form & SMTP Plugin for WordPress by PirateForms Form Builder -8,551 300,000
#3570 Google Analytics Statistics -13,389 600,000
#3571 Limit Login Attempts Security -52,858 2,000,000