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 %
#3801 Use Google Libraries -444 40,000 -1.10%
#3802 Leverage Browser Caching -444 40,000 -1.10%
#3803 Ultimate TinyMCE -444 40,000 -1.10%
#3804 Easy Twitter Feed Widget Plugin -453 50,000 -0.90%
#3805 FancyBox for WordPress -482 80,000 -0.60%
#3806 Slideshow Slider -483 60,000 -0.80%
#3807 Crayon Syntax Highlighter -488 20,000 -2.38%
#3808 All-in-One Event Calendar Events -502 100,000 -0.50%
#3809 Disqus Comment System Comment -502 100,000 -0.50%
#3810 qTranslate X Localization -503 100,000 -0.50%
#3811 Recent Tweets Widget -503 100,000 -0.50%
#3812 Zendesk Chat -504 50,000 -1.00%
#3813 Popups – WordPress Popup -504 50,000 -1.00%
#3814 File Manager -516 30,000 -1.69%
#3815 Akismet Privacy Policies -529 20,000 -2.58%
#3816 WP Missed Schedule Posts -543 10,000 -5.15%
#3817 Contact Form by BestWebSoft Form Builder -543 90,000 -0.60%
#3818 Custom Field Template -544 60,000 -0.90%
#3819 Advanced Automatic Updates -544 60,000 -0.90%
#3820 WP jQuery Lightbox -544 60,000 -0.90%
#3821 Font Awesome 4 Menus -554 50,000 -1.10%
#3822 Disable All WordPress Updates -570 10,000 -5.39%
#3823 搜索推送管理插件(支持Baidu/Bing/360推送) -594 10,000 -5.61%
#3824 Titan Anti-spam & Security Spam Protection -603 100,000 -0.60%
#3825 API KEY for Google Maps -603 100,000 -0.60%
#3826 WP-DBManager -603 100,000 -0.60%
#3827 Hide Title -603 100,000 -0.60%
#3828 WordPress Review Plugin: The Ultimate Solution for Building a Review Website -605 60,000 -1.00%
#3829 Storefront Product Sharing -612 20,000 -2.97%
#3830 WP Google Fonts -633 90,000 -0.70%
#3831 WP Mobile Detect -634 10,000 -5.96%
#3832 WP Social Bookmarking Light -634 70,000 -0.90%
#3833 Better WordPress Google XML Sitemaps (support Sitemap Index, Multi-site and Google News) SEO -639 30,000 -2.09%
#3834 WordPress Captcha Plugin by Captcha Bank -654 20,000 -3.17%
#3835 Really Simple CAPTCHA Security -703 700,000 -0.10%
#3836 NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster -704 100,000 -0.70%
#3837 WPtouch -704 100,000 -0.70%
#3838 Sidebar Widgets by CodeLights -705 70,000 -1.00%
#3839 WP Tab Widget -707 50,000 -1.39%
#3840 Social Media Widget Social -724 90,000 -0.80%
#3841 Exclude Pages -724 90,000 -0.80%
#3842 WP Hide Post -763 30,000 -2.48%
#3843 Braintree for WooCommerce Payment Gateway WooCommerce -770 40,000 -1.89%
#3844 Lazy Load -787 60,000 -1.29%
#3845 a3 Lazy Load -803 200,000 -0.40%
#3846 Image Widget -803 200,000 -0.40%
#3847 WooSidebars -805 400,000 -0.20%
#3848 Easy Social Post Feed – Social Photos Gallery – Page Plugin – Like Box Social -806 80,000 -1.00%
#3849 Quick Adsense -806 80,000 -1.00%
#3850 Auto Featured Image (Auto Post Thumbnail) -815 90,000 -0.90%
#3851 Bulk Page Creator -822 20,000 -3.95%
#3852 WP Edit -906 100,000 -0.90%
#3853 PHP Code Widget -906 100,000 -0.90%
#3854 Clone Migration -907 100,000 -0.90%
#3855 Atomic Blocks – Gutenberg Blocks Collection Gutenberg -911 50,000 -1.79%
#3856 Remove Image Links -934 5,000 -15.74%
#3857 Product Catalog Feed by PixelYourSite -956 5,000 -16.05%
#3858 VaultPress -970 60,000 -1.59%
#3859 WP Editor -970 60,000 -1.59%
#3860 WordPress HTTPS (SSL) Security -970 60,000 -1.59%
#3861 WP Database Reset -989 70,000 -1.39%
#3862 BackUpWordPress Backup -1,004 200,000 -0.50%
#3863 Sydney Toolbox Theme -1,007 100,000 -1.00%
#3864 MailPoet Newsletters (Previous) Newsletter -1,007 100,000 -1.00%
#3865 Pricing Table by Supsystic -1,058 40,000 -2.58%
#3866 WP-DB-Backup Backup -1,108 100,000 -1.10%
#3867 Google Analyticator -1,108 100,000 -1.10%
#3868 Genesis Simple Edits -1,109 100,000 -1.10%
#3869 Paytm Payment Gateway -1,181 7,000 -14.44%
#3870 WooCommerce Blocks Gutenberg -1,205 200,000 -0.60%
#3871 Sumo – Boost Conversion and Sales -1,212 80,000 -1.49%
#3872 Carousel Horizontal Posts Content Slider -1,223 8,000 -13.26%
#3873 TypeSquare Webfonts for お名前.com -1,293 7,000 -15.59%
#3874 GoDaddy Email Marketing -1,377 80,000 -1.69%
#3875 Contact Form & SMTP Plugin for WordPress by PirateForms Form Builder -1,413 100,000 -1.39%
#3876 wp-jalali -1,455 90,000 -1.59%
#3877 Classic Text Widget -1,491 6,000 -19.90%
#3878 WordPress Page Builder – Beaver Builder Page Builder -1,505 300,000 -0.50%
#3879 Glue for Yoast SEO & AMP AMP -1,524 60,000 -2.48%
#3880 Black Studio TinyMCE Widget Misc -1,805 600,000 -0.30%
#3881 XML Sitemaps SEO -2,003 2,000,000 -0.10%
#3882 Page Builder by SiteOrigin Page Builder -2,005 1,000,000 -0.20%
#3883 WP Snow Effect -2,045 5,000 -29.03%
#3884 SEO Ultimate SEO -2,705 80,000 -3.27%
#3885 WooCommerce PayPal Checkout Payment Gateway WooCommerce -3,211 800,000 -0.40%
#3886 QQWorld Auto Save Images -3,992 50,000 -7.39%
#3887 Google Analytics Statistics -4,239 300,000 -1.39%
#3888 Contact Widgets -6,692 300,000 -2.18%
#3889 WP SEO TDK SEO -7,978 90,000 -8.14%
#3890 Google Analytics Dashboard for WP by ExactMetrics (formerly GADWP) Marketing -12,092 1,000,000 -1.19%
#3891 Limit Login Attempts Security -14,124 1,000,000 -1.39%
#3892 WooCommerce Admin -18,420 500,000 -3.55%