Top 12 – 20th September 2022

The top 12 WordPress plugins by total downloads for 20th September 2022 follows:

  • 7 plugins exceed 200 million
  • There are still only 10 plugins that have reached 100 million total downloads.
  • Just under 11 thousand plugins have been tested with WordPress 6.0
  • That’s fewer than one fifth of the total plugins.
  • … which now exceeds 60 thousand!

Total downloads: 7,435,177,171

Plugins: 60097

Top 12 plugins – total downloads and active

Position Plugin Total downloads
12 updraftplus 87,128,253
11 really-simple-ssl 95,421,344
10 all-in-one-seo-pack 103,263,623
9 wpforms-lite 119,450,323
8 google-analytics-for-wordpress 130,628,125
7 woocommerce 207,743,615
6 elementor 213,695,836
5 contact-form-7 238,009,392
4 wordfence 257,281,616
3 akismet 257,642,520
2 jetpack 293,028,333
1 wordpress-seo 466,453,151

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Top 12 – 22nd August 2022

The top 12 WordPress plugins by total downloads for 22nd August 2022 follows:

  • 7 plugins exceed 200 million with Elementor now just ahead of WooCommerce
  • No other changes in the line up.
  • There are still only 10 plugins that have reached 100 million total downloads.
  • Under 10 thousand plugins have been tested with WordPress 6.0
  • That’s only 16%

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Top 12 – 19th July 2022

The top 12 WordPress plugins by total downloads for 19th July 2022 follows.

  • 5 plugins exceed 200 million
  • All In One SEO pack has exceeded 100 million.
  • which means 10 plugins now exceed 100 million total downloads.
  • Over 8 thousand plugins report they’ve been tested with WordPress 6.0
  • That’s just under 14%.

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Top 12 – 14th June 2022

The top 12 WordPress plugins by total downloads for 14th June 2022 follows.

  • Wordfence and Akismet have swapped again.
  • WP Forms Lite has exceeded 100 million.
  • Nearly 6 thousand plugins report they’ve been tested with WordPress 6.0… released on 24th of May.
  • Over 7 billion total downloads!

Total downloads: 7,000,777,496

Plugins: 59460

Top 12 plugins – total downloads and active

Position Plugin Total downloads
12 updraftplus 78,912,962
11 really-simple-ssl 90,737,400
10 all-in-one-seo-pack 98,854,495
9 wpforms-lite 106,937,903
8 google-analytics-for-wordpress 123,320,130
7 elementor 186,451,913
6 woocommerce 191,872,467
5 contact-form-7 222,605,087
4 wordfence 240,651,391
3 akismet 244,281,246
2 jetpack 278,082,371
1 wordpress-seo 436,438,695

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Top 12 – 19th April 2022

The top 12 WordPress plugins by total downloads for 19th April 2022 follows.

  • Wordfence has moved up to 3rd position, Akismet is now 4th
  • WP Forms Lite is approaching 100 million total downloads.
  • 15% of the plugins updated this year haven’t been tested with WordPress 5.9
  • 76 plugins already report they’ve been tested with WordPress 6.0… due for release on 24th of May.

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Top 12 – 15th March 2022

The top 12 WordPress plugins by total downloads for 15th March 2022 follows.

  • UpdraftPlus has replaced All in One WP Migration in 12th place.
  • 9,435 plugins have been updated to date this year.
  • But only 7,861 have been tested with WordPress 5.9
  • 41 have been tested with WordPress 6.0… which is due for release on May 24th.

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Yoast SEO – 400 million downloads

The total downloads of Yoast SEO ( aka WordPress SEO ) just exceeded 400 million. That’s just under 100 million dowloads in the last 12 months.

98 million downloads in a year is an enormous figure.

  • Only 8 plugins have achieved 98 million in total.
    • Only 99 plugins have reached 10 million total downloads.
  • Yoast SEO’s average downloads a month is over 8 million.
    • Only 110 plugins of 59,503 have achieved that figure in their lifetime.
  • Per day that’s just over 268 thousand.
    • 1666 plugins have achieved this total in their lifetime.
    • 98% of all plugins haven’t reached this figure.

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