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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Top 12 – 15th February 2022

For my second report of 2022, we see that Yoast SEO ( wordpress-seo ) is fast approaching 400 million downloads. There’ve been two releases of the plugin since my report in January. With 5 million active installs, that’s just over 2 million downloads on the release day. See Yoast SEO > Advanced View.

The vast majority of plugins don’t reach that figure in a lifetime. Only 98 plugins have reached 10 million downloads, of which 8 have topped 100 million.

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Top 12 – 23rd January 2022

My first report of top 12 plugins in 2022 comes a few days before WordPress 5.9’s release on 25th January.

  • The order of the top 12 hasn’t changed.
  • Over 3,000 plugins have been updated so far this year.
  • Nearly 1,000 plugins report that they’re compatible with WordPress 5.9
  • Apparently two plugins have been tested with WordPress 6.0!
  • 48% of plugins don’t have any reviews.

Total downloads: 6,389,456,594

Plugins: 59924

Top 12 plugins – total downloads and active

Position Plugin Total downloads
12 all-in-one-wp-migration 68,297,033
11 really-simple-ssl 81,616,293
10 all-in-one-seo-pack 91,703,234
9 wpforms-lite 92,935,320
8 google-analytics-for-wordpress 106,646,024
7 elementor 155,318,863
6 woocommerce 167,685,479
5 contact-form-7 206,109,604
4 wordfence 224,256,713
3 akismet 224,811,106
2 jetpack 258,982,074
1 wordpress-seo 390,106,053

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