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 wit 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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Top 12 – 14th December 2021

Here’s the report for the Top 12 WordPress plugins by total downloads as of the 14th December 2021.

  • All in One SEO pack has overtaken wpforms-lite to move back up into 9th place.
  • Contact Form 7 has reached 200 million downloads.
  • Over 200 plugins have been added since last month.

Total downloads: 6,241,811,641

Plugins: 59659

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FSE and Bundled themes total downloads

31 themes on wordpress.org are tagged as Full Site Editing (FSE) . This chart shows the total downloads for each theme as of 13th December 2021.

FSE themes total downloads

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My Favourite Plugin – WordPress Cambridge Meetup – 8 Nov 2021

Here’s a list of some of the plugins that were talked about at the meetup.

Chris Cox told us about Enable Media Replace, Simon Bragg talked about HTTP headers, then there was TablePress, and Internal Links Manager.

Also mentioned were plugins to eliminate unwanted JavaScript and CSS – Hummingbird.

Elliot Richmond told us about his WooCommerce checkout extension used to help couriers locate premises for local deliveries.

I, Herb Miller, mentioned a couple of plugins in “My Favourite Plugin”

Michael Noder included a link to a video about CloudFlare and a plugin called WP Auto Terms.

Total plugins: 59659

Position Plugin Total downloads Active Star Rating Tested up to
19 SiteGround Optimizer 36229919 1000000 4.4 5.8.2
38 Rank Math SEO 24517161 1000000 4.9 5.8.2
112 TablePress 7692991 800000 5 5.8.2
127 Enable Media Replace 6336283 500000 4.5 5.8.2
306 Hummingbird 2327306 100000 4.8 5.8.2
435 WebP Express 1549573 100000 4.5 5.8.2
1447 HTTP Headers 318607 30000 4.6 5.7.4
3642 Internal Links Manager 76518 8000 4.8 5.8.2
8925 Advanced Custom Fields: TablePress 17704 1000 4.8 4.5.24
11194 TablePress Extension: Chartist 11762 1000 5 4.9.18
24832 “SEO-HEADERS-Easy” Protocol HTTP 1.1 2582 300 4.7 4.4.25
30818 inDiv for TablePress 1650 300 0 5.6.6
36083 Eazy HTTP Headers 1152 40 0 4..9.1
42845 WebP Express Plus 765 100 5 5.7.4
45503 Secure HTTP Headers 648 100 3 5.7.4
51855 WP Secure HTTP Headers 401 60 0 5.2.13
52217 WP Hummingbird Purger 388 10 0
58885 WP Activity Log Extension for TablePress 83 0 0 5.8.2
18 TOTALS 79085493

Top 12 – 7th November 2021

Here’s the report for the Top 12 WordPress plugins by total downloads as of the 7th November 2021.

  • There’s been no change to the order since September.
  • Jetpack’s reached a quarter of a billion downloads.
  • The total downloads of the top 4 plugins (1046 million) is one sixth of the total plugin downloads from wordpress.org

Total downloads: 6,100,316,618

Plugins: 59330

Top 12 plugins – total downloads and active

Position Plugin Total downloads
12 all-in-one-wp-migration 63,146,457
11 really-simple-ssl 75,537,100
10 wpforms-lite 85,358,027
9 all-in-one-seo-pack 86,295,952
8 google-analytics-for-wordpress 103,475,285
7 elementor 139,784,516
6 woocommerce 158,989,882
5 contact-form-7 197,274,530
4 wordfence 216,749,457
3 akismet 222,415,845
2 jetpack 252,716,455
1 wordpress-seo 371,216,852

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Top 12 – 19th October 2021

Here’s the report for the Top 12 WordPress plugins by total downloads as of the 19th October 2021.

The total number of downloads from WordPress dot org recently exceeded 6 billion. That’s over 1 billion downloads in just under 10 months. Or 268 days since Five billion plugin downloads! Approximately 3.7 million downloads a day.

In that time the total number of plugins has also increased.

  • The order of the top 12 by total downloads hasn’t changed since September.
  • Google Analytics for WordPress has exceeded 100 million downloads.
  • There are now 8 plugins with more than 100M downloads.
  • 16% of the plugins have been tested with WordPress 5.8

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Top 12 – 21st July 2021

On the 21st July 2021 there were 58,701 plugins in the wordpress.org plugin repository.

  • 17 fewer than in June.
  • The Top 12 by total downloads was the same as for June.
  • Total downloads for Akismet had exceeded 200 million.
  • 4 plugins require WordPress 5.8
  • Over 2.5 thousand plugins have been tested with WordPress 5.8

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Top 12 – 16th June 2021

On the 16th June 2021 there were 58,718 plugins in the wordpress.org plugin repository.

  • Wordfence has reached 200 million downloads.
  • All-In-One WP Migration has entered the chart at 12, replacing Updraftplus
  • 14 plugins have reached 50 million total downloads.
  • 118 plugins already say they’ve been tested with WordPress 5.8.

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