Top 30 WordPress plugins (Aug 2012)

The Top 30 WordPress plugins are summarised in tabular form. The list of 30 plugins was created in the middle of August 2012, but the figures you see are the most recent figures.

Plugin name and description Plugin links Version, total downloads, last update, tested
All in One SEO – Best WordPress SEO Plugin – Easily Improve SEO Rankings & Increase Traffic
The original WordPress SEO plugin. Improve your WordPress SEO rankings and traffic with our comprehensive SEO tools and smart SEO optimizations.
4.2.2
99,744,741
21st June 2022
6.0
Akismet Spam Protection
The best anti-spam protection to block spam comments and spam in a contact form. The most trusted antispam solution for WordPress and WooCommerce.
4.2.4
244,898,180
20th May 2022
6.0
XML Sitemaps
This plugin will improve SEO by helping search enginess better index your site using sitemaps.
4.1.5
30,808,962
16th June 2022
6.0
Contact Form 7
Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.
5.6
225,684,097
17th June 2022
6.0
WordPress Gallery Plugin – NextGEN Gallery
The most popular WordPress gallery plugin and one of the most popular plugins of all time with over 31 million downloads.
3.26
35,615,475
27th April 2022
5.9.3
WP Super Cache
A very fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files.
1.7.9
41,590,687
7th June 2022
6.0
MonsterInsights – Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress (Website Stats Made Easy)
The best free Google Analytics plugin for WordPress. See how visitors find and use your website, so you can grow your business.
8.6.0
123,800,680
13th June 2022
6.0
WordPress Importer
Import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.
0.7
39,389,272
4th April 2020
5.4.10
si-contact-form No info available  
WP-PageNavi
Adds a more advanced paging navigation interface.
2.94.0
11,523,114
5th February 2022
5.9.3
Jetpack – WP Security, Backup, Speed, & Growth
Improve your WP security with powerful one-click tools like backup and malware scan. Get essential free tools including stats, CDN and social sharing.
11.0
278,524,955
7th June 2022
6.0
WP eCommerce
WP eCommerce is a free, powerful plugin that empowers you to sell anything online, quickly and easily.
3.15.1
3,600,342
21st August 2020
5.5.9
Yoast SEO
Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using the Yoast SEO plugin.
19.2
441,877,392
28th June 2022
6.0
sociable No info available  
Advanced Editor Tools (previously TinyMCE Advanced)
Extends and enhances the block editor (Gutenberg) and the classic editor (TinyMCE).
5.6.0
30,155,604
3rd April 2021
5.7.6
W3 Total Cache
Search Engine (SEO) & Performance Optimization (WPO) via caching. Integrated caching: CDN, Page, Minify, Object,…
2.2.3
35,278,908
29th June 2022
6.0
BuddyPress
BuddyPress helps site builders & developers add community features to their websites, with user profiles,…
10.3.0
11,130,637
19th May 2022
6.0
gtrans No info available  
vipers-video-quicktags No info available  
WP to Twitter
Posts a Twitter update when you update your WordPress blog or add a link, with your chosen URL shortening service.
3.6.1
3,755,751
23rd June 2022
6.0
SEO Ultimate
This all-in-one SEO plugin gives you control over meta titles & descriptions, open graph, auto-linking, rich-snippets, 404 monitoring, siloing &am …
7.6.5.9
2,319,617
3rd November 2016
4.6.23
SEO Smart Links
SEO Smart Links provides automatic SEO benefits for your site in addition to custom keyword lists, nofollow and much more.
3.0.1
1,111,656
25th December 2014
4.1.35
Ultimate TinyMCE
Description: Beef up the WordPress TinyMCE content editor with a plethora of advanced options.
5.7
2,820,437
10th December 2014
3.7.38
WPtouch
Make your WordPress website mobile-friendly with just a few clicks.
4.3.41
13,484,090
5th May 2021
5.5.9
Advanced Custom Fields
Customize WordPress with powerful, professional and intuitive fields. Proudly powering over 2 million websites, Advanced Custom Fields is the plugin W …
5.12.2
28,759,978
7th June 2022
6.0
BackWPup – WordPress Backup Plugin
Schedule complete automatic backups of your WordPress installation. Decide which content will be stored (Dropbox, S3…). This is the free version
3.10.0
11,963,443
8th April 2022
5.8.4
BulletProof Security
WordPress Security Protection: Malware scanner, Firewall, Login Security, DB Backup, Anti-Spam…
6.4
3,992,792
18th June 2022
6.0
WooCommerce
WooCommerce is the world’s most popular open-source eCommerce solution.
6.6.1
195,126,980
21st June 2022
6.0
ManageWP Worker
A better way to manage dozens of WordPress websites.
4.9.14
16,000,907
9th June 2022
6.0
spam-free-wordpress No info available  

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