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!
4.5.6
139,461,478
8th February 2024
6.4.3
Akismet Anti-spam: 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.
5.3.1
311,422,827
17th January 2024
6.4.3
XML Sitemap Generator for Google
Generate multiple types of sitemaps to improve SEO and get your website indexed quickly.
4.1.19
38,927,129
9th February 2024
6.4.3
Contact Form 7
Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.
5.8.7
312,719,815
5th February 2024
6.4.3
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.
3.58
39,684,963
8th February 2024
6.4.3
WP Super Cache
A very fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files.
1.11.0
50,450,238
8th November 2023
6.4.3
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.
8.24.0
177,253,134
19th February 2024
6.4.3
WordPress Importer
Import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.
0.8.2
49,861,605
16th January 2024
6.4.3
si-contact-form No info available  
WP-PageNavi
Adds a more advanced paging navigation interface.
2.94.1
12,204,063
9th August 2023
6.3.3
Jetpack – WP Security, Backup, Speed, & Growth
Improve your WP security with powerful one-click tools like backup, WAF, and malware scan. Includes free tools like stats, CDN and social sharing.
13.1.3
385,326,147
21st February 2024
6.4.3
wp-e-commerce No info available  
Yoast SEO
Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using the Yoast SEO plugin.
22.1
643,964,970
20th February 2024
6.4.3
sociable No info available  
Advanced Editor Tools
Extends and enhances the block editor (Gutenberg) and the classic editor (TinyMCE).
5.9.2
33,703,474
14th August 2023
6.3.3
W3 Total Cache
Search Engine (SEO) & Performance Optimization (WPO) via caching. Integrated caching: CDN, Page, Minify, Object, Fragment, Database support.
2.7.0
46,500,030
20th February 2024
6.4.3
BuddyPress
Get together safely, in your own way, in WordPress.
12.2.0
12,436,872
23rd January 2024
6.4.3
gtrans No info available  
vipers-video-quicktags No info available  
XPoster – Share to X and Mastodon
Posts to X when you update your WordPress blog or add a link, with your chosen URL shortening service.
4.2.1
3,911,082
28th January 2024
6.4.3
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
2,329,132
3rd November 2016
4.6.28
seo-automatic-links No info available  
Ultimate TinyMCE
Description: Beef up the WordPress TinyMCE content editor with a plethora of advanced options.
5.7
2,825,382
10th December 2014
3.7.41
WPtouch – Make your WordPress Website Mobile-Friendly
With just a few clicks, make your WordPress website mobile-friendly (iPhone, Android, and more). Recommended by Google, it will instantly enable a mob …
4.3.56
14,303,652
23rd November 2023
6.3.3
Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)
Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) helps you easily customize WordPress with powerful, professional and intuitive fields. Proudly powering over 2 million we …
6.2.6.1
45,570,407
7th February 2024
6.4.3
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
4.0.2
13,499,069
22nd November 2023
6.3.3
BulletProof Security
WordPress Security Protection: Malware scanner, Firewall, Login Security, DB Backup, Anti-Spam…
6.9
4,293,885
8th November 2023
6.4.3
WooCommerce
Everything you need to launch an online store in days and keep it growing for years. From your first sale to millions in revenue, Woo is with you.
8.6.1
295,662,238
20th February 2024
6.4.3
ManageWP Worker
A better way to manage dozens of WordPress websites.
4.9.19
19,988,895
9th January 2024
6.4.3
spam-free-wordpress No info available  

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