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 – Powerful SEO Plugin to Boost SEO Rankings & Increase Traffic
AIOSEO is the most powerful WordPress SEO plugin. Improve SEO rankings and traffic with comprehensive SEO tools and smart AI SEO optimizations!
4.6.7.1
154,242,482
18th July 2024
6.6
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.
5.3.3
327,165,376
10th July 2024
6.5.5
XML Sitemap Generator for Google
Generate multiple types of sitemaps to improve SEO and get your website indexed quickly.
4.1.21
40,474,035
16th July 2024
6.6
Contact Form 7
Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.
5.9.7
340,413,003
17th July 2024
6.6
Photo Gallery, Sliders, Proofing and Themes – NextGEN Gallery
The most popular gallery plugin that lets you create galleries and albums in seconds.
3.59.4
40,787,139
18th July 2024
6.6
WP Super Cache
A very fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files.
1.12.4
54,025,806
17th July 2024
6.6
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 with powerful analytics.
8.28.0
188,497,662
10th July 2024
6.5.5
WordPress Importer
Import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.
0.8.2
51,685,555
16th January 2024
6.4.5
si-contact-form No info available  
WP-PageNavi
Adds a more advanced paging navigation interface.
2.94.1
12,304,409
9th August 2023
6.3.5
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.
13.6
413,496,727
2nd July 2024
6.6
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.
23.0
695,074,896
11th July 2024
6.6
sociable No info available  
Advanced Editor Tools
Extends and enhances the block editor (Gutenberg) and the classic editor (TinyMCE).
5.9.2
34,094,137
4th April 2024
6.5.5
W3 Total Cache
Search Engine (SEO) & Performance Optimization (WPO) via caching. Integrated caching: CDN, Page, Minify, Object, Fragment, Database support.
2.7.4
49,562,783
16th July 2024
6.6
BuddyPress
Get together safely, in your own way, in WordPress.
14.0.0
12,890,769
12th July 2024
6.6
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.
4.2.4
3,947,015
25th May 2024
6.5.5
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
2,331,045
3rd November 2016
4.6.29
seo-automatic-links No info available  
Ultimate TinyMCE
Description: Beef up the WordPress TinyMCE content editor with a plethora of advanced options.
5.7
2,826,307
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 …
4.3.59
14,475,419
13th May 2024
6.5.5
Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)
ACF helps customize WordPress with powerful, professional and intuitive fields. Proudly powering over 2 million sites, WordPress developers love ACF.
6.3.4
51,325,444
18th July 2024
6.6
BackWPup – WordPress Backup & Restore Plugin
Create a complete WordPress backup easily. Schedule automatic backups, store securely, and restore effortlessly with the best WordPress backup plugin!
4.1.3
15,028,601
5th July 2024
6.5.5
BulletProof Security
WordPress Security Protection: Malware scanner, Firewall, Login Security, DB Backup, Anti-Spam…
6.9
4,343,597
17th July 2024
6.6
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.
9.1.2
326,340,244
17th July 2024
6.6
ManageWP Worker
A better way to manage dozens of WordPress websites.
4.9.20
21,249,637
15th May 2024
6.5.5
spam-free-wordpress No info available  

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