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 Pack
The original WordPress SEO plugin, downloaded over 65,000,000 times since 2007.
3.6.2
69,731,524
15th July 2020
5.4.2
Akismet Anti-Spam
Akismet checks your comments and contact form submissions against our global database of spam to protect you and your site from malicious content.
4.1.6
172,074,327
4th June 2020
5.4.2
Google XML Sitemaps
This plugin will improve SEO by helping search enginess better index your site using sitemaps.
4.1.0
26,669,785
1st May 2020
5.4.2
Contact Form 7
Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.
5.2
148,902,971
4th July 2020
5.4.2
WordPress Gallery Plugin – NextGEN Gallery
The most popular WordPress gallery plugin and one of the most popular plugins of all…
3.3.6
29,715,598
24th June 2020
5.4.0
WP Super Cache
A very fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files.
1.7.1
33,457,764
20th July 2020
5.4.2
Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin for WordPress by MonsterInsights
The best Google Analytics plugin for WordPress. See how visitors find and use your website, so you can keep them coming back.
7.11.0
70,700,709
1st July 2020
5.4.2
WordPress Importer
Import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.
0.7
32,745,657
4th April 2020
5.4.2
si-contact-form No info available  
WP-PageNavi
Adds a more advanced paging navigation interface.
2.93.3
10,407,554
29th March 2020
5.4.2
Jetpack by WordPress.com
The ideal plugin for stats, related posts, search engine optimization, social sharing, protection, backups, security, and more.
8.8
188,212,668
4th August 2020
5.5
WP eCommerce
WP eCommerce is a free, powerful plugin that empowers you to sell anything online, quickly…
3.14.0
3,566,948
24th January 2019
5.0.10
Yoast SEO
Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using the Yoast SEO plugin.
14.7
260,892,541
5th August 2020
5.5
Sociable
Congrats for joining the leader in the sharing space of WordPress plugins. "Sociable" is totally FREE, has over 1,7 million downloads and no …
4.3.4.1
2,261,372
15th April 2013
3.3.2
TinyMCE Advanced
Extends and enhances the block editor (Gutenberg) and the classic editor (TinyMCE).
5.4.0
25,353,846
31st March 2020
5.4.2
W3 Total Cache
Search Engine (SEO) & Performance Optimization (WPO) via caching. Integrated caching: CDN, Page, Minify, Object, Fragment, Database support.
0.14.3
23,306,272
21st July 2020
5.4.2
BuddyPress
BuddyPress helps site builders & developers add community features to their websites, with user profiles, activity streams, and more!
6.1.0
9,010,959
1st July 2020
5.4.2
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…
3.4.8
3,516,696
30th July 2020
5.4.2
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
2,306,537
3rd November 2016
4.6.19
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
1,105,142
25th December 2014
4.1.31
Ultimate TinyMCE
Description: Beef up the WordPress TinyMCE content editor with a plethora of advanced options.
5.7
2,814,020
10th December 2014
3.7.34
WPtouch
Make your WordPress website mobile-friendly with just a few clicks.
4.3.37
12,983,079
13th April 2019
5.1.6
Advanced Custom Fields
Customize WordPress with powerful, professional and intuitive fields.
5.8.12
16,949,891
10th June 2020
5.4.2
BackWPup – WordPress Backup Plugin
Schedule complete automatic backups of your WordPress installation. Decide which content will be stored (Dropbox,…
3.7.1
10,099,459
14th July 2020
5.3.4
BulletProof Security
WordPress Security Protection: Malware scanner, Firewall, Login Security, DB Backup, Anti-Spam & much more.
4.1
3,353,793
24th July 2020
5.4.2
WooCommerce
WooCommerce is a flexible, open-source eCommerce solution built on WordPress. Sell anything, anywhere and make your way.
4.3.1
101,407,769
21st July 2020
5.4.2
ManageWP Worker
A better way to manage dozens of WordPress websites.
4.9.7
11,989,822
8th July 2020
5.4.2
Spam Free WordPress
Todd Lahman's comment spam blocking plugin that blocks automated spam with zero false positives.
2.2.6
747,979
17th September 2015
4.4.23

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