Top 12 WordPress plugins – October 2019

Today, 17 October 2019, according to WordPress.org there are 54,927 plugins on WordPress.org.

That’s an increase of over 6,700 plugins (was 48,166) in just under 3 years.

But it’s a lot slower increase than when I last looked in December 2016.

TOTAL DOWNLOADS: 3,492,183,046

In terms of Total Downloads, the top 12 plugins table, with a new column added for 2019, is:

Positionmoveplugin201520162019
1 up 2wordpress-seo2388896737219578200003006
2 up 3jetpack2085495730883469145400172
3 down 2akismet4187086654086058143368588
4 up 2wordfence1065525922199987135853274
5 down 3contact-form-73326445745014223120953178
6 up 1woocommerce115421641896827077295568
7 down 3all-in-one-seo-pack253401543122228261769477
8 up 3google-analytics-for-wordpress104362891269721555572355
9 new entryelementor??36652008
10 new entrywpforms-lite??31610889
11 up 1wp-super-cache90314981131336930856575
12 new entryupdraftplus??29920099
  • WordPress SEO is the first plugin to reach over 200 million downloads.
  • Akismet has been knocked into third place by Jetpack
  • Wordfence is rising fast
  • Contact Form 7, is the last of the 5 plugins with over 100 million downloads.
  • There are 3 new entries: elementor, wpforms-lite and updraftplus.
  • nextgen-gallery, wordpress-importer and google-sitemap-generator have fallen out of the top 12.

GROUPED BY TOTAL DOWNLOADS

Total downloads201520162019
1->1016713712
10->10024051815729
100->100015307180179621
1000->10000169191982617105
10000->100000593867997742
100000->1000000111813792023
1000000->10000000127180357
10000000->100000000111238
100000000->-10000000005

The top 1,000 plugins have all achieved at least one third of a million downloads. They account for over 80% of the total downloads.

The top 400 plugins, with over 1 million downloads each, account for 73% of the total downloads.

MOST RECENT UPDATES

Summary of when the plugin was last updated.

Last updated201520162019
201912582
20184655
20173420
2016169963624
20151614972923138
2014660254292626
2013446240921864
2012395537731824
2011332532351371
2010317431211004
200923922349749
200812651247343
2007430420121
2006616115
200514314324
2004775

WORDPRESS VERSION COMPATIBILITY

Versions of WordPress – minimum required versions and tested up to.

VersionRequires 2019Tested 2019
0.70 to 2.9137932502
3.0 to 3.998536562
4.0 to 4.91181714488
5.05662141
5.1991949
5.21358859
5.32290
Other+220
Other1465821
VersionRequires 2015Requires 2016Tested 2015Tested 2016
4.8232
4.73824477
4.622635115
4.5723753
4.45772637552962
4.330655251862246
4.234254035042334
4.144567527492070
4.01668306924301945
3.0 to 3.91320514381516714131
0.70 to 2.9238482522274267323
Other+40416895
Other2081226916281682

STAR RATINGS

Stars201520162019
5126261527514834
4381047025108
3182821842085
2538610480
19881119714
0221822427514411

OTHER INTERESTING FACTS?

NumberFactoid
419 Plugins using the keyword block
441Plugins with login in their name
2500Plugins with widget in their name
10%Percentage of plugins using “wp” in their name

CAVEATS

  • The 2019 figures were determined for 37,632 plugins.
  • The published API doesn’t enable wordpress.org from giving up all its secrets.
  • But you can ask for an extract.