Top 12 WordPress plugins – November 2019

Today, 5 November 2019, according to WordPress.org there are 54,497 plugins on WordPress.org.

That’s a decrease of over 400 plugins (was 54,927) in less than a month.

TOTAL DOWNLOADS: 3,550,985,988

was 3,492,183,046 in October 2019

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

Positionmoveplugin201520162019
1 up 2wordpress-seo2388896737219578203 million
2 down 1akismet4187086654086058146 million
3 up 2jetpack2085495730883469146 million
4 up 2wordfence1065525922199987136 million
5 down 3contact-form-73326445745014223122 million
6 up 1woocommerce115421641896827078 million
7 down 3all-in-one-seo-pack253401543122228262 million
8 up 3google-analytics-for-wordpress104362891269721556 million
9 new entryelementor??38 million
10 new entrywpforms-lite??33 million
11 up 1wp-super-cache90314981131336931 million
12 new entryupdraftplus??30 million
  • WordPress SEO was the first plugin to reach over 200 million downloads, on October 17th, 2019.
  • Akismet was knocked into third place by Jetpack for a while.
  • 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->1016713716
10->100240518151391
100->1000153071801719934
1000->10000169191982622705
10000->100000593867998022
100000->1000000111813792026
1000000->10000000127180360
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
201916699
20186206
20174974
2016169965285
20151614972924665
2014660254294006
2013446240923039
2012395537732935
2011332532352388
2010317431211905
2009239223491402
200812651247663
2007430420227
2006616133
200514314364
2004776

WORDPRESS VERSION COMPATIBILITY

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

VersionRequires 2019Tested 2019
0.70 to 2.9209904629
3.0 to 3.91355210519
4.0 to 4.91628820675
5.07342669
5.11582375
5.224810456
5.381562
Other+25151576
Other436
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
591 Plugins using the keyword block
413Plugins with SEO in their name
2500Plugins with widget in their name
10%Percentage of plugins using “wp” in their name

CAVEATS

  • The latest 2019 figures were determined for 54497 plugins.
  • The REST API doesn’t provide the same level of information as the published API.