Top 12 – 16th December 2020

On the 16th of December 2020 there were 58,121 plugins on wordpress.org. Or 57,993… depending on where you looked.

  • Akismet and Wordfence have swapped positions again. With Wordfence up to 3rd.
  • And Updraft Plus has overtaken OptinMonster in 11th place.
  • Six plugins have achieved more than 100 million downloads.
  • Fewer than 6% of the plugins have been tested with WordPress 5.6.
  • Just over a quarter have been tested with this year’s WordPress releases: 5.4, 5.5 & 5.6.

Some trivia

  • 69 plugins have been downloaded more than 10 million times.
  • The twenty most popular words used in plugin names are: wp, for, woocommerce, widget, post, wordpress, simple, custom, plugin, and, by, to, posts, image, form, easy, page, social google and admin. Used between 5000 and 750 times.
  • quiz appears 51 times on its own and 24 times as part of other words. eg quizzes – 5 and quizz – 3 times.
  • For some reason, in today’s extract, Google XML Sitemaps appears twice – in positions 21 and 22.

Total downloads: 4,907,197,347

Position Plugin Total downloads
12 optinmonster 44,197,954
11 updraftplus 44,981,662
10 wpforms-lite 56,944,524
9 all-in-one-seo-pack 71,778,219
8 google-analytics-for-wordpress 80,915,746
7 elementor 84,653,841
6 woocommerce 119,806,336
5 contact-form-7 165,347,624
4 akismet 180,858,425
3 wordfence 182,908,002
2 jetpack 207,912,655
1 wordpress-seo 290,578,416

Grouped by total downloads

Groups: downloads
1->10 22
10->100 1488
100->1000 20077
1000->10000 24849
10000->100000 8868
100000->1000000 2278
1000000->10000000 470
10000000->100000000 63
100000000->1000000000 6

Last updated

Groups: last_updated
2020 18681
2019 5988
2018 4499
2017 4167
2016 4677
2015 4292
2014 3744
2013 2841
2012 2784
2011 2264
2010 1810
2009 1329
2008 646
2007 230
2006 39
2005 118
2004 12

WordPress version compatibility

Version Requires Tested
0.70 to 2.9 20270 4421
3.0 to 3.9 13030 9928
4.0 to 4.9 18026 17666
5.0 2054 1421
5.1 413 1116
5.2 686 3132
5.3 440 2900
5.4 232 4209
5.5 204 7829
5.6 19 3882
Other 2745 1580
Other+ 2 23
5.7 0 13
5.8 0 1

Star ratings

Groups: rating
5 19867
4 6077
3 2528
2 674
1 1087
0 27888