For my second report of 2022, we see that Yoast SEO ( wordpress-seo ) is fast approaching 400 million downloads. There’ve been two releases of the plugin since my report in January. With 5 million active installs, that’s just over 2 million downloads on the release day. See Yoast SEO > Advanced View.
The vast majority of plugins don’t reach that figure in a lifetime. Only 98 plugins have reached 10 million downloads, of which 8 have topped 100 million.
- The top 12 plugin order hasn’t changed since January.
- 13% of the plugins have been updated so far this year.
- There are 467 fewer plugins than last month.
- There’s 25 pages of plugins categorized as blocks. This number hasn’t changed for a long time. I suspect wordpress.org has imposed a pagination limit for some reason.
- 17 plugins have been tested with WordPress 6.0
Total downloads: 6,506,664,745
Top 12 plugins – total downloads and active