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Herb Miller is the web designer, web developer at Bobbing Wide, based in Rowlands Castle.

My Favourite Plugin – WordPress Cambridge Meetup – 8 Nov 2021

Here’s a list of some of the plugins that were talked about at the meetup.

Chris Cox told us about Enable Media Replace, Simon Bragg talked about HTTP headers, then there was TablePress, and Internal Links Manager.

Also mentioned were plugins to eliminate unwanted JavaScript and CSS – Hummingbird.

Elliot Richmond told us about his WooCommerce checkout extension used to help couriers locate premises for local deliveries.

I, Herb Miller, mentioned a couple of plugins in “My Favourite Plugin”

Michael Noder included a link to a video about CloudFlare and a plugin called WP Auto Terms.

Total plugins: 59330

Position Plugin Total downloads Active Star Rating Tested up to
25 SiteGround Optimizer 32196163 1000000 4.4 5.8.1
43 Rank Math SEO 22139641 1000000 4.9 5.8.1
109 TablePress 7627976 800000 5 5.8.1
131 Enable Media Replace 5903933 500000 4.5 5.8.1
305 Hummingbird 2273830 100000 4.8 5.8.1
498 WebP Express 1258026 100000 4.5 5.8.1
1450 HTTP Headers 313711 30000 4.6 5.7.3
3650 Internal Links Manager 75196 8000 4.8 5.8.1
8889 Advanced Custom Fields: TablePress 17516 1000 4.8 4.5.24
11145 TablePress Extension: Chartist 11674 1000 5 4.9.18
24706 “SEO-HEADERS-Easy” Protocol HTTP 1.1 2560 300 4.7 4.4.25
31367 inDiv for TablePress 1551 300 0 5.6.5
36022 Eazy HTTP Headers 1130 40 0 4..9.1
45363 WebP Express Plus 632 100 5 5.7.3
47388 Secure HTTP Headers 549 100 3 5.7.3
51596 WP Secure HTTP Headers 390 60 0 5.2.12
51944 WP Hummingbird Purger 377 10 0
59219 WP Activity Log Extension for TablePress 26 0 0 5.8.1
18 TOTALS 71824881

Top 12 – 7th November 2021

Here’s the report for the Top 12 WordPress plugins by total downloads as of the 7th November 2021.

  • There’s been no change to the order since September.
  • Jetpack’s reached a quarter of a billion downloads.
  • The total downloads of the top 4 plugins (1046 million) is one sixth of the total plugin downloads from wordpress.org

Total downloads: 6,100,316,618

Plugins: 59330

Top 12 plugins – total downloads and active

Position Plugin Total downloads
12 all-in-one-wp-migration 63,146,457
11 really-simple-ssl 75,537,100
10 wpforms-lite 85,358,027
9 all-in-one-seo-pack 86,295,952
8 google-analytics-for-wordpress 103,475,285
7 elementor 139,784,516
6 woocommerce 158,989,882
5 contact-form-7 197,274,530
4 wordfence 216,749,457
3 akismet 222,415,845
2 jetpack 252,716,455
1 wordpress-seo 371,216,852

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Top 12 – 19th October 2021

Here’s the report for the Top 12 WordPress plugins by total downloads as of the 19th October 2021.

The total number of downloads from WordPress dot org recently exceeded 6 billion. That’s over 1 billion downloads in just under 10 months. Or 268 days since Five billion plugin downloads! Approximately 3.7 million downloads a day.

In that time the total number of plugins has also increased.

  • The order of the top 12 by total downloads hasn’t changed since September.
  • Google Analytics for WordPress has exceeded 100 million downloads.
  • There are now 8 plugins with more than 100M downloads.
  • 16% of the plugins have been tested with WordPress 5.8

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Top 12 – 21st July 2021

On the 21st July 2021 there were 58,701 plugins in the wordpress.org plugin repository.

  • 17 fewer than in June.
  • The Top 12 by total downloads was the same as for June.
  • Total downloads for Akismet had exceeded 200 million.
  • 4 plugins require WordPress 5.8
  • Over 2.5 thousand plugins have been tested with WordPress 5.8

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Top 12 – 21st April 2021

Here’s the latest extract of plugins for 21st April 2021.

  • There have been no movements in this month’s top 12 chart.
  • 217 plugins added this month.
  • 7,800 plugins have been tested with WordPress 5.7
  • 39 say they’ve been tested with WordPress 5.8. Not a good idea, as WordPress won’t update these plugins if they’re changed.
  • The star rating of 2 of 5 is the least popular rating, given to only 2% of all plugins that have been rated.

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Top 12 – 17th March 2021

On the 17th March 2021 there were 58,524 plugins on wordpress.org but the WordPress plugins page only reported 58,055.

Some changes in the top 12 chart…

  • Really Simple SSL has come in at number 11. Up 3 from 14.
  • Pushing All in one WP Migration off the chart.
  • Elementor’s fast approaching 100 million total downloads.
  • Four and a half thousand plugins have been tested with WordPress 5.7, released on 9th March.

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