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Top 12 WordPress plugins – December 2019

Today, 15th December 2019, according to wordpress.org there are 54,924 plugins. Three fewer than in October.

Total downloads: 3,687,746,365

Position Plugin Total downloads
12 wp-super-cache 31,241,518
11 updraftplus 31,502,349
10 wpforms-lite 36,050,765
9 elementor 40,615,019
8 google-analytics-for-wordpress 60,589,594
7 all-in-one-seo-pack 63,904,009
6 woocommerce 81,405,640
5 contact-form-7 127,889,714
4 wordfence 142,051,385
3 akismet 149,612,816
2 jetpack 157,498,251
1 wordpress-seo 214,348,171

Grouped by total downloads

Groups: downloads
1->10 13
10->100 1336
100->1000 20070
1000->10000 22946
10000->100000 8094
100000->1000000 2047
1000000->10000000 372
10000000->100000000 41
100000000->1000000000 5

Last updated

Groups: last_updated
2019 17622
2018 5928
2017 4892
2016 5243
2015 4644
2014 3994
2013 3035
2012 2931
2011 2370
2010 1890
2009 1383
2008 662
2007 227
2006 33
2005 64
2004 6

WordPress version compatibility

Version Requires Tested
0.70 to 2.9 20923 4603
3.0 to 3.9 13574 10491
4.0 to 4.9 16551 20365
5.0 845 2333
5.1 177 2115
5.2 288 7368
5.3 50 6031
Other 2512 1563
Other+ 4 55

Star ratings

Groups: rating
5 18516
4 5809
3 2480
2 622
1 1067
0 26430

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:

Position move plugin 2015 2016 2019
1 up 2 wordpress-seo 23888967 37219578 203 million
2 down 1 akismet 41870866 54086058 146 million
3 up 2 jetpack 20854957 30883469 146 million
4 up 2 wordfence 10655259 22199987 136 million
5 down 3 contact-form-7 33264457 45014223 122 million
6 up 1 woocommerce 11542164 18968270 78 million
7 down 3 all-in-one-seo-pack 25340154 31222282 62 million
8 up 3 google-analytics-for-wordpress 10436289 12697215 56 million
9 new entry elementor ? ? 38 million
10 new entry wpforms-lite ? ? 33 million
11 up 1 wp-super-cache 9031498 11313369 31 million
12 new entry updraftplus ? ? 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 downloads 2015 2016 2019
1->10 167 137 16
10->100 2405 1815 1391
100->1000 15307 18017 19934
1000->10000 16919 19826 22705
10000->100000 5938 6799 8022
100000->1000000 1118 1379 2026
1000000->10000000 127 180 360
10000000->100000000 11 12 38
100000000->-1000000000 5

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 updated 2015 2016 2019
2019 16699
2018 6206
2017 4974
2016 16996 5285
2015 16149 7292 4665
2014 6602 5429 4006
2013 4462 4092 3039
2012 3955 3773 2935
2011 3325 3235 2388
2010 3174 3121 1905
2009 2392 2349 1402
2008 1265 1247 663
2007 430 420 227
2006 61 61 33
2005 143 143 64
2004 7 7 6

WORDPRESS VERSION COMPATIBILITY

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

Version Requires 2019 Tested 2019
0.70 to 2.9 20990 4629
3.0 to 3.9 13552 10519
4.0 to 4.9 16288 20675
5.0 734 2669
5.1 158 2375
5.2 248 10456
5.3 8 1562
Other+ 2515 1576
Other 4 36
Version Requires 2015 Requires 2016 Tested 2015 Tested 2016
4.8 2 32
4.7 38 2 4477
4.6 226 3 5115
4.5 72 3753
4.4 57 726 3755 2962
4.3 306 552 5186 2246
4.2 342 540 3504 2334
4.1 445 675 2749 2070
4.0 1668 3069 2430 1945
3.0 to 3.9 13205 1438 15167 14131
0.70 to 2.9 23848 25222 7426 7323
Other+ 40 41 68 95
Other 2081 2269 1628 1682

STAR RATINGS

Stars 2015 2016 2019
5 12626 15275 14834
4 3810 4702 5108
3 1828 2184 2085
2 538 610 480
1 988 1119 714
0 22182 24275 14411

OTHER INTERESTING FACTS?

Number Factoid
591 Plugins using the keyword block
413 Plugins with SEO in their name
2500 Plugins 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.