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Top 11 WordPress plugins – December 2015

It’s been a while since I produced a list of the top 10 WordPress plugins.
Recently, I completed a first pass analysis of the 41,795 plugins on wordpress.org as of 12th December 2015.

The total downloads was a staggering: 1,038,708,495

There are 11 plugins with over 10 million downloads.

PluginTotal downloads
akismet41144701
contact-form-732979109
all-in-one-seo-pack25140527
wordpress-seo23653001
jetpack20548004
google-sitemap-generator17736042
nextgen-gallery13841732
wordpress-importer12043431
woocommerce11347209
wordfence10471852
google-analytics-for-wordpress10405465

Total download ranges

The top 138 plugins, with over 1 million downloads each, account for 47% of the total downloads.

Total downloads# plugins
1->10185
10->1002381
100->100015218
1000->1000016857
10000->1000005908
100000->10000001108
1000000->10000000127
10000000->10000000011

Most recent updates

Summary of when the plugin was last updated.

YearPlugins updated
2015 15894
2014 6665
2013 4477
2012 3955
2011 3327
2010 3177
2009 2392
2008 1266
2007 430
2006 61
2005 143
2004 7

WordPress version compatibility

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

WordPress versionRequiresTested
4.5620
4.4259222
4.35922295
4.23639338
4.12793438
4.024591627
3.0 to 3.91520513166
0.70 to 2.9742423790
Other16262080
Other+6745

Star ratings

Plugin ratings.

StarsCount
512555
43780
31834
2533
1989
Unrated22104

Other interesting facts?

NumberFactoid
1690Different ways of indicating which version of WordPress is required.
1Plugin was last updated in 1969. This shows as 1 min ago on wordpress.org/plugins/wp-notifications. sneaky?
441Plugins with login in their name
2500Plugins with widget in their name
10%Percentage of plugins using “wp” in their name

Caveat

Since I started the analysis the total displayed on
wordpress.org/plugins reached: 1,115,557,720… 41,798 plugins on the 13th December.
Today (20th December). it’s 41,977 plugins with 1,124,309,632 downloads.

Not quite sure where the extra 80 million comes from.
Perhaps there are two clones Akismet!

Top 10 WordPress plugins – New Years Eve 2012

Just a week after Top 10 WordPress plugins Christmas Eve (2012) here’s the latest news, based on the average number of downloads per day, since August 2012.

All in one SEO pack being downloaded faster than WordPress SEO by Yoast

At the end of August, all-in-one-seo-pack was 5th in the top 10 downloads measured by Growth per day. Nearly two weeks later it has climbed to the top. google-xml-sitemaps has dropped to 3rd position but wordpress-seo-by-yoast remains at number 2. jetpack‘s dropped to 6th (from 3rd). google-analytics-for-wordpress has leapt to 10th position. What do these figures tell us? Continue reading