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

Top 12 – 18th November 2020

On the 18th of November 2020 there were 58,134 plugins on WordPress.org

  • Akismet and Wordfence have swapped positions.
  • Up to 3 – Akismet – last updated 23rd Oct. 1.5 million dowloads that day.
  • Down to 4 – Wordfence – last updated 21st Oct – the day I did my extract.
  • There are 7 times more plugins than there are themes ( 7,956 ).

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Top 12 – 21st October 2020

On the 21st of October 2020 there were 57,803 plugins on wordpress.org.

  • OptinMonster has overtaken UpdraftPlus.
  • Elementor has overtaken Google Analytics for WordPress.
  • Jetpack has reached 200 million downloads.
  • WordPress SEO total downloads has increased by 77 million in the past 12 months.

Total downloads: 4,653,582,090

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Top 12 – 16th September 2020

On 16th September 2020 there were 57,403 plugins on wordpress.org.

  • All-in-One WP Migration has been replaced by OptinMonster, at number 12.
  • Elementor has moved up to 8, leaving All in One SEO Pack at 9.
  • Wordfence has overtaken Akismet to get into the top 3.
  • Over 500 plugins have been downloaded more than 1 million times.
  • Apparently one plugin has been tested with WordPress 5.8!

Total downloads: 4,544,345,395

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Top 12 – 19th August 2020

On 19th August 2020 there were 57,086 plugins ( 57,013 officially ).

  • That’s 100 fewer plugins than last month.
  • The top 12 are still in the same order as July, June and May
  • WooCommerce download has now exceeded 100 million.
  • WordPress 5.5 was released on 11th August 2020.
  • Over 4,000 plugins ( 7% ) have been tested with WordPress 5.5.
  • and of those 32 require that version.
  • 48% of all the plugins haven’t been rated.
  • The next plugin to reach 10 million downloads will probably be WooCommerce Admin.

Total downloads: 4,438,512,436

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Page hit counter

At WordUp Pompey! last night, during questions after Steve Wood’s talk on Wordfence, another Steve asked about a page hit counter that suggested editing a file to add some code. He asked what Wordfence would do when it saw a changed file.

Steve hadn’t yet found a page hit counter he liked. So here’s a list.

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Top 12 – 15 May 2020

On 15th May there were 56,321 plugins on wordpress.org.

  • wp-super-cache dropped out of the top 12: to 14th.
  • It was replaced by all-in-one-migration at 12 with optinmonster in 13th position.
  • Positions 1 to 11 are unchanged – same order as February.
  • WordPress SEO is one minor release away from a quarter of a billion downloads.

Less than half of the total plugins have been updated in the last 3 years.

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