Top 12 – 14th June 2022

The top 12 WordPress plugins by total downloads for 14th June 2022 follows.

  • Wordfence and Akismet have swapped again.
  • WP Forms Lite has exceeded 100 million.
  • Nearly 6 thousand plugins report they’ve been tested with WordPress 6.0… released on 24th of May.
  • Over 7 billion total downloads!

Total downloads: 7,000,777,496

Plugins: 59460

Top 12 plugins – total downloads and active

Position Plugin Total downloads
12 updraftplus 78,912,962
11 really-simple-ssl 90,737,400
10 all-in-one-seo-pack 98,854,495
9 wpforms-lite 106,937,903
8 google-analytics-for-wordpress 123,320,130
7 elementor 186,451,913
6 woocommerce 191,872,467
5 contact-form-7 222,605,087
4 wordfence 240,651,391
3 akismet 244,281,246
2 jetpack 278,082,371
1 wordpress-seo 436,438,695

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Top 12 – 19th April 2022

The top 12 WordPress plugins by total downloads for 19th April 2022 follows.

  • Wordfence has moved up to 3rd position, Akismet is now 4th
  • WP Forms Lite is approaching 100 million total downloads.
  • 15% of the plugins updated this year haven’t been tested with WordPress 5.9
  • 76 plugins already report they’ve been tested with WordPress 6.0… due for release on 24th of May.

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Top 12 – 15th March 2022

The top 12 WordPress plugins by total downloads for 15th March 2022 follows.

  • UpdraftPlus has replaced All in One WP Migration in 12th place.
  • 9,435 plugins have been updated to date this year.
  • But only 7,861 have been tested with WordPress 5.9
  • 41 have been tested with WordPress 6.0… which is due for release on May 24th.

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Yoast SEO – 400 million downloads

The total downloads of Yoast SEO ( aka WordPress SEO ) just exceeded 400 million. That’s just under 100 million dowloads in the last 12 months.

98 million downloads in a year is an enormous figure.

  • Only 8 plugins have achieved 98 million in total.
    • Only 99 plugins have reached 10 million total downloads.
  • Yoast SEO’s average downloads a month is over 8 million.
    • Only 110 plugins of 59,503 have achieved that figure in their lifetime.
  • Per day that’s just over 268 thousand.
    • 1666 plugins have achieved this total in their lifetime.
    • 98% of all plugins haven’t reached this figure.

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Top 12 – 15th February 2022

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.

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Top 12 – 23rd January 2022

My first report of top 12 plugins in 2022 comes a few days before WordPress 5.9’s release on 25th January.

  • The order of the top 12 hasn’t changed.
  • Over 3,000 plugins have been updated so far this year.
  • Nearly 1,000 plugins report that they’re compatible with WordPress 5.9
  • Apparently two plugins have been tested with WordPress 6.0!
  • 48% of plugins don’t have any reviews.

Total downloads: 6,389,456,594

Plugins: 59924

Top 12 plugins – total downloads and active

Position Plugin Total downloads
12 all-in-one-wp-migration 68,297,033
11 really-simple-ssl 81,616,293
10 all-in-one-seo-pack 91,703,234
9 wpforms-lite 92,935,320
8 google-analytics-for-wordpress 106,646,024
7 elementor 155,318,863
6 woocommerce 167,685,479
5 contact-form-7 206,109,604
4 wordfence 224,256,713
3 akismet 224,811,106
2 jetpack 258,982,074
1 wordpress-seo 390,106,053

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Top 12 – 14th December 2021

Here’s the report for the Top 12 WordPress plugins by total downloads as of the 14th December 2021.

  • All in One SEO pack has overtaken wpforms-lite to move back up into 9th place.
  • Contact Form 7 has reached 200 million downloads.
  • Over 200 plugins have been added since last month.

Total downloads: 6,241,811,641

Plugins: 59659

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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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