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.
Total download ranges
The top 138 plugins, with over 1 million downloads each, account for 47% of the total downloads.
|Total downloads||# plugins|
Most recent updates
Summary of when the plugin was last updated.
WordPress version compatibility
Versions of WordPress – minimum required versions and tested up to.
|3.0 to 3.9||15205||13166|
|0.70 to 2.9||7424||23790|
Other interesting facts?
|1690||Different ways of indicating which version of WordPress is required.|
|1||Plugin was last updated in 1969. This shows as 1 min ago on wordpress.org/plugins/wp-notifications. sneaky?|
|441||Plugins with login in their name|
|2500||Plugins with widget in their name|
|10%||Percentage of plugins using “wp” in their name|
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!
An infographic suggestion from blueberrylabs.com Continue reading
I thought I’d do a little experiment… find the top 10 WordPress plugins just before Christmas, then again a week later.
The top ten, in terms of average growth per day since mid August 2012, are now…
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