Selected plugins in the top 30

Other plugins that were in the top 30 in 2012 and that get an honourable mention are:

Total plugins: 54672

Limit reached: 4 at 103
PositionPluginTotal downloadsActiveStar RatingTested up to
13WordPress Importer28325445400000035.2.4
29W3 Total Cache1773611410000004.35.3

W3 Total Cache

Make your website faster by caching.

BackWPUp and BackUpWordPressA couple of choices for performing a backup of your WordPress site. Just in case anything nasty happens.
WordPress ImporterImport posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.