What is a Top 10 plugin?

For the purposes of this presentation a Top 10 plugin is

a very popular plugin

Where plugin is defined as:

  • a WordPress plugin
  • you can download from WordPress.org
  • the FREE version

and very popular means

  • It’s in the top 10 list of most downloaded plugins
  • Top 12 actually
  • determined from the latest extract from wordpress.org

In 2012 very popular was determined by a different method.

  • one of the first 30 plugins listed by visiting WordPress Plugins & Most Popular on 14th August 2012.
  • with a new “total downloads” taken on 30th August 2012
  • calculate the average downloads per day
  • order by average descending
  • It’s in the top 10