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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My Favourite Plugin – WordPress Cambridge Meetup – 8 Nov 2021

Here’s a list of some of the plugins that were talked about at the meetup.

Chris Cox told us about Enable Media Replace, Simon Bragg talked about HTTP headers, then there was TablePress, and Internal Links Manager.

Also mentioned were plugins to eliminate unwanted JavaScript and CSS – Hummingbird.

Elliot Richmond told us about his WooCommerce checkout extension used to help couriers locate premises for local deliveries.

I, Herb Miller, mentioned a couple of plugins in “My Favourite Plugin”

Michael Noder included a link to a video about CloudFlare and a plugin called WP Auto Terms.

Total plugins: 59457

Position Plugin Total downloads Active Star Rating Tested up to
18 SiteGround Optimizer 38046619 1000000 4.4 5.9
34 Rank Math SEO 27824448 1000000 4.9 5.9
113 TablePress 7791343 800000 5 5.9
128 Enable Media Replace 6482212 500000 4.4 5.9
296 Hummingbird 2531755 100000 4.8 5.9
430 WebP Express 1633144 100000 4.6 5.8.3
1452 HTTP Headers 325209 30000 4.5 5.7.5
3602 Internal Links Manager 79114 9000 4.8 5.8.3
8892 Advanced Custom Fields: TablePress 18008 1000 4.8 4.5.25
11185 TablePress Extension: Chartist 11895 1000 5 4.9.19
24846 “SEO-HEADERS-Easy” Protocol HTTP 1.1 2604 300 4.7 4.4.26
29960 inDiv for TablePress 1771 300 0 5.6.7
35817 Eazy HTTP Headers 1185 50 0 4..9.1
39569 WebP Express Plus 941 100 5 5.7.5
42732 Secure HTTP Headers 781 100 3 5.7.5
51136 WP Secure HTTP Headers 434 60 0 5.2.14
51501 WP Hummingbird Purger 421 10 0
56876 WP Activity Log Extension for TablePress 185 0 0 5.9
18 TOTALS 84752069

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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Top 12 – 21st July 2021

On the 21st July 2021 there were 58,701 plugins in the wordpress.org plugin repository.

  • 17 fewer than in June.
  • The Top 12 by total downloads was the same as for June.
  • Total downloads for Akismet had exceeded 200 million.
  • 4 plugins require WordPress 5.8
  • Over 2.5 thousand plugins have been tested with WordPress 5.8

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Top 12 – 16th June 2021

On the 16th June 2021 there were 58,718 plugins in the wordpress.org plugin repository.

  • Wordfence has reached 200 million downloads.
  • All-In-One WP Migration has entered the chart at 12, replacing Updraftplus
  • 14 plugins have reached 50 million total downloads.
  • 118 plugins already say they’ve been tested with WordPress 5.8.

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