Charts of FSE theme statistics for 12th March 2022, including top 50 FSE themes by total download and FSE theme count to date.
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.
Charts of FSE theme statistics for 15th February 2022, including top 50 FSE themes by total download and FSE theme count to date.
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.
I chose Simple Owl Carousel for performance on cwiccer. But it was no good. It didn’t lazy load the images.
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
Top 12 plugins – total downloads and active
Grouped by total downloads
WordPress version compatibility
There are now 42 Full Site Editing (FSE) themes published on wordpress.org. The most recently added show 0 downloads in December, and a few in January.
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
31 themes on wordpress.org are tagged as Full Site Editing (FSE) . This chart shows the total downloads for each theme as of 13th December 2021.
Here’s the report for the Top 12 WordPress plugins by total downloads as of the 15th November 2021.
- There’s been no change to the order since September.
- Jetpack is now 30 million ahead of Akismet.
- Wordfence was last ahead of Akismet in December 2020.
Total downloads: 6,130,318,649