Top 20 WordPress Plugins (1M active installs)

Data actuality – April 2016.


Name Added Active Installs Downloaded Rating  
Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet Web service to see if they look like spam or not.
2005-10-20 1,000,000 47,100,797 4.8  
Contact Form 7
Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.
2007-08-02 1,000,000 36,810,019 4.5  
Yoast SEO
Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using Yoast SEO plugin.
2010-10-11 1,000,000 27,109,612 4  
All in One SEO Pack
The most downloaded plugin for WordPress (almost 30 million downloads). Use All in One SEO Pack to automatically optimize your site for Search Engines
2007-03-30 1,000,000 27,044,462 4.4  
Jetpack by
Increase your traffic, view your stats, speed up your site, and protect yourself from hackers with Jetpack.
2011-01-20 1,000,000 23,689,663 4  
Google XML Sitemaps
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines to better index your blog.
2005-06-16 1,000,000 18,173,347 4.9  
NextGEN Gallery
The most popular WordPress gallery plugin and one of the most popular plugins of all time with over 14 million downloads.
2007-04-23 1,000,000 14,653,789 3.2  
WooCommerce is a powerful, extendable eCommerce plugin that helps you sell anything. Beautifully.
2011-09-27 1,000,000 13,954,218 4.6  
WordPress Importer
Import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.
2010-05-20 1,000,000 13,103,332 3.1  
Wordfence Security
The Wordfence WordPress security plugin provides free enterprise-class WordPress security, protecting your website from hacks and malware.
2012-04-21 1,000,000 12,829,682 4.9  
Google Analytics by Yoast
Track your WordPress site easily with the latest tracking codes and lots added data for search result pages and error pages.
2007-09-14 1,000,000 10,752,826 4  
WP Super Cache
A very fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files.
2007-11-05 1,000,000 10,084,179 4.2  
TinyMCE Advanced
Enables the advanced features of TinyMCE, the WordPress WYSIWYG editor.
2007-06-22 1,000,000 7,212,206 4.5  
Adds a more advanced paging navigation interface.
2006-01-03 1,000,000 6,734,853 4.7  
W3 Total Cache
Easy Web Performance Optimization (WPO) using caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.
2009-07-29 1,000,000 5,763,337 4.3  
Advanced Custom Fields
Customise WordPress with powerful, professional and intuitive fields
2011-03-25 1,000,000 5,006,615 4.9  
Really Simple CAPTCHA
Really Simple CAPTCHA is a CAPTCHA module intended to be called from other plugins. It is originally created for my Contact Form 7 plugin.
2009-03-10 1,000,000 3,990,005 4.3  
Regenerate Thumbnails
Allows you to regenerate your thumbnails after changing the thumbnail sizes.
2008-08-28 1,000,000 3,388,083 4.8  
Duplicate Post
Clone posts and pages.
2007-12-05 1,000,000 1,734,412 4.9  
Limit Login Attempts
Limit rate of login attempts, including by way of cookies, for each IP. Fully customizable.
2009-01-15 1,000,000 1,088,509 4.7

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