Top 15 Most Popular Plugins in WordPress

WordPress is the most widely used website creation CMS around the world and also very powerful and full of features. According to sources, around 45% websites built in WordPress worldwide. Using WordPress you can built any type of websites like business, agency, blog, E-commerce, E-Learning, E-Newspaper, Real Estate, Listings, Insurance and many more. It's easy to use and very user friendly  so that any user can learn it easily.  

You can download the WordPress from website and used it in your self hosting server otherwise WordPress is also provides the hosting facility with different plans for this you can check website. It provides many paid and free themes and plugins, today we will discuss top 15 most downloaded plugins around the world.

Most Popular plugins

Following is the most popular WordPress plugins according to numbers of active installations from

Author(s): Takayuki Miyoshi  Active installations: 5+ million

Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 is the most popular contact form in WordPress. It can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.

Author(s): Team Yoast  Active installations: 5+ million

Yoast SEO

Since 2008 Yoast SEO has helped millions of websites worldwide to rank higher in search engines. Yoast SEO is the favorite WordPress SEO plugin of millions of users worldwide. This WordPress SEO plugin helps you with your search engine optimization. 

Author(s): Automattic  Active installations: 5+ million

Akismet Anti-Spam Plugin

Spam is the most common problem in websites but luckily in WordPress we have Akismet plugin. Akismet checks your comments and contact form submissions against our global database of spam to prevent your site from publishing malicious content. You can review the comment spam it catches on your blog’s "Comments" admin screen.

Author(s): WordPress Contributors  Active installations: 5+ million

Classic Editor Plugin

Gutenberg is the new editor for WordPress but still some users want to use old Classic Editor so using this plugin they can restores the previous ("classic") WordPress editor and the "Edit Post" screen. It makes it possible to use plugins that extend that screen, add old-style meta boxes, or otherwise depend on the previous editor.

Author(s): Automattic  Active installations: 5+ million

WooCommerce Plugin

WooCommerce is a flexible, open-source eCommerce solution built on WordPress. Whether you're launching a business, taking an existing brick and mortar store online, or designing sites for clients you can get started quickly and build exactly the store you want.

Activate the free WooCommerce plugin on a new or existing WordPress site, follow the optional guided tour, and set up a new store in minutes. 

Author(s): Automattic  Active installations: 5+ million

Jetpack by

Security, performance, and site management: the best way to WordPress is with Jetpack. It provides 24/7 SITE SECURITY, PEAK PERFORMANCE, EFFORTLESS SITE MANAGEMENT, EXPERT SUPPORT, PAID SERVICES.

Author(s):  Active installations: 5+ million 

Elementor Page Builder

It’s about time for a live page builder, with no limits of design. A page builder that delivers high-end page designs and advanced capabilities, never before seen on WordPress.


Author(s): Really Simple Plugins   Active installations: 4+ million

Really Simple SSL Plugin

If you have SSL certificate and you want to used it in Worpress website than Really Simple SSL automatically detects your settings and configures your website to run over https. To keep it lightweight, the options are kept to a minimum. The entire site will move to SSL.

Author(s): wordpressdotorg  Active installations: 4+ million 

WordPress Importer Plugin

The WordPress Importer will import the following content from a WordPress export file:

- Posts, pages and other custom post types
- Comments and comment meta
- Custom fields and post meta
- Categories, tags and terms from custom taxonomies and term meta
- Authors

Author(s): Enrico Battocchi   Active installations: 3+ million

Duplicate Post Plugin

This plugin allows users to clone posts of any type, or copy them to new drafts for further editing.  Using that plugin you can make a clone of any post and make changes on it so that your original posts not affects. It's very easy to use and very useful plugin.

Author(s): Wordfence  Active installations: 3+ million

Wordfence Security Plugin

Security is major concern in Wordpress websites so Wordfence Security plugin will be benificial for your website. Wordfence includes an endpoint firewall and malware scanner that were built from the ground up to protect WordPress. Our Threat Defense Feed arms Wordfence with the newest firewall rules, malware signatures and malicious IP addresses it needs to keep your website safe. Rounded out by 2FA and a suite of additional features, Wordfence is the most comprehensive WordPress security solution available.

Author(s): WPForms  Active installations: 3+ million 

WPForms Plugin

After Contact Form 7, WPForms is the most active installation plugin for forms.

WPForms allows you to create beautiful contact forms, feedback form, subscription forms, payment forms, and other types of forms for your site in minutes, not hours!

WPForms is a 100% mobile responsive contact form solution, so your contact forms will always look great on all devices (mobile, tablet, laptop, and desktop).

Author(s): ServMask  Active installations: 2+ million

All-in-One WP Migration Plugin

Move, transfer, copy, migrate, and backup a site with 1-click. Quick, easy, and reliable. 

This plugin exports your WordPress website including the database, media files, plugins and themes with no technical knowledge required. Upload your site to a different location with a drag and drop in to WordPress.

Author(s): UpdraftPlus.Com, DavidAnderson   Active installations: 2+ million 

UpdraftPlus WordPress Plugin

UpdraftPlus is the most popular backup plugin in wordpress. It simplifies backups and restoration. It is the world's highest ranking and most popular scheduled backup plugin, with over two million currently-active installs. Backup your files and database backups into the cloud and restore with a single click!

Author(s): MonsterInsights  Active installations: 2+ million 

Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin

With over 2 million active installs, MonsterInsights is the most popular Google Analytics plugin for WordPress. Unlike other Google Analytics plugins, MonsterInsights allow you to enable all advanced Google analytics tracking features with just a few clicks (no need to hire a developer).
MonsterInsights shows you the stats that matter, so you can grow your business with confidence.
Some of other most popular plugins are:

- TinyMCE Advanced

Author(s): Andrew Ozz  Active installations: 2+ million 

Author(s): All in One SEO Team  Active installations: 2+ million

Author(s): Arne Brachhold  Active installations: 2+ million 

Author(s): Automattic  Active installations: 2+ million 

Author(s): ibericode  Active installations: 1+ million

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