20 Most Popular WordPress Plugins

20 most popular wordpress plugins

We all know that one of the advantage of using WordPress as a blogging client is its free plugins. Plugins are installed and applied to extend the usage of WordPress to almost anything you can imagine and they are pretty simple to customize.

Regardless you want to beautify your blog or optimize its search engine ranking, WordPress plugins can help you to achieve the blue sky without bells and whistles.

Here’s 20 most popular WordPress plugins which I found in WordPress.org. In case you are not aware of these plugins, each of them has been downloaded averagely 100,000++. Detail next!

  1. All In One SEO Pack

    All In One SEO Pack optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engine (SEO) by optimizing your titles, META tags, avoid duplicate content and etc.


    All Time Downloads: 602,176

  2. Akismet

    Akismet is a highly recommended plugin that helps you to filter your comments with Akismet web service to see if they’re spam.


    All Time Downloads: 502,666

  3. WordPress Automatic Upgrade

    Upgrade the WordPress to the latest version has never been so easy if you use WordPress Automatic Upgrade. It allows an user to upgrade the WordPress automatically within 5 steps.

     wordpress automotic upgrade

    All Time Downloads: 121,075

  4. Google XML Sitemaps

    Google XML Sitemaps creates a Google sitemap compliant XML-Sitemap of your WordPress blog. You sitemap will be updated whenever you edit or create a new post.

    Google XML sitemap

    All Time Downloads: 464,989

  5. CForms II – Contact Form

    CForms allows you to create a highly customizable and powerful form. It covers a variety of use cases from attachments to multi form management.


    All Time Downloads: 220,707

  6. WP Super Cache

    WP Super Cache helps to generate static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. A  HTML file will be served for a page instead of heavier WordPress PHP scripts.

    WP Super cache

    All Time Downloads: 103,458

  7. WordPress.com Stats

    WordPress.com Stats will begin collecting information about your blog’s pageviews, popular post, popular pages, traffic sources, click area and duration.

    wordpress stats

    All Time Downloads: 318,106

  8. NextGEN Gallery

    An image and gallery plugin for WordPress which enables you to create your own sets of images, add a watermark image and design a slide show with JavaScript effects.

    Nextgen Gallery

    All Time Downloads: 283,906

  9. WP-Polls

    WP-Polls enables you to create a poll from customizable templates, css styles and tons of options.


    All Time Downloads: 109,590

  10. ShareThis

    ShareThis offers a quick, user friendly and unobtrusive method for users to share your post with many social bookmarking sites or to send your post to a friend via email, AIM, Facebook or MySpace.


    All Time Downloads: 91,077

  11. WP-DB-Backup

    This plugin lets you backup your core WordPress database tables easily.

    wp db-backup

    All Time Downloads: 94,635

  12. Viper’s Video Quicktags

    A new button will be generated by this plugin in your write screen and allows you to paste the URL of a video instead of copying and pasting the embed HTML from sites like YouTube.

    viper's video quicktags

    All Time Downloads: 84,692

  13. Adsense Manager

    AdSense Manager is a WordPress plugin for managing AdSense ads on your blog. It generates code automatically and allows positioning with Widgets.

    google adsense

    All Time Downloads: 105,596

  14. PodPress

    PodPress adds tons of features designed to make WordPress the ideal platform for hosting a podcast.


    All Time Downloads: 147,067

  15. Sidebar Widgets

    Sidebar widgets allows you to relocate things around, up and down in your sidebar easily.

    Sidebar Widgets

    All Time Downloads: 169,536

  16. Get Recent Comments

    This plugin shows an excerpts of the latest comments in your sidebar. You can customize its appearance as in ranges from the number of comments, the length of the excerpts up to the html layout.

    recent comment

    All Time Downloads: 90,290

  17. Simple Tags

    Simple Tags is the successor of Simple Tagging Plugin This is THE perfect tool to manage perfeclty your WP 2.3 and 2.5 tags

    simple tags

    All Time Downloads: 99,893

  18. Subscribe To Comments

    This plugin allows commenters to sign up for e-mail notification of subsequent entries.

    subscribe to comments

    All Time Downloads: 93,032

  19. Events Calendar

    Events-Calendar is a diverse replacement for the original calendar included with WordPress adding many useful functions to keep track of your events.


    All Time Downloads: 74,493

  20. TinyMCE Advanced

    This plugin adds 15 plugins to TinyMCE: Advanced hr, Advanced Image, Advanced Link, Context Menu, Emotions (Smilies), Date and Time, IESpell, Layer, Nonbreaking, Print, Search and Replace, Style, Table, Visual Characters and XHTML Extras.

    TinyMCE Advanced

    All Time Downloads: 73,890

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4 Responses to 20 Most Popular WordPress Plugins

  1. Friedbeef says:

    I gotta try some of these….

  2. Olu says:

    That was great. For a newbie like me it will surely help prevent Israelite journey in the internet wilderness

  3. Florencia says:

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