As March approaches we thought it would be fun to share a list of the most popular WordPress plugins as of 2015. The download counts you’ll see below are the historical downloads of the plugins, not just for the year or previous year. But rather all years the plugins have been available.
We’re happy to see NextGEN Gallery among the list – it’s not just the most popular WordPress gallery plugin, but continues to be one of the most popular plugins of any kind!
After going through the list, comment with what your favorite WordPress plugins are and why.
Now onto the list…
- Akismet: Downloaded 28,023,667 times (installed by default on many WordPress instances)
- Contact Form 7: Downloaded 24,142,258 times
- All in One SEO Pack: Downloaded 21,786,121 times
- Google XML Sitemaps: Downloaded 16,432,872 times
- WordPress SEO by Yoast: Downloaded 15,621,928 times
- Jetpack by WordPress.com: Downloaded 14,377,086 times
- NextGEN Gallery: Downloaded 11,862,327 times
- WordPress Importer: Downloaded 9,570,612 times
- Google Analytics by Yoast: Downloaded 8,068,280 times
- WooCommerce – excelling eCommerce: Downloaded 6,299,801 times
- Wordfence Security: Downloaded 4,782,795 times
- iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security): Downloaded 4,187,177 times
- Advanced Custom Fields: Downloaded 2,884,185 times
- Redirection: Downloaded 2,244,875 times
- Google Analytics Dashboard for WP: Downloaded 1,982,912 times
- Page Builder by SiteOrigin: Downloaded 1,317,575 times
- NextGEN Facebook – Advanced Social SEO for Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter & More: Downloaded 1,229,736 times
Now that you’ve seen the most popular free WordPress plugins of 2015, comment with what your favorite plugins are and why.