Best New WordPress Plugins

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The extend page for plugins on WordPress.org features the most popular, highly rated, recently updated and new plugins.

But one thing missing is rising stars - plugins that are not yet quite so popular but are rapidly becoming so based on current downloads and ratings. These plugins would normally get no exposure and I decided to change that.

I will update the list every week on Monday so make sure you check come back for changes and newcomers. Interested in themes? Check Best new WordPress themes list, also updates every Monday.

The list is available in form of a WordPress plugin WP Quick Deploy, which also allows you to install any plugin from the list with just one click.

Best New Plugins

This list contains plugins downloaded between 10,000 and 100,000 times total, sorted by last week's popularity.

Last updated: August 31st, 2014

NumPluginAuthorScore
1Contact Form Builderhttp://web-dorado.com/394
2Responsive Photo GalleryWeblizar344
3Email SubscribersGopi Ramasamy320
4SiteOrigin Widgets BundleGreg Priday319
5Easy Facebook Like BoxSajid Javed314
6Double your Email Subscribers + Image Sharing + Quote Sharing by SumoMeAppSumo307
7AffinitomicsPrefrent304
8WP Responsive MenuNirmal Ram293
9Speed Booster PackTiguan277
10WP Tab WidgetMyThemeShop276
11PopupAllyNathalie Lussier Media Inc.270
12Youtube Widget ResponsiveStefanoAI270
13ARYO Activity LogYakir Sitbon, Maor Chasen, Ariel Klikstein269
14WP Shortcode by MyThemeShopMyThemeShop253
15Coming Soon PageBob Riley239
16Ultimate Under ConstructionMorrowmedia225
17Favicon by RealFaviconGeneratorPhilippe Bernard223
18Share Button MashshareRené Hermenau216
19Users UltraUsers Ultra215
20Responsive MenuPeter Featherstone209

Upcoming Stars

These are newer plugins that show good potential and are on their way to the Best New plugins category.

This list contains plugins downloaded between 1,000 and 10,000 times total, sorted by last week's popularity.

NumPluginAuthorScore
1WPSSO Social Sharing ButtonsJean-Sebastien Morisset803
2Instagram FeedSmash Balloon695
3Simple Follow Me Social Buttons WidgetLucy Tomás675
4WP Optimize By xTrafficxTraffic665
5SidekickSidekick.pro616
6Lightbox Slider GalleryWeblizar616
7Fruitful Shortcodesfruitfulcode553
8Title RemoverBrittany Internet Services514
9Portfolio Galleryhttp://huge-it.com/495
10WPsite Follow Us BadgesWPSITE.net492
11WooCommerce JetpackAlgoritmika Ltd476
12WP Author, Date and Meta RemoverJohnnie J. O'Dell Jr.476
13LightboxHuge-IT472
14Perfect Easy & Powerful Contact FormPiotr Moćko460
15Easy Team ManagerJW Themes458
16Masonry Layout (Pinterest Like Grid)Dinesh Karki457
17UpToLike Share Buttons457
18Yasr - Yet Another Stars RatingDario Curvino441
19WP Site MappingHenri Benoit436
20CodeStyling Localization PreserverSowmedia.nl (Steve Lock)391

68 Comments

  1. Jul 28th, 2014

    I was wondering how the "score" is determined?

    • Vladimir Prelovac
      Jul 29th, 2014

      It is all automated, using a special algorithm I developed that looks into downloads, trends, ratings etc

  2. May 30th, 2014

    Thanks for such a great plugin.Just what I needed to keep spammers away

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