Best New WordPress Plugins

Update: Install plugins mentioned in this articles to your sites with ManageWP.

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: April 14th, 2014

NumPluginAuthorScore
1WP Construction ModeSmartCat137
2Redux FrameworkRedux Team119
3Social Contact DisplayWPCreative (Ian Norris, James White)117
4Photo Galleryhttp://web-dorado.com/117
5Our Team by WooThemesWooThemes104
6Crafty Social ButtonsSarah Henderson103
7WP Fastest CacheEmre Vona103
8Media File Manager AdvancedThibault El Zamek98
9Google Maps Ready!Google Maps plugin98
10WooCommerce Google Analytics IntegrationWooThemes95
11WooCommerce Print Invoice & Delivery NoteTriggvy Gunderson94
12WordPress Canvas - ShortcodesChris Baldelomar94
13Coming SoonSeedProd91
14Child Theme ConfiguratorLilaea Media87
15Asesor de Cookies para normativa españolaCarlos Doral Pérez86
16VaultPressAutomattic85
17WooCommerce Poor Guys Swiss KnifeUli Hake83
18WordPress Simple FirewalliControlWP82
19Easy Custom Auto ExcerptTodi Adiyatmo Wijoyo82
20Super SocializerThe Champ80

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
1WP-SpamShield Anti-SpamScott Allen470
2Sliderhttp://huge-it.com/468
3WP Twitter Feedsvivacityinfotech434
4WP Database BackupPrashant Walke373
5Menu IconsDzikri Aziz342
6Instagram Slider Widgetjetonr341
7MN Contact FormMN Themes309
8Widget Twitterhttp://web-dorado.com/289
9PopupAllyNathalie Lussier Media Inc.276
10WP ReviewMyThemesShop272
11WP Shortcode by MyThemeShopMyThemeShop265
12Autoset Featured ImageArefly236
13WordPress Team ManagerDynamicweblab223
14WP Responsive MenuNirmal Ram223
15Fast & Easy Social SharingMichael Tieso210
16Double your Email Subscribers + Twitter Sharing by SumoMeAppSumo206
17AhalogyAhalogy204
18Premium Seo Pack - Light VersionAA-Team200
19PayPal for WooCommerceAngell EYE197
20Responsive MenuPeter Featherstone197

65 Comments

  1. 4 weeks ago

    Thanks Vladimir for the list. I'm the author of WP Pipes plugin at http://wpbriz.com/pipes.

    I would like to ask how you monitor these such information?

    • 4 weeks ago

      WP Pipes plugin is #5 in the Upcoming Stars list, btw.

      • 4 weeks ago

        It's a special algorithm :)

        • 4 weeks ago

          It's good to know it's a special logic thing. It's my honor to be there in the list.

  2. John
    Mar 4th, 2014

    Hy guys,

    I want recommend this plugin http://wordpress.org/plugins/audio-comments/

    sorry for spam

  3. Dec 11th, 2013

    Hello Vladimir,

    Thanks for this page, i use it often now. Sometimes i tried to translate some news plugins, to help the WordPress community !

    Thanks again

  4. Nov 5th, 2013

    WOW! Nice list. Now I know what to looking for to my wordpress website. Many thanks

  5. Nov 5th, 2013

    WOW! Nice list, I like that. Now I know what to looking for for my wordpress website. Many Thanks.

  6. Eli Scheetz
    Mar 22nd, 2013

    I cannot unsubscribe to your comment notices!

    When I click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any notice I get this error:
    You may not access this page without a valid key.

    I thought you would want to fix this, but if not, please at least remove me from the list.

  7. Leslie
    Mar 22nd, 2013

    Wonderful list! Thank you for sharing ... love your "Goal" :-)

  8. Mar 6th, 2013

    I’d need to check with you here. Which is not one thing I normally do! I get pleasure from studying a put up that will make people think. Additionally, thanks for permitting me to comment!

  9. Feb 26th, 2013

    Wow, cool! :) Thanks for this rating!

  10. Feb 25th, 2013

    This is very help full for me to create my blog

  11. Feb 9th, 2013

    Great plugins .. i like fresh ideas for SEO.

    I use Squirrly SEO Plugin ... I use it on my Samsung Tab II and works smoothly. Definitely recommend.

  12. Andrew
    Feb 4th, 2013

    A really helpful list of WP plugins and I will be checking these out soon. You should also check out the GroupDocs annotation plugin for WP as well. I have found it quite useful for my blog as I annotate my files quickly using this app. Check details here:

    http://groupdocs.com/blog/groupdocs-annotation/archive/2012/11/09/announcing-groupdocs-annotation-app-plugin-for-wordpress.html

  13. Nov 27th, 2012

    This is really one of the best lists of latest plugins category. Thank you very much for sharing to us.

  14. Nov 18th, 2012

    really helpful article my friend, all above plugins are good to start of website in wordpress. thank's buddy

  15. Nov 10th, 2012

    I am the creator of the Anti-Malware Plugin that shows up on your Best New Plugins list. I was wondering how you compile your data for this report. Specifically, where does the Popularity/Score number come from?

    I only found your site because it had my name on it but now I'm checking out your plugins and I just have to say I like what I'm seeing. I am very interested in Plugin Central. Is it capable of installing plugins without giving WordPress my FTP credentials?

    Thanks for your time in all that your do here!

    • Nov 10th, 2012

      Hi Eli

      I devised an algorithm taking into accounts downloads, ratings, comments...

      Yes Plugin central can do that (as well as ManageWP.com)

      • Nov 10th, 2012

        Cool, thanks for the quick reply.

        I just installed your Plugin Central 2.4.4 on my personal blog running WP 3.3 but when I try the Easy plugin Installation it fails and says "To perform the requested action, WordPress needs to access your web server. Please enter your FTP credentials to proceed. If you do not remember your credentials, you should contact your web host."

        How can I get it to install without entering my FTP credentials?

        • Nov 10th, 2012

          Make sure WordPress has necessary write permissions to write to your server.

  16. RS Publishing
    Nov 7th, 2012

    Wow! SUPER list you have here Mr. Prelovac,

    Feels good to have our plugin made your list of upcoming stars :)

    Cheers,

    R

  17. Oct 22nd, 2012

    You have collected good plugins list for social media with WordPress.

  18. Foreman
    Oct 17th, 2012

    You might want to remove the Youtube plugin link. Doesn't exist.

  19. Oct 3rd, 2012

    Awesome list of plugins...!!! Feel like flying..!!! Happy to see my name in Upcoming Stars list.

  20. Oct 2nd, 2012

    thank you so much for this great informative article..

  21. Jun 29th, 2012

    It looks very promising but many good plugins aren't listed on wordpress repository :/

  22. Jun 21st, 2012

    Awesome list! Thank you very much. WP-AutoSharePost rocks!

  23. Apr 6th, 2012

    Thank you for supplying this list and the themes list. Now I have a go to place to check the latest and greatest.

  24. Andrew M.
    Mar 29th, 2012

    My vote goes to the Comment SPAM Wiper plugin. It helped me get rid of that nagging comment SPAMs.

  25. Feb 17th, 2012

    Thank you, I like WP Easy Gallery Plugin

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