Best New WordPress Plugins

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

The extend page for plugins on 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: July 27th, 2014

1Double your Email Subscribers + Image Sharing + Quote Sharing by SumoMeAppSumo207
2WordPress Social Sharing OptimizationJean-Sebastien Morisset168
3WP Tab WidgetMyThemeShop146
4SpamTrapAndrei Husanu139
5WP Shortcode by MyThemeShopMyThemeShop128
6Google Captcha (reCAPTCHA)BestWebSoft114
7WP Twitter FeedsVivacity Infotech Pvt. Ltd.113
8Ultimate Under ConstructionMorrowmedia109
9WP-SpamShield Anti-SpamScott Allen107
10ClefDavid Michael Ross106
11Users UltraUsers Ultra105
12Disable Google FontsMilan Dinić98
13Responsive Photo GalleryWeblizar93
14Newsletters Ready!NewsletterReady93
15New Google Plus Badge WidgetMyThemeShop93
16WP InjectThomas Hoefter92
17SportsPress - All in One Sports ManagementThemeBoy90
18WP ReviewMyThemesShop87
19FV Top Level CategoriesFoliovision81
20WP Contact Bank - Best WP Contact FormsTech Banker80

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.

1Popups - Wordpress PopupsDamian Logghe522
2Master Slider - Responsive Touch Slideraverta487
3Contact Form Builder
4WP Font Awesome Share IconsSpyros Vlachopoulos318
5Max Mega MenuTom Hemsley288
6Facebook Comments by VivacityVivacity Infotech Pvt. Ltd.267
7Super Smooth ScrollTamim , wpflaty.com267
8Carousel SliderSayful Islam259
9WP Social SharingArjun Jain250 Official Search BoxStrategic Partnership Department at Booking.com244
11Facebook By WeblizarWebLizar233
12Custom Share Buttons with Floating SidebarRaghunath226
13Email SubscribersGopi Ramasamy219
14Nivo Image SliderSayful Islam215
15Yasr - Yet Another Stars RatingDario Curvino215
16Sola NewslettersSolaPlugins215
17Strong TestimonialsChris Dillon211
18Simple Fullscreen Responsive SliderTwirling Umbrellas204
19WP Video GalleryGulzar Ahmed203
20Simple Social SharePerials196


  1. Yesterday

    I was wondering how the "score" is determined?

    • Vladimir Prelovac
      48 minutes ago

      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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