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? CheckĀ 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: October 19th, 2014

NumPluginAuthorScore
1SidekickSidekick.pro199
2Simple Follow Me Social Buttons WidgetLucy Tomás169
3WPL Real EstateRealtyna Softwares164
4Image GalleryHuge-IT162
5WP Tab WidgetMyThemeShop135
6All-in-One WP MigrationServMask112
7Grid Gallery Ready!gallery plugin ready109
8Yasr - Yet Another Stars RatingDario Curvino108
9iFeature SliderCyberChimps inc.107
10LightboxHuge-IT106
11Instagram FeedSmash Balloon102
12SiteOrigin Widgets BundleGreg Priday89
13MyThemeShop ConnectMyThemeShop88
14Popups - Wordpress PopupsDamian Logghe84
15CoSchedule by TodaymadeTodaymade83
16Remove Query Strings From Static ResourcesYour WP Expert83
17Master Slider - Responsive Touch Slideraverta81
18Max Mega MenuTom Hemsley79
19Update ControlGeorge Stephanis, Chip Bennett78
20Email SubscribersGopi Ramasamy78

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
1WR Page BuilderWooRockets Team 417
2Ultimate Social Media and Share Icons (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest etc.)UltimatelySocial406
3GetEvents Page for WordpressGetEvents.co335
4Pure Chat - Free Live Chat Plugin for WordPressPure Chat297
5WPSSO App Meta - Apple Store (iTunes) iPhone, iPad, and Google Play App Meta TagsJean-Sebastien Morisset286
6WP Dashboard NotesJeroen Sormani252
7Video Galleryhttp://huge-it.com/247
8Subscribe Formsumarbajwa242
9WP ULikeAli Mirzaei231
10MailMunch - Increase your Email Subscribers by over 500%MailMunch225
11WP Social IconsNirmal Ram218
12WordPress Zero SpamBen Marshall216
13Patch for Revolution SliderDragos Gaftoneanu215
14Easy Custom SidebarsTitanium Themes213
15WP Clean Up OptimizerTech Banker213
16AfterShip - WooCommerce TrackingAfterShip212
17WooCommerce JetpackAlgoritmika Ltd205
18Cresta Social Share CounterCrestaProject - Rizzo Andrea203
19FrizzlyMarcin Skrzypiec199
20qTranslate PlusPapa Salvatore Mirko (Originally created by Qian Qin)192

75 Comments

  1. 2 weeks ago

    Nice plugin score algorithm setup. I appreciate the plugins list of ones that help with problems that actually matter.

  2. 2 weeks ago

    Thanks for your effort to serve me and others in the wordpress community with these lists of plugins. I visit almost weekly your list and its one of my best tip when people asking me questions about the enormous selection of plugins available. I am not a web designer, however fashion designer with limited time and knowledge of codes etc. Thanks Kenneth, founder of buddha Jeans Company

  3. 3 weeks ago

    Thanks for these lists. Will surely use them :D

  4. Sep 21st, 2014

    Thanks for the list. Of course, what "best plugin" means is probably different depending on what you're actually looking for. But this provides a nice list of plugins to try.

  5. Sep 17th, 2014

    Thank you for this great roundup of WordPress plugins. With so many available, I appreciate having a short list to review and choose from.
    I especially like your Upcoming Stars list. Thanks again...can't wait to dig in further to some of the aforementioned WP plugins!
    Lisa

  6. Sep 8th, 2014

    Thanks Vladamir for this list of goodies.
    I found half a dozen good plugins that would be very useful on some of my blogs.

    I use your Insights plugin quite a bit.

    Thanks so much!

  7. Sep 6th, 2014

    Fruitful is nice one, I haven't seen similar plugin that offers this kind of elements in visual editor

  8. 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

  9. May 30th, 2014

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

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