Best New WordPress Plugins

Update: The updated, full-featured list will from now on be available at

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: March 23rd, 2015

1Ultimate MemberUltimate Member213
2WooCommerce ColorsWooThemes202
4qTranslate XqTranslate Team187
5Custom Login Page CustomizerHardeep Asrani182
6Facebook Comments by VivacityVivacity Infotech Pvt. Ltd.143
7Timeline ExpressEvan Herman139
8wpDiscuz - Wordpress CommentsgVectors Team (A. Chakhoyan, G. Zakaryan, H. Martirosyan)138
9ShortPixel Image OptimiserShortPixel119
10Easy Image SliderGhozyLab, Inc.119
11Responsive Pricing TableWP Darko114
12AfterShip - WooCommerce TrackingAfterShip112
13SEO Redirection PluginFakhri Alsadi111
14Showcase - Visual Composer AddonCHR Designer102
15Pure Chat - Free Live Chat PluginPure Chat, Inc.102
16Kraken Image OptimizerKarim Salman102
17Strong TestimonialsChris Dillon100
18WP Clean Up Optimizer - Optimize WordPressTech Banker99
19Homepage Pop-upMagneticlab Sàrl99
20WP Performance Score BoosterDipak C. Gajjar98

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.

1ZenCacheWebSharks, Inc.420
2Compress JPEG & PNG imagesTinyPNG403
3Ultimate Responsive Image SliderWeblizar402
4Google MapHuge-IT399
5Backup by SupsysticSupsystic391
6Slider by Supsysticsupsystic.com375
7Contact Form GeneratorCreative Solutions316
8YITH WooCommerce Order TrackingYithemes311
9YITH WooCommerce Quick ViewYithemes284
10AccessPress Social ShareAccessPress Themes261
11Birds Custom LoginFrédéric Serva257
12Gallery by Supsysticsupsistic.com250
13Postman SMTP MailerJason Hendriks238
14YouTube Embedwpdevart234
15AccessPress Social CounterAccessPress Themes231
16Pop-Up CCChop-Chop.org226
17PopUp by Supsysticsupsystic.com222
18WordPress ReCaptcha IntegrationJörn Lund221
19WPGlobus - Multilingual Everything!WPGlobus214
20Customizer Export/ImportThe Beaver Builder Team213


  1. Mar 23rd, 2015 (5 days ago) 7:16 PM

    qTranslate X is the best plugin for translation I've ever used.

  2. Mar 22nd, 2015 (6 days ago) 1:44 AM

    Tried a few from the list. it's amazing. Thanks

  3. Feb 25th, 2015 1:21 PM

    Awesome list of WP Plugins. Thanks for sharing !!

  4. Feb 11th, 2015 6:47 PM

    So good work! Thank you for publishing this kind of WordPress stuff! It is very usefull!

  5. Dec 31st, 2014 4:16 AM

    Thanks for listing!! Really appreciate your contribution. Thnxs!!

  6. Nov 26th, 2014 9:38 PM

    Hi Vladimir. Thanks for featuring Beaver Builder on your upcoming stars list! We're quite flattered. Now you've made me quite curious about your "special algorithm." Is that code public? Keep up the good work :)

  7. Oct 15th, 2014 6:09 PM

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

  8. Oct 11th, 2014 11:29 AM

    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

  9. Oct 5th, 2014 7:10 AM

    Thanks for these lists. Will surely use them :D

  10. Sep 21st, 2014 3:25 PM

    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.

  11. Sep 17th, 2014 10:01 PM

    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!

  12. Sep 8th, 2014 5:14 AM

    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!

  13. Sep 6th, 2014 3:00 AM

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

  14. Jul 28th, 2014 4:35 PM

    I was wondering how the "score" is determined?

    • Vladimir Prelovac
      Jul 29th, 2014 7:50 AM

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

  15. May 30th, 2014 2:35 PM

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

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