Best New WordPress Plugins

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

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: March 2nd, 2015

NumPluginAuthorScore
1WooCommerce ColorsWooThemes332
2Ultimate MemberUltimate Member269
3Facebook Conversion PixelKellen Mace173
4SEO Redirection PluginFakhri Alsadi138
5Beaver Builder - WordPress Page BuilderThe Beaver Builder Team133
6Popup MakerDaniel Iser133
7Coming soon and Maintenance modemaintenance mode GG, wpdevart, big ben keeper105
8DuracellTomi's Google Tag Manager for WordPressThomas Geiger99
9Custom Share Buttons with Floating SidebarRaghunath97
10Facebook Like Boxsmplug-in95
11MailMunch - Increase your Email Subscribers by over 500%MailMunch93
12Simple Follow Me Social Buttons WidgetLucy Tomás93
13WP SubscribeMyThemeShop93
14Slider WDWebDorado93
15MailChimp Forms by MailMunchMailMunch92
16WP Performance Score BoosterDipak C. Gajjar92
17Restaurant ReservationsTheme of the Crop92
18WP Optimize By xTrafficxTraffic90
19WPsite Follow Us BadgesWPSITE.net89
20Carousel SliderSayful Islam83

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
1PayPal Donation Buttonsphpwebcreators417
2PixCodesPixelgrade Media417
3qTranslate XqTranslate Team417
4Postman SMTP MailerJason Hendriks386
5RICG Responsive ImagesThe RICG340
6AccessPress Social ShareAccessPress Themes334
7MailChimp Top BarDanny van Kooten325
8Share Buttons by GetSocial.ioGetsocial, S.A.323
9YITH WooCommerce Advanced ReviewsYithemes298
10Custom Login Page CustomizerHardeep Asrani298
11OTF Regenerate ThumbnailsBenjamin Intal - Gambit Technologies Inc291
12Easy PayPal Buy Now ButtonScott Paterson279
13Pop-Up CCChop-Chop.org272
14WP Google Maps Bank - Google Maps BuilderTech Banker255
15Visitors Traffic Real Time Statisticswp-buy223
16Floating Banner Ad Rotator with TrackingHTML5andBeyond220
17NM Contact FormsAidas Keburys @ Nutmedia205
18Semalt BlockerAlex Moss198
19Wincher Rank TrackerWincher196
20Are you robot google recaptcha for wordpressSuresh Kumar194

80 Comments

  1. Feb 25th, 2015 (5 days ago) 1:21 PM

    Awesome list of WP Plugins. Thanks for sharing !!

  2. Feb 11th, 2015 (3 weeks ago) 6:47 PM

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

  3. Dec 31st, 2014 4:16 AM

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

  4. 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 :)

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. Oct 5th, 2014 7:10 AM

    Thanks for these lists. Will surely use them :D

  8. 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.

  9. 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!
    Lisa

  10. 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!

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. May 30th, 2014 2:35 PM

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

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