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? 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: May 24th, 2015

NumPluginAuthorScore
1Easy Image SliderGhozyLab, Inc.214
2RICG Responsive ImagesThe RICG183
3AccessPress Social ShareAccessPress Themes173
4Compress JPEG & PNG imagesTinyPNG173
5Postman SMTP Mailer/Email LogJason Hendriks156
6Google MapHuge-IT132
7AccessPress Social IconsAccessPress Themes130
8SpacerJustin Saad130
9PDF EmbedderDan Lester128
10Share Buttons by GetSocial.ioGetsocial, S.A.120
11YITH WooCommerce Order TrackingYithemes107
12Title RemoverBrittany Internet Services106
13WP REST API (WP API)WP REST API Team103
14TemplatesNext ToolKitTemplatesNext102
15WP Antivirus Site Protection (by SiteGuarding.com)SiteGuarding.com (SafetyBis Ltd.)100
16PopUp by Supsysticsupsystic.com99
17Simple Social SharePerials99
18WooCommerce GermanizedVendidero95
19Lightbox BankTech Banker92
20Pinterest Pin It Button On Image Hover And PostWeblizar90

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
1Contact Form PluginGhozyLab, Inc.506
2Social Share Buttons by Supsysticsupsystic.com373
3Coming Soon Pages - SunshineLaunchSunshineSites368
4Stats Counter358
5OptinMonster - Best WordPress Popup and Lead Generation PluginThomas Griffin358
6Storefront Product SharingWooThemes337
7Advanced Recent PostsEugene Holin307
8aimojoPrefrent297
9Above The Fold OptimizationOptimalisatie.nl292
10Ultimate Social Media Icons PLUSUltimatelySocial292
11AccessPress Twitter FeedAccessPress Themes281
12Unite Gallery LiteValiano272
13AGP Font Awesome CollectionAlexey Golubnichenko270
14Ultimate Addons for SiteOriginIngenious Solution263
15Mango ButtonsPhil Baylog254
16Storefront Product PaginationWooThemes250
17AccessPress Social CounterAccessPress Themes246
18Tracking Code ManagerIntellyWP244
19Storefront Footer BarWooThemes241
20WPBakery Visual Composer & qTranslate-XqTranslate Team240

83 Comments

  1. Apr 22nd, 2015 12:15 AM

    Thank you for sharing this,i must confess to you that have gain one thing or the other from this article.

  2. Mar 23rd, 2015 7:16 PM

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

  3. Mar 22nd, 2015 1:44 AM

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

  4. Feb 25th, 2015 1:21 PM

    Awesome list of WP Plugins. Thanks for sharing !!

  5. Feb 11th, 2015 6:47 PM

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

  6. Dec 31st, 2014 4:16 AM

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

  7. 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 :)

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. Oct 5th, 2014 7:10 AM

    Thanks for these lists. Will surely use them :D

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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!

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. May 30th, 2014 2:35 PM

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

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