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? 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: October 27th, 2014
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.
|1||cformsII - contact form||Oliver Seidel, Bastian Germann||448|
|2||WR Page Builder||WooRockets Team||333|
|3||Ultimate Social Media and Share Icons (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest etc.)||UltimatelySocial||312|
|4||Easy Responsive Shortcodes||wpCMSdev||292|
|5||Xml Sitemap||Jason Martens||287|
|6||Stats||Seo UK Team||285|
|7||ClickBank Affiliate Ads||ClickBank Ads||233|
|8||Pure Chat - Free Live Chat Plugin for WordPress||Pure Chat||227|
|11||OpenTickets Community Edition||Quadshot Software LLC||205|
|14||Homepage Pop-up||Magneticlab Sàrl||198|
|18||WP Dashboard Notes||Jeroen Sormani||182|
|19||Advanced Ads||Thomas Maier||182|
|20||WordPress Zero Spam||Ben Marshall||177|