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: April 19th, 2015

NumPluginAuthorScore
1TemplatesNext ToolKitTemplatesNext220
2ZenCacheWebSharks, Inc.172
3Share Buttons by GetSocial.ioGetsocial, S.A.147
4Title RemoverBrittany Internet Services132
5WP Mail Bank - PHPMailer & SMTP MailerTech Banker129
6Lightbox BankTech Banker129
7WP Google Maps Bank - Google Maps BuilderTech Banker128
8Remove Category URLValerio Souza125
9Flickr Justified GalleryMiro Mannino111
10TwitterTwitter102
11Yuzo ̵ ̵ ̵ Related PostsiLen100
12Coming soon and Maintenance modemaintenance mode GG, wpdevart, big ben keeper100
13Custom Login Page CustomizerHardeep Asrani99
14WP Antivirus Site Protection (by SiteGuarding.com)SiteGuarding.com (SafetyBis Ltd.)91
15AccessPress Social IconsAccessPress Themes90
16Advanced Adshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/advanced-ads88
17WP Category PermalinkJordy Meow, Yaniv Friedensohn87
18Ultimate MemberUltimate Member85
19Easy Image SliderGhozyLab, Inc.84
20WP Clean Up Optimizer - Optimize WordPressTech Banker84

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
1YITH WooCommerce Cart MessagesYithemes392
2YITH WooCommerce PDF Invoice and Shipping ListYithemes343
3Custom Login Pluginweblizar326
4SpamReferrerBlockDidier Sampaolo262
5Share + Subscribe + Contact | AIO WidgetProfitquery Team 255
6Simple Audio PlayerMarty252
7Plugin VulnerabilitiesWhite Fir Design238
8PortfolioMiixee235
9wp-show-statsAshish Ajani223
10YITH WooCommerce Advanced ReviewsYithemes216
11Login Page StylerZia Imtiaz212
12YITH WooCommerce Order TrackingYithemes211
13SpacerJustin Saad209
14WP First Letter AvatarDaniel Wroblewski201
15Compress JPEG & PNG imagesTinyPNG192
16YITH WooCommerce Catalog ModeYithemes188
17Contact Form 7 DesignerTiny Giant Studios188
18Google No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA by WisdmLabsWisdmLabs180
19Our Services ShowcaseSmartCat180
20Maintenance ModeLukas Juhas178

82 Comments

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

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

  2. Mar 22nd, 2015 (5 weeks 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!
    Lisa

  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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