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? 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: May 21st, 2017

1Fast Secure reCAPTCHAMike Challis177
2Protect uploadsAlexis Blondin169
3Image Widget by Angie MakesChris Baldelomar142
4MainWP Child ReportsMainWP142
5ThemeIsle CompanionThemeisle133
6Instagram GalleryKaran Singh124
7Cryout Serious SliderCryout Creations122
8ThemeGrill Demo ImporterThemeGrill112
9Forget About Shortcode ButtonsDesigns & Code112
10No Follow All External Linksgearpressstudio111
11Fast Velocity MinifyRaul Peixoto111
12SEO Friendly ImagesChris Alhambra109
13Invisible reCaptcha for WordPressMihai Chelaru106
14Better AMP – WordPress Complete AMPBetter Studio105
15Cherry Services ListTemplateMonster103
16Cherry Team MembersTemplateMonster103
17Two-FactorGeorge Stephanis97
18Slider by Nivo – Responsive WordPress Image SliderThemeIsle96
19MailChimp for WooCommerceMailChimp92
20My Eyes Are Up Hereinterconnect/it90

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.

1Infusionsoft Official Opt-in FormsInfusionsoft489
2One Page Express CompanionHorea Radu473
3Xylus ToolkitXylus Themes381
4Visual Composer Addonsthemebon355
5Grand-Popo CoreORION289
6ThemeZee Widget BundleThemeZee260
7Acme Demo SetupAcme Themes260
8The SEO Framework – Extension ManagerSybre Waaijer248
9StoreOne ExtensionThemeFarmer234
10Reduce HTTP Requests, Disable Emojis & Disable Embeds, Speedup WooCommercepigeonhut, Jody Nesbitt, optimisation.io225
11Get a Newslettergetanewsletter209
12Fusion SliderWebHunt Infotech206
13Mega Addons For Visual ComposerNasir195
14Contact Form 7 Database Addon – CFDB7Arshid188
15uCare – Support Ticket SystemSmartcat178
16Contact Form 7 DatabaseNinjaTeam172
17SEO TextOptimizerWebinfo LTD166
18Woo Variations TableAlaa Rihan166
19Adnow PluginAdnow166
20Header Footer ElementorBrainstorm Force, Nikhil Chavan165


  1. Dec 26th, 2016 6:10 AM

    I like it very Benefits.
    Thank you very much

  2. Dec 25th, 2016 2:28 AM

    Hi Vladimir, Many thanks for investing your time in compiling these useful info (lists).
    Please keep them coming !!!

  3. Oct 25th, 2016 11:47 AM

    Thanks for providing me the best plugins list. Till, today i wasn't aware of some great plugins like AMP and ACF Theme Code. It's really great that you look in to the best plugins and provided a list.

  4. Oct 13th, 2016 9:46 AM

    i want to use it thank you

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