Best New WordPress Plugins

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? 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: September 28th, 2014

NumPluginAuthorScore
1Mass Advertising for WordPressMass Advertising736
2Instagram FeedSmash Balloon273
3Image GalleryHuge-IT185
4WPSSO Social Sharing Buttons - Fast and Accurate Shares!Jean-Sebastien Morisset169
5Master Slider - Responsive Touch Slideraverta155
6Fruitful Shortcodesfruitfulcode145
7Lightbox Slider GalleryWeblizar145
8Easy Facebook Like Boxshehryar139
9LightboxHuge-IT120
10Portfolio Galleryhttp://huge-it.com/114
11Akeeba Backup CORE for WordPressAkeeba Ltd113
12WP ReviewMyThemesShop110
13Double your Email Subscribers + Double your Sharing by SumoMeSumoMe107
14DuracellTomi's Google Tag Manager for WordPressThomas Geiger98
15File AwayThom Stark92
16WP Product ReviewReadyThemes90
17Cookie NoticedFactory87
18WP Visual Icon FontsPaul van Zyl86
19Query posts by category... and display posts on page in grid layout without coding - Content ViewsPT Guy85
20Responsive Photo GalleryWeblizar84

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
1PlusCaptchaPlusCaptcha723
2Creative Image Slider - The Best WordPress Image Slider and Portfolio pluginCreative Solutions468
3Video Galleryhttp://huge-it.com/436
4iFeature SliderCyberChimps inc.309
5CoursePressWPMU DEV295
6Remove Google Fonts ReferencesBruno Xu283
7qTranslate PlusPapa Salvatore Mirko (Originally created by Qian Qin)282
8Useso take over GoogleBruno Xu281
9WP Shopwww.wp-shop.ru279
10WP Instagram - Best Instagram FeedsTech Banker269
11LessButtons Social Sharing and StatisticsChris Clark265
12Limit AttemptsBestWebSoft255
13WooCommerce Mijireh CheckoutWooThemes253
14MailMunch - Increase your Email Subscribers by over 500%MailMunch243
15WP Clean Up OptimizerTech Banker226
16Cresta Social Share CounterCrestaProject - Rizzo Andrea224
17WooCommerce JetpackAlgoritmika Ltd211
18Google Analytics MasterTechGasp202
19Easy Lightbox PopupGhozyLab, Inc.193
201SEO.com Keyword Research Tool1SEO.com191

72 Comments

  1. 2 weeks ago

    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.

  2. 2 weeks ago

    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

  3. 4 weeks ago

    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!

  4. 4 weeks ago

    Fruitful is nice one, I haven't seen similar plugin that offers this kind of elements in visual editor

  5. Jul 28th, 2014

    I was wondering how the "score" is determined?

    • Vladimir Prelovac
      Jul 29th, 2014

      It is all automated, using a special algorithm I developed that looks into downloads, trends, ratings etc

  6. May 30th, 2014

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

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