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: November 24th, 2014

1Ultimate Social Media and Share Icons (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest etc.)UltimatelySocial198
2WPSSO Place and Location Meta - for Facebook "Location" and Pinterest "Place"Jean-Sebastien Morisset187
3Video Gallery
4Cookie Notice by dFactorydFactory121
5WP Antivirus Site Protection (by (SafetyBis Ltd.)116
6WP Mail Bank - PHPMailer & SMTP MailerTech Banker111
7Enhanced Media LibrarywpUXsolutions111
8WPL Real EstateRealtyna Softwares105
9Favicon by RealFaviconGeneratorPhilippe Bernard104
10Master Slider - Responsive Touch Slideraverta104
11RSS Post Importerfeedsapi103
12qTranslate PlusPapa Salvatore Mirko (Originally created by Qian Qin)103
13WP Social SharingArjun Jain101
14All-in-One WP MigrationServMask100
15Image GalleryHuge-IT96
16Akeeba Backup CORE for WordPressAkeeba Ltd96
17WPSSO App Meta - for Apple's mobile Safari and Twitter's App CardJean-Sebastien Morisset95
18Simple Membershipsmp7, wp.insider92
19Leverage Browser Caching NinjasCustomWPNinjas84
20iFeature SliderCyberChimps inc.82

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.

1SEOSeo UK Team281
2WP Clean Up Optimizer - Optimize WordPressTech Banker268
3Timeline ExpressEvan Herman261
4Easy Opt-ins For Mailchimp by Fatcat AppsFatcat Apps258
5WP Performance Score BoosterDipak C. Gajjar257
6Coming soon and Maintenance modemaintenance mode GG, wpdevart, big ben keeper250
7Homepage ControlWooThemes248
8RichTextEditor - Rich Text Editor for WordPressCuteSoft243
9SiteGuard WP PluginJP-Secure243
10Lightbox BankTech Banker241
11Page Builder by WooRockets.comWooRockets Team 241
12Circles GalleryGreenTreeLabs239
13Broken Link ManagerHüseyin Kocak233
14AnsPress - Question and answer pluginRahul Aryan231
15Facebook Like Boxsmplug-in230
16Mega Menu by WooRockets.comWooRockets223
17Beaver Builder - WordPress Page BuilderThe Beaver Builder Team222
18Slider WDWebDorado213
19Responsive Pricing TableWP Darko211
20MailChimp Forms by MailMunchMailMunch207


  1. 2 days ago

    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 :)

  2. Oct 15th, 2014

    Nice plugin score algorithm setup. I appreciate the plugins list of ones that help with problems that actually matter.

  3. Oct 11th, 2014

    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

  4. Oct 5th, 2014

    Thanks for these lists. Will surely use them :D

  5. Sep 21st, 2014

    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.

  6. Sep 17th, 2014

    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!

  7. Sep 8th, 2014

    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!

  8. Sep 6th, 2014

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

  9. 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

  10. May 30th, 2014

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

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