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? 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: September 24th, 2018

1Envato Elements – Template Kits (Beta)Envato253
2WP Comment Policy CheckboxFco. J. Godoy127
3SiteGround MigratorSiteGround117
4BlossomThemes Toolkitblossomthemes114
5Robin image optimizer — save money on image compressionWebcraftic 113
6AJAX Login and Registration modal popupMaxim K107
7WooCommerce Bulk Editorrealmag777106
8WordPress Mega Menu – QuadMenuMega Menu100
9File Manager Advancedmodalweb97
10WhatsApp meCreame97
11Gridable – The Missing Grid Content EditorPixelgrade94
12Contact Form to Manage and respond to conversations with customers — HappyFormsThe Theme Foundry92
13WooCommerce Gutenberg Products BlockAutomattic88
14StopBadBotsBill Minozzi88
15WordPress WPO TweaksFernando Tellado87
16WooCommerce Memberships for Multivendor MarketplaceWC Lovers85
17WordPress Smart Floating Action and Conversion Button Plugin – ButtonizerButtonizer84
18WP Post AuthorAF themes83
19Fancy Facebook Comments WordPressTeam Heateor79
20RaraTheme CompanionRara Theme73

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.

1LW Contact Form 7 AddonLocalWeb S.R.L478
2MasterStudy LMS – Free Learning Management System WordPress Plugin for Online CoursesStylemixThemes320
3Speed Demon (Performance Optimization Plugin)LittleBizzy314
4Story ChiefStory Chief284
5WooCommerce Multivendor MarketplaceWC Lovers264
6Custom Icons for ElementorMichael Bourne262
7FMTC Affiliate DisclosureEric Nagel220
8Simply Schedule AppointmentsN Squared210
9Widgets For Elementormaxster203
11HIPAA FORMS – Add HIPAA Compliant Webforms to Your WordPress WebsiteCode Monkeys LLC181
13WooCommerce Additional Variation Images GalleryEmran Ahmed166
14WP Google My Business Auto PublishMartin Gibson161
15KJM Admin NoticesMarc-Antoine Minville154
16WP Page BuilderThemeum.com153
17Free Regenerate thumbnails, Optimize, Delete Unused – WP Thumbnails RegeneratorWay2enjoy153
18WP Website Antivirus & Virus (SafetyBis Ltd.)143
19Image Hover Effects Addon for ElementorBlocksera141
20Content Style Guide and Grammar Checker – Editist WordPress PluginEditist139


  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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