Juiciest WordPress Plugin Statistics 2021

Juiciest WordPress Plugin Statistics 2021

WordPress plugins were first brought to life on May 22, 2004, with the third release of WordPress version 1.2 named Mingus. This is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated tech trends in the WordPress community. Let’s take a look at the juiciest WordPress plugin statistics for 2021 here!

According to WordPress.org, there are over 58,000 free plugins on the WordPress plugin directory, with more added every day. The total plugin download has reached more than 1,2 billion.

From April 2016 to April 2019, there have been 18,262 plugins published.

  • 57% of them have never been rated. 18.3% of them have never been updated.
  • Only 30 plugins (0.16%) have 100,000+ active installations.
  • Around 68% of plugins released in the last 3 years have less than 100 active installations.
  • Around 76% of plugins have a homepage link.
  • About 47% of plugins have a donate link.

The most popular e-commerce plugin, WooCommerce powers over 29.35% of all online stores.

It’s been installed on 5 million+ websites with over 43 million downloads so far. 4,414,537 live websites are using WooCommerce.

More than 93.7% of WordPress online stores opt for the WooCommerce plugin.

There are over 300 WooCommerce extensions on woocommerce.com, more than 1,000 on wordpress.org, and certainly many more on other third-party stores.

While ThemeForest contains more than 1,200 WooCommerce themes, the numbers of them even more on the WordPress theme directory, which is over 1,122.

If you type “WooCommerce” on the WordPress plugin directory search bar, 980+ plugins are showing up with the word “WooCommerce” in their names.

With more than 430,000 new weekly downloads and over 2 million active installs, Elementor wins the title of the most popular free page builder in the market.

Wordfence reported that there are around 90,000 attacks every minute. Within Feb 2021, the plugin has blocked over 5,4 billion attacks as well as blacklisted 200+ malicious IPs.

MonsterInsight helps companies increase their profits by 126% and revenue by 50%.

Up to Feb 2021, Akismet has blocked over 512 billion spam comments.

CodeCanyon accommodates over 7,200 premium WordPress plugins, in which Ultimate Addons for WPBakery Page Builder (formerly Visual Composer) and Slider Revolution are the best sellers.

Ultimate Addons
for WPBakery Page Builder

Slider Revolution