100 Most Popular WordPress plugins

With the new WordPress 2.5.x we have to update some of our plug-ins. Below is a collections of 100 most downloaded WordPress plugins. There is a list of 100 plugins because the downloaded number is relative with updated versions of this plug-in. These downloads are not unique, lets say most popular’s a quoted on the title . I have included any screenshot for every plugin and add a direct link for download.
All in One SEO Pack


Automatically optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).

Download all-in-one-seo-pack.zip

Google XML Sitemaps

This plugin will create a Google sitemaps compliant XML-Sitemap of your WordPress blog.

Download google-sitemap-generator.zip

NextGEN Gallery


NextGEN Gallery is a full integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with a Flash slideshow option.

Download nextgen-gallery.zip

WordPress.com Stats


You can have simple, concise stats with no additional load on your server by plugging into WordPress.com’s stat system.

Download stats.zip

WP Security Scan

Scans your WordPress installation for security vulnerabilities and suggests corrective actions.

Download wp-security-scan.zip

cformsII – contact form

cforms II is the most customizable, flexible & powerful ajax supporting contact form plugin (& comment form)!

Download cforms.zip


Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. You need a WordPress.com API key to use it.

Download akismet.zip

WP Super Cache

This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts

Download wp-super-cache.zip

Post-Plugin Library

The shared code library for Similar posts, Recent Posts, Random Posts and Recent Comments.

Download post-plugin-library.zip

WordPress Automatic upgrade

WordPress Automatic Upgrade allows a user to automatically upgrade the wordpress installation to the latest one provided by wordpress.org using the 5 steps provided in the wordpress upgrade instructions.

Download wordpress-automatic-upgrade.zip

Simple Tags

Simple Tags is the successor of Simple Tagging Plugin and is THE perfect tool to manage perfectly your WP 2.3 or 2.5 tags (Related Posts, Related Tags

Download simple-tags.zip


Automatically add links on your posts to popular social bookmarking sites like Facebook, Mixx, StumbleUpon, Digg and many many others.

Download sociable.zip

TinyMCE Advanced

This plugin adds 14 plugins to TinyMCE: Advanced hr, Advanced Image, Advanced Link, Context Menu, Emotions (Smilies), Date and Time, Layer, Nonbreaking, Print, Search and Replace, Style, Table, Visual Characters and XHTML Extras.

Download tinymce-advanced.zip


WordPress plugin to analyze your visitors traffic with real time stats, chart and a lot of chronological informations. It has sidebar Widget support

Download wassup.zip


WP-Cache is an extremely efficient WordPress page caching system to make you site much faster and responsive. It works by caching Worpress pages and storing them in a static file for serving future requests directly from the file rather than loading and compiling the whole PHP code and the building the page from the database.

Download wp-cache.zip

Sidebar Widgets

It’s called Sidebar Widgets because it allows you to move things (widgets) around, in and out of your sidebar.

Download widgets.zip


pod-press screenshot-wordpress

A dream plugin for Podcasters using WordPress.

Download podpress.zip

AdSense Manager

AdSense Manager is a WordPress plugin for managing AdSense ads on your blog. It generates code automatically and allows positioning with Widgets.

Download adsense-manager.zip
Viper’s Video Quicktags


Allows easy and XHTML valid posting of YouTube, Google Video, IFILM, Metacafe, MySpace, FLV, Quicktime, and generic video files into posts.

Download vipers-video-quicktags.zip


A powerful anti-spam plugin that virtually eliminates automated comment spam from bots. Finally, you can enjoy a spam-free WordPress blog!

Download wp-spamfree.zip

Google Analytics for WordPress

The Google Analytics for WordPress plugina automatically tracks and segments all outbound links from within posts, comment author links, links within

Download google-analytics-for-wordpress.zip

Similar Posts

Displays a list of posts similar to the current one based on content, title and/or tags.

Download similar-posts.zip


Allows you to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database , drop/empty tables and run selected queries. Supports automatic scheduling of backing up and optimizing of database.

Download wp-dbmanager.zip

Events Calendar

There are options under the widget options to specify the view of the calendar in the sidebar. The widget can be a list for upcoming events.

Download events-calendar.zip

Search Everything

Increases WordPress’ default search functionality through an options panel. Options include searching pages, excerpts, attachments, drafts, comments, tags, category and more…

Download everything.zip



The real-time plugin dedicated to the management of statistics about blog visits. It collects information about visitors, spiders, search keywords, feeds, browsers etc.

Download statpress.zip

AJAXed WordPress

A highly customizable plugin to add AJAX to your blog. AWP uses AJAX to load posts inline, paginate posts, load and submit comments, and more.

Download ajaxd-wordpress.zip



ShareThis plugin allows users to add your post to many social bookmarking sites, or to send your post link via email, AIM, Facebook, MySpace and more.

Download share-this.zip

Leopard Admin


“Leopard Admin” is a plugin that skins the administration panel of the popular blogging platform, WordPress.

Download leopard-admin.zip

WordPress Navigation List Plugin NAVT


Create, organize and manage your WordPress menus and navigation lists by logically grouping your pages, categories, users via a drag’n drop interface.

Download -navigation-list-plugin-navt.zip

Google Analyticator

Google Analyticator adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google Analytics logging on any WordPress blog. This eliminates the need to edit your template code to begin logging.

Download google-analyticator.zip


This plugin allows you to easily display Flickr photos on your site. It supports user, set, favorite, group and community photostreams. The plugin is relatively easy to setup and configure via an options panel. It also has support for an image cache located on your server.

Download flickr-rss.zip



Sends a list of subscribers an email notification when new posts are published to your blog.

Download subscribe.zip

Bad Behavior

Bad Behavior is a set of PHP scripts which prevents spambots and other malicious accesses to your PHP-based Web site.

Download bad-behavior.zip
Ozh’ Admin Drop Down Menu

All admin links available in a neat drop down menu. Go to any admin page from any admin page in 1 click. Compatible up to: 2.3.2

Download zh-admin-drop-down-menu.zip

Subscribe to Comments

Subscribe to Comments allows commenters on an entry to subscribe to e-mail notifications for subsequent comments.

Download subscribe-to-comments.zip

WP PicLens

Creates an immersive, full-screen slideshow presentation of photos and images in your blog.


Contact Form 7

Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.

Download contact-form.zip



Adds an AJAX poll system to your WordPress blog. You can also easily add a poll into your WordPress’s blog post/page.

Download wp-polls.zip

Flexible Upload


Resize picture at upload and make thumbnail creation configurable, optionally include a watermark to your uploaded images.

Download flexible-upload.zip



The famous Adobe Flash Plugins from Airtight Interactive for NextGEN Gallery.

Download nextgen-flashviewer.zip

WordPress Related Posts

WordPress Related Posts Plugin will generate a related posts via WordPress tags, and add the related posts to feed.

Download wordpress-23-related-posts-plugin.zip

Popularity Contest

Popularity Contest keeps a count of your post, category and archive views, comments, trackbacks, etc. and uses them to determine which of your posts are most popular. There are numerical values assigned to each type of view and feedback; these are used to create a ‘popularity score’ for each post.

Download popularity-contest.zip

Lighter Menus


Creates Drop Down Menus instead of the regular Admin menus for WordPress, so that you can browse items with one click. Ready for Worpress 2.5.1+.

Download lighter-admin-drop-menus.zip

Get Recent Comments

Display the most recent comments or trackbacks with your own formatting in the sidebar.

Download get-recent-comments.zip

Category Icons


The No. 1 plugin to assign icons to categories.

Download category-icons.zip

Lightbox 2.04

Plugin used to overlay images on the current page into neat Javascript-powered overlay popups.

Download lightbox-2-wordpress-plugin.zip

WP Google Analytics

Lets you use Google Analytics to track your WordPress site statistics.

Download wp-google-analytics.zip


Pagebar adds a nice page bar for selecting indivual pages instead of just the previous or next page. After activation you have a nice navigation bar instead of the old “Previous page” and “Next page” links.

Download pagebar.zip


Appends a titled link to the authors last blog post on their comment giving back some luv to the people that join your discussion.

Download commentluv.zip



The Exec-PHP plugin executes PHP code in posts, pages and text widgets.

Download exec-php.zip


On-demand backup of your WordPress database.

Download wp-db-backup.zip

Dean’s FCKEditor For WordPress

Replaces the default WordPress editor with FCKeditor.


AskApache Password Protect


This plugin Adds Additional Password Protection and Security to your blog.

Download askapache-password-protect.zip

Twitter Tools

Twitter Tools is a plugin that creates a complete integration between your WordPress blog and your Twitter account.

Download twitter-tools.zip



Adds a more advanced paging navigation your WordPress blog.

Download wp-pagenavi.zip

My Page Order

My Page Order allows you to set the order of pages through a drag and drop interface.

Download my-page-order.zip



Adds an AJAX rating system for your WordPress blog’s post/page.

Download wp-postratings.zip

Add to Any Share/Save/Bookmark Button


Lets readers share, save, and bookmark your posts using any service.

Download add-to-any.zip

Smart YouTube Plugin

Smart Youtube plugin allows you to insert Youtube videos in your post, comments and in RSS feed.

Download smart-youtube.zip



Allows WordPress users to easily embed YouTube and Google Videos using one simple tag and places a preview image of the YouTube videos in your RSS feed.

Download easytube.zip

Add to Any Subscribe Button


Lets readers subscribe to your blog using any feed reader.

Download add-to-any-subscribe.zip

One Click Plugin Updater

Provides single-click plugin upgrades in WP 2.3 and up, visually marks plugins that have update notifications enabled, allows to easily install new plugin.

Download one-click-plugin-updater.zip

Lightview Plus

A lightview-plugin with some enhancement against lightbox.

Download lightview-plus.zip


WPG2 is a WordPress Plug-in that embeds Gallery2 within WordPress to share photos, videos and any other Gallery2 content seamlessly into WordPress.

Download wpg.zip

Sphere Related Content

The Sphere Related Content plug-in displays an icon link at the end of your blog posts. When a reader clicks on the icon link, Sphere finds blog posts.

Download related-content.zip

Yet Another Photoblog

Convert your WordPress 2.5 installation into a full featured photoblog in virtually no time.

Download yet-another-photoblog.zip

WordPress Download Monitor

Plugin with interface for uploading and managing download files, inserting download links in posts, and monitoring download hits.

Download download-monitor.zip

Global Translator

Automatically translates your blog in fourteen different languages!

Download global-translator.zip

Lightbox 2

Used to overlay images on the current page. Lightbox JS v2.2 by Lokesh Dhakar.

Download lightbox2.zip

WordPress Thread Comment

wordpress thread comment

My Category Order

My Category Order allows you to set the order in which categories will appear in the sidebar.

Recent Comments

Displays a list of recent comments.


FeedWordPress is an Atom/RSS aggregator for WordPress. When activated, it syndicates content from feeds you choose into your WordPress weblog.



A filter for WordPress that displays any flash content in valid XHTML code offering the possibility to specify attributes and parameters individually.

Download pb-embedflash.zip

WP Contact Form

WP Contact Form is a drop in form for users to contact you. It can be implemented on a page or a post.

FLV Embed

Standards compliant Flash video (FLV) embedding in your blog posts. Supports video sitemap generation.



wordTube is your Media Center plugin for WordPress.

Download wordtube.zip

WordPress Mobile Edition

WordPress Mobile Edition is a plugin that shows an interface designed for a mobile device when visitors come to your site on a mobile device. Mobile



Counts the number of users, categories, posts, comments, pages, links, tags, link-categories, words in posts, words in comments and words in pages.

Download generalstats.zip

IM Online


IM Online shows your current online status on your blog. Currently supports AOL, MSN, Yahoo!, Jabber, Skype and ICQ. Widget & Plugin support.

Download im-online.zip

Kimili Flash Embed

Provides a WordPress friendly interface for Geoff Stearns’ excellent standards compliant Flash detection and embedding JavaScript, SWFObject

pageMash > pageManagement


Organise page order and manage page structure with this simple drag-and-drop Ajax interface.

Download pagemash.zip

Dashboard Editor

With this plugin you can remove sections of the dashboard, add new code, or even add Sidebar Widgets.

Configurable Tag Cloud (CTC)

Display a tag cloud customized with your preferences in the sidebar.

Download configurable-tag-cloud-widget.zip

WP AJAX Edit Comments

Allows users and admins alike to edit comments on a post inline using AJAX.

Recent Posts

Displays a list of recent posts.

Random Posts

Displays a list of random posts.


Allows you to display a captcha on your comment form to avoid spam.

Maintenance Mode

Adds a splash page to your blog that lets visitors know your blog is down for maintenance.

Google Maps for WordPress

This plugin allows you to easily insert Google Maps into your blog, making use of the new shortCode system.

Dashboard Widget Manager

Widget manager for the WordPress 2.5+ dashboard.

Baltic Amber Themes & Schemes


With Baltic Amber Themes & Schemes easily create unique color schemes for your WordPress administration panel and adjust to your preferences.

Counterize II

Simple counter-plugin with no external libs – saves timestamp, visited URl, referring URl and browserinformation in database, and can display total.

Downlado counterizeii.zip

Extended Comment Options

Extended Comment Options allows you to close or open comments on batches of posts. You can schedule this automatically, too.

Download extended-comment-options.zip

SEO Title Tag

Search engine optimize your blog’s title tags. Mass edit the title tags of posts, pages, category pages, tag pages – indeed, any URL!

Email Users

A plugin for wordpress which allows you to send an email to the registered blog users. Users can send personal emails to each other. Power users can e



Allows you to manage your ads formats from Google Adsense and to include them in your theme or in your posts …


This poll plugin is easy to use, install, and manage. It uses AJAX to load data, making it quick and fun to use. Add {democracy:*id*} to your posts to include polls in your posts, where *id* corresponds to the ID of your poll.

Download democracy.zip

User Photo


Allows a user to associate a photo with their account and for this photo to be displayed in their posts and comments.

Download plugin/user-photo.zip

Lirent.net April 2008

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  1. Hi Lirent,

    May I know what is the name of this “add your comments” plugin?

    I am searching any plugin that have a button with word “add your comments” at the end of post.

    Thank you very much.

    J. Kelah

  2. Superb! Excellent! Wonderful! Congratulation to all your readers, that all of us have the fortunate to view your fantastic list of great and popular plugins for WordPress. I could easily find more than half of plugins that I have been searching for all the time. Highly recommended post! Cheers!

  3. Oh, you are EVIL….. LOL I have too many plugins already! Such a great list- I RT’d you on twitter. Thanks for sharing, I am going to instal a lot of these that I don’t already have- WP-stats works GREAT by the way, almost better than GA!

  4. Thanks for the list! It made for a great post! I did download a few of them, but I have a question that I hope someone will be able to answer. I already have All-in-one-seo-pack plugin installed, but someone else said I should have the platinum-seo-pack. Does anyone here know the difference?
    Would really appreciate it if someone that knows could respond to this. Thanks bunches

  5. Hi,

    A nice list and I’d definitely agree with All in One SEO and the NextGEN Gallery.

    I’ve just tried your site though on my blog and I’ve got the web version. Have you tried installing my new mobile plugin for WordPress? It’s written in WAPL and works for every device in the world, retains your brand identity and gives you a ton of configurable options so you can really customize the mobile version of your blog.

    The home page for the plugin can be found here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wapple-architect/ – it’d be great to hear what you thought about it! If you need any help getting up and running, get in touch and I’ll do my best to help!

  6. Hi, I found cool flash photo galleries plugin for WordPress. Named GRAND Flash Album Gallery – multi category flash skin based photo gallery with powerful admin. I used it in my blog. There are so many different settings. You can adjust the color scheme for your blog as you wish. There are many different skins. You can present your photo gallery in a wonderful way, there is a full-screen mode. This is a very cool plugin.

  7. Thank you too for this usefull list. I just regret there are no more plugin like tool for help visitors. For example CurreX is a good currency converter.

  8. I found a topic you are looking for on your site, if anyone would like to thank the previous contributions to the site.
    Awhile to update my site more often.
    We love you so much Admin.

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