Plugin Trends: October 15, 2020

The things that we find standing out this week comes from the base needs of every new WordPress installation. The needs which come from that moment of regret after installing WordPress. You’ve found out about those critical missing pieces because with WordPress the batteries are not included:

  • Security, Performance, Social, Contact Forms = Jetpack
  • SEO = Yoast
  • e-commerce = WooCommerce
  • a not terrible Page Builder = Elementor

A noticeable decline in popularity for Contact Form 7 this week seems to indicate that Jetpack has begun to take some share away from it. CF7 still holds the Top Position in the search results but I predict that it will lose ground and Yoast will soon replace it as the #1 plugin.

The notable climbing trend this week looks like a predictor of some bad user experiences. Somewhere someone fucked up because there are a lot of users who needed to “reset” their WordPress databases.