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Plugin Trends: October 29, 2020

New this trends week includes a big spike in Backup and Cookie Consent plugins for WordPress. Probably indicating a number of new sites operationalizing their developments. Once again confirming a resurgence in WordPress popularity due to COVID-19. WP remains the quick and dirty go to option for many businesses and laid off workers embracing the web as the platform for their future well being.

Whatever trend we saw in I18N and translation plugins has now passed. Seems those plugins have returned to their baseline general interest levels and no longer have exceptional search interest.

And finally, You can’t keep the top dog down for long. Contact Form 7 has managed to restore its position in the great plugin popularity contest. I continue to wonder about why it ranks #1 and what games it plays to assure its hold over the top spot.