Plugin Trends: December 17, 2020

While things have got much better around the WordPress ecosystem we still see so many people downloading security plugins. A quiet week in the trends otherwise. Nothing notable to comment on this week.

Plugin Trends: December 10, 2020

For the second week in a row we see SSL related plugins dominating the trends. As a consequence of last week’s SSL cohorts we see that group moving toward their next challenge: email and comment spam. Anyone want to lay bets on a big rebound in Backup plugins as last week’s cohort moves to complete their website builds […]

Plugin Trends: December 3, 2020

You can really feel the trend this week: Noobs coming to WordPress discovering what we all already know — HTTP is dead, only use HTTPS. We forget that rookies don’t understand the difference and why it matters. And then they start seeing Mixed Content errors on their pages and it’s off to WP.org to find a plugin to […]

Plugin Trends: November 26, 2020

Stuck between Halloween and Christmas we find Thanksgiving Day! To most of us is it’s the biggest and best holiday of the lot. Yet, somehow, this week we find WordPress Plugin Trends are centered around Popup Builders. It stands to reason that this past week everyone decided to put some effort into their Black Friday marketing. Defacing their […]

Plugin Trends: November 19, 2020

It should come as no surprise that a boring week in media means the top ranking plugins will dominate the trends. Yoast, WooCommerce, JetPack, Contact Form 7 all sitting right where they belong. At the top. The popularity contest remains tilted towards the apps with longest history and biggest legacy install base. A new trend is developing this […]