Plugin Trends: November 5, 2020

This week, we see Instagram standing out along with a surge in spam fighting interest. A specific kind of technical SEO plugin related to link rot appears hot this week in the form of redirect solutions. And the interest in calendaring plugins has waned back down to normal baseline levels.

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 […]

Plugin Trends: October 22, 2020

The climbing trend of the week has to be all about the Loginizer security exploit. When things go bad, it’s normal for people to scramble for solutions. This week we’re talking about WordPress Security. Three things to secure your website: Use real cron jobs to maintain your site and disable wp-cron. This will increase your sites’ performance and […]

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 […]

Plugin Trends: October 8th, 2020

It looks like Google’s AMP project made big waves this week and rocketed to the top of the charts. When these things happen, we generally can find an interesting article or triggering event that precedes the trend: https://9to5google.com/2020/09/22/google-web-stories-wordpress/ In the Stable category we see SEO, more specifically Yoast, continues to occupy most WordPress administrator’s minds. Though WooCommerce in […]