Plugin Trends: March 4, 2021

That stand out top performer this week must be WooCommerce-Wishlist. An amazing 800+ jump in popularity score. To counter that we must acknowledge the pain suffered by the SEO tools for structured-data and rich-snippets. Both suffering 800+ losses this week. Steady as a rock we see the usual suspects: Woo, Yoast, and Elementor

Plugin Trends: February 25, 2021

As a big data geek, it warms my heart to see Analytics Trending High. Congratulations to all you WordPress admins who’ve discovered the dark arts of data science. We must also acknowledge all you Eastern Europeans who’ve made Cyrillic, Belorussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian tags jump up in the listings. Well done! Pour one out for the Spam and Disable […]

Plugin Trends: February 18, 2021

Well look what suddenly became popular: Managing Multiple Sites! And Child Themes may be paying the price. Otherwise this looks like quite a boring week. Hardly anything interesting in WordPress Plugin Trends to make note of. We’ll see you again here next week. Stay positive, test negative!

Plugin Trends: February 11, 2021

“No Means No” – Looks like Cookie consent had a good week. But what I find most interesting is that Facebook advertising suddenly became popular And at the same time AdWords is being shunned. This is something watch next week to see if things regress to the mean, or if the trend holds.

Plugin Trends: February 4, 2021

There it is. Right a the top. Elementor’s page builder continues to serve as an indictment of WordPress’ piss poor Gutenberg editor. Also notable is the popularity of BoldGrid this week. It must have been featured in an article somewhere to see that amazing +1085 jump in Trend Score. Personally I use Divi on my important sites and […]