Top 200 WordPress plugin authors

Here is a list of the 200 most amazing WordPress plugin authors!

You can also take a look at our Top 1000 most used WordPress plugins list.

Updated February 22nd, 2015 looking at the 3000 most popular plugins

Author Popular plugin Downloads (thousands)
1 Automattic Akismet 28,566
2 Takayuki Miyoshi Contact Form 7 27,439
3 Team Yoast WordPress SEO by Yoast 24,928
4 Michael Torbert All in One SEO Pack 21,808
5 Arne Brachhold Google XML Sitemaps 16,447
6 Automattic Jetpack by WordPress.com 14,471
7 Lester ‘GaMerZ’ Chan WP-PageNavi 13,280
8 Photocrati Media NextGEN Gallery 12,027
9 wordpressdotorg WordPress Importer 11,077
10 BestWebSoft Contact Form 9,185
11 Mike Challis, Ken Carlson Fast Secure Contact Form 8,184
12 Automattic WP Super Cache 7,707
13 WooThemes WooCommerce – excelling eCommerce 7,020
14 BraveNewCode Inc. WPtouch Mobile Plugin 7,017
15 ManageWP Smart YouTube PRO 5,710
16 Wordfence Wordfence Security 4,799
17 Andrew Ozz TinyMCE Advanced 4,768
18 Designmodo WP Maintenance Mode 4,621
19 Frederick Townes W3 Total Cache 4,583
20 iThemes.com iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) 4,215
21 Janis Elsts Broken Link Checker 4,059
22 The ShareThis Team ShareThis: Share Buttons and Social Analytics 3,892
23 Viper007Bond Regenerate Thumbnails 3,803
24 Video User Manuals Pty Ltd Google Analyticator 3,655
25 AddToAny Share Buttons by AddToAny 3,584
26 MailPoet MailPoet Newsletters 3,426
27 Adknowledge Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP) 3,362
28 John Godley Redirection 3,234
29 WP eCommerce WP eCommerce 3,006
30 Elliot Condon Advanced Custom Fields 2,894
31 Josh Lobe Ultimate TinyMCE 2,810
32 Modern Tribe, Inc. The Events Calendar 2,783
33 Joseph Dolson WP to Twitter 2,769
34 Jean-Sebastien Morisset NextGEN Facebook – Advanced Social SEO for Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter & More 2,751
35 The BuddyPress Community BuddyPress 2,631
36 Facebook Facebook 2,534
37 Stefano Lissa Newsletter 2,441
38 The AddThis Team Smart Website Tools by AddThis 2,250
39 Shareaholic Shareaholic | share buttons, related posts, social analytics & more 2,238
40 Blogplay Sociable 2,195
41 Mark Jaquith Page Links To 2,157
42 Austin Matzko WP-DB-Backup 2,145
43 Alin Marcu Google Analytics Dashboard for WP 2,028
44 WebDorado Photo Gallery 2,021
45 Marcel Bokhorst Add Link to Facebook 1,942
46 Tips and Tricks HQ, Peter, Ruhul, Ivy All In One WP Security & Firewall 1,931
47 Sergej Müller Antispam Bee 1,928
48 UpdraftPlus.Com, DavidAnderson UpdraftPlus Backup and Restoration 1,887
49 John Havlik Breadcrumb NavXT 1,848
50 Disqus Disqus Comment System 1,846
51 The bbPress Community bbPress 1,823
52 s2Member® / WebSharks, Inc. Quick Cache (Speed Without Compromise) 1,819
53 Vladimir Garagulya User Role Editor 1,782
54 Matcha Labs Meta Slider 1,761
55 Inpsyde GmbH BackWPup Free – WordPress Backup Plugin 1,713
56 Human Made Limited BackUpWordPress 1,699
57 Camu WP Slimstat 1,663
58 Danny van Kooten MailChimp for WordPress 1,608
59 Matthew Robinson, Tanay Lakhani Subscribe2 1,599
60 SEO Design Solutions SEO Ultimate 1,574
61 Next Scripts NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster 1,544
62 Ruhani Rabin WP-Optimize 1,531
63 Acunetix Acunetix WP Security 1,528
64 Samir Shah Disable Comments 1,526
65 Shaon WordPress Download Manager 1,511
66 Barry Kooij & Mike Jolley Sidebar Login 1,495
67 Susanto BSc (Xhanch Studio) Xhanch – My Twitter 1,460
68 AITpro | Edward Alexander BulletProof Security 1,459
69 SiteOrigin Page Builder by SiteOrigin 1,449
70 Amaury BALMER Simple Tags 1,440
71 Tobias Bäthge TablePress 1,424
72 Yithemes YITH WooCommerce Wishlist 1,403
73 WhileTrue Really Simple Share 1,388
74 Qian Qin qTranslate 1,373
75 Shareaholic Shareaholic | share buttons, related posts, social analytics & more 1,367
76 Kevin Sylvestre Google Analytics 1,366
77 Michael Simpson Contact Form DB 1,352
78 Black Studio Black Studio TinyMCE Widget 1,347
79 Zemanta Ltd. WordPress Related Posts 1,345
80 Hiroaki Miyashita Lightbox Gallery 1,339
81 Blink Web Effects Social Media Widget 1,336
82 Justin Tadlock Get the Image 1,321
83 Devin Price Options Framework 1,314
84 Rattus Grand Flagallery – Photo Gallery Plugin 1,311
85 SeedProd Ultimate Coming Soon Page 1,298
86 Seisuke Kuraishi WP Multibyte Patch 1,298
87 webvitaly iframe 1,258
88 J.N. Breetvelt a.k.a. OpaJaap WP Photo Album Plus 1,233
89 Dan Zappone Lightbox Plus Colorbox 1,232
90 Lee Chestnutt Slick Social Share Buttons 1,230
91 Nathan Rice Simple Social Icons 1,211
92 RavanH Easy FancyBox 1,210
93 Vladimir Anokhin Shortcodes Ultimate 1,177
94 WPMU DEV WP Smush.it 1,168
95 Andrew Charlton My Page Order 1,161
96 EmbedPlus Team YouTube 1,156
97 WPMU DEV WordPress PopUp 1,153
98 Aaron D. Campbell Twitter Widget Pro 1,150
99 Jake Goldman, 10up Simple Page Ordering 1,150
100 Nsp Code Post Types Order 1,149
101 LifeInTheGrid Duplicator 1,141
102 Simon Wheatley Exclude Pages 1,095
103 Mostafa Soufi & Greg Ross WP Statistics 1,095
104 Andy Bailey CommentLuv 1,089
105 Strategy11 Formidable Forms 1,085
106 Arne Franken All In One Favicon 1,073
107 Marcus Sykes Events Manager 1,059
108 Caseproof Pretty Link Lite 1,053
109 Arpit Shah All in One Webmaster 1,050
110 Automattic, Inc. Polldaddy Polls & Ratings 1,041
111 Callum Macdonald WP Mail SMTP 1,021
112 Rajesh – Techblissonline Dot Com Platinum SEO Pack 1,008
113 Hector Cabrera WordPress Popular Posts 997
114 WP Google Maps WP Google Maps 992
115 Michael De Wildt WordPress Backup to Dropbox 980
116 Jeff Farthing Theme My Login 975
117 Arnan de Gans of AJdG Solutions AdRotate 970
118 Cincopa Post video players, slideshow albums, photo galleries and music / podcast playlist 969
119 Revmakx InfiniteWP Client 961
120 MailChimp and Crowd Favorite MailChimp List Subscribe Form 957
121 Fernando Briano List category posts 956
122 LongTail Video Inc. JW Player for Flash & HTML5 Video 943
123 Time.ly Network Inc. All-in-One Event Calendar 942
124 Enrico Battocchi Duplicate Post 926
125 cifi, calinvingan, florinmuresan SEO by SQUIRRLY 898
126 Alan Trewartha Widget Logic 896
127 Heiko Rabe Codestyling Localization 890
128 Khang Minh Better WordPress Google XML Sitemaps (with sitemapindex, multi-site and Google News sitemap support) 888
129 Pär Thernström CMS Tree Page View 877
130 wpdevart WP Lightbox 2 871
131 Matt Martz Shadowbox JS 866
132 Aodhan Cullen StatCounter – Free Real Time Visitor Stats 841
133 Don Fischer Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin 840
134 Aakash Chakravarthy WP Socializer 837
135 Acurax Floating Social Media Icon 828
136 Charles Johnson FeedWordPress 817
137 The WP Ninjas Ninja Forms 809
138 Ozh Ozh’ Admin Drop Down Menu 794
139 Taylor Lovett Custom Contact Forms 792
140 Zemanta Search Everything 787
141 WP Plugins Pro Global Translator 779
142 Synved Social Media Feather – lightweight social media sharing and follow buttons 777
143 Johan Eenfeldt Limit Login Attempts 767
144 dFactory Responsive Lightbox by dFactory 760
145 Pippin Williamson Easy Digital Downloads 758
146 Oliver Schlöbe Reveal IDs 753
147 WPMU DEV Custom Sidebars 752
148 Chris Richardson MapPress Easy Google Maps 747
149 Jeremy Massel underConstruction 742
150 Gopi.R, tanaylakhani Email newsletter 742
151 Shane Bishop EWWW Image Optimizer 733
152 Purwedi Kurniawan SEO SearchTerms Tagging 2 728
153 Adrian Hanft, Aaron Brown WP Google Fonts 726
154 Alex Moss Facebook Comments 720
155 Blubrry Blubrry PowerPress Podcasting plugin 719
156 WebDevStudios.com Custom Post Type UI 713
157 Dave Ligthart WP-Stats-Dashboard 705
158 Ajay D’Souza Contextual Related Posts 701
159 Manoj Thulasidas Easy Plugin for AdSense 699
160 Appticles.com WordPress Mobile Pack 689
161 Michael Hampton Bad Behavior 688
162 flippercode WP User Avatar 687
163 Archetyped Simple Lightbox 677
164 Michele Marcucci, Helene Duncker WassUp Real Time Analytics 677
165 Chad Butler WP-Members 672
166 Denis de Bernardy & Mike Koepke External Links 669
167 Thomas Griffin Responsive WordPress Slider – Soliloquy Lite 664
168 Todd Lahman, LLC Spam Free WordPress 662
169 Mikko Saari Relevanssi – A Better Search 657
170 Alex Zagniotov Comprehensive Google Map Plugin 657
171 Daniele Lippi StatPress 656
172 Matt Harzewski (redwall_hp) WP125 650
173 OnTheGoSystems Types – Custom Fields and Custom Post Types Management 640
174 PlusCaptcha PlusCaptcha 637
175 Yannick Lefebvre Link Library 637
176 GoDaddy.com P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) 629
177 Simple Share Buttons Simple Share Buttons Adder 629
178 José Pardilla FancyBox for WordPress 627
179 Matthew Ruddy Easing Slider 622
180 StefanBoonstra Slideshow 622
181 Kevin Davis Google Doc Embedder 621
182 Sucuri, INC Sucuri Security – Auditing, Malware Scanner and Security Hardening 617
183 Triggvy Gunderson WooCommerce Print Invoice & Delivery Note 608
184 xyzscripts.com Contact Form Manager 604
185 Rich Pedley eShop 602
186 TubePress LLC TubePress 601
187 WP-reCAPTCHA 599
188 SliderVilla Smooth Slider 596
189 Dion Hulse Add From Server 593
190 CKSource CKEditor for WordPress 591
191 Hitoshi Omagari PS Auto Sitemap 583
192 CodePeople.net CP Google Maps 576
193 Michael Cannon Testimonials Widget 568
194 Print Friendly Print Friendly and PDF Button 567
195 Jordy Meow WP Retina 2x 564
196 Smash Balloon Custom Facebook Feed 563
197 Sören Weber Exec-PHP 561
198 Oliver Wunder WordPress Video Plugin 551
199 Matthew Muro Visual Form Builder 548
200 Inbound Now WordPress Landing Pages 547

The code is partly based on Dave Lightart work.

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