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

 AuthorPopular pluginDownloads (thousands)
1AutomatticAkismet28,566
2Takayuki MiyoshiContact Form 727,439
3Team YoastWordPress SEO by Yoast24,928
4Michael TorbertAll in One SEO Pack21,808
5Arne BrachholdGoogle XML Sitemaps16,447
6AutomatticJetpack by WordPress.com14,471
7Lester ‘GaMerZ’ ChanWP-PageNavi13,280
8Photocrati MediaNextGEN Gallery12,027
9wordpressdotorgWordPress Importer11,077
10BestWebSoftContact Form9,185
11Mike Challis, Ken CarlsonFast Secure Contact Form8,184
12AutomatticWP Super Cache7,707
13WooThemesWooCommerce – excelling eCommerce7,020
14BraveNewCode Inc.WPtouch Mobile Plugin7,017
15ManageWPSmart YouTube PRO5,710
16WordfenceWordfence Security4,799
17Andrew OzzTinyMCE Advanced4,768
18DesignmodoWP Maintenance Mode4,621
19Frederick TownesW3 Total Cache4,583
20iThemes.comiThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)4,215
21Janis ElstsBroken Link Checker4,059
22The ShareThis TeamShareThis: Share Buttons and Social Analytics3,892
23Viper007BondRegenerate Thumbnails3,803
24Video User Manuals Pty LtdGoogle Analyticator3,655
25AddToAnyShare Buttons by AddToAny3,584
26MailPoetMailPoet Newsletters3,426
27AdknowledgeYet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP)3,362
28John GodleyRedirection3,234
29WP eCommerceWP eCommerce3,006
30Elliot CondonAdvanced Custom Fields2,894
31Josh LobeUltimate TinyMCE2,810
32Modern Tribe, Inc.The Events Calendar2,783
33Joseph DolsonWP to Twitter2,769
34Jean-Sebastien MorissetNextGEN Facebook – Advanced Social SEO for Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter & More2,751
35The BuddyPress CommunityBuddyPress2,631
36FacebookFacebook2,534
37Stefano LissaNewsletter2,441
38The AddThis TeamSmart Website Tools by AddThis2,250
39ShareaholicShareaholic | share buttons, related posts, social analytics & more2,238
40BlogplaySociable2,195
41Mark JaquithPage Links To2,157
42Austin MatzkoWP-DB-Backup2,145
43Alin MarcuGoogle Analytics Dashboard for WP2,028
44WebDoradoPhoto Gallery2,021
45Marcel BokhorstAdd Link to Facebook1,942
46Tips and Tricks HQ, Peter, Ruhul, IvyAll In One WP Security & Firewall1,931
47Sergej MüllerAntispam Bee1,928
48UpdraftPlus.Com, DavidAndersonUpdraftPlus Backup and Restoration1,887
49John HavlikBreadcrumb NavXT1,848
50DisqusDisqus Comment System1,846
51The bbPress CommunitybbPress1,823
52s2Member® / WebSharks, Inc.Quick Cache (Speed Without Compromise)1,819
53Vladimir GaragulyaUser Role Editor1,782
54Matcha LabsMeta Slider1,761
55Inpsyde GmbHBackWPup Free – WordPress Backup Plugin1,713
56Human Made LimitedBackUpWordPress1,699
57CamuWP Slimstat1,663
58Danny van KootenMailChimp for WordPress1,608
59Matthew Robinson, Tanay LakhaniSubscribe21,599
60SEO Design SolutionsSEO Ultimate1,574
61Next ScriptsNextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster1,544
62Ruhani RabinWP-Optimize1,531
63AcunetixAcunetix WP Security1,528
64Samir ShahDisable Comments1,526
65ShaonWordPress Download Manager1,511
66Barry Kooij & Mike JolleySidebar Login1,495
67Susanto BSc (Xhanch Studio)Xhanch – My Twitter1,460
68AITpro | Edward AlexanderBulletProof Security1,459
69SiteOriginPage Builder by SiteOrigin1,449
70Amaury BALMERSimple Tags1,440
71Tobias BäthgeTablePress1,424
72YithemesYITH WooCommerce Wishlist1,403
73WhileTrueReally Simple Share1,388
74Qian QinqTranslate1,373
75ShareaholicShareaholic | share buttons, related posts, social analytics & more1,367
76Kevin SylvestreGoogle Analytics1,366
77Michael SimpsonContact Form DB1,352
78Black StudioBlack Studio TinyMCE Widget1,347
79Zemanta Ltd.WordPress Related Posts1,345
80Hiroaki MiyashitaLightbox Gallery1,339
81Blink Web EffectsSocial Media Widget1,336
82Justin TadlockGet the Image1,321
83Devin PriceOptions Framework1,314
84RattusGrand Flagallery – Photo Gallery Plugin1,311
85SeedProdUltimate Coming Soon Page1,298
86Seisuke KuraishiWP Multibyte Patch1,298
87webvitalyiframe1,258
88J.N. Breetvelt a.k.a. OpaJaapWP Photo Album Plus1,233
89Dan ZapponeLightbox Plus Colorbox1,232
90Lee ChestnuttSlick Social Share Buttons1,230
91Nathan RiceSimple Social Icons1,211
92RavanHEasy FancyBox1,210
93Vladimir AnokhinShortcodes Ultimate1,177
94WPMU DEVWP Smush.it1,168
95Andrew CharltonMy Page Order1,161
96EmbedPlus TeamYouTube1,156
97WPMU DEVWordPress PopUp1,153
98Aaron D. CampbellTwitter Widget Pro1,150
99Jake Goldman, 10upSimple Page Ordering1,150
100Nsp CodePost Types Order1,149
101LifeInTheGridDuplicator1,141
102Simon WheatleyExclude Pages1,095
103Mostafa Soufi & Greg RossWP Statistics1,095
104Andy BaileyCommentLuv1,089
105Strategy11Formidable Forms1,085
106Arne FrankenAll In One Favicon1,073
107Marcus SykesEvents Manager1,059
108CaseproofPretty Link Lite1,053
109Arpit ShahAll in One Webmaster1,050
110Automattic, Inc.Polldaddy Polls & Ratings1,041
111Callum MacdonaldWP Mail SMTP1,021
112Rajesh – Techblissonline Dot ComPlatinum SEO Pack1,008
113Hector CabreraWordPress Popular Posts997
114WP Google MapsWP Google Maps992
115Michael De WildtWordPress Backup to Dropbox980
116Jeff FarthingTheme My Login975
117Arnan de Gans of AJdG SolutionsAdRotate970
118CincopaPost video players, slideshow albums, photo galleries and music / podcast playlist969
119RevmakxInfiniteWP Client961
120MailChimp and Crowd FavoriteMailChimp List Subscribe Form957
121Fernando BrianoList category posts956
122LongTail Video Inc.JW Player for Flash & HTML5 Video943
123Time.ly Network Inc.All-in-One Event Calendar942
124Enrico BattocchiDuplicate Post926
125cifi, calinvingan, florinmuresanSEO by SQUIRRLY898
126Alan TrewarthaWidget Logic896
127Heiko RabeCodestyling Localization890
128Khang MinhBetter WordPress Google XML Sitemaps (with sitemapindex, multi-site and Google News sitemap support)888
129Pär ThernströmCMS Tree Page View877
130wpdevartWP Lightbox 2871
131Matt MartzShadowbox JS866
132Aodhan CullenStatCounter – Free Real Time Visitor Stats841
133Don FischerQuick Page/Post Redirect Plugin840
134Aakash ChakravarthyWP Socializer837
135AcuraxFloating Social Media Icon828
136Charles JohnsonFeedWordPress817
137The WP NinjasNinja Forms809
138OzhOzh’ Admin Drop Down Menu794
139Taylor LovettCustom Contact Forms792
140ZemantaSearch Everything787
141WP Plugins ProGlobal Translator779
142SynvedSocial Media Feather – lightweight social media sharing and follow buttons777
143Johan EenfeldtLimit Login Attempts767
144dFactoryResponsive Lightbox by dFactory760
145Pippin WilliamsonEasy Digital Downloads758
146Oliver SchlöbeReveal IDs753
147WPMU DEVCustom Sidebars752
148Chris RichardsonMapPress Easy Google Maps747
149Jeremy MasselunderConstruction742
150Gopi.R, tanaylakhaniEmail newsletter742
151Shane BishopEWWW Image Optimizer733
152Purwedi KurniawanSEO SearchTerms Tagging 2728
153Adrian Hanft, Aaron BrownWP Google Fonts726
154Alex MossFacebook Comments720
155BlubrryBlubrry PowerPress Podcasting plugin719
156WebDevStudios.comCustom Post Type UI713
157Dave LigthartWP-Stats-Dashboard705
158Ajay D’SouzaContextual Related Posts701
159Manoj ThulasidasEasy Plugin for AdSense699
160Appticles.comWordPress Mobile Pack689
161Michael HamptonBad Behavior688
162flippercodeWP User Avatar687
163ArchetypedSimple Lightbox677
164Michele Marcucci, Helene DunckerWassUp Real Time Analytics677
165Chad ButlerWP-Members672
166Denis de Bernardy & Mike KoepkeExternal Links669
167Thomas GriffinResponsive WordPress Slider – Soliloquy Lite664
168Todd Lahman, LLCSpam Free WordPress662
169Mikko SaariRelevanssi – A Better Search657
170Alex ZagniotovComprehensive Google Map Plugin657
171Daniele LippiStatPress656
172Matt Harzewski (redwall_hp)WP125650
173OnTheGoSystemsTypes – Custom Fields and Custom Post Types Management640
174PlusCaptchaPlusCaptcha637
175Yannick LefebvreLink Library637
176GoDaddy.comP3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)629
177Simple Share ButtonsSimple Share Buttons Adder629
178José PardillaFancyBox for WordPress627
179Matthew RuddyEasing Slider622
180StefanBoonstraSlideshow622
181Kevin DavisGoogle Doc Embedder621
182Sucuri, INCSucuri Security – Auditing, Malware Scanner and Security Hardening617
183Triggvy GundersonWooCommerce Print Invoice & Delivery Note608
184xyzscripts.comContact Form Manager604
185Rich PedleyeShop602
186TubePress LLCTubePress601
187 WP-reCAPTCHA599
188SliderVillaSmooth Slider596
189Dion HulseAdd From Server593
190CKSourceCKEditor for WordPress591
191Hitoshi OmagariPS Auto Sitemap583
192CodePeople.netCP Google Maps576
193Michael CannonTestimonials Widget568
194Print FriendlyPrint Friendly and PDF Button567
195Jordy MeowWP Retina 2x564
196Smash BalloonCustom Facebook Feed563
197Sören WeberExec-PHP561
198Oliver WunderWordPress Video Plugin551
199Matthew MuroVisual Form Builder548
200Inbound NowWordPress Landing Pages547

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