WordPress core committer Pascal Birchler has revealed a Periodic Table of WordPress Plugins to have fun the software program’s upcoming twentieth anniversary. The desk showcases 108 of the preferred free plugins on WordPress.org.
Ten years in the past Birchler created a web site that confirmed the preferred plugins in the same desk format, rating them by variety of energetic installations. This chart has been up to date and is now out there at plugintable.com.
“Right now, I’m truly ‘re-introducing’ this challenge, full with a modernized feel and look, extra curation, and extra helpful data than earlier than,” Birchler mentioned.
The web site is interactive, so playing cards could be expanded to see extra details about every plugin, together with the writer, set up depend, star score, and the date it was first revealed.
Roughly 57% of the plugins included have 1 million or extra installs, so it offers you an opportunity to see the entire most profitable WordPress.org extensions at a look. 600k is the bottom variety of energetic installs for plugins included within the chart.
After making the chart, Birchler famous that he was impressed by the stats for the Actually Easy SSL plugin, which has greater than 5 million energetic installs and a 5/5-star score. He additionally highlighted Web site Equipment by Google as being the youngest “aspect” first launched in October 2019, with 3+ million energetic installs in simply over three years within the listing. The XML Sitemaps Generator plugin is the oldest amongst these included, launched in 2005 simply earlier than Akismet.
“One other plugin that has caught my eye is WP Multibyte Patch by @eastcoder, which provides enhancements for Japanese websites,” Birchler mentioned. “With over 1+ million installs it makes me marvel why WordPress core itself doesn’t have higher help for multibyte characters.”
For those who just like the Interval Desk of WordPress Plugins and need to see it hanging in your wall, Birchler has arrange a Shopify-powered store the place you should buy a high-quality print model. The poster is available in mild and darkish modes and can be out there framed. He plans to donate the proceeds of the shop to the WordPress neighborhood.