WordPress Plugin Repository Now Hosts Over 30,000 Plugins

Early this morning, the WordPress.org plugin repository set a mile stone by hosting the 30,000th plugin. I didn’t think it would happen until a few weeks from now but it shows you how many plugins are approved and added to the repository every day.  Jan Reimers on Twitter celebrated with a whoop! I second that remark.


The honors go to a plugin called BestWebSoft Google Maps for being the 30,000th plugin to be added to the repository. According to the plugin’s description, it allows you to configure Google Maps and add them to your site quickly and easily.

Congratulations to the WordPress plugin repository and especially to the WordPress community for continuing to share your problem solving plugins with the rest of the world.

Any guesses on when the repository will cross 40,000 plugins?


9 responses to “WordPress Plugin Repository Now Hosts Over 30,000 Plugins”

  1. It actually did pass up 40,000 plugins already, but 11,500 of them have been removed for WP.org violations like security, copyright, GPL, and other reasons.

    I guess you need some count to celebrate though, and the active count is certainly easier to track. For the record though, the 30,000th plugin approved by the WP.org team was actually Google Content Experiments, added back on July 20th, 2012. The 40,000th plugin was WP Justclick, added on December 30th, 2013.

      • It’s all in the plugins SVN commit history. I track this a little more in depth on pluginmirror.com myself.

        • So would you say this post is inaccurate? From the perspective of the public, it finally crossed the 30,000 threshold and I counted back the plugins and found the BestWeb one to be the 30,000th plugin.

          I guess it wouldn’t hurt to add your information to the post but it does take the wind out my sails.

          • Na, I just thought it might be interesting info to point out. Based on the way you’re counting the 30,000th plugin, it’s still possible (but highly unlikely) that more plugins could be removed, and you’d have another 30,000th plugin again – so it’s maybe just not the best way to come up with a definitive answer. :)

          • All you’d need to change is making sure to differentiate between “30,000 added” and “30,000 hosted”, since hosted is based on the current total whereas added is cumulative. They’re both valid and memorable milestones, but they’re essentially measuring two different things.

    • Have you tried this math-maneuver with your bank?

      If a million plugins were added to the Repo … and 970,000 were removed, does that leave us with a million-unit Repo?

      Or 30,000?

  2. Wow 30,000!
    That is a lot of plugins and here I am with 14 / 15 plugins on my sites.

    Always surprises me that people take the time to produce these plugins and let us have them for free and then supply support.


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