Behold, I bring you even more WordPress-related statistics! Today : the most popular words in plugin names. Use them to come up with new plugin ideas, figure out which services/features are over- or under-represented in the WP plugin ecosystem, and more.
Here’s a tag cloud of the names of all plugins listed in the WordPress.org directory (click the image for a higher-res version) :
The above tag cloud has been filtered to exclude extremely common words like “WordPress” and “Plugin”. You can also view the unfiltered tag cloud.
For those who prefer precise numbers, I’ve also prepared a Top 30 list of the most popular words. This one’s not filtered in any way except converting all words to their base form (e.g. “posts” -> “post”, “commenting” -> “comment”, etc) :
Just pick any two (or three) words from the above table and you’re almost guaranteed to get a plausible-sounding plugin nameRelated posts :