The end of a year is a time for reflection. A time to look back on your accomplishments, and also a time to give thanks to the people who helped you along the way. So, once again, I’ve compiled a list of the top WP developers whose plugins have been an immense boon to thousands of bloggers. Thank you, from all of us 🙂
- Michael Torbert
4 534 779 downloads. Co-author of the most downloaded plugin ever, All In One SEO Pack.
- Arne Brachnold
2 968 046 downloads. Author of the wildly popular Google XML Sitemaps plugin.
- Lester ‘GaMerZ’ Chan
2 303 984 downloads. Author of WP-PageNavi and other cool plugins.
- Matt Mullenweg
2 194 744 downloads. Matt is the founding developer of WordPress, and has also created many highly acclaimed plugins.
- Alex Rabe
1 655 442 downloads. Author of NextGEN Gallery.
- Andy Skelton
1 508 312 downloads. Author of WordPress.com Stats.
- Takayuki Miyoshi
1 365 010 downloads. Author of Contact Form 7.
- Joost de Valk
1 154 124 downloads. Author of Google Analytics for WP and dozens of other plugins.
- Donncha O Caoimh
1 059 256 downloads. Author of WP Super Cache, and many more.
- Vladimir Prelovac
845 346 downloads. Author of Smart YouTube and many other plugins.
- Most prolific plugin author : Scott Reily has 44 plugins hosted on WordPress.org.
- Most user ratings : Google XML Sitemaps by Arne Brachnold, with over 800 votes and an average rating of 4 ½ stars.
- Most confusing data point : Sociable. This extremely popular plugin has changed hands three times now, going from Peter Harkins to Joost de Valk, and most recently to the privacy-loving folks of Blogplay.com. I omitted it from the Top 10, but you can still find it in the Top 1000.
By the way, I’m #24 on the Top 1000 list. Yay 🙂Related posts :