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Most Popular WordPress Plugins for Universities

WordPress is a great choice for creating a university’s website. But no matter which WordPress theme you decide to use, some things are just better done and handled by plugins. Things like user (student) management, courses and learning management, tables, forms, events management, newsletter integration, etc.

To help you take your university’s website to the next level, we have compiled this ranking of the 100 most used WordPress plugins on university websites.

We hope that instead of wasting time creating your own solutions to common problems, you will find a free or paid plugin that will do it for you.

We also have a list with the 100 most used WordPress themes on university websites, so that’s another source of inspiration for you.


The Most Used WordPress Plugins on University Websites
#Plugin NameTotal Websites% of Total
#1Contact Form 74,55543.2%
#2Slider Revolution2,37422.515%
#3WPBakery Page Builder1,84117.46%
#4TablePress8247.815%
#5WooCommerce7156.781%
#6Jetpack6676.326%
#7Layerslider6055.738%
#8The Events Calendar5925.615%
#9WP Pagenavi5144.875%
#10Elementor Page Builder5094.827%
#11Google Analytics For WordPress5044.78%
#12Cookie Notice4804.552%
#13Sitepress Multilingual CMS4704.458%
#14Instagram Feed4244.021%
#15Page Links To4193.974%
#16Page Builder by SiteOrigin4003.794%
#17MetaSlider3763.566%
#18Max Mega Menu3663.471%
#19Photo Gallery3002.845%
#20Add To Any2692.551%
#21Ultimate Vc Addons2462.333%
#22Cookie Law Info2202.086%
#23MailChimp for WordPress2172.058%
#24All In One Event Calendar2162.049%
#25SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle2132.02%
#26WordPress Download Manager2101.992%
#27Masterslider2051.944%
#28Easy Fancybox2001.897%
#29Gravity Forms1861.764%
#30UberMenu1851.755%
#31Events Manager1811.717%
#32Duracelltomi Google Tag Manager1791.698%
#33Custom Facebook Feed1761.669%
#34Smart Slider 31761.669%
#35WP Google Maps1731.641%
#36Youtube Embed Plus1721.631%
#37Wysija Newsletters1701.612%
#38Pdf Embedder1671.584%
#39Responsive Lightbox1621.536%
#40Content Views Query And Display Post Page1621.536%
#41Essential Grid Gallery Plugin1601.517%
#42Newsletter1521.442%
#43Elementor Pro1491.413%
#44Shortcodes Ultimate1491.413%
#45Cf7 Conditional Fields1451.375%
#46LearnPress – LMS Plugin1441.366%
#47EventOn1441.366%
#48Fusion Builder1431.356%
#49Nextgen Gallery1411.337%
#50Simple Calendar1401.328%
#51Svg Support1371.299%
#52jQuery Collapse O Matic1341.271%
#53WP Accessibility1331.261%
#54Fusion Core1321.252%
#55Formidable Forms1291.223%
#56Download Monitor1271.204%
#57bbPress1271.204%
#58UK Cookie Consent1231.167%
#59Menu Icons1201.138%
#60Ditty News Ticker1191.129%
#61Simple Lightbox1181.119%
#62TablePress Responsive Tables1151.091%
#63U Shortcodes1151.091%
#64BuddyPress1141.081%
#65Gtranslate1141.081%
#66Advanced Access Manager1121.062%
#67Column Shortcodes1081.024%
#68U Course1061.005%
#69WP Events Manager1040.986%
#70Events Calendar Pro1030.977%
#71Wpcf7 Redirect1020.967%
#72WPML CMS Nav1020.967%
#73Google Language Translator990.939%
#74Ultimate Social Media Icons980.929%
#75Recent Posts Widget With Thumbnails970.92%
#76Monarch Social Media Sharing960.91%
#77Sp News And Widget910.863%
#78WP Google Map Plugin900.854%
#79WP Polls900.854%
#80WP Rocket890.844%
#81Recent Tweets Widget890.844%
#82Google Analytics Dashboard For WP880.835%
#83Foobox Image Lightbox880.835%
#84Google Analyticator870.825%
#85Simple Share Buttons Adder860.816%
#86Team Members850.806%
#87Captcha820.778%
#88Tabs Responsive810.768%
#89Popups810.768%
#90Simple Social Icons790.749%
#91Menu Image790.749%
#92Theme My Login790.749%
#93Custom Twitter Feeds780.74%
#94Gutenberg780.74%
#95Miniorange Login Openid780.74%
#96Timetable770.73%
#97WordPress Popular Posts770.73%
#98jQuery Vertical Accordion Menu770.73%
#99Social Icons Widget By WPzoom760.721%
#100Sitemap750.711%
Number of University Websites Powered by WordPress10,544
Last updatedMay 17th, 2020

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