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The 100 Oldest Plugins in The WordPress Plugins Directory

This is a list of the 100 oldest plugins in the WordPress Plugins Directory. These plugins were added to the repository in 2004 and 2005. Some of these plugins still have thousands of active users.

Of these 100 oldest plugins, the one with the most active installs is flickrRSS by Dave Kellam. It has over 30,000 active installs. Link Library by Yannick Lefebvre has over 20,000 active installs. Link Library is not only still going strong, but it has also recently been updated (March 2017).

Three other plugins on this list have over 10,000 active installs. These are WP-Hashcash by Elliott Back, WP Contact Form by Ryan Duff and Peter Westwood, and Get Recent Comments by Krischan Jodies.

Added Plugin Author Active Installs Updated
1 2004-12-10 Blogtimes Matt Mullenweg 10 2005-01-20
2 2004-12-11 Registered Only Carthik Sharma 10 2005-05-12
3 2004-12-13 WP Last Visit README Alex King 20 2005-02-07
4 2004-12-13 WP Unformatted Alex King 1000 2007-01-25
5 2004-12-13 WP Grins Alex King 800 2007-03-21
6 2004-12-13 WordPress Mobile Edition Crowd Favorite 1000 2009-06-25
7 2004-12-14 Jason’s User Comments Jason 600 2004-12-14
8 2004-12-17 Front Page Categories Ryan Boren 90 2007-10-05
9 2004-12-17 Theme Switcher Ryan Boren 1000 2009-11-09
10 2004-12-21 Auto-hyperlink URLs Scott Reilly 9000 2018-06-13
11 2004-12-21 Customizable Post Listings Scott Reilly 3000 2016-11-21
12 2004-12-21 Top/Recent Commenters Scott Reilly 10 2005-03-25
13 2004-12-21 Random File Scott Reilly 400 2018-06-18
14 2004-12-21 Category Image(s) Scott Reilly 500 2012-06-11
15 2004-12-21 Hide/Cut Post Text Scott Reilly 100 2005-04-08
16 2004-12-21 Post-to-Post Links Scott Reilly 200 2018-06-10
17 2004-12-21 Rate it! Chris J. Davis 20 2005-05-13
18 2004-12-21 Get Custom Field Values Scott Reilly 5000 2016-04-14
19 2004-12-21 Per Post Comment Text Chris J. Davis 10 2004-12-28
20 2004-12-21 Text Replace Scott Reilly 4000 2018-07-17
21 2004-12-22 WP-Hashcash Elliott Back 7000 2011-02-08
22 2004-12-22 Kitten’s Spam Words Kitten 20 2004-12-23
23 2004-12-22 Geo Plugin Owen Winkler 100 2006-02-15
24 2004-12-22 Plugin Name: Kitten's Spaminator Kitten 10 2005-01-11
25 2004-12-23 X-Valid majelbstoat 10 2006-03-23
26 2005-01-03 Post Teaser WeyHan Ng 4000 2015-10-01
27 2005-01-03 WP Gallery Geoff Hutchison 300 2017-01-30
28 2005-01-03 Author Highlight Jonathan Leighton 200 2005-02-06
29 2005-01-10 Breadcrumb Navigation Mark A. Shields 90 2006-01-10
30 2005-01-10 IImage Browser Martin Chlupac 300 2008-01-27
31 2005-01-10 IImage Panorama Martin Chlupac 50 2005-03-15
32 2005-01-10 IImage Gallery Martin Chlupac 100 2008-01-27
33 2005-01-11 Top Categories Bill Rawlinson 30 2008-03-31
34 2005-01-11 WP AuthImage Plugin (v3.0) Keith McDuffee 60 2005-02-10
35 2005-01-11 Search Hilite Ryan Boren 200 2005-06-17
36 2005-01-11 WP-CC Firas Durri 10 2005-06-26
37 2005-01-13 Moderate Pingbacks Nick Momrik 100 2010-06-04
38 2005-01-13 Comment Count Nick Momrik 100 2015-12-08
39 2005-01-13 Moderate Trackbacks Nick Momrik 80 2010-06-04
40 2005-01-13 Truncate Title Elliott Back 100 2005-01-16
41 2005-01-13 Post Word Count Nick Momrik 100 2015-12-08
42 2005-01-13 DNS-anti-spam John Sinteur, with a big thank you to io_error! 100 2005-03-08
43 2005-01-13 Recent Comments Automattic 800 2011-02-01
44 2005-01-13 Recent Posts Nick Momrik 2000 2015-12-08
45 2005-01-13 Post Count Nick Momrik 200 2015-12-08
46 2005-01-13 Comment Plugger Nick Momrik 50 2010-06-04
47 2005-01-13 Card Converter Nick Momrik 10 2015-12-08
48 2005-01-13 Most Commented Widget Nick Momrik 2000 2015-12-08
49 2005-01-13 Last Modified Nick Momrik 300 2010-06-04
50 2005-01-14 TechnoTag Keith McDuffee 10 2005-03-17
51 2005-01-14 Bread Crumb Trail Generator Stephen Ingram 80 2005-02-02
52 2005-01-14 List Manager Navid Azimi 50 2005-02-16
53 2005-01-19 WordPress No Pagerank Elliott Back 50 2005-01-19
54 2005-01-20 Disable WPautop Nick Momrik 7000 2015-12-08
55 2005-01-21 Page Tools David McNicol 10 2006-01-05
56 2005-01-22 URL Cache David McNicol 20 2005-12-30
57 2005-01-22 Gallery RSS Jon Madison 10 2005-01-30
58 2005-01-23 Basic Bilingual Stephanie Booth 60 2018-05-18
59 2005-01-28 WP Contact Form Ryan Duff, Peter Westwood 10000 2013-04-20
60 2005-02-03 Get Recent Comments Krischan Jodies 10000 2009-08-12
61 2005-02-08 Cache Images Matt Mullenweg 5000 2012-02-25
62 2005-02-11 WordPress Heat Map Christoph Wimmer 50 2005-02-17
63 2005-02-13 Absolute Relative Links Mathias Bynens 1000 2005-06-28
64 2005-02-18 Execution of All Things Navid Azimi 10 2005-02-20
65 2005-02-25 Spoiler Plugins for WordPress 1.5 Idban Secandri 10 2005-02-28
66 2005-03-01 Verse Of The Day Glenn Slaven 100 2007-05-20
67 2005-03-02 Jerome’s Keywords Jerome Lavigne 100 2005-12-30
68 2005-03-02 Page Date Jerome Lavigne 40 2005-03-03
69 2005-03-10 iCal Events Daniel Westermann-Clark 70 2011-10-02
70 2005-03-10 HTTP Authentication Daniel Westermann-Clark 1000 2012-06-25
71 2005-03-10 MetaTagGenerator Michalis Sarigiannidis 40 2005-03-11
72 2005-03-13 WP-Gatekeeper Eric A. Meyer & Scott Sauyet 60 2005-03-15
73 2005-03-15 Polyglot Martin Chlupac 200 2008-04-01
74 2005-03-17 Link Library Yannick Lefebvre 20000 2018-12-17
75 2005-03-18 PhotoPress Peter Adams 100 2018-06-21
76 2005-03-24 WYSIWYG Editing Matt Mullenweg 900 2005-03-24
77 2005-04-08 Honeypot 100 2005-04-09
78 2005-04-11 WP-Morph Diego Sevilla Ruiz 10 2007-04-23
79 2005-04-12 Singular Jamie Talbot 70 2005-04-24
80 2005-04-14 Preserve Code Formatting Scott Reilly 1000 2018-05-16
81 2005-04-14 Author Image(s) Scott Reilly 400 2012-01-04
82 2005-04-14 Obfuscate Email Scott Reilly 10000 2016-06-26
83 2005-04-18 Splee's Fuzzy DateTime Plugin, v0.5 Beta Splee 10 2005-05-03
84 2005-04-23 Draft Notifier Michael D. Adams 1000 2010-06-03
85 2005-04-27 Bad Behavior Michael Hampton 30000 2018-07-12
86 2005-05-10 Paged Comments Keyvan Minoukadeh 500 2008-12-24
87 2005-05-12 Evermore Bennett McElwee 5000 2018-10-23
88 2005-05-12 Code Markup Bennett McElwee 800 2008-04-14
89 2005-05-12 Top Cat Bennett McElwee 10 2005-05-27
90 2005-05-28 Kramer Nik Cubrilovic and Mark Jaquith 50 2007-03-15
91 2005-05-31 Live Post Preview Lucas Richardson 10 2005-05-31
92 2005-06-01 Just One Category Michael D Adams 100 2010-03-07
93 2005-06-06 InScript John Godley 10 2010-01-24
94 2005-06-07 Ajax Spell Checker m0n5t3r 90 2007-03-18
95 2005-06-08 Google Adsense for Feeds Matt Mullenweg 200 2008-01-05
96 2005-06-09 Subscribe to Comments Mark Jaquith 50000 2015-07-13
97 2005-06-10 Static Page eXtended Stephen Ingram 40 2008-10-03
98 2005-06-16 Transpose Email Ajay D'Souza 700 2011-10-09
99 2005-06-16 Post Levels Filipe Fortes 200 2008-01-19
100 2005-06-16 Google XML Sitemaps Arne Brachhold 2000000 2018-04-25

 

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