Popular domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy have recently launched what they call the GoDaddy Hot 100. This is a global list of the most popular and trending WordPress plugins and themes that are used on millions of WordPress installations that are hosted on GoDaddy’s servers.
Among the plugins listed on the GoDaddy Hot 100, two of those are used here on JaypeeOnline. Those plugins are Akismet and Yoast SEO (formerly known as WordPress SEO). I’ve used Google XML Sitemaps in the past but no longer need it because Yoast SEO also offers the same features/options. For the most popular themes, 70% of it are the default or basic built-in WordPress themes.
The purpose of the GoDaddy Hot 100 list is to highlight the top active WordPress plugins and themes that are being used by GoDaddy customers. This list will be updated on a weekly basis.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 30, 2015, /PRNewswire/ — GoDaddy, Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today announced the GoDaddy Hot 100, a global list of the top 100 hottest-trending WordPress plugins and themes across GoDaddy’s millions of WordPress installations.
The GoDaddy Hot 100 will be updated weekly to reflect the latest changes in active installs of WordPress plugins and themes across GoDaddy, helping users and WordPress professionals stay up-to-date with industry trends and the most popular installs.
“The GoDaddy Hot 100 list is a way for us to contribute to the openness of the WordPress community by empowering developers with data on the latest industry trends,” said Jeff King, senior vice president and general manager of Hosting, GoDaddy. “The Hot 100 list is representative of GoDaddy’s continued and growing commitment to the open-source community. Through our expertise in big data, we are able to pull the most valuable data points and share them with the broader community, helping to ensure developers have an easy-to-access resource and the ability to make the biggest impact possible online.”
“This list of the top 100 plugins and themes at the world’s largest WordPress host gives users an accurate view of what is gaining momentum in the WordPress community,” said Cory Miller, founder, and chief executive officer, iThemes.com. “This information will help developers refine their offerings to better suit the WordPress community, and cater to the latest design trends.”
Developers of GoDaddy Hot 100 plugins are able to access exclusive support via the GoDaddy Pro Program, receive invitations to private events throughout the year, and can feature the “GoDaddy Hot 100” plugin or theme badge on their websites. Additionally, GoDaddy Hot 100 plugins will be linked from the GoDaddy website to help drive additional traffic and showcase their success.
The GoDaddy Hot 100 is hosted at https://garage.godaddy.com/wordpress-hot-100/.
GoDaddy’s mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow, and successfully run their own ventures. With more than 13 million customers worldwide and more than 60 million domain names under management, GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, build a beautiful online presence, attract customers, and manage their business. To learn more about the company, visit www.GoDaddy.com.
Anyone of you here who are hosted on GoDaddy? Which of the WordPress plugins or themes listed above are you using for your own blog or website? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.