The court floor has been mopped, the gatorade coolers are empty, and the announcer has gone home. That can only mean one thing, Plugin Madness has officially come to a close!
Congratulations to our 2023 Plugin Madness winner, Advanced Custom Fields! ACF was the very first Plugin Madness winner in 2016, and it has come back to take the crown again seven years later.
ACF knocked out huge contenders such as Yoast, former Plugin Madness Champion Smush, and WooCommerce to come out on top.
Wow! We are thrilled and grateful that ACF has won this year’s Plugin Madness. On behalf of the ACF team, thank you to all who voted for the plugin. It’s a testament to the team’s hard work, dedication, and our commitment to being good stewards of the plugin.Iain Poulson, Sr. Product Manager, ACF
As the name indicates, ACF allows you to add fields to any page of your WordPress site. It’s incredibly easy to to use and customize. Whether you need to add a customer review to the bottom of your site or a product description, ACF can do that.
The plugin is incredibly customizable and adaptable to any kind of site. ACF can make any kind of field you can think of.
ACF has over 4.5 million active users and has been a pillar in the WordPress community. The plugin has maintained a commitment to finding powerful ways for WordPress developers to create sites.
The team just released an historical update that allows site developers to register custom post types and custom taxonomies from directly within the plugin. These are features users have been asking about for years and they are available on the free and PRO version.
This update saves developers time by eliminating the need to switch between different plugins or command lines while building. You can create custom post types and taxonomies all from your ACF dashboard.
Past Plugin Madness Winners
Plugin Madness has been running for eight years and in that time, amazing winners have been crowned. Last year, first-time competitor The Plus Addons for Elementor had a slam dunk and brought home the prize.
In 2021, FluentCRM, another first timer, rose to the top. With popular page builder, Elementor, taking the crown in 2020 and 2019. Smush Image Optimization held the title in both 2018 and 2017.
Thank you so much to everyone who nominated a plugin and came back every year to vote. This competition is a great way to say thank you to your favorite plugins, and highlight some that don’t get as much love as others.
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