Welcome to Torque’s 2021 WordPress Plugin Madness competition, the bracket-style competition that pits the best WordPress plugins from around the community against each other.
Congrats, Fluent CRM!
FluentCRM was considered the underdog, but the team took to Twitter and got the votes. The plugin took on giants in the space like MetaBox, Yoast, and finally WooCommerce to come out on top.
FluentCRM is a customer relationship management system that lets you get to know your customers better than ever before. With this plugin, you can import customer information, segment contacts, automate customer emails, and more all in one place.
Past Plugin Madness Results
Plugin Madness has been running for six years and in that time, amazing winners have been crowned.
The winner of both 2020 and 2019 was page builder, Elementor. It is a free page builder that was created to help designers and developers create anything on WordPress without restrictions. The plugin gives you the power to design on the frontend with real-time results. It allows you to spin up beautiful and functional sites quickly and efficiently.
The previous winner was also a repeat. Smush Image Optimization took the trophy in 2018 and 2017. Smush will optimize your site and make it faster by enacting lazy load, and of course, smushing your images and videos.
We couldn’t talk about Plugin Madness without shouting out the very first winner, Advanced Custom Fields. ACF took the crown all the way back in 2016 and has made an appearance on the bracket every year since.
The Power of WordPress
WordPress now powers 40 percent of the web, and that is due in large part to plugins. There are thousands of free plugins that can create any functionality imaginable.