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Voting is Open for Plugin Madness!

Voting for Plugin Madness, Torque’s annual bracket-style competition, is officially kicking off this week. 

Out of all the plugins that were nominated, 64 of the top contenders were selected for the four initial categories: Marketing, Optimization, Performance, and eCommerce.

Now that the bracket has been finalized, the contenders have taken their starting positions, and it’s up to you to use your votes to push your favorites to the top of the pack. 

Cast your votes here, and read on for a look at some of the favorites from this year’s Plugin Madness lineup!

Much like another famous bracket-style competition that takes place in March, Plugin Madness begins with an impressive field of 64 plugins.   

To be considered for nomination, plugins must be:

  • Listed in the WordPress Plugin Repository 
  • Updated within the last 12 months 
  • Compatible with WordPress 6.2+

Each week, winners will advance to the next round until a single plugin is left standing. This year, the voting schedule is as follows:

  • Week 1 (64): March 4
  • Week 2 (32) March 11
  • Week 3 (16): March 18
  • Week 4 (8): March 25
  • Week 5 (4): April 1
  • Week 6 (2): April 8
  • Week 7 (Winner announced): April 15 

Check out some of this year’s Plugin Madness fan favorites to see why we believe this may be the fiercest competition to date!

This two-time Plugin Madness champion is back to take the crown. Starting in the Optimization category, does ACF have what it takes to go all the way?

With more than 300,000 active installations and over 1,000 5-star reviews on, Formidable Forms is no doubt a formidable opponent. Will this advanced WordPress form builder make a deep run in this year’s competition?  

A newcomer to Plugin Madness, Code Block Pro provides fast, native code highlighting for your favorite programming language. Can this up-and-coming plugin set the stage for an epic Cinderella story? 

On the other side of the spectrum, WooCommerce returns for another shot at the title, making deep runs in every year’s event and even making it to the championship round in 2016. Will this be the year that the world’s most widely used eCommerce plugin takes home the trophy? 

Join in the Madness!

The only way to propel your favorites to the top is to join in the madness and cast your vote! Make sure to head back to Torque every Monday to keep pushing your favorite plugins all the way to the championship.

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