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Blacklisted Plugins

Your Managed WordPress has blacklisted the following plugins, meaning you cannot install them, and if we detect them installed on your account, they will be removed.

This is not an exhaustive list of disallowed plugins. Any plugin that fits into these categories or is otherwise known to cause problems may be added to the list or disabled at any time.

Plugin name Category More info
6scan-backup Backups Abandoned/unsupported plugin
6scan-protection Duplicate functionality Abandoned/unsupported plugin with duplicate functionality
adminer Duplicate functionality See description of category below
adsense-click-fraud-monitoring Performance See description of category below
broken-link-checker Performance Instead, use client software on your computer or an external service
contextual-related-posts Related posts See description of category below
ezpz-one-click-backup Backups Abandoned/unsupported plugin with duplicate functionality
fuzzy-seo-booster Related posts See description of category below
google-sitemap-generator Performance Versions < 4.0 only — Instead use Google Websitemap or WordPress SEO.
google-xml-sitemaps-with-multisite-support Performance Instead use Google Websitemap or WordPress SEO
InfiniteWP Client Security issues Versions 1.3.8 and below - vulnerability details
jr-referrer Stats See description of category below
MailPoet Security issues Versions 2.6.6 and below — vulnerability details
portable-phpmyadmin Duplicate functionality See description of category below
referrer-wp Stats See description of category below
seo-alrp Related posts See description of category below
sgcachepress Unnecessary / nonfunctional From customers migrating from WebsiteGround, unneeded
similar-posts Related posts See description of category below
statpress Stats See description of category below
synthesis Unnecessary / nonfunctional From customers migrating from Synthesis, unneeded
the-codetree-backup Backups Abandoned/unsupported plugin
toolspack Security issues Vulnerability details
updraft

We do not blacklist UpdraftPlus.

Backups Abandoned/unsupported plugin
w3-total-cache Caching See description of category below
wordpress-beta-tester Unnecessary / nonfunctional Non-functional on GoDaddy Managed WordPress Hosting
wordpress-gzip-compression Duplicate functionality See description of category below
wordpress-popular-posts Related posts Versions 3.1.1 and below
wp-cache Caching See description of category below
wp-cachecom Caching See description of category below
wp-copysafe-web Security issues Vulnerability details
wp-copysafe-pdf Security issues Vulnerability details
wp-engine-snapshot Unnecessary / nonfunctional From customers migrating from WP Engine, unneeded
wp-fast-cache Caching See description of category below
wp-fastest-cache Caching See description of category below
wp-file-cache Caching See description of category below
wp-phpmyadmin Duplicate functionality See description of category below
wp-postviews Stats See description of category below
wp-power-stats Stats See description of category below
wp-slimstat Stats See description of category below
wp-super-cache Caching See description of category below
wpengine-common Unnecessary / nonfunctional From customers migrating from WP Engine, unneeded
wponlinebackup Backups Abandoned/unsupported plugin with duplictate functionality
yet-another-featured-posts-plugin Related posts See description of category below
yet-another-related-posts-plugin Related posts See description of category below

Backups

Your Managed WordPress account already provides 30 days' worth of backups, so these plugins duplicate an existing function.

To backup your Website on demand, you can use SFTP access and a database backup plugin like WP-DB-Backup or WP-DBManager.

Caching

Your Managed WordPress account already has caching built into it.

However, if your Website is slow, try these suggestions:

Unnecessary / nonfunctional

These plugins don't add any value and may not work correctly on our system.

We do not remove the Hello Dolly plugin, but we do not install it by default.

Stats

Your account does not work with these plugins because they negatively impact your websites' performance because they send many requests to your database and can prevent Website caching.

However, you can use any service that records and stores your stats off-site. These include Chartbeat (paid), Google Analytics (free), Jetpack (free), MixPanel (free), and Segment.io (free).

Duplicate functionality

These plugins duplicate functionality in various parts of our system.

Related posts

These plugins increase database load by using inefficient queries, poor caching, or poor scaling on large Websites.

However, you can use any service that handles the relationship logic off-site like outbrain or Jetpack.

Security issues

These plugins have associated security issues identified in the More info column.

Performance

These plugins don't perform well, in general, especially on large Websites.

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