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Which plugins are not supported by Managed WordPress?

To ensure the performance, reliability and security of your Managed WordPress package, some plugins are not allowed. These plugins are not inherently bad, but they are not fully compatible with the functionality we offer with Managed WordPress.

These are usually plugins for caching or backup that are not compatible with our own caching and backup tools.


Unsupported plugins for Managed WordPress

Caching plugins

With Managed WordPress, we strongly discourage the installation of any caching plugins, as we have already set up Varnish caching at server level. This works much better than any plugin to improve the performance of your website.

However, since these caching plugins are often incompatible with our own caching system at server level, we do not allow the following plugins:

  • Cache Enabler
  • LiteSpeed Cache
  • WP Fastest Cache

Backup plugins

Every day, Managed WordPress creates a backup that you can access via the control panel. From there, you can restore backups to your live website or a test environment with a single click.

Additional backup plugins are therefore no longer necessary. All they do is consume bandwidth, which affects the performance of your website. This is why we do not allow plugins that create non-incremental backups. The most important ones are:

  • All-in-One WP Migration
  • BackupBuddy
  • BackWPup
  • Snapshot
  • Updraftplus
  • WP DB Backup
  • WP DB Backup Made

Do you want to make external backups anyway? 
In that case, make sure you use an incremental backup plugin such as VaultPress, WP Time Capsule, ManageWP or BlogVault.

Plugins to optimise your images

To ensure the performance of your Managed WordPress package, we do not allow server-based plugins to optimise your images.

However, to optimise your images, you can use plugins on external servers.
Some good examples are: Imagify Image Optimizer, ShortPixel Image Optimizer, Optimole, EWWW Image Optimizer Cloud, Optimus Image Optimizer, WP Smush, TinyPNG and ImageRecycle.

Plugins to compress your videos

Just like with images, we do not allow server-based plugins for video conversion and compression.
This also includes FFmpeg.

Plugins to improve performance

These plugins are not fully compatible with Managed WordPress as we have optimised it. As a result, they have no effect (or a negative effect) on performance.

  • Better WordPress Minify
  • P3 Profiler
  • Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions
  • WordPress GZIP Compression
  • WP-Optimize
  • JCH Optimize

Other unsupported plugins

  • Allow PHP Execute
  • Dynamic Widgets
  • Exec-PHP
  • Inactive User Deleter
  • Pipdig Power Pack (P3)
  • WP-RSS Multi Importer
  • WordPress Popular Posts
  • Facebook Instant Articles & Google AMP Pages
  • Facebook Open Graph, Google+ and Twitter Card Tags
  • Antispam by Clean-talk
  • Easy Updates Manager
  • Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades
  • WP Downgrade

Strongly discouraged plugins for Managed WordPress

These plugins can either overload the server or result in a large number of database queries. In both cases, the performance of your website will be significantly reduced.

  • Broken Link Checker
  • MyReviewPlugin
  • LinkMan
  • Fuzzy SEO Booster
  • WP PostViews
  • Tweet Blender
  • Jetpack Related Posts
  • Related Posts for WordPress
  • Outbrain
  • Contextly
  • WPML (Polylang is a good alternative)
Updated on 17 October 2023

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