Note: This article applies to all Managed WordPress Basic, Deluxe, Ultimate, and Developer accounts. Plugins are not blacklisted for Pro accounts (available in U.S.A. and Canada only).
This is not an exhaustive list. 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.
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.
|Plugin name||Category||More info|
|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 Sitemap or WordPress SEO.|
|google-xml-sitemaps-with-multisite-support||Performance||Instead use Google Sitemap 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|
|p3-profiler||Unnecessary / nonfunctional||No longer receiving updates|
|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 SiteGround, 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|
|toolspack||Security issues||Vulnerability details|
Note: We do not blacklist UpdraftPlus.
|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 site 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 site is slow, try these suggestions:
|Unnecessary / nonfunctional||These plugins don't add any value and may not work correctly on our system.
Note: 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 site caching.|
|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 sites.|
|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 sites.|