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Blocklisted plugins

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

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Backups Caching
Duplicate Functionality Performance
Related Posts Security Issues
Stats Unnecessary/Non-functional

Required: This article applies to all Managed WordPress Basic, Deluxe, Ultimate, Developer, Pro and Ecommerce accounts. 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.

It's important to understand that there are diligent plugin developers who correct issues quickly and publish an immediate update. As such, plugins listed with version info serve to identify the versions that are blocklisted.

Often a newer or updated version doesn't have the same vulnerability that the plugin was blocklisted for and can still be installed. Plugins that don't have version info are just blocklisted as no updated or improved versions are available.

Note: Updated versions can typically be installed unless specifically noted in the More info column.

Recently Blocklisted

The most recently added plugins are listed here at the top as well as in their respective categories to highlight any recent threats to the hosting environment and your website.

Plugin name Category More info
UpdraftPlus (temporary) Backups All versions - under review and may be reenabled in the future.
Real-time Find and Replace Security Versions 3.9 and older - vulnerability details
NextGEN Gallery Security Versions 3.2.10 and older - vulnerability details


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.

Plugin name More info
6scan-backup Abandoned/unsupported plugin
ezpz-one-click-backup Abandoned/unsupported plugin with duplicate functionality
the-codetree-backup Abandoned/unsupported plugin
updraft Abandoned/unsupported plugin
updraftplus (temporary) Duplicate functionality and performance issues. The plugin is being reviewed and may be reenabled in the future.
wponlinebackup Abandoned/unsupported plugin with duplictate functionality


Your Managed WordPress account already has caching built into it.

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

Plugin name More info
w3-total-cache See description of category
wp-cache See description of category
wp-cachecom See description of category
wp-fast-cache See description of category
wp-fastest-cache See description of category
wp-file-cache See description of category
wp-super-cache See description of category

Duplicate Functionality

These plugins duplicate functionality in various parts of our system.

Plugin name More info
6scan-protection Abandoned/unsupported plugin with duplicate functionality
adminer See description of category
portable-phpmyadmin See description of category
wordpress-gzip-compression See description of category
wp-phpmyadmin See description of category


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

Plugin name More info
adsense-click-fraud-monitoring See description of category
broken-link-checker Instead, use client software on your computer or an external service
google-sitemap-generator Versions 4.0 and older — Instead use Google Sitemaps or WordPress SEO
google-xml-sitemaps-with-multisite-support Instead use Google Sitemaps or WordPress SEO

Related posts

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

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

Plugin name More info
contextual-related-posts See description of category
fuzzy-seo-booster See description of category
seo-alrp See description of category
similar-posts See description of category
wordpress-popular-posts Versions 3.1.1 and older
yet-another-featured-posts-plugin See description of category
yet-another-related-posts-plugin See description of category

Security Issues

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

Plugin name More info
clef Abandoned/unsupported plugin
InfiniteWP Client Versions 1.3.8 and older - vulnerability details
NextGEN Gallery Versions 3.2.10 and older - vulnerability details
MailPoet Versions 2.6.6 and older — vulnerability details
Pipdig Power Pack Versions 4.7.3 and older - vulnerability details
slick-popup Versions 1.7.1 and older
toolspack Vulnerability details
wp-copysafe-web Vulnerability details
wp-copysafe-pdf Vulnerability details
wp-database-backup Versions 5.1 and older
wp-live-chat-support Versions 8.0.33 and older - vulnerability details
Real-time Find and Replace Versions 3.9 and older - vulnerability details


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.

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

Plugin name More info
jr-referrer See description of category
referrer-wp See description of category
statpress See description of category
wp-postviews See description of category
wp-power-stats See description of category
wp-slimstat See description of category


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

Plugin name More info
Hello Dolly See description of category
p3-profiler No longer receiving updates
sgcachepress From customers migrating from SiteGround, not needed
synthesis From customers migrating from Synthesis, not needed
wordpress-beta-tester Non-functional on GoDaddy Managed WordPress Hosting
wp-engine-snapshot From customers migrating from WP Engine, not needed
wpengine-common From customers migrating from WP Engine, not needed

More info