Which plugins and themes are allowed?

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Nearly all WordPress themes are compatible. Some cache intensive themes may need modifications to work as expected.

We discourage the use of cache plugins on our platform as we handle caching via NGINX.

We also disallow a small list of plugins that can pose performance problems for our servers. 

This is mostly due to high disk and/or database usage. You can view the current list of banned plugins below.

Stats Plugins
***These plugins are resource hogs and we suggest using Google Analytics instead.

counterize
firestats
gosquared-livestats
newstatpress
simple-stats
statpress
statpress-reloaded
statpress-visitors
stats
track-that-stat
visitor-stats-widget
vsf-simple-stats
wassup
wp-postviews
wp-slimstat
wp-statistics

Backup Plugins
***These plugins conflict with our own robust nightly backups to Amazon S3.

automatic-wordpress-backup
backup
backupbuddy
backupbuddy2.2.33
backupcreator
backup-db
backup-to-dropbox
backupwordpress
backupwp
backwpup
dbc-backup
pressbackup
simple backup
simple-wordpress-backup
snapshot
snapshot-backup
the-codetree-backup
total-archive-by-fotan
total-backup
vm-backups
wordpress-backup
wordpress-backup
wordpress-backup-to-dropbox
wordpress-database-backup
wp-complete-backup
wp-db-backup
wponlinebackup
wponlinebackup
wp-s3-backups
wp-time-machine
xcloner-backup-and-restore

Database

adminer
portable-phpmyadmin
wp-database-optimizer
wp-dbmanager
wpdbspringclean
wp-optimize
wp-phpmyadmin

Caching Plugins

cache-images
db-cache-reloaded
hyper-cache
wp-file-cache

Miscellaneous

backjacker
broken-link-checker
delete-all-comments
disable plugin updates
display-widgets
exploit-scanner
google-sitemap-generator
hcs-client
hello.php
repress
search-unleashed
sendpress email marketing
smestorage-multi-cloud-files-p
timthumb-vulnerability-scanner
updraftplus
viberspy-pro
wordpress-popular-posts
wp-mailinglist
wp-maintenance-mode
xml-sitemap-feed

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