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What plugins are banned ?

At the time of writing of this very article (which is somewhere in early October 2014) there were more than 30,000 (!!!) WordPress plugins available for download and use on your WordPress site. A very tiny percent of them (around 0.001%) are included in our banned plugin list, which essentially means that you will be unable to install and use them on a WordPress site hosted on the Pressidium platform.

Why do you ban plugins anyway ?

Please, let us loudly stress the point that when a plugin is included in our banned list, then this necessarily does not mean that the plugin is “bad” or malicious in any way. For each plugin we add to the banned list we have a reason. In general, the following rules apply when we add a plugin to the “black” list :

  • The plugin is incompatible to run within our  platform or it is not operating  correctly or as expected on our special environment. Good examples are caching plugins like WP Super Cache, W3 Total Cache and more.
  • The plugin provides a certain functionality which duplicates an already provided feature of the Pressidium platform. Good examples for this category are plugins that perform image optimization (we already do that) or provide backup solutions (we already do that as well), etc.
  • The plugin is already included pre-installed by us.
  • The plugin is known to have unresolved security issues.
  • Or a combination of one or more of the above rules

The complete list ?

Our list get’s updated all the time, so there is no point writing the list here in this article. If you are interested in the most updated list of our banned plugin list, then you should check the repo we maintain at GitHub.