With over 40,000 plugins available for WordPress, not all of them are good. Some impact website performance while others can pose a security risk. Others can conflict with similar functionality already in your TurnKey Website.

To ensure that your website runs at it’s best, we have compiled a list of “disallowed plugins”. These are plugins that we don’t permit on any TurnKey website.

Don’t worry, there are still tens of thousands of plugins that you can add to your site to personalize it to your liking.

The following plugins are not allowed on TurnKey websites. This list is subject to change as plugins change or new ones are released.

IDX Plugins

Every TurnKey website already comes with the industry leading IDX home search installed, IDX Broker Platinum. Adding another IDX not only can conflict with IDX Broker, it could confuse your website visitors. Keeping them off your website is better for everyone.

  • iHomeFinder
  • Diverse Solutions
  • Wolfnet
  • FlexMLS

Caching Plugins

Your TurnKey hosting already includes an advanced caching system. Installing additional caching tools can cause problems, so most are not allowed.

  • WP Super Cache
  • WP File Cache
  • W3 Total Cache
  • Batcache

Backup Plugins

We already backup your site every night. There really isn’t a need to back up yourself. Besides, running additional backup processes can slow down your website.

  • WP DB Backup
  • WP DB Manager
  • BackupWordPress
  • VersionPress
  • BackWPUp

Security Plugins

Rest assured that our TurnKey hosting handles website security better than any plugin on the market. Adding your own will only get in the way.

  • Better WP Security
  • WordFence

Server & MySQL Thrashing Plugins

Some plugins are resource hogs. They bog down even the fastest of servers making website load times increase. Keeping these plugins off our servers makes all TurnKey websites load faster.

  • Broken Link Checker
  • MyReviewPlugin
  • LinkMan
  • Fuzzy SEO Booster
  • WP PostViews
  • Tweet Blender
  • Related Posts Plugins
  • Dynamic Related Posts
  • SEO Auto Links & Related Posts
  • Yet Another Related Posts Plugin
  • Similar Posts
  • Contextual Related Posts

Duplicate Behavior Plugins

Some plugins do exactly what TurnKey hosting already does, but in a less efficient manner. Activating them adds no value and can get in the way of our existing systems.

  • No Revisions
  • Force Strong Passwords
  • Bad Behavior

Email Plugins

Just because you are able to send emails with WordPress, that doesn’t mean that you should. Using a dedicated service like MailChimp keeps your website running well and will make your email marketing efforts more effective.

  • WP Mailing List

Miscellaneous Plugins

Random plugins that are disallowed for various security and performance reasons.

  • Hello Dolly!
  • WP phpMyAdmin
  • Sweet Captcha
  • EWWW Image Optimizer
  • WP Smush.it

Additional Scripts

Some frequently used scripts are known to make a website vulnerable to attacks. If an secure update for a script is available, we’ll upgrade it on a client site. Otherwise, it is removed.

  • TimThumb
  • Uploadify