Incompatible Plugins

The Business Plan gives you access to tens of thousands of plugins in the WordPress ecosystem. Plugins give your site superpowers, helping you turn your dreams into reality.

While the vast majority of plugins are supported here at WordPress.com, there are some that are not. This page contains a running list of these unsupported plugins and accompanying reasons why they aren’t supported.

By no means are we implying that all plugins on this page are bad. By disallowing these plugins we wish to ensure a scalable and efficient hosting environment for all our users.

Caching Plugins

Our platform is already equipped with its own robust caching solution. Thus, installing another caching plugin will not work and may have unintended consequences, it may even crash your site. The following plugins are caching plugins that we have found to interfere with our existing caching system.

  • Comet Cache
  • Hyper Cache
  • Quick Cache
  • W3 Total Cache
  • WP Cache
  • WP Fastest Cache
  • WP Rocket
  • WP Super Cache

Backup Plugins

If you are worried about losing data, rest assured that we take daily backups of your site through our in-house solution, Jetpack Backups. With a press of a button, you may restore or download a backup of your site from a specific point in time. We do not allow any other backup plugins, as they are not required and may negatively impact your site’s performance with excessive resource usage.

  • Backup WD
  • BackUpWordPress
  • BackWPup
  • Duplicator
  • WP Clone by WP Academy
  • WP DB Backup

SQL-Heavy Plugins

These are plugins that we’ve found to put a high strain on our servers due to the exorbitant number of SQL queries they create.

  • Another WordPress Classifieds Plugin
  • Native Ads Adnow
  • Page Visit Counter
  • Post Views Counter
  • TokenAd
  • Top 10
  • WordPress Popular Posts
  • WP Cerber
  • WP-Postviews
  • WP-Statistics

Database / File System Altering Plugins

This class of plugins allow users to delete essential files or SQL data that often result in a broken website. If you wish to reset your site, or delete a file or run a query, please don’t hesitate to contact a Happiness Engineer for assistance.

  • Advanced Database Cleaner
  • Advanced Reset WP
  • Advanced WP Reset
  • File Manager Advanced
  • File Manager
  • Reset WP
  • WordPress Database Reset
  • WordPress Reset
  • WP Cleanfix
  • WP File Manager
  • WP Prefix Changer
  • WP Reset
  • WPMU Database Reset
  • Z Inventory Manager

Email Plugins

Emails are an essential part of any website. However, there are some plugins that send spammy email blasts that we cannot allow. As a workaround, you may want to check out some third-party email solutions such as MailChimp or MailPoet.

  • E-mail Broadcasting
  • Mailit
  • Send Email from Admin

Automated Content Plugins

We know it can be tempting to automatically import content from around the web using content scrapers. We’ve found that these sorts of plugins are not a good fit for sites hosted here at WordPress.com and ask that you refrain from using them as not only do they place unnecessary loads on our infrastructure, automated posting is often seen as spam and is generally unwanted.

  • Woozone
  • WP Automatic


Other incompatible plugins that don’t fall into a particular category are listed below:

  • Automatic Video Posts
  • Autoptimize
  • BWP Minify
  • Google Captcha
  • Nginx Helper
  • Patron Button and Widgets by Codebard
  • Video Importer
  • WordFence
  • WP Staging

Questions? Suggestions?

If you have any questions about one or more plugins listed on this page, please contact us.

This page is subject to change without prior notice.

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