"Must Have" Plugins List


This is a wiki post to list the general types of plugin that users feel they would absolutely require in order to use CP. That is, plugins that people see as deal-breakers. We can then add good, CP-friendly options as they become available.


:white_check_mark: Security plugin BulletProofSecurity , GD Security Toolbox Pro and Shield are all supporting CP.

:question: eCommerce plugin hopefully we will be getting ClassicCommerce (our fork of WooCommerce) for this one

:white_check_mark: Advanced editor plugin WYSIWYG Advanced is built for ClassicPress.

:question: Pagebuilder plugin - [Elementor have already stated they do not support CP.]

:question: Forum plugin -

:question: Contact form plugin -

:question: Caching plugin -

:white_check_mark: SEO plugin GD SEO Toolbox Pro definitely supports CP. Rank Math have been very supportive so far; they haven’t made a solid commitment but this is becoming a popular choice with CP users for a free SEO plugin.

:ballot_box_with_check::grey_question: Image slider plugin - MetaSlider have stated they will investigate any problems with future CP versions.

:question: Professional photo gallery plugin - [eg NextGen]

:question: Cookie notice / GDPR plugin -

:question: Redirects plugin -

:question: Role management plugin - [e.g. Members by Justin Tadlock]

:white_check_mark: Backup Plugin - Akeeba Backup have announced they will supporting CP and said “We’re in for the long ride”.

:ballot_box_with_check::grey_question: Remote management plugin - InfiniteWP have tested CP and confirmed that everything works (except we can’t use it to update the CP core). They have said they’ll “definitely consider adding full support for ClassicPress in the near future” if there is enough demand.

:white_check_mark: 2-factor authentication plugin - MiniOrange have said they will be testing with all future ClassicPress releases.

:white_check_mark: Post/Page duplicator plugin We now have Carbon-copy by @codepotent made especially for ClassicPress

:question: Spamblocker plugin -

:question: Subscriber email notification - see this discussion Email subscribers and Notification

:question: SMTP plugin - there is a petition to add this to core - https://petitions.classicpress.net/posts/163/smtp-integration-settings-as-core-plugin

:question: Advanced Custom Fields -

:white_check_mark: Migration plugin - All-in-one WP Migration have committed to supporting CP.

:question: Forms plugin -

Options for "must-have" plugins

Continuing the discussion from Options for "must-have" plugins.

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How about acf?


Yes, that a very popular one. I’ve added that in. :+1:


Gravity Forms

I’ll reach out to the next two to see where they stand on supporting CP
All in One WP Migration
All in One WP Security


All in One WP Migration says:

Yes, we will support ClassicPress.
Do you have a plugin repository of some kind that I need to upload the plugin to?


That’s good news Michelle. I’ve added them to the list as a definite. Did you reply to their question to say that a repository upload is not necessary yet?


I told him we were working on a directory for v2 and I’d keep him updated – and he replied “perfect – thank you!”
These guys are really great and have always been responsive anytime I’ve had a need. I’m super happy to have their support.


Great! It’s a top class plugin.


There’s no entry for “Forms plugin” in the main list at the top of this thread (though @BlueSkyPhoenix did mention GravityForms).

I think a high quality forms plugin is essential for a business CMS.

Until recently my vote would have been for Caldera Forms but they seem to have dropped the ball - recent updates have caused a lot of JavaScript problems, some still unresolved in the current version.

So this entry is open for suggestions - has anyone been in touch with a forms plugin provider about ClassicPress?

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Yes, good point. That’s certainly an important one and I have added it. Hopefully we can find a suitable candidate.


Some quick thoughts:

Regenerate Thumbnails
Litespeed cache
MainWP remote management - I’m running this on CP to manage all my installations
Forms - Gravity Forms?
Ads / Adsense / monetization
Rich snippets
Events calendar
Learning Management System (e.g. LearnDash)
Photo management system (e.g. Envira)

I think e-commerce needs a separate “must have plugins” page.

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split this topic #13

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I’ve been in touch with MainWP. Their response is:

Thanks for reaching out. At the moment, we are fully focused on the MainWP system redesign. Once we finish that, we can look into CP integration. Before that, I can’t give you more accurate information.

I personally run MainWP on CP and I regularly update plugins on both CP and WP installations. It works well at present.


Thanks for checking. I use InfiniteWP that also works well, and they told me much the same thing.

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