With the tens of thousands of WordPress plugins available, it's safe to say many plugins are compatible with Showit. However, there are a handful of known plugins that are not compatible with Showit in addition to any plugins banned by our WordPress hosting partner WP Engine. Any questions about specific compatibilities can be addressed by the Showit Support team. 

This article will provide a known list of WordPress plugins with compatibility issues with Showit. This list may not be fully comprehensive. **Showit does not provide direct support for any third-party plugins.

To reference the full list of plugins disallowed by WP Engine see: Disallowed Plugins.


Incompatible Plugins

(New) Gutenberg (plugin version, not the built-in) – A recent update to this plugin breaks the Showit homepage and displays your Post List template instead. Our team will be testing for future compatibility with this plugin but at this time we recommend disabling the Gutenberg plugin until a solution is available. This plugin is not necessary for Wordpress' built-in version of the Gutenberg editor to function.

ShortPixel – Our team has identified some potential issues with how this plugin optimizes images which may result in media files being removed. This interaction appears to be unique to Showit WordPress hosting as media assets are not hosted locally with your WordPress files. ShortPixel requires media files to be located locally for the plugin to work. At this time we do not recommend the use of this plugin.

All in One SEO Pack – Certain unidentified configurations of this plugin have resulted in randomized server errors that cause your whole site to go offline. Contact our team to assist with disabling this plugin if you notice any server errors when accessing your site. 

Recommended Alternative: Yoast SEO

WP Rocket (paid) – While boasting speed improvements for your site, this plugin has been identified to cause issues due to excessive caching of your site which can either break your Showit web pages and WordPress theme or have the opposite effect and slow down the performance of your site in certain situations. 

We do not recommend caching plugins with Showit. WP Engine runs custom caching at the server level and has also identified many caching plugins are not compatible with their system (reference: Disallowed Plugins).

WP Subtitle – This plugin is unable to render subtitles with the Showit theme. 

Recommended Alternative: Secondary Title
bbPress – Know to break the Showit Plugin and lockout WordPress/Blog access

No current alternative recommendation for forum compatibility with Showit due to the intensive functionality generated by these types of plugins.

WPS Hide Login – Blocks communication between the Showit builder and WordPress in order to publish design updates. 

 Any plugin or added functionality that alters the default WordPress login URL (i.e. domain/wp-admin to -> domain/new-login) is not compatible with Showit.

Most Related Posts Plugins – Due to the extreme processing demand they place on the servers, these plugins cause significant performance issues.

Please use JetPack Related Posts if you wish to display related posts at the end of each blog post. 


Updated: 05/6/2020

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