We really want to avoid using too many plugins but some of them have become a studio favorites and are included in all of our projects by default. You should have all the plugins installed by default in our starting package but for references these are the ones that all projects should have at least activated.
Code Snippets (used for all our custom functions, instead functions.php)
Contact Form 7 + Storage
GDPR Cookie Consent (cookieyes)
Google Analytics by MonsterInsight
Google Tag Manager for Wordpress
Limit Login Attempts Reloaded (or WPS limit login)
Post Types Order
Redirection (404 monitor)
Toolset Types (custom post types)
WP Mail SMTP (connect to Studio’s Sendgrid via API)
WP Mailto Links
WPS Hide Login
Disallowed Plugins - Support Center
At WP Engine we aim to offer the fastest and most secure WordPress hosting environment for your website. There are a handful of plugins that we've noted can cause various security or performance issues on your site. Our goal is to keep your site running smoothly, so for this reason we've made certain plugins disallowed.