Plugin Retirement

As of January 10, 2019 at 10pm ET, the Web Publishing service will no longer provide access to certain plugins that are not heavily used, not secure, not accessible, are outdated, or contain conflicts. These are plugins that have been disabled for new sites for more than a year and have been replaced with alternatives, […]

As of January 10, 2019 at 10pm ET, the Web Publishing service will no longer provide access to certain plugins that are not heavily used, not secure, not accessible, are outdated, or contain conflicts. These are plugins that have been disabled for new sites for more than a year and have been replaced with alternatives, where possible.

Plugins scheduled for retirement January 10, 2019

  • Attachment Importer
  • bbPress
  • Every Calendar +1
  • Footnotes
  • Google Maps Pro
  • iframe (iFrame capabilities are now automatically included on all sites.)
  • Image Wall
  • Leaflet Maps
  • Legacy Jetpack Custom CSS Editor
  • Lock Posts
  • NextGEN Gallery
  • Photo Video Gallery Master
  • Pinterest Widget
  • Polling (YOP Polling)
  • Post Voting
  • Syntax Highlighter Evolved
  • TT Guest Post Submit
  • Tumblr Widget
  • Video Gallery
  • WP ReCaptcha

Suggested replacement functionality

For some of the plugins being removed, the team has identified features or workflows to replace or replicate the plugin functionality.

Retired PluginSuggested Replacement
Every Calendar +1The Events Calendar
Google Maps ProiFrame
iFrame pluginiFrames now available on all sites.
Leaflet mapsAesop Story Engine, iFrame
Legacy Jetpack Custom CSS EditorBuilt in CSS editor:
Dashboard → Appearance → 
Customize → Additional CSS
NextGen GalleryAesop Story Engine
Pinterest widgetiFrame
Polling (YOP Polling)iFrame
TT Guest Post SubmitUser Submitted Posts
Tumblr WidgetiFrame
Video GalleryiFrame