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WordPress multisite compatible plugins – the definitive list

Are you currently building a WordPress multisite network? Do you already have one and are looking for plugins to equip your network with additional features? Then it’s inevitable that you will deal with the question of WordPress multisite compatible plugins. That’s because  you cannot use all plugins within a multisite.

Now we will explain how you can tell whether a WordPress plugin is compatible with the multisite feature or not. Moreover, we provide a long list of plugins that we update regularly.

How do I know whether a plugin is compatible with WordPress multisite?

Generally, the plugin description mentions compatibility with WordPress multisite if it is compatible. For free plugins, you can find this description at wordpress.org. Nevertheless, you can divide a plugin’s compatibility with WordPress multisite into three categories:

  1. a) non-compatible The plugin delivers an error message during installation or activation in a WordPress multisite. You definitely cannot use these plugins in a multisite. For many of these plugins, there is nothing in the plugin description about multisite compatibility.
  2. b) passively compatible You can use the plugin in the multisite without causing errors but the plugin author didn’t specifically develop the plugin as a multisite plugin. You can use these plugins in the multisite, but you should exercise caution if the plugin author does not specifically indicate multisite compatibility in the description.
  3. c) actively compatible These plugins are always referred to as multisite compatible in the description. These are a safe option for you.

If you are not sure, it’s best to contact the plugin author.

List of WordPress multisite compatible plugins

To spare you a long search, we have compiled several plugins here that are known to be WordPress multisite compatible along with a brief description and a link to the plugin.

Plugin NameURL and Description
Akismethttps://de.wordpress.org/plugins/akismet/
Protects against spam comments.
Antispam Beehttps://de.wordpress.org/plugins/antispam-bee/
Protects against spam comments, GDPR compliant alternative for Akismet
BackWPuphttps://backwpup.de
Backup-plugin with restore functionality and multisite features. Multisite backup possible.
Broken Link Checkerhttps://wordpress.org/plugins/broken-link-checker/
Finds incorrect links on your website. Passive multiste compatible.
Contact Form 7https://wordpress.org/plugins/contact-form-7/
The most popular plugin to create contact forms.
GDPR Cookie Consenthttps://wordpress.org/plugins/cookie-law-info/
Formerly "Cookie Law Info". Displays a cookie information. Passive multisite compatible.
Imagifyhttps://wordpress.org/plugins/imagify/
Lossless picture optimization to improve the performance of your website.
Jetpackhttps://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack/
A plugin made by Automattic, the provider of WordPress with many modules like site statistics, marketing and security features.
MailChimp for WordPresshttps://wordpress.org/plugins/mailchimp-for-wp/
Connects your website with your Mailchimp account and provides forms with which you can collect newsletter subscriptions.
Monster Insightshttps://wordpress.org/plugins/google-analytics-for-wordpress/
Integrates Google Analytics into your website, ecommerce tracking in its pro version.
MultilingualPresshttps://multilingualpress.de
Our plugin for performant multilingual websites based on WordPress multisite.
NextGen Galleryhttps://de.wordpress.org/plugins/nextgen-gallery/
The most popular plugin to create galleries.
Optimushttps://de.wordpress.org/plugins/optimus/
A plugin to optimize pictures, like Imagify.
Redirectionhttps://de.wordpress.org/plugins/redirection/
Setup 301 redirections in the WordPress backend. Capable to implement all regular expressions.
Search & Replacehttps://de.wordpress.org/plugins/search-and-replace/
Enables to search and replace character strings in the database. Database backup and database restore inclusively.
SEOPresshttps://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-seopress/
A powerfull SEO plugin which helps you optimize your site.
Stream https://de.wordpress.org/plugins/stream/
Monitoring of user activities in WordPress multisite.
User Switchinghttps://de.wordpress.org/plugins/user-switching/
Allows the simple switching of the admin into the profile of another website user.
W3 Total Cachehttps://de.wordpress.org/plugins/w3-total-cache/
Caching plugin for WordPress. Improves the website performance and therefore the SEO and the user experience.
WooCommercehttps://woocommerce.com/
THE ecommerce solution for WordPress. Many free and fee-based extensions available.
Wordfence Securityhttps://de.wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/
Security checks and measures for your website like firewall, scans of data, prevention of brute force attacs.
Yoast SEOhttps://de.wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/
The most famous search engine optimization plugin for WordPress helps you increase traffic to your site.

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