Approved Plugins

This page contains a comprehensive list of all plugins that are in scope for use on our builds. Default core installs are plugins which, depending on plan type, should install when GD Core is activated. The Standard, Premium and WooCommerce plugins listed are the ones we are used to working with on most of our regular builds. Additional Functionality plugins are those which we don't typically offer, but that we are expected to know how to use when a certain functionality is requested. 

Default Core Installs

PluginPlanInstallAdditional ReqsDetailsHow-To's
Beaver Builder AgencyAll PlansDefaultxhttps://www.wpbeaverbuilder.comKnowledgebase
Beaver Builder ThemerAll PlansDefaultxhttps://www.wpbeaverbuilder.comKnowledgebase
BB PowerPackAll PlansDefaultxhttps://wpbeaveraddons.comDocumentation
BB Ultimate AddonsAll PlansDefaultxhttps://www.ultimatebeaver.comKnowledgebase
Gravity FormsAll PlansDefaultEnable reCAPTCHA
(optional)
Gravity FeaturesDocumentation
YoastAll PlansDefault (we initiate,
customer configures)
Connect Google Search
Console (optional)
Yoast SEO PluginKnowledgebase
SmushAll PlansDefaultxSmush FeaturesHow to Use Smush Pro
WPMUDEVAll PlansDefaultxhttps://premium.wpmudev.orgx
SucuriAll PlansDefaultxSucuri Scanner PluginKnowledgebase
Cookie Notice for GDPRAll PlansDefault (we enable if customer
chooses this function during sendup)
Approved cookie message
and info for privacy policy page
Cookie Notice PluginDocumentation
WP Menu Cart ProWoo OnlyDefaultxWP Menu Cart Plugin SiteHow to Use/Setup
Ajax Search for WooWoo OnlyDefaultxAjax Search Plugin SiteHow to Use/Setup
USPS ShippingWoo OnlyDefault (we enable,
customer configures)
USPS User ID:
Enable API Rates (optional)
USPS Shipping Method FeaturesDocumentation

New Build Plugin Tips:
Sucuri: deactivate this when building a new site (it only becomes useful once the site is live and it can be reactivated when the customer is ready to connect it)
Yoast: make sure Yoast is the only active SEO plugin (sometimes the "Search Engine Visibility" plugin is active by default - deactivate it if so, keeping Yoast active)

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Use the gravity forms plugin for any form creation needed on a site
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Use Yoast with every site build on every plan type.
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Use USPS Shipping to show your customers accurate shipping rates automatically with our integration for USPS, the largest delivery network in the United States.
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Use Cookie Notice for GDPR to inform users that a cookie is being placed to track data and will allow site visitors to accept or revoke their data being tracked.

Standard & Premium Plugins

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Use this plugin to enable a popup that requires audiences to accept that they must be a certain age to view content.
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When a customer requests the ability to switch between languages.
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Use this plugin when a customer requests a map with multiple address points.
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Use this plugin if a customer is requesting to accept donations on their site.
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Use Redirection to easily manage 301 redirections, keep track of 404 errors, and generally tidy up any loose ends your site may have.
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Use the Restaurant Reservations plugin to book tables free of charge - no payments on the site.
Reqs: n/a
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Use this plugin to change the user role capabilities on the front end through the plugin itself.
Reqs: n/a
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Use Easy Property Listings for manual entry and management of listings. (UK CUSTOMERS ONLY)
Reqs: n/a
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Use Members to assign roles and capabilities to preexisting users or users that you manually add.
Reqs: n/a
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Use WP-Members if the customer wants a system for users to register as a member free of charge.
Reqs: n/a
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Use Bookly Lite only when a customer wants to allow simple service bookings on their site, free of charge.
Reqs: n/a
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Use this plugin when customers need a very basic but customizable database to list their jobs.
Reqs: n/a
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This Real Estate option depends on IF the IDX you use provides the option to embed their MLS.
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ONLY available for GCOLS customers upgrading to WordPress who currently already use this feature.
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Use IMPress for manual entry and management of listings. Customer isn't required to have an MLS/IDX.
Reqs: n/a
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An iHomefinder account is required. Customer needs to have this set up / registered in order for it to work.
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Use The Events Calendar plugin when a customer would like a calendar displayed on their site with a directory of all events added.
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Use The Events Calendar plugin when a customer would like a calendar displayed on their site with a directory of all events added.
Reqs: n/a
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Use The Events Tickets plugin when a customer would like a calendar displayed on their site with a directoryof all events added as well as the ability to allow registration for their events on the post.
Reqs: n/a

WooCommerce Extensions

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Use this plugin if a product has options that require conditional logic
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Use WooCommerce Royal Mail Shipping Calculator as the default shipping method for Woo sites based ONLY in the UK.
Reqs: n/a
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Use USPS Shipping to show your customers accurate shipping rates automatically with our integration for USPS, the largest delivery network in the United States.
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The Abandoned Cart plugin enables you to create automatic & well-timed email reminders to be sent to your customers who have added your products to their cart, but did not complete the order. 
Reqs: n/a
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Use Dynamic Pricing to define pricing rules based on products, order totals, roles, and product categories.
Reqs: n/a
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Use Catalog Visibility Options to convert a WooCommerce site from an e-commerce store into an online catalog by taking away e-commerce functionality such as add-to-cart buttons, the cart, and the checkout process.
Reqs: n/a
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Use WooCommerce Product Add-Ons when a customer needs the ability to tweak an existing good by adding options/add-ons to it that won't affect its inventory.
Reqs: n/a
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Use WooCommerce Checkout Field Editor for instances where a site owner needs to capture additional checkout information.
Reqs: n/a
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Use Variation Swatches and Photos to replace dropdown fields on your variable products with WooCommerce Color and Image Swatches
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Add an "add to wishlist" button to singular product pages (archive pages with an extra step)
Reqs: n/a
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Use The Events Tickets Plus plugin when a customer would like a calendar displayed on their site with a directory of all events added as well as the ability to allow registration & purchase for their events on the post.
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Use WooCommerce Subscriptions to enable reoccurring product payments for customers or members.
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Use WooCommerce Memberships when customers want the option to sell their membership plan.
Reqs: n/a
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Use this add-on to Woo Bookings to include duration (check-in/checkout time) as part of the bookable slot.
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Use WooCommerce Bookings if the customer wishes to sell a slot as a product - perfect for those wanting to offer appointments, services or very simple rentals.
Reqs: n/a

Shipping Methods

ShippingPlanInstallRequirementsLive DemoDetailsHow-To's
USPS Shipping
Woo
Default (we enable, customer configures)
USPS User ID (optional): Enable API Rates
xUSPS Shipping Features
Documentation
Flat Rate Shipping
Woo
Default (we enable, customer configures)
Set up: A Shipping Zone (geographical area you ship within),
then set up: Flat Rate Shipping
xIncluded in WooDocumentation
Free Shipping
Woo
Default (we enable, customer configures)
Set up: A Shipping Zone (geographical area you ship within),
then set up: Free Shipping
xIncluded in Woo
Documentation
Local Pickup
Woo
Default (we enable, customer configures)
Set up: A Shipping Zone (geographical area you ship within),
then set up: Local Pickup
xIncluded in WooDocumentation

Payment Gateways

PaymentsPlanInstallRequirementsLive DemoDetailsHow-To's
PayPal StandardWoo
Default (we enable, customer configures)
Have a PayPal Business account, get:
API Username, API Password, API Signature,
then get: PayPal IPN URL
xIncluded in Woo
Setup PayPal
Check Payments
Woo
Default (we enable, customer configures)
Have a bank account, accept check deposits
xIncluded in WooEnable Check
Direct Bank Transfer (BACS)
Woo
Default (we enable, customer configures)
Account name and number, bank name,
routing no., IBAN and/or SWIFT/BIC no.
xIncluded in Woo
Setup BACS
Cash on Delivery
Woo
Default (we enable, customer configures)
xxIncluded in WooSetup Cash
Stripe
Woo
Free Woo Extension
(customer installs and configures)
Have a stripe account, setup: API Keys,
get: Live Secret Key, Live Publishable Key
Stripe Checkout in Use
Woo Stripe Extension
Documentation
PayPal Powered by Braintree
Woo
Free Woo Extension
(customer installs and configures)
Have a PayPal Braintree account, get:
Public Key, Private Key, and Merchant ID
follow this link: Braintree Gateway Login
xPayPal Braintree Extension
Documentation
WooCommerce Square
Woo
Free Woo Extension
(customer installs and configures)
Square account, A business address
(Must be in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan
or the UK.), then: Link Square Account to Woo
xWoo Square Extension
Documentation

Additional Functionality Plugins

Additional Functionalities has moved to our Features site.