WordPress Updates and Plugins


All of the Data Portal websites are connected to our central control panel where we run updates automatically for you. This includes the WordPress core, translations and plugin updates.

Recommended Plugins List
  • Classic Editor / Classic Widgets (the WordPress Block Editor can also be used)
  • PageBuilder by Site Origin
  • Some sites use Elementor (not preferable as it had a large footprint but can be used)

Provided and licensed in some of our themes.

  • Advanced Custom Fields Pro (used to configure various options in our provided themes)
  • Layerslider WP (for sliders)

Search Engine Optimization

  • Simple SEO

If you use another 3rd party seo plugin, it may overwrite the title and tags that the Data Portal plugin inserts into the search results and detail pages.

Web Statistics

  • Google Site Kit (connected to Google Analytics and Google Search Console)


  • WP Super Cache (some advanced options should be setup to control how long search results are cached)

Contact Forms

  • WPForms

If you have installed additional plugins, please notify us if you wish them to be updated or not. Some plugins may break your layout when they are updated and require additional review.

We recommend having as few plugins as possible and deleting plugins that are not being used as they can present a vulnerability to your site