Through the years, Vivio’s Support team has done a lot of trouble-shooting for WordPress sites. While our Support team doesn’t do “website development” projects as such, they’ll still roll up their sleeves and track down a fix. So over time, technicians have kept a working list of WordPress plugins that they recommend. And we’re sharing that list with you!

NOTE: Every website is different, so your results may vary. We recommend running a complete backup of your website before making changes.

Plugin by Subject:

Website Security

Website Speed and Optimization


Plugins for Website Security

All In One WP Security & Firewall

“A comprehensive, easy to use, stable and well supported WordPress security plugin. This plugin is designed and written by experts and is easy to use and understand. It reduces security risk by checking for vulnerabilities, and by implementing and enforcing the latest recommended WordPress security practices and techniques.”

Plugins for Website Speed and Optimization

W3 Total Cache

“W3 Total Cache (W3TC) improves the SEO, Core Web Vitals and overall user experience of your site by increasing website performance and reducing load times by leveraging features like content delivery network (CDN) integration and the latest best practices.”


“Autoptimize makes optimizing your site really easy. It can aggregate, minify and cache scripts and styles, injects CSS in the page head by default but can also inline critical CSS and defer the aggregated full CSS, moves and defers scripts to the footer and minifies HTML. You can optimize and lazy-load images (with support for WebP and AVIF formats), optimize Google Fonts, async non-aggregated JavaScript, remove WordPress core emoji cruft and more.”

Plugins for Migrations

UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin

“UpdraftPlus simplifies backups and restoration. It is the world’s highest ranking and most popular scheduled backup plugin, with over three million currently-active installs. Backup your files and database backups into the cloud and restore with a single click!”

Better Search Replace

“When moving your WordPress site to a new domain or server, you will likely run into a need to run a search/replace on the database for everything to work correctly. Fortunately, there are several plugins available for this task, however, all have a different approach to a few key features. This plugin consolidates the best features from these plugins, incorporating the following features in one simple plugin:

Serialization support for all tables
The ability to select specific tables
The ability to run a “dry run” to see how many fields will be updated
No server requirements aside from a running installation of WordPress
WordPress Multisite support”

We’ll keep this page updated with the latest recommendations from our Support team.

As always, if you need any help with your Vivio account, please get in touch with our Support team.