WordPress Packagist comes straight out of the box with WordPlate. It mirrors the WordPress plugin and theme directories as a Composer repository.


Require the desired plugin or theme using wpackagist-plugin or wpackagist-theme as the vendor name. Packages are installed to public/plugins, public/mu-plugins or public/themes.

$ composer require wpackagist-plugin/hide-updates

This is an example of how your composer.json file might look like:

"require": {
    "wordplate/framework": "^6.0",
    "wpackagist-plugin/hide-updates": "^1.0"

Please visit WordPress Packagist website for more information and examples.


If you want to enable standard plugins to be required just like must-use plugins in WordPlate, please see our autoloader package for more information.

Must-use plugins (a.k.a. mu-plugins) are plugins installed in a special directory inside the content folder and which are automatically enabled on all sites in the installation. Must-use plugins do not show in the default list of plugins on the Plugins page of wp-admin – although they do appear in a special Must-Use section – and cannot be disabled except by removing the plugin file from the must-use directory, which is found in public/mu-plugins by default - WordPress

Below we’ve put together a list of plugins we recommend using. If you’ve any suggestions of plugins we can add to this list, please let us know!


Bladerunner is plugin to integrate Laravel’s Blade templating system in WordPress.

Blade is the simple, yet powerful templating engine provided with Laravel. Unlike other popular PHP templating engines, Blade does not restrict you from using plain PHP code in your views. In fact, all Blade views are compiled into plain PHP code and cached until they are modified, meaning Blade adds essentially zero overhead to your application - Laravel

Disable Embeds

Disable Embeds prevents others from embedding your site. Prevents you from embedding other non-whitelisted sites. Disables all JavaScript related to the feature.

Disable Emojis

The Disable Emojis plugin disables the new WordPress emoji functionality.

Email Log

Email Log logs every email sent through WordPress and provides a UI where you can view them. The logged emails will be stored in a separate table and can be viewed from the admin interface. While viewing the logs, the emails can be filtered or sorted based on the date, email, subject etc.

Hide Updates

The Hide Updates plugin hides update notices for core, plugin, and theme updates in WordPress admin for all users except super admins. It’s useful for agencies or developers who take care of updates and maintenance of a client’s site and wants to hide the notices for other users. Super admins are not affected by this plugin and will continue to see all the updates.


Plate is a plugin with a bunch of defaults to help you make the most out of WordPress. It comes with handy features such as cleaning up WordPress’s administrator dashboard. It is required by default in WordPlate.


Soil is a WordPress plugin which contains a collection of modules to apply theme-agnostic front-end modifications.

WP Migrate DB

WP Migrate DB exports your database as a MySQL data dump (much like phpMyAdmin), does a find and replace on URLs and file paths, handles serialized data, then allows you to save it to your computer as an SQL file. To complete the migration, you need to use a database management tool (e.g. phpMyAdmin) to import the SQL file to your database, replacing your existing database. It is perfect for developers who need to migrate fresh data from the production site to their local install, or migrate their locally developed site to a staging or production server.