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

Are you a visual learner? WordPlate provides a free, thorough introduction to WordPlate for newcomers to the framework. It's a great place to start your journey.


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": "^7.0",
    "wpackagist-plugin/hide-updates": "^1.0"

Please visit WordPress Packagist website for more information and examples.

Tip: If you’re using plugins which is required for your website to work you should definitely check out WordPlate’s plugin loader.

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!

WordPlate Plugins

Third-party Plugins

If you know of a plugin which would fit on this list, please open an issue on GitHub!