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If your website is self-hosted, (at your own risk) you may install or build and share your own plugins.

Required Plugins

Required, for the theme to work

Removing the below plugins may break your site.

Required for compliance, for IS hosted sites

Recommended Plugins

Approved 3rd party plugins

Plugins listed here should be relatively easy to install as they meet WP VIP standards


Useful for migrations and debugging

Plugins used by sections

Google XML Sitemaps https://de.wordpress.org/plugins/google-sitemap-generator/ to automatically add sitemaps and robots.txt so that search engines can crawl the site. Germany

Schema Markup Rich Snippets https://de.wordpress.org/plugins/schema-markup-rich-snippets/, which is part of the RankMath suite, to manually add Schema Markup to selected sites (mostly to job postings). Search engines use this markup to rank such pages differently, i.e. in Google Jobs. (I am not particularly happy with the plugin as it adds some unneeded clutter to the editor window, but it is the only free plugin that allows adding markup for job postings and, so far, it works well.) Germany

Used by International Secretariat only


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