Plugins add additional functionality to your blog, and along with the innumerable themes available, this additional functionality is what sets WordPress apart from most other web authoring platforms. Below is a list of plugins we currently have made available on UMW Blogs (more will be coming as they are developed or need for them arises -so don't hesitate to let us know if there is something you need to do but cannot).
Activating a plugin is as easy as clicking the activate link next to the plugin description, once a plugin is activated it will be highlighted in green. Keep in mind that certain plugins may plso require you to activate a widget so that you can incorporate it into your sidebar. Additionally, certain plugins may require you to setup certain features (setting up any particular plugin might require you to look for these settings once you activate it in the Options or Manage tabs). Along with the list of plugins available on UMW Blogs, we also not whether it has an associated widget, if it needs to be customized, and where you can do that. What else could you want?! We're spoiling you crazy folks.
List of Plugins
Add RSS Feeds to your template header for Firefox and other browsers to detect automatically. Plugin facilitates adding your comments feed, per-post comment feed and allows for custom RSS feeds to be added.
Advanced WYSIWYG Editor
Adds more styling options to the WYSIWYG post editor in your blog. This feature allows you a host of editing options for your visual text editor in the write post of write page areas of your blog.
- No configuration necessary
- No widget
Allows you to place the contents of an RSS feed into your posts. Read more about this plugin on the developers site here.
- Configuration necessary -->you need to drop a particular code in a post or page with the URL set to the RSS feed you would like to aggregate into a post or page:
- No widget available
BM Custom Login
Display custom images on the wordpress login screen. This plugin is activated for all the blogs on UMW Blogs by default, and it currently features the Mary Washington College caravan bus. If you prefer the generic WordPress login you can simply deactivate this plugin.
BDP RSS Aggregator
New and Improved RSS Aggregator - collate RSS feeds and summarise to a page - updates regularly without the need for cron. This is an extremely powerful and a bit complex plugin. We are working on a more thorough tutorial which will be found here shortly. Read more about this plugin on the developers site here.
- Plugin can be customized in Manage>>RSS Feeds
- An associated widegts to include aggregated feeds in your sidebar must be activated alng with the aboe plugin (see description below)
BDP RSS Aggregator Widgets
Generate sidebar widgets for the RSS Aggregator. This plugin will only work when activated in associate with the BDP RSS plugin, described in detail above.
- Customizable in the widgets sections
- This is a widget which will be made available in the Presentation>>Widgets section of your site.
A filter that displays code blocks nicely while still allowing formatting. This is primarily for folks who will be displaying a lot of code in their blog post in order to explain certain procedures, ideas, etc.
cforms II offers unparalleled flexibility in deploying contact forms across your blog. Features include: comprehensive SPAM protection, Ajax support, Backup & Restore, Multi-Recipients, Role Manager support, Database tracking and many more.
Dagon Design Form Mailer
The WordPress plugin version of my secure php form mailer script. Read more about this plugin on the developers site here.
Daiko's Video Widget
Adds a sidebar widget to display random videos of your own choice. You can mix Google and YouTube videos. Based on Joseph Fieber’s Joe’s Quotes Widget (http://sojoe.info). Make your own videolist in the widget-controle-panel. Syntax: [Google video ID/YouTube ID]@[Title of video]. Read more about this plugin on the developers site here. Example of the syntax necessary:
1nzd0R_OeOc@ Shark Attack 3: Megalodon
- No customization needed
- This plugin adds a widget to your sidebar, you can activate it in Presentation>>Widgets
This plugin, when activated, replaces the local Wordpress uploading system with a DivShare interface, allowing users to host their documents, music, and other media on DivShare without leaving the comfort of the WP admin panel. Read more about this plugin on the developers site here.
Simple and flexible Atom/RSS syndication for WordPress
Statistics plugin for WordPress.
Flickr Photo Gallery
This plugin will retrieve your Flickr photos and allow you to easily add your photos to your posts. Read more about this plugin on the developers site here.
Allows you to integrate the photos from a flickr rss feed into your site. Read more about this plugin on the developers site here.
Adds a sidebar widget to show your last.fm widget.
Displays info from your Netflix account. This includes text and images via RSS feed. Read more about this plugin on the developers site here.
Adds an Automattic, Inc. Sidebar Widget wrapper for Albert Banks’ Netflix plugin. Read more about this plugin on the developers site here.
Lets you add Creative commons licensed Photos to Your Posts from Flickr. By activating this plugin you agree to be fully responsbile for adhering to Creative Commons licenses for all photos you post to your blog.
The podPress pluggin gives you everything you need in one easy plugin to use WordPress for Podcasting. Set it up in ‘podPress’->Feed/iTunes Settings. Read more about this plugin on the developers site here.
Let your visitors share a post/page with others. Supports e-mail and posting to social bookmarking sites.
Sidebar Add to BDP Widget
Adds a widget that allows users to add rss feeds to BDP from the sidebar.
Sidebar Author Registration
Adds a sidebar widget for users to auto-register as authors. Drop in mu-plugins. Then add the widget to sidebar.
SimplePie for Wordpress
Wordpress plugin for SimplePie: a super-fast, easy-to-use RSS and Atom parser. Read more about this plugin on the developers site here.
Spam Karma 2
Ultimate Spam Killer for WordPress. Activate the plugin and go to Options>> Spam Karma 2 to configure. Read more about this plugin on the developers site here.
Notifies an email list when new entries are posted. By Matthew Robinson.
Subscribe To Comments
Allows readers to receive notifications of new comments that are posted to an entry. Based on version 1 from Scriptygoddess By Mark Jaquith.
The Author Description Widget
Adds a sidebar widget to display The Author Description. Read more about this plugin on the developers site here.
Top Level Categories
Removes the prefix from the URL for a category. For instance, if your old category link was /category/catname it will now be /catname.
Tracks views, post/page views, referrers, and clicks. Requires a WordPress.com API key.
Wordpress Database Backup
On-demand backup of your WordPress database. Read more about this plugin on the developers site here.
Wordpress Heat Map (Needs to be removed)
Template tags for a heat map of category links and archive links. Read more about this plugin on the developers site here.
Wordpress Mobile Edition
Show a mobile view of the post/page if the visitor is on a known mobile device. Read more about this plugin on the developers site here.
WP-Autoblog (Defunct --need to get rid of this)
Given RSS Feeds, automatically makes posts to your blog. Read more about this plugin on the developers site here.
This plugin creates your personal YouTube plugin for WordPress.
Enables administrators to create posts automatically from RSS/Atom feeds.
Adds an AJAX poll system to your WordPress blog. You can easily include a poll into your WordPress’s blog post/page. WP-Polls is extremely customizable via templates and css styles and there are tons of options for you to choose to ensure that WP-Polls runs the way you wanted. It now supports multiple selection of answers.
Adds a Poll Widget to display single or multiple polls from WP-Polls Plugin. You will need to activate WP-Polls first.
Adds an AJAX rating system for your WordPress blog’s post/page.
Adds a PostRatings Widget to display most rated and/or highest rated posts and/or pages on your sidebar. You will need to activate WP-PostRatings first. By Lester 'GaMerZ' Chan.
Adds a sticky post feature to your WordPress’s blog. Modified from Adhesive by Owen Winkler.
Allows selection of a Creative Commons license for blog content.