Below is the list of plugins currently available for WordPress sites hosted by the Marketing Web Team. These plugins have been vetted by our developers and are already installed, but may need to be activated before you can use them on your site.
If there is a plugin on this list that you would like activated, email email@example.com and let us know the name of the plugin and the URL of your site.
Contact Form 7
This is the contact form we use for most sites. The plugin allows you to customize a web form that will send you the information via email when submitted. You can create multiple contact forms, and the plugin supports many different features including spam filtering, CAPTCHA, and file uploading.
Learn more about Contact Form 7 from the developer site.
Disqus Comment System
Disqus is an alternative to the default WordPress commenting system and is currently used by UW Today. You will need to manage comments from the Disqus site rather than from WordPress, but the platform offers more robust community features.
Learn more from the Disqus plugin page.
Google Analytics Dashboard
This is a plugin that displays a simple Google Analytics graph on your main WordPress Dashboard. If you are hosted on our WordPress install, then your site is already being tracked in our Google Analytics account. If you would like to see an overview of your site analytics from your Dashboard, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you want us to activate the Google Analytics Dashboard for your site.
Learn more from the Google Analytics Dashboard plugin page.
The RoyalSlider is a featured content plugin used in combination with a separate UW WordPress theme. We recommend this theme and plugin duo only for sites that are frequently updated with fresh content.
Sharedaddy integrates social sharing buttons on the bottom of your pages or posts and encourages visitors to share content on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and via email.
Note: Even though Sharedaddy has been deprecated in favor of Jetpack, the web team has decided to continue using and supporting this plugin in the foreseeable future.
Yet Another Related Posts Plugin
This plugin displays related entries on your posts. The goal is to increase your readers’ engagement by surfacing related content that they will find interesting.
Learn more from the Yet Another Related Posts plugin page.