University Marketing & Communications

March 5, 2013

Currently available WordPress plugins

By University of Washington

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 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

All of our hosted sites have Google Analytics automatically configured. If you would like access to your analytics, include your preferred email account when you write to us. Accounts that work with Analytics access are any Gmail address or UW email address configured with Google Apps.


A homepage slideshow widget that has been deprecated. Please email the Web Team to discuss a replacement solution.


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 for 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.