Plugins

Plugins extend the functionality of your basic WordPress site and give it a few more bells and whistles. Plugins can be activated and deactivated as needed on your site. For ease of use, we recommend activating only the plugins you need. You can manage plugins under the Plugins tab on the dashboard.

You are unable to install plugins other than those provided, and we do not honor requests for additional plugins. If there is functionality you believe would benefit WordPress for the Dartmouth community, please contact us. We will consider feedback for future updates, but please note that there is no guarantee that suggestions will be implemented.

The following plugins are available for your site:

  • AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget: The AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget allows any visitor to bookmark your site easily with many popular services. Sign up for an AddThis.com account to see how your visitors are sharing your content. (instructions)
  • Contact Form 7: Create email web forms for your site. (instructions)
  • Facebook: This WordPress plugin makes your site deeply social by integrating functionality from Facebook. (instructions)
  • Google Analyticator: Adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google Analytics logging on any WordPress blog. (instructions)
  • LaTeX for WordPress: Provides an easy and elegant solution to add and display your mathematical fourmula. (instructions)
  • Lightbox Plus ColorBox: Lightbox Plus ColorBox implements ColorBox as a lightbox image overlay tool for WordPress. (instructions)
  • Meta Slider: Create responsive photo and video sliders that can appear on any page or post. (instructions)
  • NextGEN Gallery: Create photo galleries and albums and display them on your site. (instructions)
  • Password Protected: Allow you to restrict all, none, or certain pages/posts to logged in users only. (instructions)
  • Promotion Slider: This plugin creates a special post type called ‘Promotions’ that it uses to populate the carousel. Just use the shortcode [promoslider] to display the slider on your site. (instructions)
  • Really Simple CAPTCHA: This is a CAPTCHA module intended to be called from other plugins to prevent spammers from filling in forms. (instructions)
  • Simple Section Navigation Widget: Adds a widget for section (or top level page) based navigation. Shows all page siblings (except on the top level page), all parents and grandparents (and higher), the siblings of all parents and grandparents (up to top level page), and any immediate children of the current page. (instructions)
  • Social Media Widget: Adds links to all of your social media and sharing site profiles, such as Twitter, Facebook, etc. Icons come in 3 sizes, 4 icon styles, and 4 animations. Displays as a sidebar widget. (instructions)
  • Subscribe2: Notifies an email list when new entries are posted. (instructions)
  • The Events Calendar: The Events Calendar is a fully featured event management system with multiple views, 3rd party integrations, and a slew of premium add-ons. This is not the Dartmouth Events Calendar. (instructions)
  • WP-Polls: Adds a poll system to your WordPress site, and display on posts and pages. Displays as a sidebar widget or within the body of posts/pages. (instructions)