Plugins

We install WordPress plugins to extend the functionality of UCI Sites when it benefits the majority of our user base. We are conservative in our approach to new plugins because they affect the entire system. Plugin conflicts or plugins with insecure code can affect the entire system and all of the sites we host.

Site-wide Enabled Plugins

Generally, these plugins and their added functionality are seamless to site owners. You will see them in additional Tools or Settings. Some examples of these plugins include:

  • Akismet Anti-Spam - Automatically checks all comments and filters out ones that look like spam.
  • Authors Widget - list authors of posts on your site or blog
  • Custom Meta Widget - more options than the standard login widget
  • Image Widget - a simple image widget allowing you to easily upload and insert images in a sidebar
  • MCE Table Buttons - adds a row of table buttons to the formatting toolbar
  • WP Lightbox 2 - overlays the image when clicked automatically

Optional Plugins

We are in the process of moving to a vendor hosted solution for WordPress. You will have the option to self-select many more plugins after the migration. We have removed some optional plugins that will have a different solution. We hope to complete the migration before Winter Quarter 2021. Stay tuned for more details!

In addition to the site-wide plugins, we have a few that we can turn on an individual basis. They include:

  • Additional CSS - edit custom CSS to change the appearance of your theme.
  • Duplicate Post - allows you to duplicate a post or page
  • Google Maps - insert a Google map on your site.
  • WP Accessibility - This plug-in helps with a variety of common accessibility problems in WordPress themes. While most accessibility issues can't be addressed without directly changing your theme, WP Accessibility adds a number of helpful accessibility features with a minimum amount of setup or expert knowledge.

Optional Plugin Request Form