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UO Blogs: List of Available Plugins


Plugins can extend and expand the functionality of your blog. To activate a plugin, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to Plugins in your dashboard
  2. Click Activate below the desired plugin.

For detailed instructions on how to active plugins, see

For a list of recommended plugins to get started with, see Recommended Plugins for UO Blogs

Below is a list of available plugins and a description of that plugin:

Plugin Description
AddThis Social Share
AddThis Social Share allows users to add social networking sharing and following buttons like Google+, Facebook Like, and Twitter to your blog.
Calendar Calendar allows you to display a calendar of all your events and appointments as a page on your site, and gives you the ability to add them to your sidebars too. Once activated configure via the new calendar tab and place the new widgets as you wish. To add the month view of the calendar to any page, type {CALENDAR} as text (make sure to use capital letters) and publish - you can create a new page just for the calendar or place it anywhere on any existing page.
Categories to Tags Converter Convert existing categories to tags or tags to categories, selectively.
Custom CSS Lets you add custom CSS to your site.
FeedBurner Feed Smith FeedBurner FeedSmith is designed to redirect your blogs RSS feed to FeedBurner so you can easily monitor your RSS subscriber numbers.
Footnotes Footnotes provides an elegant and easy way to add footnotes to posts and pages.
Formidable Formidable forms allows you to easily create drag-and-drop forms, quizzes, polls, tests, and more.
Google Maps Embed, customize, and use Google maps in posts, pages, or widgets to provide site visitors with directions in seconds. 
Image Widget Makes it easy to add images and badges to your sidebar. After activating, look for the Image Widget under Appearance > Widgets.
Jetpack by Allows you to post content to your blog front your email and utilitize other WordPress features.
MCE Table Buttons MCE Table Buttons adds table editing buttons to a new, third row in the WordPress WYS/WYG editor.
My Link Order My Link Order allows you to set the order for which links and link categories will appear in the sidebar. Uses a drag and drop interface for ordering.
Page Links To This plugin allows you to point pages or posts to a URL of your choice. 
Password Protected Selected Content Allows you to password protect selected content within a post or a page while the rest of the content remains public.
Podcasting Plugin by TSG The Podcasting plugin allows for complete podcasting support for WordPress. Podcasting allows you to take a file from somewhere on teh web and add it to an iTunes-based feed.
Post Voting Allows visitors to vote on your site's content. 
Print Friendly and PDF Print Friendly and PDF plugin creates a button to add to your blog. The Printer Friendly and PDF button allows you to automatically create printer friendly and PDF versions of your pages.
qTranslate Adds multilingual content support to your site.
RSS Just Better RSS Just Better plugin allows you to display RSS feeds in your posts or via a special widget, which is better than the default RSS widget
Scheduled Content Scheduled Content allows you to make certain post or page content available only at scheduled periods. Once activated, you will see a new 'Schedule' icon added to your Visual editor.
Submission Form Creator Submission Form Creator allows you to create almost any type of form and email the contents to any address specified.
Supreme Google Webfonts Supreme Google Webfonts adds 291 Google Webfonts into your Visual editor panel when creating posts or pages.
SyntaxHighlighter Evolved Easily post syntax-highlighted code to your site without having to modify the code at all.
Taxonomy List Widget Alternative to the tag cloud widget. Allows you to tailor the output to fit your site.
Ultimate TinyMCE Beefs up your visual editor with a plethora of advanced options.
UO Banner Add the UO Banner to any theme! This plugin will allow you to choose from either a green or black banner (Settings > General).
UO Libraries Widget Allows you to add a widget to your sidebar to search the UO Library catalog and UO database. There is also an online chat feature!
Wiki Wiki allows you to add a wiki to your blog.
WP- ContactForm WP Contact Form is a drop in form for users to contact you. You can add a contact form to pages or posts.
WP-Cumulus WP Cumulus allows you to display your site's tags, categories, or both using a Flash movie that rotates them in 3D.
WP Audio Player An easy way to embed an audio file in your posts using the responsive and touch-friendly audio player.
Zotpress Display your Zotero citations.

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