Knowledge Base

WordPress: plugins (list and how to)

We have a long list of plugins that you can use to add functionalities to your website: e.g. include centaur publications, load social media feeds, create slider or gallery…

Activate a plugin

To activate a plugin, you need to have admin rights on your website. Go to the dashboard of your website, under the plugin menu on the left.

Some plugins can only be activated on request. If you don’t see the plugin you wish, please ask IT to activate it for you.

List of plugins available on our server

Plugin Comment
Accordion Shortcodes Shortcodes for creating responsive accordion drop-downs in your pages or posts. Adds buttons in the TinyMCE text editor
AddToAny Share Buttons Social Media Share buttons for your pages including AddToAny’s universal sharing button, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, WhatsApp and many more.
Advanced Custom Fields Used by certain themes to add extra fields to populate the pages. The field “include External Page” is using this plugin for instance.
amr shortcode any widget Include any widget in a page for any theme. [do_widget widgetname ] or [do_widget "widget name" ] [do_widget id=widgetnamedashed-n ] or include a whole widget area [do_widget_area] .
Black Studio TinyMCE Widget Adds a new “Visual Editor” widget type based on the native WordPress TinyMCE editor.
Broken Link Checker Checks your site for broken links and missing images and notifies you on the dashboard if any are found.
Campus Directory Manage a staff directory.
Carousel Slider Create Image, Logo, Video, Post Carousel. When created, you get a shortcode to be included in your post/page.
CentAUR Feed Insert a JSON export from CentAUR. After activating the plugin, use dedicated shortcode.
CMS Tree Page View Adds a tree view of all your pages. Makes the navigation easier than the default WordPress list presentation. Use the tree view to edit, view, add pages and search pages (very useful if you have many pages). And with drag and drop you can rearrange the order of your pages.
Crayon Syntax highlighter Used for advanced code display (such as c++, python, fortran…)
Content Views Query and display posts, pages in nice layouts (grid, scrollable list, collapsible list). Generates a shortcode to be included in your page/post.
Disable Comments Allows administrators to globally disable comments on their site. We don’t host proper blogs on this platform and comments should be disabled to prevent spamming.
Display Posts Shortcode Display list of posts in a page or post. Possibility to include excerpt, picture, etc.
Duplicate Post Adds a one click link to duplicate pages or posts. Useful when creating very similar pages…
Equation Editor Adds buttons to insert equations in your page / post. You can use Latex code too.
Feed Them Social (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc) Create and display custom feeds for Facebook Groups, Facebook Pages, Facebook Events, Facebook Photos, Facebook Album Covers, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and more.
jQuery Colorbox
Will load pictures in a nice overlaid box. Various styles available
Ninja Forms Webform builder. Can be used to create a contact form, or a registration form for instance.
Oasis Workflow Manage the edition and publication process of your pages and posts with a workflow.
Page Builder by SiteOrigin Used to manage advanced looking pages, with columns, boxes, etc.
Redirection Redirect any URL. Manage all your 301 redirects and monitor 404 errors
RSS Feed News Blocks Free Show RSS Feed on your posts and pages with shortcode. Create RSS Feeds News Blocks like Popurls, Alltop, Netvibes Theweblist.
SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle A collection of widgets, mainly to be used in the SiteOrigin page editor.
Smart Slider 3 Create sliders of pictures, posts or anything else! Sliders can then be inserted in pages, posts or as widgets.
Tabby Responsive Tabs Create responsive tabs inside your posts, pages by adding shortcodes.
Activate “TinyMCE tabs” to get the associated buttons in the text editor.
Create nice, sortable tables. Put them in text content using shortcodes.
Tabs Widget for Page Builder Bootstrap tabs widget for use in Page Builder by SiteOrigin
The Events Calendar Create and advertise events.
TinyMCE Advanced Enables advanced features and plugins in TinyMCE, the visual editor in WordPress.
TinyMCE tabs A simple TinyMCE Plugin to add tabs into posts or pages. Requires the plugin “Tabby Responsive Tabs”
UoR Big File Uplaods Activated on request by system engineers to temporarily allow you to upload bigger files.
WordPress Importer Necessary when making an import from an old WordPress website.
Youtube Showcase Create YouTube video gallery with responsive frontend.