Plugins are used to extend the core functionality of WordPress. The majority of plugins are written by WordPress community members and are provided freely to the community. We've pre-selected a handful of useful and popular plugins.
Please feel free to take a look and try them out on your site. If you see an interesting feature on a WordPress site that you'd like to reproduce on your own site please let us know. We may already have installed a plugin for it.
To use the plugins below you will need to be the administrator for your site.
- After you have logged in, go to the Plugins tab in your Dashboard. This will show you a list of all currently available Active and Inactive plugins.
- click on the Activate link to activate a new plugin.
- Note the link to the plugin's home page. This is a great place to get instructions on how to use the plugin.
- Most plugins come with their own settings/option page. This will usually appear in the Settings tab in your Dashboard after the plugin is activated or in a separate section at the bottom of all your Dashboard tabs.
Only activate those plugins which you are actively using. Plugins consume server resources and sometimes conflict with one another.
About plugin support
Please keep in mind that although these plugins may work today, they are not guaranteed by the plugin developers and may not stay current with the latest release of WordPress. We do our best to test all plugins before making them available on blogs.evergreen.edu but they may need to be removed if they pose a security threat or stop functioning after a WordPress update.
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