Plugins provide a way to modify or add functions to a WordPress site, like additional menu items or options, or new sidebar widgets. We strongly recommend activating only the plugins you know you’ll need, and disabling them if you decide not to use them after all.

Duke WordPress users have access to the standard set of plugins listed below; we do not accept requests for additional plugins to be added to individual sites. However, we go through a review process each semester to determine what additional functionality to consider for our service. If you have a plugin you would like us to consider adding for next semester, please complete our feedback form.

Duke WordPress plugins are actively reviewed by the team, and those that are not being used or are no longer supported will be retired. 

Plugins currently available on Sites@Duke:

Last updated November 2017


Plugin Description
About Author Display Blog Author Information In Style
AddToAny Share Buttons Share buttons for your pages including AddToAny’s universal sharing button, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, WhatsApp and many more.
Admin Commenters Comments Count Displays a count of each commenter’s comments (linked to those comments) next to his or her name on an admin page.
Advanced iFrame This plugin includes any webpage as shortcode in an advanced iframe or embeds the content directly.
Ajax Search Lite The lite version of the most powerful ajax powered search engine for WordPress.
Authors Widget Authors Widget shows the list or cloud of the authors, with the number of posts, link to RSS feed next to their name, avatar. It is useful in a multi-author blog, where you want to have the list in the sidemenu.
bbPress bbPress is forum software with a twist from the creators of WordPress.
Category Posts Widget Adds a widget that can display posts from a single category.
Collapse-O-Matic Collapse-O-Matic adds an shortcode that wraps content into a lovely, jQuery collapsible div.
Columns Use a [column] shortcode inside a [column-group] to create magic.
Conditional Widgets Grants users advanced control over which pages and categories each widget is displayed on
Contributor Media Upload Grants contributors the ability to upload images and other media and add them to their posts.
Custom Facebook Feed Add completely customizable Facebook feeds to your WordPress site.
Custom Post Type UI Admin panel for creating custom post types and custom taxonomies in WordPress.
Custom Twitter Feeds Customizable Twitter feeds for your website.
DH Press | Digital Humanities Toolkit DHPress is a flexible, repurposable, fully extensible digital humanities toolkit designed for non-technical users.
Duke Toolkits Activity Stream Plugin This plugin shares event updates with the Toolkits Activity Stream server.
Easy Responsive Tabs Make bootstrap tabs res.
Enable Media Replace Enable replacing media files by uploading a new file in the “Edit Media” section of the WordPress Media Library.
Events Manager Fully featured event registration management including recurring events, locations management, calendar, Google map integration, booking management.
FeedWordPress Brings content from multiple outside sources into your blog. (May cause your site to be slower than normal.)
Flexi Pages Widget A highly configurable sidebar widget to list pages and sub-pages. User-friendly widget control comes with various options.
Flickr Justified Gallery Shows the Flickr photostream, sets and galleries, with an high quality justified gallery.
Fourteen Colors Customize the colors of the Twenty Fourteen Theme, directly within the Theme Customizer.
Google Analytics Dashboard for WP Displays Google Analytics Reports and Real-Time Statistics in your Dashboard. Automatically inserts the tracking code in every page of your website.
Google Calendar Widget This plugin adds a sidebar widget containing an agenda from a Google Calendar. It is based on the Google Calendar samples and inspired by wpng-calendar. It is smaller and simpler than wpng-calendar and allows for multiple widgets to each show their own agenda.
Google for WordPress Plugin to integrate Google’s products in WordPress with particular attention to the widgets provided by the social network Google+. Before using the plug-in google for wordpress pay attention to the options to be specified in the admin panel and enter all the parameters necessary for the proper functioning of the plugin.
Image Hover Effects Add beautiful Image hover effects with caption to your website.
Image Wall Browse posts/pages by their images, displayed randomly on an infinitely scrollable page. The images link back to the posts where they are attached.
Image Widget A simple image widget that uses the native WordPress media manager to add image widgets to your site.
Instagram Feed Display beautifully clean, customizable, and responsive Instagram feeds
Jetpack by Bring the power of the cloud to your self-hosted WordPress. Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a account to use the powerful features normally only available to users.
Knight Lab TimelineJS A simple shortcode to display TimelineJS.
Lightbox Gallery Changes to the lightbox view in galleries.
Lightbox Plus ColorBox Lightbox Plus ColorBox implements ColorBox as a lightbox image overlay tool for WordPress. ColorBox was created by Jack Moore of Color Powered and is licensed under the MIT License.
List Category Posts List Category Posts allows you to list posts from a category into a post/page using a shortcode. This shortcode accepts a category name or id, the order in which you want the posts to display, and the number of posts to display. For more info, refer to the List Category plugin instructions written by the plugin creator.
Login Logout Show login or logout link. Show register or site-admin link. It is the replacement of the default Meta widget.
MailPoet Newsletters Create and send newsletters or automated emails. Capture subscribers with a widget. Import and manage your lists.
Mathjax Latex Transform latex equations in javascript using mathjax.
My Calendar This plugin is scheduled to be removed in a future update.
Accessible WordPress event calendar plugin. Show events from multiple calendars on pages, in posts, or in widgets.
Orbit Fox Companion Enhances ThemeIsle’s themes (including Zerif Lite) with extra functionality.
Page Builder by SiteOrigin A drag and drop, responsive page builder that simplifies building your website.
PlayPosit Embed Allows users to embed PlayPosit videos in WordPress.
Polylang Adds multilingual capability to WordPress
Private Content Login Redirect This plugin redirects non-logged users to the login page when they follow a link to private post or private page.After successful login, it automatically redirects users with private content access to the private content link they followed.
Prospect Digital Humanities platform for visualizing curated collections
PublishPress Embeds WordPress supports around 35 embed sources, but PublishPress Embeds adds over 40 more, including Facebook, Google Maps, Google Docs, UStream! Just use the URL!
Qualtrics Survey Embeds Adds a Qualtrics Embed Handler to WordPress allowing for quick survey embeds.
Really Simple Twitter Feed Widget Displays your public Twitter messages in the sidbar of your blog. Simply add your username and all your visitors can see your tweets!
Shortcodes Ultimate Supercharge your WordPress theme with mega pack of shortcodes.
Simple Calendar Add Google Calendar events to your WordPress site in minutes. Beautiful calendar displays. Fully responsive.
Simple Custom CSS The simple, solid way to add custom CSS to your WordPress website. Simple Custom CSS allows you to add your own styles or override the default CSS of a plugin or theme.
Simple Tags Extended tagging for WordPress 3.0: suggested tags, mass edit tags, autocompletion, tag-cloud widgets, related posts, related tags, etc.
SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle A collection of all widgets, neatly bundled into a single plugin. It’s also a framework to code your own widgets on top of.
Sketchfab Embed Embed 3D models from into your WordPress site.
Slickr Flickr Displays photos from Flickr in slideshows and galleries
Smart Youtube PRO This plugin is scheduled to be removed in a future update.
Insert YouTube videos in posts, comments and RSS feeds with ease and full customization.
Smooth Slider Adds a smooth content and image slideshow with customizable background and slide intervals to any location of your blog.
SoundCloud Shortcode Converts SoundCloud WordPress shortcodes to a SoundCloud widget. Example: [soundcloud][/soundcloud]
Subscribe2 Notifies an email list when new entries are posted.
SyntaxHighlighter Evolved Easily post syntax-highlighted code to your site without having to modify the code at all. Uses Alex Gorbatchev’s SyntaxHighlighter. TIP: Don’t use the Visual editor if you don’t want your code mangled. TinyMCE will “clean up” your HTML.
T(-) Countdown Display and configure multiple T(-) Countdown timers using a shortcode or sidebar widget.
Table of Contents Plus A powerful yet user friendly plugin that automatically creates a table of contents. Can also output a sitemap listing all pages and categories.
TablePress TablePress enables you to create and manage tables in your posts and pages, without having to write HTML code, and it adds valuable functions for your visitors.
Taxonomy List Widget Creates a list of non-hierarchical taxonomies as an alternative to the term (tag) cloud. Widget provides numerous options to tailor the output to fit your site. List function can also be called directly for use outside of the widget. Formerly known as Tag List Widget.
teachPress With teachPress you can easy manage courses, enrollments and publications.
Toggle The Title A plugin that will allow to remove page titles per page.
Twitter Official Twitter plugin for WordPress. Embed Twitter content and grow your audience on Twitter.
User Role Editor Change/add/delete WordPress user roles and capabilities.
Vanilla PDF Embed Simple PDF embeds using
Viper’s Video Quicktags Easily embed videos from various video websites such as YouTube, DailyMotion, and Vimeo into your posts.
VoiceThread Duke Auto Embed Adds auto embed support to WordPress for VoiceThreads on Duke subdomain.
WP Extended Search Extend default search to search in selected post meta, taxonomies, post types and all authors.
WP Facebook Open Graph protocol Adds proper Facebook Open Graph Meta tags and values to your site so when links are shared it looks awesome! Works on Google + and Linkedin too!
WP Gallery Custom Links Specify custom links for WordPress gallery images (instead of attachment or file only)
WP Google Fonts The WordPress Google Fonts Plugin makes it even easier to add and customize Google fonts on your site through WordPress.
WP Google Maps The easiest to use Google Maps plugin! Create custom Google Maps with high quality markers containing locations, descriptions, images and links. Add your customized map to your WordPress posts and/or pages quickly and easily with the supplied shortcode. No fuss.
WP LaTeX Converts inline latex code into PNG images that are displayed in your blog posts and comments. Use either [latex]e^{\i \pi} + 1 = 0[/latex] or $latex e^{\i \pi} + 1 = 0$ syntax.
WP QuickLaTeX Access to complete LaTeX distribution. Publish formulae & graphics using native LaTeX syntax directly in the text. Inline formulas, displayed equations auto-numbering, labeling and referencing, AMS-LaTeX, TikZ, custom LaTeX preamble. No LaTeX installation required. Easily customizable using UI dialog.
WP Simple Mail Sender WP Simple Mail Sender is a very simple plugin to change the sender address and name in outgoing emails, you can use the Site Title and the Admin Email or custom values.
WP-Polls Adds an AJAX poll system to your WordPress blog. You can easily include a poll into your WordPress’s blog post/page. WP-Polls is extremely customizable via templates and css styles and there are tons of options for you to choose to ensure that WP-Polls runs the way you wanted. It now supports multiple selection of answers.
WPMU Plugin Stats Gives network admins an easy way to see what plugins are actively used on the sites of a multisite installation
WPMU Theme Usage Info Provides info to network admins and users on the popularity of themes
WPtouch Mobile Plugin Create a slick mobile WordPress website with just a few clicks.
WTI Like Post WTI Like Post is a plugin for adding like (thumbs up) and unlike (thumbs down) functionality for posts/pages. On admin end along with handful of configuration settings, it will show a list of most liked posts/pages. If you have already liked a post/page and now you dislike it, then the old voting will be cancelled and vice-versa. You can reset the settings to default and the like/unlike counts for all/selected posts/pages as well. It comes with two widgets, one to display the most liked posts/pages for a given time range and another to show recently liked posts.
WordPress Yoast SEO The first true all-in-one SEO solution for WordPress, including on-page content analysis, XML sitemaps and much more.
YouTube YouTube embed plugin. Embed a responsive YouTube video, playlist gallery, or channel gallery. Add video thumbnails, analytics, SEO, caching…
Zotpress Bring Zotero and scholarly blogging to your WordPress site.

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