If you’re not sure how to make publish.illinois.edu do what you’re thinking, taking a look through the plugins available here may help.

This site is using the Illinois Theme, but these plugins will also work with the other publish.illinois.edu themes as well.

Use the navigation above or the table below to look for the type of plugin you’re needing. Each plugin has its own categorized post (unless the plugin requires a page to work).

Plugin namePlugin description
Advanced Excerpt pluginAllows you to automatically provide screen reader accessibility with the "Read more" text in order to improve your site's accessibility for the blind.
Akismet Anti-Spam pluginHelps control spam in discussion areas.
All Meta TagsThis plugin helps you manage meta tags inserted invisibly in the headers of your site for search engine optimization.
Bluberry PowerPress (By request)This plugin is used to publish podcasts and other multimedia offerings on publish.illinois.edu. (Not visible by default. Contact consult@illinois.edu to ask for it on your site.)
Contact Form 7 (by request)Create one or more contact forms for your site. Use in combination with Really Simple Captcha.
Content Views pluginQuery and display posts and pages in several potential layouts without coding.
Custom Facebook FeedDisplay Facebook posts on your WordPress site
Display PostsDisplay Posts is automatically enabled on all Publish.illinois.edu sites, so that you can use a short code in angle brackets to display and format groupings of posts.
Enable Media Replace pluginEnable replacing media files by uploading a new file in the “Edit Media” section of the WordPress Media Library.
FancyBox for WordPress pluginJavaScript lightbox library for presenting various types of media.
Illinois Webtools Calendar PluginCreates a widget that can be inserted to include a Webtools calendar or the content of a page. You must have the Calendar ID and the Component ID for the calendar you wish to display.
Image Widget PluginA simple image widget that uses the native WordPress media manager to add image widgets to your site.
MathJax-LaTeX (By request)MathJax enables enables rendering of embedded LaTeX or MathML in HTML pages.
MetaSliderCreates sliders, galleries, and carousels.
Password ProtectedRequire people who wish to read your WordPress site to enter a password for access. Every reader will need to know the same password, so don’t use your NetID password for this — use a password you can share.
RelevanssiReplaces the native WordPress search with a relevance-sorted search.
TablePressAllows you to import and/or create sortable, filterable tables. (This table is built with TablePress.)
Widget Content BlocksCreates a custom post type called “Widget Blocks” so you can create widget content just like you would create posts or pages.
Widgets on PagesAdd Widgets or Sidebars to Posts and Pages using shortcodes or template tags.