Sites.temple.edu has plugins that site admins can activate to extend the features and functionality of their site. Plugins are disabled by default. It’s recommended to only activate the plugins that you require. Having many plugins needlessly activated can slow down your site and clutter the admin menus.
New plugins can be requested by opening a help ticket. However, please note that not all requests are approved and the approval process can take over a month to complete.
For additional assistance with any of these plugins, please open a help ticket.
Akismet keeps your site protected from unwanted spam on your blog.
amr event lists with ical files
Display simple or highly customisable and styleable list of events. Handles all types of recurring events, notes, journals, freebusy etc. Offers links to add events to viewers calendar or subscribe to whole calendar. Create a page and put [iCal http://yoururl.ics ] where you want the list of events of an ics file and [events] to get internal events.
Archived Post Status
Allows posts and pages to be archived so you can unpublish content without having to trash it.
Atomic Blocks – Gutenberg Blocks Collection
A beautiful collection of handy Gutenberg blocks to help you get started with the new WordPress editor.
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 allows you to add a forum/discussion board to your site. Users can create conversation topics and reply to others.
bbPress Enable TinyMCE Visual Tab
This plugin provides additional options to the post editor specific to bbPress.
The most advanced suite of gallery blocks for the Gutenberg block editor. Create stunning masonry, carousel and stacked galleries in seconds, with the brilliantly intuitive interface. Block Gallery is absolutely the best collection of native editor gallery blocks in the world.
Broken Link Checker
Checks your blog for broken links and missing images and notifies you on the dashboard if any are found.
Enables the WordPress classic editor and the old-style Edit Post screen with TinyMCE, Meta Boxes, etc. Supports the older plugins that extend this screen.
This plugin allows you to add multiple authors to a single post on your blog.
The Content Expiration plugin allows authors to set an expiration time on their posts. The author is emailed two weeks before expiration and again upon expiration. Expired posts are marked as “expired,” never deleted.
Easy Google Fonts
A simple and easy way to add google fonts to your WordPress theme.
Email Subscribers & Newsletters
Add subscription forms on website, send HTML newsletters & automatically notify subscribers about new blog posts once it is published.
Ensemble Video Responsive Plugin
Easily embed Ensemble Videos in your site. This version includes responsive embed codes and several embedding options.
FeedWordPress is an Atom/RSS aggregator for WordPress. It allows users to add feeds and it syndicates content from those feeds into your site blog.
Gravity Forms (and Add-Ons)
Gravity Forms allows you to easily create and manage HTML forms on your site. There are add-ons to create polls, quizzes, surveys, and to allow users to create a signature with their mouse/tablet.
To see the full list of Gravity Forms add-on plugins, please check here.
Gutenberg Blocks and Template Library by Otter
Create beautiful and attracting posts, pages, and landing pages with Gutenberg Blocks and Template Library by Otter. Otter comes with dozens of Gutenberg blocks that are all you need to build beautiful pages.
The H5P plugin allows you to create and embed rich interactive multimedia content into your site. It uses HTML5 to support many different content types, including presentations, interactive videos with annotations, games, quizzes, fill-in-the-blanks, charts, questionnaires, and more.
Jetpack by WordPress.com
Jetpack’s features are divided into modules. Modules can be activated or deactivated as desired. It provides various features, including LaTeX equations/forumalas, contact forms, extra sidebar widgets, the ability to embed content (YouTube Videos, Tweets, and more), detailed vistor stats, and more. Jetpack requires you to link a WordPress.com account. If you do not have one, you will have to create one (it’s free!). Learn how to use Jetpack.
Juicer allows users to automatically pull in data from social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Vimeo, and more. Users can gather content by username or hashtag and create filters to limit content. It requires a free account on the Juicer website.
Knight Lab TimelineJS
TimelineJS is an open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually rich, interactive timelines. Beginners can create a timeline using nothing more than a Google spreadsheet, like the one we used for the Timeline above. Check out http://timeline.knightlab.com/ for more information.
A user and role management plugin that puts you in full control of your site’s permissions. This plugin allows you to edit your roles and their capabilities, clone existing roles, assign multiple roles per user, block post content, or even make your site completely private.
Really Simple CAPTCHA
Really Simple CAPTCHA is a CAPTCHA module intended to be called from other plugins. This plugin can be used with gravity forms to add a CAPTCHA. For more information please check out
Relevanssi is a search plugin that replaces the default WordPress search. It has advanced features, such as relevance-based results and boolean logic.
This alllows you to add Google Calendar events to your site.
Add Slack integration to a channel and send desired notifications as a slack bot. You can have alerts sent to a team when ever a comment, page, or post is made on your site.
Super Simple Google Analytics
This plugin allows site admins to insert Google Analytics tracking code into their site.
The Events Calendar
The Events Calendar is a carefully crafted, extensible plugin that lets you easily share your events.
This plugin enables advanced features in TinyMCE, the visual editor in WordPress. TinyMCE is the editor you use when creating or editing a blog post or page.
Visualizer: Charts and Graphs
A simple, easy to use and quite powerful tool to create, manage and embed interactive charts into your WordPress posts and pages. The plugin uses Google Visualization API to render charts.
WP 1 Slider
An ultimate WordPress Slider Plugin that allows you to make custom sliders and image galleries.
This plugin provides advanced SEO (search engine optimization) options for your site.