Plugins & Extensibility


WordPress is modular software that can have its functionality extended by adding components, including plugins, widgets, shortcodes, themes and templates.

The campus WordPress service will include a catalog of plugins, widgets and other components and visual user experience elements to meet common functionality needs and also a request process to help guide the management and evolution of plugins and other components.

Functionality needs identified thus far include but are not limited to:

  • Approval Workflow
  • CSS Editor
  • Distribution Content Editor/Author Administration
  • Event Registration/RSVP Forms
  • Events Calendar
  • Faculty/People Profiles
  • Image Gallery
  • Layouts/Templates
  • News and Events
  • Robust Rich Text Editor
  • Social Media Integration
  • Tabular Data Editor
  • Video Integration
  • Web analytics
  • Web Form Builder

Solutions to meet campus functionality needs identified thus far include but are not limited to:

  • 404 Redirected - Page not found auditing and redirecting.
  • Advanced Custom Fields - Post/page custom field creation.
  • Advanced Custom Fields Add-on: Repeater Field - Post/page custom field creation.
  • Better WP Security - WordPress application security hardening.
  • BU Navigation - Site navigation
  • BU Section Editing - Page/post content editing permissions segmentation by section.
  • Conditional Widgets - Widget conditional display logic.
  • CPT-onomies - Custom post creation and post relationship management.
  • CSS Plus - CSS editing on a per post/page basis.
  • Custom Menu Wizard Widget - Site navigation
  • Custom Post Widget (Content Blocks) - Content sharing across pages/posts within a site. Content placement within widget areas.
  • Debug Bar - Developer debugging.
  • Debug Bar Console - Developer debugging.
  • Duplicate Post - Post/page duplication.
  • Enable Media Replace - Replacement of media with new versions.
  • Gravity Forms - Web form creation.
  • JSON API - API
  • MCE Table Buttons - Tabular data editing.
  • Members - Manage WordPress roles and associated capabilities.
  • Meta Slider - Photo slider/slideshow.
  • Network Plugin Auditor - Plugin and theme usage tracking.
  • Post Expirator - Post/page expiration scheduling.
  • Posts 2 Posts - Post to post relationship management.
  • Super Simple Google Analytics - Web analytics
  • The Event Calendar Pro - Events calendar.
  • Ultimate Posts Widget - Site navigation
  • UWM People - People profiles, such as staff directories.
  • UWM Web Identity - UWM Web Identity theme, with responsive support.
  • WP Document Revisions - Document management and workflow.

if you have feedback or questions about WordPress functionality (including plugins and themes), please contact the WordPress Implementation team.