Plugins Available for Activation

Below is a list of plugins available for activation by a Network Admin on LSU WordPress sites and their descriptions:


User access control and roles management

Acunetix Secure WordPress

The Acunetix Secure WordPress plugin is the ultimate must-have tool when it comes to WordPress security. The plugin is free and monitors your website for security weaknesses that hackers might exploit and tells you how to easily fix them.

Acunetix WP Security

The Acunetix WP Security plugin is the ultimate must-have tool when it comes to WordPress security. The plugin is free and monitors your website for security weaknesses that hackers might exploit and tells you how to easily fix them.

Add Actions and Filters

Add PHP Code to create your own Actions and Filters

Admin Login As Different User

Allows the administrator to login as a different user.

All-in-One Event Calendar by

A calendar system with month, week, day, agenda views, upcoming events widget, color-coded categories, recurrence, and import/export of .ics feeds.

All-in-One Event Calendar Extended Views by

Posterboard and Stream views for’s All-in-One Event Calendar plugin

Any User Twitter Feed

Embed anyone’s Twitter Timeline using only their username, or display tweets based on a keyword. Fully compatible with the latest Twitter API and guaranteed to work even with the forthcoming Twitter changes!


A highly customizable and user friendly plugin to create one or more alphabetical indexes of selected posts in your wordpress blog.

BAW Login/Logout menu

You can now add a correct login & logout link in your WP menus.


Bookings is a powerful reservations scheduler.

Broken Link Checker

Checks your blog for broken links and missing images and notifies you on the dashboard if any are found.

Cat + Tag Filter

Adds a widget to your wordpress site that allows your visitors to filter posts by category and tag.

Category Post List

Gives a complete list of categories and all the posts in them.

CodeArt – Google MP3 Player

Embedding MP3 audio files using Google MP3 Audio Player.

Constant Contact API

Powerfully integrates Constant Contact into your WordPress website.

Constant Contact API-Form Designer (alpha)

Create fancy-lookin’ forms for the Constant Contact API plugin that have tons of neat configuration options.

CRED Frontend Editor

Create Edit Delete WordPress content (ie. posts, pages, custom posts) from the front end using fully customizable forms

Dynamic Content Gallery

Creates a dynamic gallery of images for latest or featured content selected from one or more normal post categories, pages, custom post type posts, or a mix of these. Highly configurable options for customizing the look and behavior of the gallery, and choice of using mootools or jquery to display the gallery. Compatible with network-enabled (multisite) wordpress. Requires WP version 3.0+

Flip Book

Flip Book WordPress Plugin


Quickly and easily create drag-and-drop forms.

Genesis Latest Tweets

The official plugin from the StudioPress team

Genesis Simple Breadcrumbs

Makes common changes to the Genesis Breadcrumbs easy as typing your name

Genesis Simple Edits

Genesis Simple Edits lets you edit the three most commonly modified areas in any Genesis theme: the post-info, the post-meta, and the footer area.

Genesis Simple Sidebars

Genesis simple sidebars allows you to easily create and use new sidebar widget areas.

Global Hide Toolbar

Global Hide Front End Toolbar Manager According to Admin and User Roles

Global Hide Toolbar Bruteforce

Bruteforce Disable Front and Back End Toolbar for all Admin and User Roles

Gold Cart for WP e-Commerce

Gold Cart extends your WP e-Commerce store by enabling additional features and functionality, including views, galleries, store search and payment gateways.

Google Calendar Events

Parses Google calendar feeds and displays the events as a calendar grid or list on a page, post, or widget.

Google Custom Search

This plugin uses Google’s Search Engine to search your site’s contents! It gives you to option to display the Google search results in one of three formats. 1) As a pop-up dialog. 2) Within the widget 3) In an area you specify. Unleash the power of google search on your site!

Google Maps v3 Shortcode

This plugin allows you to add one or more maps to your page/post using shortcodes. Features include: multiple maps on the same page, specify location by address or lat/lon combo, add kml, show traffic, add your own custom image icon, set map size.

Google XML Sitemaps with Multisite Support

Improved google XML sitemaps plugin with multisite support.

Gravity Forms Change Entry Creator Add-on

This simple addon allows users with Entry-editing capabilities to change who a Gravity Forms lead is assigned to.

Gravity Forms Directory & Addons

Turn Gravity Forms into a great WordPress directory…and more!

Gravity Forms Popup Widget

Integrate gravity forms widget to dialogue window.

Hide Admin Panels

Allows you to hide admin panels for a specific user and/or role.

Instagram image gallery

Showcase your recent Instagram photos or a Hashtag feed: grid/slideshow with a wide range of custom options. Powered by Iconosquare.

Kimili Flash Embed

Provides a full WordPress interface for SWFObject – the best way to embed Flash on your site.

LSU Mega Menu

Creates a widget that will allows you to turn your menu to a mega menu

LSU Multi-auth

Plugin to integrate WordPress or WordPressMU with existing CAS single sign-on architectures and LDAP for grabbing user information. Based largely on wpCAS by Casey Bisson, which was largely based on Stephen Schwink’s CAS Authentication plugin.

MailPoet Newsletters

Create and send newsletters. Import and manage your lists. Add subscription forms in widgets, articles and pages. MailPoet (formerly Wysija) is a freemium plugin updated regularly with new features.

Module Manager

Create reusable modules comprising of Types, Views and CRED parts that represent complete functionality

Multisite Plugin Manager

The essential plugin for every multisite install! Manage plugin access permissions across your entire multisite network.

Nav Menu Roles

Hide custom menu items based on user roles

Nivo Slider WordPress Plugin

The official wordpress plugin for the Nivo Slider.

Peter’s Login Redirect

Redirect users to different locations after logging in. Define a set of rules for specific users, user with specific roles, users with specific capabilities, and a blanket rule for all other users. This is all managed in Settings > Login redirects.

PollDaddy Polls & Ratings

Create and manage PollDaddy polls and ratings in WordPress.

Post Expirator

Allows you to add an expiration date (minute) to posts which you can configure to either delete the post, change it to a draft, or update the post categories at expiration time.

RB Internal Links

Link to other blog posts and pages without specifying the full URL. Uses a UI to ease finding the post or page you want to link to.

Related Posts by Zemanta

Quickly increase your readers’ engagement with your posts by adding Related Posts in the footer of your content.


This plugin replaces WordPress search with a relevance-sorting search.

Responsive Lightbox

Responsive Lightbox allows users to view larger versions of images and galleries in a lightbox (overlay) effect optimized for mobile devices.

RSS Multi Importer

All-in-one solution for importing & merging multiple feeds. Make blog posts or display on a page, excerpts w/ images, 13 templates, categorize and more.

Search & Replace

A simple search to find strings in your database and replace those strings.


The most super duper sharing tool on the interwebs.


Easily externalize user authentication to a Shibboleth service provider.

Simple Facebook Plugin

Allows you to integrate Facebook Like box into your wordpress site.

Simple Sitemap

HTML sitemap to display content as a single linked list of posts and pages, or as groups sorted by taxonomy (via a drop-down box).

Smooth Slider

Adds a smooth content and image slideshow with customizable background and slide intervals to any location of your blog.

Subscribe to Comments Reloaded

Subscribe to Comments Reloaded is a robust plugin that enables commenters to sign up for e-mail notifications. It includes a full-featured subscription manager that your commenters can use to unsubscribe to certain posts or suspend all notifications.

Super Activator

Plugin that controls plugin activations.

Text Expander

Allows you to define areas of text that expand/collapse when clicked. It is an improved version of Dagon Design’s Expanding Text-Plugin.

TinyMCE Advanced

Enables advanced features and plugins in TinyMCE, the visual editor in WordPress.

Types – Complete Solution for Custom Fields and Types

Define custom post types, custom taxonomy and custom fields.

UberMenu 2 – WordPress Mega Menu Plugin

Create highly customizable Mega Menus through an easy-to-use WordPress Plugin.

Viper’s Video Quicktags

Easily embed videos from various video websites such as YouTube, DailyMotion, and Vimeo into your posts.

W3 Total Cache

The fastest and most complete WordPress performance plugin. Dramatically improve the speed and user experience of your site. Add browser, page, object and database caching as well as minify and content delivery network (CDN) to WordPress.

Weekly Class Schedule

Weekly Class Schedule generates a weekly schedule of classes. It provides you with an easy way to manage and update the schedule as well as the classes and instructors database.

WordPress FlippingBook

FlippingBook photo gallery plugin with page flip effects.

WordPress Importer

Import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.

WordPress Mobile Pack

The WordPress Mobile Pack is a complete toolkit to help mobilize your WordPress site and blog. It includes a mobile switcher, filtered widgets, and content adaptation for mobile device characteristics. Activating this plugin will also install a selection of mobile themes by ribot, a top UK mobile design team, and Forum Nokia. These adapt to different families of devices, such as Nokia and WebKit browsers (including Android, iPhone and Palm). If enabled, your site will be listed on mpexo, a directory of mobile-friendly blogs. Also check out the documentation and the forums. If you like the plugin, please rate us on the WordPress directory. And if you don’t, let us know how we can improve it!

WordPress Social Stream

Create a single social stream from facebook, twitter, google +1, rss, delicious, flickr, youtube,, pinterest, stumbleupon, dribbble, vimeo, tumblr, instagram & deviantart feeds.


This plugin creates an image slideshow from the images you upload using the jQuery Cycle plugin. You can upload/delete images via the administration panel, and display the images in your theme by using the wp_cycle(); template tag, which will generate all the necessary HTML for outputting the rotating images.

WP e-Commerce

A plugin that provides a WordPress Shopping Cart.

WP e-Commerce Predictive Search LITE

Super charge you site with WP e-Commerce Predictive Products Search. Delivers stunning results as you type. Searches your entire WP e-Commerce product database

WP Forum Server

WP Google Charts

WP Google Fonts

The WordPress Google Fonts Plugin makes it even easier to add and customize Google fonts on your site through WordPress.

WPtouch Mobile Plugin

Create a slick mobile WordPress website with just a few clicks

WP UI-Tabs, Accordions, and More

Easily add tabs, accordion, collapsibles to your posts. With 14 fresh unique CSS3 styles and multiple JQuery UI custom themes.

WP URL Shortener

Shortens URLS of your blog posts via service for twitter and can be used to hide referer

WP Views

When you need to create lists of items, Views is the solution. Views will query the content from the database, iterate through it and let you display it with flair. You can also enable pagination, search, filtering and sorting by site visitors.


Network Activated Plugins

Below is a list of Plugins already activated on a network level for LSU WordPress sites and their descriptions:


Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from comment and trackback spam. It keeps your site protected from spam even while you sleep. To get started: 1) Click the “Activate” link to the left of this description, 2) Sign up for an Akismet API key, and 3) Go to your Akismet configuration page, and save your API key.

Dashboard Lockdown

A plugin that controls WordPress Administration, by means of T&C agreement

Eliminate Notify Email

Eliminates New User Notification email to Users and Administrator

Enable Media Replace

Enable replacing media files by uploading a new file in the “Edit Media” section of the WordPress Media Library.

Exploit Scanner

Scans your WordPress site for possible exploits.

File Gallery

“File Gallery” extends WordPress’ media (attachments) capabilities by adding a new gallery shortcode handler with templating support, a new interface for attachment handling when editing posts, and much more.

Fast Tube

Fast and easy way to insert videos from YouTube right into your WordPress blog posts.

File Gallery

“File Gallery” extends WordPress’ media (attachments) capabilities by adding a new gallery shortcode handler with templating support, a new interface for attachment handling when editing posts, and much more.

Genesis eNews Extended

Replaces the Genesis eNews Widget to allow easier use of additional mailing services.

Genesis Favicon Uploader

Upload your own favicon!

Google Analytics by Yoast

This plugin makes it simple to add Google Analytics to your WordPress blog, adding lots of features, eg. error page, search result and automatic clickout and download tracking.

Gravity Forms

Easily create web forms and manage form entries within the WordPress admin.

IFrame Widget

Adds an IFrame on your sidebar or any page to display any desired webpage.

Image Widget

Simple image widget that uses native WordPress upload thickbox to add image widgets to your site.

Invisible Defender

This plugin protects your registration, login and comment forms against spambots.

Link to Post

Easily create link to an existing article, page, category, or tag.

Login LockDown

Adds some extra security to WordPress by restricting the rate at which failed logins can be re-attempted from a given IP range. Distributed through Bad Neighborhood.


Adds <media> tags to your feeds.


A user, role, and content management plugin for controlling permissions and access. A plugin for making WordPress a more powerful CMS.

Network Plugin Auditor

Adds columns to your Network Admin on the Sites, Themes and Plugins pages to show which of your sites have each plugin and theme activated. Now you can easily determine which plugins and themes are used on your network sites and which can be safely removed.

Reveal Ids

Reveals hidden IDs in Admin interface that have been removed with WordPress 2.5

Semisecure Login Reimagined

This plugin increases the security of the login process by encrypting the password on the client-side. JavaScript is required to enable encryption. It is most useful for situations where SSL is not available, but the administrator wishes to have some additional security measures in place without sacrificing convenience.

Shortcodes Ultimate

Supercharge your WordPress theme with mega pack of shortcodes

Simple History 

Get a log/history/audit log/version history of the changes made by users in WordPress.

Theme Authenticity Checker (TAC)

TAC scans all of your theme files for potentially malicious or unwanted code.

Widget Logic

Control widgets with WP’s conditional tags is_home etc

WordPress Database Backup

On-demand backup of your WordPress database. Navigate to Tools ? Backup to get started.

WordPress HTTPS

WordPress HTTPS is intended to be an all-in-one solution to using SSL on WordPress sites. Free support provided!


Block phorm from spying on your blog users.


Scan your WordPress system nightly and on demand with this quick and easy WordPress malware detector.


Plugin to integrate WordPress or WordPressMU with existing CAS single sign-on architectures. Based largely on Stephen Schwink‘s CAS Authentication plugin. Optionally, you can set a function to execute when a CAS username isn’t found in WordPress (so, for example, you could provision a WordPress account for them).

WP Edit

Ultimate WordPress Content Editing.


Consulting Questionnaires

The Office of Communications & University Relations uses several questionnaires to make sure you receive a site that fits your needs.  Below are the documents you can use to prepare for the initial meeting:

Web Client Checklist

Web Survey


Domain Names and Redirects

The domain name for  WordPress sites will start with or  Redirects can be done for a address, but special publishing will not be set up to force the WordPress domain name to go away.

Roles and Permissions

There is a plug-in connecting to Shibboleth that uses Active Directory group memberships to map groups to the subscriber role.  Editor, Author, Admin and Contributor are roles that will be manually added.


Users with PAWS IDs will be able to login to their sites using their PAWS IDs and passwords.  Access can be given to those without PAWS IDs – they will be assigned WordPress IDs and passwords.