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Plug-ins are used in blogging software to add functions and integration with other sites.To activate or deactivate a plugin, visit the Plugins menu located on the sidebar inside your blog administrative site.

Pellissippi Blogs tries to keep the list of plug-ins update to date and all plug-ins current. Administrators reserve the right to remove any plug-in that causes security concerns or other technical issues with the rest of the site.

Here is a list of what is available to our Pellissippi State bloggers:

Site-Wide (for all blogs)

Lock Posts Option – allows author to lock a post on a multi-user blog so others cannot edit it while it is being written.

More Privacy Options: enables more levels of privacy options for blog owners

My Network Comments – shows each user here at Pellissippi State Blogs their comments on any blog on our site

Akismet – to help prevent spam comments

Importers for Blogger, Typepad, Movable Type, WordPress and LiveJournal blogs to bring entries from other sites into a blog here.

Blog-Level (can be turned on and off by blog owner/administrators)

[those with an * are auto-activated for all blogs]

Add Link Widget – from the University of British Columbia.  This plug in allows the blog owner to add a widget to their home page to “gather” links from others that will add to the blog roll. A nice and easy way to build a list of links from a group or class.

Authors Widget – shows the list of the authors, with the number of posts, link to RSS feed next to their name. It is useful in a multi-author blog, where you want to have the list in the sidemenu.

Avatars – A plugin to manage public and private avatars.

Blubrry PowerPress – adds podcasting support to your blog. Features include: media player, 3rd party statistics, iTunes integration, Blubrry Services (Media Statistics and Hosting) integration and a lot more.

Conditional Widgets – Grants users advanced control over which pages and categories for widget display

Creative Commons Configurator – adds a Creative Commons license to your blog pages and feeds

Featured Posts Widget – Adds a sidebar widget to display Featured Posts

FeedWordPress – simple and flexible Atom/RSS syndication for WordPress

Google Maps Embed – This plugin adds an icon to the WYSIWYG editor that allows a user to embed a Google Map into a post or page.

Gravatar Signup – Allows commenters to sign up for a Gravatar by clicking a checkbox when they submit a comment

*Jetpack – A multi-use plugin that add supercharged features from the hosted blogs such as:
YOU MUST CONNECT THIS to a account (free) after you activate the plugin.

  • Simple stats
  • Email subscriptions for your blog’s posts and your post’s comments.
  • The URL shortener.
  • Hovercard popups for your commenters via Gravatar.
  • Easily embedded media from popular sites like YouTube, Digg, and Vimeo.
  • A simple way to include beautiful mathematical expressions on your site.
  • A widget for displaying recent tweets.
  • Your readers can easily share your posts via email or their favorite social networks.
  • After the Deadline, an artificial intelligence based spell, style, and grammar checker.

Lightbox Plus – Permits users to view larger versions of images without having to leave the current page, and is also able to display simple slide shows. The use of the dark or light background, which dims the page over which the image has been overlaid, also serves to highlight the image being viewed. Lightbox Plus captures the image title for display in the overlay. Lightbox Plus is able to lightbox images displayed using WordPress build in gallery.

Photo Dropper – Lets you add Creative commons licensed Photos to Your Posts from Flickr. By using this plugin you agree to be fully responsible for adhering to Creative Commons licenses for all photos you post to your blog.

Plugins used – Provides a widget showing all of the plug-ins your blog is using.

Quote Rotator – Creates widget to rotate user entered Quotes

RSS Shortcode – Makes it easy to display an RSS feed on a page

Sections widget – Display arbitrary text or HTML on certain sections of your site (see an example on our blogs homepage with Twitter, YouTube and Flickr embedded)

Share Buttons – Help people share, bookmark, and email your posts & pages using any service, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn and many more.

SI CAPTCHA – Adds CAPTCHA anti-spam methods to WordPress on the comment form, registration form, login, or all. In order to post comments or register, users will have to type in the code shown on the image. This prevents spam from automated bots.

Sidebar Login – Adds a sidebar widget to let users login

Similar Posts – Displays a list of related posts. Similarity can be based on any combination of word usage in the content, title, or tags. Don’t be disturbed if it takes a few moments to complete the installation — the plugin is indexing your posts

*Simple Trackback Validation – Eliminates spam trackbacks by (1) checking if the IP address of the trackback sender is equal to the IP address of the webserver the trackback URL is referring to and (2) by retrieving the web page located at the URL used in the trackback and checking if the page contains a link to your blog.

Social – Broadcast newly published posts and pull in discussions using integrations with Twitter and Facebook.

Stray Random Quotes – Display and rotate random quotes and words everywhere on your blog. Easy to custom and manage. Ajax enabled

Subscribe2 – Notifies an email list when new entries are posted.

Subscribe 2 Comments – Allows readers to receive notifications of new comments that are posted to an entry.

Tweetable – You can tweet your blog posts as they are published, shortening the URLs with either or and optionally including Google Analytics campaign tags. You can display your latest tweet(s) in your blog sidebar with a customizable widget, which can even display your follower count.

Twitter Tools – A complete integration between your WordPress blog and Twitter. Bring your tweets into your blog and pass your blog posts to Twitter. Show your tweets in your sidebar, and post tweets from your WordPress admin.

WordPress Users – Display your WordPress users and user profiles.

WP – PageNavi – Adds a more advanced paging navigation to your WordPress blog. IMPORTANT: If you need this plugin, please contact ETS for assistance with changing the code of your theme.

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.

WP-Spam – An extremely powerful WordPress anti-spam plugin that eliminates comment spam, trackback spam, contact form spam & registration spam.

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