Plugins are small applications which extend the functionality of the site. This is what differentiates Global2 and WordPress from other content platforms.
There are a number of plugins available, including those addressing appearance, forms, media, administration, social media and widgets. Here is a guide for adding a plugin to a site:
1. PLUGIN MENU: Go to Plugins menu. This can be accessed via the Dashboard.
2. EXPLORING PLUGINS: There is a range of categories that allow users to focus their search. Otherwise, there is the option to type keywords into the searchbox.
3. ACTIVATE PLUGIN: Once a plugin has been chosen, activate it to add it to the site.
4. ADJUST SETTINGS: Most plugins provide additional settings to adjust. These are either housed within the Settings menu or as a menu themselves.
Some plugins available include:
|Appearance||Custom CSS||Enables users to modify the theme by adding a custom stylesheet|
|Supreme Google Webfonts||Provides the option to change font type and size within the visual editor|
|Table of Contents||Automatically adds a table of contents to posts, pages and sidebars.|
|Meta Slider||Enables the addition of a slideshow to posts, pages and sidebars.|
|Podcast||Enhances WordPress’ existing audio support by adding iTunes feeds, media players, and an easy to use interface.|
|Posts & Pages||Embed Any Document||Allows users to easily embed any document into posts and pages.|
|TinyMCE Advanced||Provides extra features to the visual editor and organises them using a series of menu tabs.|
|AddThis Social Share||Adds a series of share buttons to the base of every page and post.|
See Edublogs for a complete description of what is available. This also includes links to additional support pages for each.