Plugins provide additional optional functionality not available out-of-the-box from WordPress.

At York, WordPress websites  come with certain pre-installed Plugins available for any sites to use. The following is considered before a Plugin is installed on the WordPress system:

  • whether there is already a plugin in the system that does what the requested plugin does (redundancy);
  • whether the plugin works with the multi-site install of WordPress used at York; and
  • whether the plugin is secure and well maintained.

To see which Plugins are available:

  1. Log into your WordPress website
  2. Click on Plugins

All Plugins available will be listed there.

It is best to uninstall any Plugin that is not in-use. Too many Plugins installed on a website can affect functionality and make the site appear "broken". A recommended maximum number of Plugins is 12.