What are plug-ins?

Plug-ins are little mini-programmes that add functionality to your website. They allow it to work faster, to do things more easily, to do things you couldn’t otherwise do.

We’ve included a small number of plug-ins as standard that can allow you to create polls, embed photo slideshows from Flickr, and embed calendars from Google.

If there are plug-ins that you would like to be able to use please leave a comment here with a link to the plug-in page that you would like. We’ll then make an assessment of the security and reliability of the plug-in and make it available if suitable.

Some people have asked why they can’t install plug-ins themselves. The answer is that plug-ins work across the whole norfolkparishes.gov.uk site. If an unreliable plug-in was installed then that could affect all 110 sites on this domain.  Obviously we don’t want the sites breaking so we need to restrict the uploading of plug-ins and themes.

1 Response to What are plug-ins?

  1. Terry says:

    I am currently working on the Tunstead Norfolk Parishes website (Tunsteadpc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk) and would like to configure the Home Page to show excerpts from recent posts. I appreciate the < –More– > tag is available but would prefer to configure the display beyond the basic text link this provides. I would also like to control the number of posts which appear on the home page and specific category pages (the latter would list fuller articles).

    Is it possible to include an Excerpt or Extended Exert Plug-In (e.g. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/advanced-excerpt/) under the Norfolk Parishes set-up.

    Also / Alternately, how do I add a graphic in place of ‘Continue Reading’ if using the tag ? The FAQ here uses a styled link but I presume that functionality is not available with this tag ?

    Thanks.

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