Plugins and Features

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The following plugins are installed but may need to be manually activated:

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PageBuilder - a simple drag and drop page builder. A way to create responsive column layouts using widgets. You can easily break the page up into a grid of rows and columns and add widgets to each region. Click the heading to find instructions on how to use PageBuilder or click here to see some examples!

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JetPack - multiple feature modules for your WordPress site. This is an optional plugin with multiple modules. ~~To turn it on, click “Plugins” in the left navigation and activate the jetpack plugin. It requires a wordpress.com account – you can sign up for free. A few of cooler features:
Carousel, Tiled Galleries, Stats, CSS editor.
Some features come activated.  Once activated, go to Jetpack on the left navigation. Descriptions of modules are on the jetpack dashboard.  Ability to activate or deactivate them are on the settings tab.

How to activate JetPack on your site

For more info and support visit: http://jetpack.me/support/

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Akismet: You don’t need to do anything with this. Just know it’s there and prevents spam from posts and pages with comments turned on.

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MetaSlider ProCreate slideshows and then insert them on pages.  Find this plugin already activated in your left navigation bar towards the bottom. The plugin creates “sliders” or banners that rotate through multiple images. For websites with very compelling imagery, sliders can enhance your site’s visual interest.  However, slider images should not be used to convey important information that is not available elsewhere on the site.  Screen readers will “see” only one image and even sighted viewers may not notice that the banner is rotating through different images.

Google FontsThe WP Google Fonts plugin allows you to easily add fonts from the Google Font Directory to your WordPress theme

Custom CSS Manager: This is an advanced plugin for those of you who know and can code custom CSS into their site. Most people won’t use this

Fourteen Colors is “the most efficient way to re-color the Twenty Fourteen theme. It provides two color pickers, which together control:

  • Header/Sidebar/Footer Background Color
  • Featured Content Background Color
  • Link Color
  • Search Bar Color
  • Navigation Menu Hover Colors
  • Text Selection/Highlight Color
  • Audio/Video Player Colorschemes
  • And more…”