Plugins are tools to extend the functionality of WordPress. Plugins offer custom functions and features so that each user can tailor their site to their specific needs. Specifically, a Plugin is a group of php functions that can extend the functionality present in site. These functions may all be defined in one php file, or maybe spread among more than one file.

Requesting Plugins

Plugins add code to the UBC CMS WordPress Installation and thus represent the potential for causing serious stability and security issues to the platform. For that reason, plugins must go through a rigorous evaluation process before they will be added to UBC CMS. If a plugin does not meet the evaluation criteria, it will not be added to the platform. We do this to ensure that UBC CMS remains a stable, secure and supportable product for the entire UBC community.


7 responses to “Plugins”

  1. Schuyler Lindberg

    Hi there,

    The wiki-embed links on this page are broken and redirect to I’ve noticed this in several places on the site since you’re update.


    1. Schuyler Lindberg

      Your* (the grammar police will be coming for me..)

  2. Erin Kastner

    Um, yeah, links still broken a year and a half later. And why can’t I search the manual? I have a specific question!

  3. Armin Rashidi

    Hi there,

    I am trying to activate “Conditional Custom Fields Shortcode” plugin according to the instructions in this web page ( but cannot find it in the plug ins page in the dashboard. Any ideas?


  4. sharon crissman

    I would like to request a plugin that would have all links default to open in a new tab; this one is online but idk if it’s the best one:

    Going back to manually edit each text (or other) link is tiresome.

  5. wakkas sachwani

    Hey there,

    I was hoping to request the following plugin:

    I’ve spent hours trying to create a table on word and paste it but the formatting is just never right.

    Please let me know!

  6. stephanie hall


    I’m looking for a plugin that allows me to create content templates for posts. For instance, when we do profiles of our staff each post will have the same questions and format, so it would be helpful to be able start from a template. I found the one linked below, but am open to another with similar functionality.


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