How do I add a new plugin?

The task of installing and upgrading plugins (and themes) is done for you.  So you will not find the “Add New” button, which is normally under the Plugins section.

If you cannot find the plugin you would like to use, from the ones already installed under the Plugins section, then you can request that we install additional plugins.

  1. First find the plugin you would like to use
  2. Contact the Research IT team via https://servicedesk.bristol.ac.uk/tas/public/xfg/researchit or by email service-desk@bristol.ac.uk.  Include the following information:
    • Functionality required
    • Name of the plugin
    • Plugin URL/website address. NB: If you want a custom or paid for plugin installed you will need to supply the plugin files
    • Link or name of your blogs/website

Please note, we will not install plugins that are not compatible with the recent versions of WordPress or haven’t been updated in the last two years.  Where similar functionality is available by an already installed plugin, please make it clear in your request why you need this additional plugin installed.

 

How do I add a new theme?

The task of installing and upgrading themes (and plugins) is done for you.  So you will not find the “Add New” button, which is normally under the Appearance > Themes section.

If you cannot find a theme you would like to use, from the ones already installed under the Appearance > Themes section, then you can request we install additional themes.

  1. First find the theme you would like to use
  2. Make an online request or by email service-desk@bristol.ac.uk.  Include the following information:
    • Name of the theme
    • Theme URL/website address. NB: If you want a custom developed or paid for theme installed you will need to supply the themes file
    • Link or name of your blogs/website