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Plugins Guide

This is a guide on which plugins can be used for a specific functionality and their differences. It is NOT a complete list of plugins, but rather a selection based on the most often asked for functionalities.

For details see

  • the plugin description,
  • the plugin's support topic and
  • the plugin author's home page

Blog, News

News Manager

  • news/posts are stored separately from pages
  • archiving
  • tags
  • undo functionality

I18N Special Pages + I18N Search

  • News/blog entries are just special pages with custom fields and thus automatically indexed by I18N Search
  • To avoid cluttering your admin pages view with news/blog entries, put all news/blog entries under common parents, install I18N and hide these parents' children.
  • RSS feeds

Pages & Comments

  • posts are normal pages
  • comments system

GS Blog

  • posts are stored separately from pages
  • archiving
  • categories
  • post thumbnails
  • custom fields
  • external comments (disqus)

Matrix Blog

  • requires The Matrix, I18N, I18N Search and Pagify plugins
  • template editing
  • categories
  • custom fields
  • I18N integration, I18N searchable
  • built-in comments system
  • gravatar support


  • allows you to create multiple galleries of images with titles

I18N Gallery

  • multiple gallery types (e.g. slide show, pop up) with titles, tags and texts
  • multi-language aware (I18N)
  • indexed by I18N Search

The Photo Gallery

  • the easiest way to present one folder of images, where the folder name is the gallery title and the file name is the image title

Item List, Product List, etc.

Items Manager

  • define item types as a collection of input fields
  • create and list items on your pages

I18N Special Pages + I18N Search

  • All items are stored as pages with additional input fields
  • pages are automatically indexed for I18N Search
  • custom display of these special pages

Multi-language Sites


  • multiple languages with custom admin pages view
  • language aware multi-level navigation
  • automatic thumb and image sizing

Multi-level Navigation

Child Menu

  • second level menu for your site


  • multi-language aware multi-level navigation
  • breadcrumbs

Nested Menus

  • navigation with two levels

I18N Search

  • multi-language aware search
  • tag cloud, optional live search
  • extensible to index other plugins' content



  • Allows multiple Admin User Logins
  • Controls access to different parts of the Backend

Custom Title

  • Allows Direct input of text for html page titles
  • Essential for SEO

Page edit options

  • Adds the following icon options to the “Pages Overview” page:
    1. Ordered List Item
    2. Edit Page
    3. Create Child page
    4. Clone Page
    5. Menu Toggle
    6. Private Toggle
    7. View Page
    8. Delete Page


  • Update GetSimple installation and plugins

SA GS Admin Toolbar

  • Adds a Front-End (+ back-end) Administrative menu-toolbar


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