Adding 2 Plugins?
I am working with Matt and Luke this semester to support 11 faculty fellows who will be using the Commons in their courses. There is a faculty member whose plans require several plugins to be added to the Commons. I will provide some more details and links below. I know some of these plugins may need to be security tested and/or may not be good for the Commons. If you have any suggested workarounds, feel free to let me know and I can relay these possibilities to the faculty member.
The faculty member is hoping to have students upload their own pictures to each post. (It is a math class so typical text-only posts are difficult.) I know student's uploading pictures can be an issue because they often upload files that are very large and use up all the space allotted to the course site. Blogs@Baruch uses a plugin called "Imsanity" to regulate the size of each photo uploaded. Would it be possible to add this plugin? Since the plugin resizes each image when it is uploaded I realize that there might be some code executed with this and therefore may not meet security reqs on the Commons. Any other work around ideas are welcome.
This faculty member was also hoping that the default setting for posts would be "private" (rather than students having to select that for each post). I am not aware of a way to set posts to private by default except through a plugin, for example: https://wordpress.org/plugins/private-post-by-default/
Thanks in advance for your insight & help