Use the guides below to learn more about a topic, or search all tutorials if you’re ready to dive in and get specific.

Getting started

Familiarize yourself with the theme standards to help us provide a consistent user experience among sites using the theme.

Quick start guide

Refer to this guide to cover all the basics, from first login to glorious launch.

Web best practices

From setting goals to Google rankings, get tips to step up your web game.

Adding content

You have several options for adding content to your site. Pages make up the basic structure of your site. In addition, you can use different post types that have features and layouts for specific kinds of content, such as news or a blog, a calendar of events, and filterable lists of people, places or items.


Use pages for relatively static content that makes up the architecture of your site. Pages might include About, Research Projects or Our Programs.

Posts (news, blog, etc.)

Add news articles or blog posts to your site to keep your audience up-to-date on your work or perspectives. Posts are dated and have the option to use categories.

People, places, items

Use these post types to organize groups of similar content into directories, filterable lists and more. You may see this tool called PPI for short.


Include visuals to help tell your story. The images guide explains everything from finding great shots to sizing and adding them to your website.

Calendars and events

If you have several – or many! – events a year, use this post type to display and embed events on a calendar and throughout your site.


Make communications easy for your users. Use this tool to create web forms for contact pages, event registrations, applications and more.

Launching your site

Use these checklists to make sure everything is ready to go, then get ready to show your site off to the world.