- Getting Started
- Launch Critical
- Layout & Styles
- News or Blog Posts
- People, Places & Items
- Site Settings
Insert a calendar of your events formatted as a list or grid (monthly, weekly or daily).
After you've launched your site, you may want to add a new top-level page with subpages, but this can be a little tricky with a live menu.
Use categories to add filters or display a subset of posts on a page.
Appearing at the bottom of every page on your site, the footer is an ideal location for universal links and information.
Locations must be created first before they can be added to an event.
Add a single event to a page, or a list of events from a specific category.
Google Analytics provides valuable insights into how people use your site. Set it up soon as your site launches to start collecting data right away.
Insert photos or graphics onto a page.
Upload multiple images or documents at once.
Use pages for relatively static content that makes up the architecture of your site.
Posts can be used for dated content like news, announcements, or blog posts.
Make people administrators or editors of your website by adding them as users.
Use the Tailor page builder to drag and drop elements onto a page to create a custom layout.
Choose whether all of your place posts will display an image or a map.
If something on a page doesn't appear quite right and you understand the basics of HTML, the easiest solution can be to look for rogue tags in the code.
When you add content to the body of a page or post, you can use either the default content editor or Tailor page builder.
Reduce paperwork and make communications easy for your users. You can use web forms for contact pages, applications, event registrations and more.
Add people listings to your site by creating a separate post for each person.
Create a post that includes an address and link to get directions.
Add an event post that you can highlight by itself or as part of a calendar.
Add individual items that you can use to create a list or gallery.
Let users know they've successfully submitted a form and that someone will be in touch.
Update pages or posts you've already saved as drafts or published.
Menus are the links that appear in the “framework” of your site that allow visitors to find and navigate to pages.
Your site name appears at the top of every page and is the same on every page.
The content editor is the main editing box used to add and format text in the body of a page, post or Tailor element.
Some featured images in the WashU Web Theme require specific dimensions to display correctly.
Add a list of people, places or items to a page using Tailor.
Add a single person, place or item to a page using Tailor.
Log into your site with your WUSTL Key to make edits and add more users.
Larger file sizes mean better quality, but they also result in slower websites.
Order pages in your main menu and submenus, including drop-downs and right sidebar menus.
Set up confirmation emails for submitters or submission notifications for admins.
When your new website is set up, it already has a homepage just waiting for your edits. If this page is removed, you can set a new homepage.
Set a page to automatically list every news or blog post published on your site. This option uses the default Posts Page setting in WordPress.
A redirect automatically forwards a website’s visitors from one URL (web address) to another.
If you already have a website, launching a new site will break many or all of the links and bookmarks to the pages on your old site.
Dynamically import events with an iCal feed.
Hide and reveal content using a collapsible, expandable list.
Use a billboard to call out important information on a colored background.
Use this Tailor element to organize content into neat little boxes.
Make a critical call to action stand out from other content on the page using a button.
Use cards to organize related bits of information side-by-side.
Create a slider with multiple images or text using the carousel element.
Stack parallel content alongside icons, numbers or images using the list element.
Use Tailor to customize how posts are embedded and displayed on any page of your site.
Block People, Places or Items tiles from linking to post detail pages.
Insert a featured image to highlight the main theme of a page or post. Include additional images in the page or post body.
When you're ready to launch your site, change the visibility settings so search engines can find it.
WordPress widgets are small modules that can include HTML, images, categories or other content.
Look at your form submissions individually or export them to create a spreadsheet.
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Check through these high-level best practices and content needs to prepare, launch or audit your site.