Header and footer

The site header is at the top of every page and includes the university logo, your site name and the navigation menu. The footer is the gray section at the bottom of every page.

Editing the Site Name

Your site name appears at the top of every page and is the same on every page.

Editing the Navigation Menus

Menus are the links that appear in the “framework” of your site that allow visitors to find and navigate to pages.

Editing the Footer Contact Information

Visitors to your site will expect to find contact information in the footer, which appears at the bottom of every page.

Admin access and privacy settings

These settings determine who can access your website to make edits or updates, as well as your website’s visibility to the public and in search engines like Google and Bing.

Adding New Users to Edit Your Site

Make people administrators or editors of your website by adding them as users.

Changing Privacy Settings & Visibility

When you're ready to launch your site, change the visibility settings so search engines can find it. 

Advanced settings and troubleshooting

Most of these settings won’t be necessary until your website has launched, if you ever need them at all.

Adding Google Analytics to a WashU Site

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.

Setting Redirects When Replacing a Site

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.

Setting Redirects

A redirect automatically forwards a website’s visitors from one URL (web address) to another.

Setting a Homepage

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. 

Basic HTML Code for WordPress

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.

Adding a New Section with Multiple Pages

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.