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 & Affiliation

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

Editing Navigation Menus

Rearrange the order of pages in your site’s menus.

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 such as Google and Bing.

Adding New Users to Edit Your Site

Give people access to edit your website.

Making a Site Visible to Search Engines

To publicly “launch” a 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

Set up Google Analytics as soon as your site launches to start collecting data right away.

Setting Redirects

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

Setting up the Homepage

Edit the default homepage, or set a new page as Home.

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.

Navigating WordPress as an Admin

Customize your settings for a better editing experience.