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.
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.