Ready to get started with your site, but not sure where to begin? The WashU Web Theme guides and tutorials are a great place to start. However, you’re not in this alone!

Training is a great way to learn more about the WashU Web Theme, get personalized help with your site or connect with your support experts and other users. We recommend setting aside one full work day (or seven hours spread across multiple days) to get up to speed – three hours for our introductory and advanced trainings plus four hours to try putting what you’ve learned into practice.

We offer several remote learning options for training in the WashU Web Theme:

Training videos

Learn remotely and at your own pace with our training videos, created for admins who are:

New to WordPress or the WashU Web Theme

Setting up your site

Topics include:

  • Page editing and formatting
  • Adding images and other media
  • Understanding site architecture
  • Building and editing menus

Experienced and ready to level up

Advanced Training

Topics include:

  • Creating events and calendars
  • Adding directories and filterable lists
  • Creating reusable blocks
  • Setting up web forms

Transitioning from Tailor (legacy version of the theme)

Intro to blocks

Topics include:

  • Converting pages to blocks
  • Rearranging and deleting blocks
  • Editing block settings and layers
  • Navigating the revision history

Group training sessions (Zoom)

We offer virtual group training sessions for those who learn best with live instruction.

Zoom training sessions are available for admins of the following types of websites created through WashU Sites:

  1. Websites created in June 2020 and later
  2. Websites that have been updated to the latest version of the web theme, the block editor

One-on-one remote support

While we hope that everyone will take advantage of our online Guides & Tutorials, training videos and group training sessions, we realize there are some cases when a one-on-one session makes more sense, such as:

  • You have one or more very specific questions about your site.
  • You tend to learn better in a one-on-one setting.
  • Your site was created before June 2020, which means it’s in a legacy theme.

To request a one-on-one support, please email us at sites@wustl.edu.