Welcome to your new WashU Web Theme site!

Read the guides below to begin exploring options and building your site.

Are you new to websites?

Fear not. You can do this. We’re here for you.

Whether you’re new to updating websites or just haven’t used  WordPress before, we’ve created dozens of tutorials with you in mind.

Have you built sites before?

In June 2020, we implemented WordPress’s block-based page editor. It looks (and functions!) very differently from what you might be used to:

Editing the homepage

Step 1: Planning your content

We recommend saving edits to this page — your site’s homepage — for last.

As a portal to your site’s most important content, the homepage requires established pages and posts for you to embed, feature or link to.

Think of your homepage like the introduction to a paper: You can’t be entirely sure what’s inside until you’ve written it!

See tips for planning your homepage »

Step 2: Designing your page

When you’re ready to create your homepage, follow these steps:

  1. Edit this page, or start fresh with a new one. If you create a new homepage, remember to assign the new page as the homepage and delete this one!
  2. Need design inspiration? Check out our example homepage layouts.

Launching your site

When your site is ready for its debut, our Launch Guide will walk you through the final steps to ensure your site is at its best.