New class: WordPress 201

Dubs the grad

Stuck on our image galleries? Don’t know what the heck “pagelet” means or how to use a “blogroll shortcode”? It’s okay, sometimes even we get confused. The Web Team has created unique widgets and customized our WordPress sites above and beyond, so we’re hosting this class to demystify some of our inventions.


Pro tip: Add a home icon to your top navigation

WordPress home icon

Ever wonder how to get that nifty home icon on your top navigation bar? It’s actually just a simple class added to a menu item. If you’re using the UW WordPress theme and already know how to customize your top menu, then you’re ready for our step-by-step tutorial.


Currently available WordPress plugins

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This is a list of plugins currently available for WordPress sites hosted by the Marketing Web Team. These plugins have been vetted by our developers and are already installed, but may need to be activated before you can use them on your site. If there is a plugin that you would like to use on this list, email uweb@uw.edu and let us know the name of the plugin you want activated and the URL of your site.


New WordPress image galleries

Cardboard robot in front of Suzzallo

Here’s a late Valentine’s gift from Dane and Kilian: beautiful new image galleries for your WordPress sites. Take the sample gallery for a spin to see the magic in action (and to admire Katherine’s photos).


Embed the Campus Map into a WordPress page or post

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Did you know that you can embed a smaller version of the Campus Map right into your UW Theme WordPress site? This map is interactive and will even let users find directions from any point on campus (or a specified address) straight to your building or parking lot.


Pagelets in WordPress

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“Pagelet” is a custom widget created by the Marketing Web Team for content that needs to be displayed in multiple pages or in the right-hand menu of some (but not all) of your pages. They are also useful for when you have reoccurring but time-sensitive information.