Use the guides below to learn more about a topic, or search all tutorials if you’re ready to dive in and get specific.

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Getting started

Familiarize yourself with the theme standards to help us provide a consistent user experience among sites using the theme.

Read theme guidelines

Quick start guide

Refer to this guide to cover all the basics, from first login to glorious launch.

See quick start guide

Web best practices

From setting goals to Google rankings, get tips to step up your web game.

See best practices

Adding content

You have several options for adding content to your site. Pages make up the basic structure of your site. In addition, you can use different post types that have features and layouts for specific kinds of content, such as news or a blog, a calendar of events, and filterable lists of people, places or items.

Learn about all the content types


Use pages for relatively static content that makes up the architecture of your site. Pages might include About, Learning Opportunities and Research Projects.

See pages guide

Posts (for news, blog, etc.)

Add news articles or blog posts to your site to keep your audience up-to-date on your work or perspectives. Posts are dated and have the option to use categories.

See posts guide

People, places and items

Use these post types to organize groups of similar content into directories, filterable lists and more. You may see this tool called PPI for short.

See people, places and items guide


Include visuals to help tell your story. This guide includes information about images, from finding great shots to sizing and adding them to your website.

See images guide

Events calendar

If you have several – or many! – events a year, use this post type to display and embed events on a calendar and throughout your site.

See events guide


Make communications easy for your users. Use this tool to create web forms for contact pages, applications, event registrations and more.

See forms guide

Choosing an edit mode: Default or Tailor

Every time you create a new page, you can choose to edit it using the Tailor page builder or the default WordPress editor.

See guide to edit modes

Tailor page builder

Tailor is an editing option that includes drag-and-drop features like cards, billboards, lists and carousels.

See Tailor guide

Launching your site

Use these checklists to make sure everything is ready to go, then get ready to show your site off to the world.

See launch guide