Adding New Pages

Use pages for relatively static content that makes up the architecture of your site.

Pages are one of several content types available in the WashU Web Theme. Other content types — built with specific layouts and features — include people, places, items, posts and events. Explore content options » 

Create the page

Go to Dashboard > PagesAdd New or, from the black admin bar at the top of any page, go to New > Page.

Add a title

Name your page by adding a title to the field at the top.

Save draft

In the top right corner in the Publish section, click the gray Save Draft button.

Assign a parent

Is the page going to be a subpage, or “child,” of another page? Child pages appear in the sub-menu under their parent page.

  • If it’s a child page:
    On the right side of the screen, go to Page Attributes > Parent  and select a page from the dropdown menu.
  • If it’s not a child … congratulations, it’s a parent page!
    No action is needed. By default, a newly created page is a parent page and is automatically added to the site’s main menu.

After the page is published, you’ll be able to re-arrange its order in the menus.

Select page width (template)

Page width is set by the page template. Select the template on the right side of the screen under Page Attributes:

Default Template:
Narrower content area is optimized for readability. Sub-menu appears in right sidebar.

Full Width Page (best for homepage):
Content area spans entire page. Sidebar menu does not appear. Longer line length is appropriate for short text only.

Order: Start with 0 for the first child page and work your way up. If you are using the new menu builder, follow our guide for editing navigation menus to update the order of child pages.

Set featured image (optional)

A featured image spans the page’s full width. The image appears above the page title and below the main menu.

On the right side of the page editor screen, click the “Set featured image” link.

Upload an image that is 1440 x 550 pixels for the best fit. Images that are smaller or larger will be stretched or compressed to fit the space.

Save draft

This is a good time to save your work so far. In the top right corner in the Publish section, click the gray Save Draft button.

Add body content

Now that you’ve set your page features and attributes, you can get serious about adding content.

You have two options for adding content: the default content editor (embedded on the screen you’ve been editing thus far) and Tailor page builder.

We recommend sticking with the default editor unless the page would benefit from custom layouts using Tailor elements like cards, PPI lists and billboards.

Add content using the default editor


Should you use Tailor?

Tailor allows you to create custom page layouts by arranging elements such as cards, billboards and lists of people, places or items. Once you edit a page in Tailor, it’s tricky to switch back to the default editor.

Save or publish

  • Click Preview in the upper right to see how your changes will look; this will open in a new window/tab.
  • Go back to the first window/tab and click Save Draft or Publish, depending on whether you’re ready for the page to be publicly viewable.
  • If you’ve already saved a page as a draft or published it, the button will say Update.
  • After changes are updated, click View Page/Post/etc. at the top to check your edits.

Edit the menu order

As described in Step 4 above, you’ve already set your page to be a sub-page or left it as a parent page.

Now you can edit the page’s order in the menu.

How to edit site menus