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Using Our WordPress Theme

We provide the framework. You provide the content.

The WordPress theme provides a consistent framework and context for your site’s unique content, including text, photographs, documents, forms, graphics, and other elements.

If your WordPress site is hosted through the Office of Communications and Marketing, you do not need to worry about downloading the WordPress theme. If you want to host your own WordPress installation, you need to download the theme to get started.

Once your WordPress site is set up, there are four steps to configuring your site with the UT WordPress Theme:

  1. Enter your Site Info. This adds your unit’s contact information to the footer.
  2. Define the Theme Options. This adjusts the appearance of your site, as well as defines the navigation style.
  3. Build out your menu system. This creates your mobile- and desktop-friendly navigation.
  4. Style your content with the built-in shortcodes.

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Need help with WordPress?

These pages provide basic information about using the UT WordPress Theme. If you need broader instruction on installing or setting up WordPress itself, start with the WordPress Codex or Lynda.com. You can sign into Lynda.com with a valid UT NetID.

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