Initial setup


There are two main menus in the theme, one for the top level navigation tabs just under the branding block at the top of the page, and another to create links in the footer of the page. The top level navigation should always contain a link to the home page on the left. The footer navigation should contain links to a privacy page, a copyright page and an accessibility page (see below), as well as a link to the University’s Freedom of Information website.

You can also create a third menu which can be added to pages displaying the site sidebar by following these steps:

  1. Create the menu in Appearance->Menus and add items to it
  2. Assign it to Menu for the right sidebar under Menu Settings.
  3. Go to Appearance->Widgets and drag a Custom menu widget into the site sidebar.
  4. Choose the menu you just created from the drop-down list


The theme contains two sidebars which can be switched on and off when using different page layouts:

  • Site sidebar – this is the column on the right side of pages, and is usually used for a custom menu, a quotation, or a partner logo
  • Section sidebar – this is the column on the left side of pages, and is usually used for a series of nested links to page content using the In this section widget


Example content for key pages is included here – please ensure the content is copied and pasted in text mode on the appropriate page, and that all substitutions for names and email addresses are completed before the pages are published

Accessibility page

The University of Leeds endeavours to promote equality and diversity in their policies, practice and services.

We are committed to making all web pages accessible to as wide a range of visitors as possible. As part of this, we are committed to making our pages as compliant as possible with the Web Accessibility Initiative's guidelines.

If you experience any difficulty in accessing any of the pages, or if you have any suggestions as to how we might improve accessibility, please contact [insert site admin name and email here], or the University Webmaster,

Copyright page

This is a blanket copyright statement which should be adjusted to suit the content of your site. You may wish to use Creative commons licenses instead.

Except where otherwise stated, copyright of all materials resides with the University of Leeds. 

No material may be reproduced or altered to any degree without the University's written consent.

The copyright of articles, blog posts and other material written by students or former students remains with the authors of the content.

Privacy page

This example text follows University guidelines and includes the relevant sections for Google analytics cookies. If you are using plugins (especially those which embed widgets from external sites such as twitter and facebook), please check the cookies set by those plugins before you use them and put their details on this page. You may, in some cases, need to ask users for their explicit permission to set these cookies as well.

Legal Statement

The information made available by the University of Leeds over the World Wide Web does not form part of any contract. Changing circumstances may cause the University to have to change its provisions at any time. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented, the University cannot accept responsibility for errors.

Privacy Notice

1. Purpose of this notice

This statement tells you how the University of Leeds will collect and process your personal data when you access this website.

2. Automated collection of personal information

As with most other web servers, when you access these web pages certain information you provide will automatically be recorded by the University of Leeds. This may include your IP address, browser type, and information relating to the page you last visited. This information is processed to estimate how much usage of the server is made by different categories of users and in the event of a breach of security may be used to aid detection.

3. Non-automated collection

Where you are required under this website to provide personal data this data will be used for the following purposes: to contact you regarding the query that you have made; to send you details of courses, if you have expressed an interest in receiving information about these courses.

4. Third-party access

Your personal data that you have provided will not routinely be sent to other third-parties (unless notified – see 3. above).

5. Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Our website uses first party cookies which are set by our web server as opposed to a different web server. They are categorised as strictly necessary, which are essential to the operation of the website, and performance cookies which collect anonymous information about the usage of our website. By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. We do not use cookies to collect personal information about you. Should you wish to restrict or block cookies which are set by our website you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘help’ function within your browser or the manual that comes with your device should tell you how. You may also wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how you can do this on a wide variety of browsers. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website. The table below explains the cookies we use and why:
Cookie Name Purpose Further Information
Google Analytics __utma This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to the site, and is written upon your first visit to this site from your web browser. The cookie is updated with each page view, and expires 2 years from being set or updated.
__utmb This cookie is used to establish the length of your visit to the site. The cookie is updated with each page view, and expires 30 minutes from being set or updated.
__utmz This cookie stores the type of referral used by you to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within the site. The cookie is updated with each page view, and expires 6 months from being set or updated.
__utmv This cookie may be set from some pages which are used to track file downloads, or which are used in advertising campaigns. The cookie is updated with each page view, and expires 2 years from being set or updated.

6. University Code of Practice

The University’s Data Protection Code of Practice also applies to the use of personal data under this website. The Code can be accessed at

7. Changes to this notice

This notice and therefore the ways in which your data may be processed can be changed from time to time. Any changes will only be notified via this web page.

8. Further information and Contact

If you have any queries relating to this privacy notice or the way your data is being processed through this website then please contact [insert site admin name and email here]. If you are dissatisfied with their response please contact the University Webmaster,