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

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.

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.