Our user guides include demos, tutorials and tips to help you make the most of your website theme’s features.

WashU Sites leverage WordPress themes, which customize a website’s layout, styles, functionality and other features. 

Your website is likely using one of three themes if you requested it through sites.wustl.edu or the public affairs or medical public affairs office (two of the themes are legacy and are being phased out). Each theme has a separate users’ guide.

Select your theme to see the right users’ guide

Identify your theme by checking the visual cues in your site’s header (that’s the red and white banners at the top of every page).

Save your future self some time and bookmark the link after you find it below.

New WashU theme

JULY 2017 – PRESENT

Screenshot: New theme header

Header features:

  • Red bar with Washington University in St. Louis
  • White strip with site name
  • NO gray outline of WashU shield behind site name

Footer clue: At the bottom of each page, the copyright statement is included within the dark gray bar.

See user guide

WUSM Web Theme

2014 – JULY 2017

Header features:

  • White bar with Washington University School of Medicine or  Washington University Physicians
  • Red banner with site name

See user guide

Legacy WashU theme

2014 – JULY 2017

Screenshot: Legacy theme header showing shield behind site title

Header features:

  • Red bar with Washington University in St. Louis
  • White strip with site name
  • Gray outline of WashU shield behind site name

Footer clue: At the bottom of each page, the copyright statement is in a separate red banner.

See user guide

Other websites

Prior to the consolidation of web platforms, various groups including public affairs, IT services and vendors built websites for departments and offices at Washington University.

If you need help with one of these sites, please contact the group that built the site.