Support & Training

Customization

How to Add the Events Widget Back to Your Site

Recently, there was an update for the events calendar (version 2 to 3) plugin. One of the major modifications made was a change in the name of the events calendar widget. This name change causes the existing widget to disappear from sidebars or other widgets areas.   In order to replace the events calendar, navigate to Appearance>>Widgets… Read more »

Web and Theme Customization Resources

Built by You. Supported by Us. Powered by WordPress.   What does “self-serve” mean? Web.unc.edu is ‘self-serve’ meaning we are here to provide both the resources to help you learn how to use web.unc.edu and the building blocks to develop a web.unc.edu site but leave it to you to actually develop one. We work to offer a variety of safe,… Read more »

Create a Custom Full Length Footer

Note: This is using the UNC Department Theme. Activate both the Improved Simpler Plugin. If you do not know how to activate a plugin, please follow these instructions. Navigate to Appearance>Widgets  and drag the Text Widget to the Footer Center Sidebar on the right handside using the Text widget. Add the desired content for your footer. We suggest… Read more »

Display Sub-Forum List using Custom CSS

If you have multiple forums on your site and would like to display a list of the forums on a page, please follow the steps bellow. Note: Understanding of CSS and shortcodes needed. This custom CSS was added in the Department theme. Depending on your theme, more changes may need to be made to your… Read more »

Adding a Custom Background Image to the UNC Department Theme

Note: These are for users using the UNC Department theme. Activate the Improved Simpler Plugin. If you do not know how to activate a plugin, please follow these instructions. Upload the image you want to be your background by going to Media>Add New.  Copy the file URL. Navigate to Appearance>Custom CSS. Paste the following CSS… Read more »

Customizing Your Sidebar

Editing your website’s sidebar is made easier by using widgets. A Widget is a fancy word for tools or content that you can add, arrange, and remove from the sidebars of your blog. Widgets make it easy to customize the content of your blog sidebar. Common Widgets Archives – displays archive links for each month… Read more »

Adding Forms to a Website: Gravity Forms Plugin

Gravity forms is a form making plugin available for use through web.unc.edu. It has quite a few options that allow you to use it to do a variety of things including contact forms, registration forms, applications, surveys and more! Activate the Gravity Forms Plugin. If you do not know how to activate a plugin, please… Read more »

Department Theme Custom Sidebars

If a webpage’s theme is the “UNC Department Theme,” custom sidebars can be enabled and utilized to promote information concerning various UNC academic departments from upcoming events to featured articles. This organizational tool of custom sidebars adds more variety while centralizing information to these webpages. Activate the UNC Department Theme. If you do not know… Read more »

Create a Custom Blog View with Wp-Views

Below are two videos about how to set up a custom blog view for a website. Create the individual view template. Create the custom view to embed the view template and embed it on a page. If you would like more help on getting started with wp-views and wp-types please check out the UNC help document.