Editing the Footer

A website’s footer appears at the bottom of each page and is the same on every page.



Guide to the footer

The footer consists of three content pieces that are updated separately.

footer-elements

  1. Footer menu (optional): Some websites may include a footer menu, which runs horizontally across the top of the footer. To edit these links, see the instructions for Editing Site Menus.
  2. Site-specific footer: To edit contact information, list links (two optional lists) and social media icons (optional), follow the instructions below.
  3. Universal footer: All websites using the WUSM WebTheme include a universal footer at the bottom. It is not editable.

Editing the site-specific footer

Only WordPress editors with Administrator access can edit the site footer. To request administrator access for a user, please contact Medical Public Affairs.

  1. From the WordPress dashboard, on the left click Appearance > Footer
  2. Contact: Follow the format below for contact information, abbreviating Ave., St., etc. CB stands for “Campus Box” and is the campus mail service’s preferred format. (See related guide to site names.)

If mailing address and office location are the same:

Office of Lorem Ipsum (note boldface)
Department of Lorem Ipsum (if applicable; should link to department website)
Washington University School of Medicine
Street Address, CB ####, Suite ### | St. Louis, MO ZIP
Phone: 314-555-5555
Fax: 314-555-5555
Email: office@wustl.edu

If mailing address and office location are different:

Office of Lorem Ipsum (note boldface)
Department of Lorem Ipsum (if applicable; should link to department website)
Washington University School of Medicine
Mailing Address: Street Address, CB #### | St. Louis, MO ZIP
Office Location: Street Address, Suite ### | St. Louis, MO ZIP
Phone: 314-555-5555
Fax: 314-555-5555
Email: office@wustl.edu

  1. Link Lists: Your footer can include up to two lists of links. These may link to related websites; important, popular or hard-to-find pages on your website; etc. Please group similar links together. You can label the list(s) with a title, or leave the title blank. When applicable, use an ampersand instead of “and.”
  2. Social Media: Insert the web address for each of your social media accounts to add the icon and link to your footer. Current social media options are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.
    These social media icons are intended for links to your group’s specific social media accounts; please do not add links to the overall accounts for the School of Medicine. If you would like assistance with your social media accounts please contact Medical Public Affairs.
  3. When your edits are complete click Update