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Glossary of Terms

  • Page – The primary container for content that contains text and images and can have associated menus and widgets.
  • Page Templates – The template defines specific layout for individual pages. The Western Oregon theme is comprised of:
  • Default Template – the primary page structure with a left sidebar, widget areas, and an optional contact feature
    • Faculty Directory Template – this template includes a left sidebar, widget areas, and a carousel of faculty that link directly into the faculty profile pages.
    • PPC Landing Page Template – this is a stream-lined template intended for use with advertising campaigns that directs a call to action to complete an information request form (intended for use with gravity forms).
    • PPC Completion Template – this is a stream-lined template that assures the user their form has been submitted, offers the user additional information to engage and can lead the user back into the Western Oregon main website structure.
  • Home Page – the home page for this theme is a static page built via a series of editable widget areas and menus. More detail on how to update the home page elements follow in this document.
  • Profiles – a custom content type that stores and displays a set of data specified for a faculty member, a staff member, or a student and are generally associated with an academic program.
  • Testimonials – a custom content type that stores and displays a set of data specific for the sidebar testimonial slider and are generally associated with an academic program.
  • Page Groups – a custom content type that stores the page settings for groups of pages. Think of a page group as a department. If content is in appropriate to a group, it can be left blank and will not display. Grouped content includes:

    • Default menu
    • URL for program application
    • URL for program Request Information Form
    • Social Media Links
    • Contact us / Need Help block
    • Settings for Testimonial Slider
    • Settings for Profile Slider
  • Navigation – the hierarchical menu structure of the pages on the site. Typically, site visitors use top or sidebar navigation to browse through the site.
  • Plug-in – A collection of files that either change the way WordPress functions, or adds/removes functionality. These plugins can be activated or deactivated through the WordPress admin panel by the site admin
  • Widget – Placeholders or user interface elements that present data or a user interface to the user. Sidebar widgets can be reordered, renamed, enabled or disabled to change the looks, feel and contents of the user interface. Widgets can also be part of a plug-in.