Site Guide


Pages make up the majority of the website and utilize WordPress Blocks to create unique layouts. An outline of all pages are accessed under the Pages menu found in the left side navigation of the dashboard. This is where you can add new pages and edit existing pages.

WordPress Blocks & Layout Building

To meet best practices, accessibility support, and search engine optimization, pages should always include a H1 tag at the beginning of the content that accurately describes the page.

Note: the page title found at the top of the page editor is the system and browser title for the page, and a H1 tag block must also be included in the page layout.

Default Layout

When creating a new page, the Child Nav Layout block is included on the page by default. This block creates a basic layout for interior pages that automatically generates a navigation sidebar based on the parent-page structure applied to the pages. This layout block contains regions for main content blocks parallel to the sidebar, as well as an additional region under the child navigation to include aside callouts or quick links.

Blocks can also be added below the Child Nav Layout block which will span the full width of the template below the child navigation and any blocks included in the other regions of the layout block.

If no child navigation, or sidebar is desired, the Child Nav Layout block can be removed entirely, and blocks can be included on the page spanning the full width of the template.

Page Settings


Pages can utilize two templates. Most pages should continue using the Default template.

  • Default template – suitable for most pages, includes the site header, site footer, page banner, breadcrumbs, and block editor region
  • Base – includes the site header, footer, and block region only; does not include bread crumbs or page banner for use on the homepage, and special landing pages

Featured Image

While the featured image will not display directly on the page, this image is used when sharing the page across social media, and when the page returns as a search result in the site’s search.

It’s recommended to use a featured image on all prominent and high level pages.

Page Attributes

Parent pages are set set under page attributes. Setting parent pages controls the page hierarchy of the website, the automatically generated child navigation, and URL structure to access the page.

An order for pages within a section can also be explicitly set here.

Banner Image

The banner image displays at the top of Default template pages – under the header and before page content. The recommended size for a banner is at least 1920×540. Portions of the image may be cropped based on image size and/or screen size.

If no banner image is set, a default site banner will display.

Child Navigation

By default, pages within a section will display in the child navigation for its parents and siblings. The Exclude from Navigation option can be set here to hide a page from this section navigation while still remaining in the site’s hierarchy and URL structure.