Ignite WordPress Training

Most CAHNRS websites use the Ignite Theme, which is what this training focuses on. If you have an older pagebuilder, you will need to contact the Web Service Center at cahnrs.web.support@wsu.edu for further assistance.

Accessibility Resources

WordPress Help

Add “wp-admin” at the end of the URL for the homepage. You will be prompted to login with your WSU Network ID and Password.

Left menu of WordPress Dashboard. Highlighted areas: Posts, Events, Media, Forms, Pages, Comments, Documents, News Articles, Theme Parts, TablePress, Appearance, Plugins, Users, Tools, and Settings.

The menu on the dashboard of the website consists of two sections.

The media library stores all the images and documents.

Please do not store audio or video files there. 

Sunset with silhouette of person and land in a grid.


There are several ways to add an image to a webpage. Three are briefly covered in the Adding Images video. I recommend using the textblock for images.

You can try these items too: Figure/CaptionImage, and Table.

WordPress menu items: "Textblock, Subtitle, Action Button, Promo, Social, Slide, and Slideshow" are highlighted.


Several items allow you to display feeds from your site, such as blog posts, or other sites. I recommend trying these feeds out to determine how you want the feed to display.

These items will display the feeds differently: PromosContent FeedPost/Page List, and Post Gallery.


This is a typical question/answer item. On the webpage, clicking on the question reveals the answer.


You have the option to add a YouTube or Vimeo video with this item. You’ll use the sequence of numbers and characters that identify the video found in the video’s URL.

Tabs and AZ Index

These options have been deprecated and should no longer be used.

Sidebar (Widgets) and Theme Parts

These items allow you to use Widgets or Theme Part items you create.

Important: Check your page for accessibility issues every time you publish the page.

WAVE Accessibility Tool (Google Drive Video)