Your Home Page

There are two sections to your website's Home Page. The first is the Header which has four required elements: Image (the large image at the top, this is optional for Type B sites), Image Alt text, Subtitle, Body. The second section is the Content area where you can add any of the available component types. Unlike other pages, Billboard Posts cannot be added to the Home Page.

Home Page Header Section

Image Type / Header Image

There are three options for the Image Type: Full, Small, No Type. Type A sites must use Full size images. Type B sites can choose between Small image or No image, in which case a color gradient will show in place of the image.

Minimum image sizes for this component are: Full – 1440 px wide x 700 px, Small – 1440 px wide x 420 px

Header Image Alt Text

For accessibility purposes the Alt Text is a required element used by screen readers. Write text that accurately represents content and function of the image in a few words. Do not write “image of …” or “graphic of …”

Home Subtitle

The Home Subtitle appears over the Header Image. For example, on red.uic.edu the site title is “A WordPress platform for campus websites”

Home Body

This is the introductory text below the header image.

Home Page Content Section

In this area, you can add as many content components as you would like to have appear on the page. As you create them, you can drag and drop the different components to re-order them on the page as needed.