The guidance linked to below has been highlighted as it is particularly relevant to the themes and plugins used on this platform.


During the upgrade, a new theme may have been identified to replace the one your site/blog was using. This is due to older themes no longer being supported by WordPress.

As a result, headers may display differently on your site. You can easily replace any missing header images or choose suitable replacements for default images by following the guide to custom header images.

If you want to change the theme which has been allocated to your site, go to Dashboard>Appearance>Theme via the left-hand navigation menu to see which other options are available.

For a full list of themes supported by CampusPress – all themes provided are accessibility-ready.


Menu structures should be the same, but they may display differently, depending on which theme your site is now using. For more information on customising your menu, please read the Menus help guide.

For a full overview of themes and menus, please refer to the Themes and appearance guide.


The following plugins are available by default on all sites and should give a solid initial choice for users.

For more information on plugins and a list of all available plugins please use the following link to Plugins supported by CampusPress. Please note that if you require a plugin from the extended list it will need to be requested by emailing

Requests for the plugin Formidable Forms will need to be referred to as we will need to ensure that users follow GDPR requirements and use Privacy Notices if any personal data is collected in a form.

Page builders

If you have built your site using a page builder, your site will have been rebuilt on the new platform using the DIVI theme. Please view the guide below for more information.

Please note that the use of page builders can cause issues when changing themes or when updates are needed.


Any member of staff or student who sets up or administers a publicly available site on this WordPress platform, must ensure that their site is accessible and includes an accessibility statement. Please refer to our accessibility guidance page for more help and advice on checking site accessibility and writing an accessibility statement.

Additional guidance

The following links provide more advice and guidance on other features of your updated blog/site.

LinkedIn Learning resources

LinkedIn Learning is a resource available to all members of staff and students. The links below highlight more in-depth tutorials on the use of WordPress, taking you through the essential uses of the tool.

If you have any queries or support requests please email