Help & support

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

Themes & menus

Themes are pre-designed styling and formatting templates for your website, we have provided a selection of themes for you to choose from.

If you would like to change your websites’ theme go to Dashboard>Appearance>Theme via the left-hand navigation menu in the Dashboard to see which other options are available.

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


Menus are the main navigation for your website and can either be formateed to be in the header or as a ‘Hamburger menu’. When setting up a menu you can add drop-downs from parent categories, however do not add an additional level of drop-downs. 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 wish to use the in-built Gutenberg block editor you will need to enable this in Settings>Writing and toggle on the block Editor.


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 available with 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