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WordPress for Texas User Documentation

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Article Number : KB0014801
Published on : 2021-01-12
Last modified : 2021-01-12 14:53:47
Knowledge Base : IT Public Self Help

WordPress for Texas

WordPress for Texas (WFT) is a custom WordPress distribution provided by ITS for use on the CMS Hosting Platform (CHP).  WFT includes a UT branded theme and the necessary components to enable users to log in to the WordPress administrative dashboard through the centralized authentication service, Enterprise Authentication.

By default, WFT uses the UT branded theme, UT WordPress, built on the Genesis framework and is designed to meet accessibility standards and UT brand guidelines.

Enterprise Authentication integration can be provided as part of the go live request for your site and is made possible by the inclusion of WP SAML Auth and UTexas EID Auth plugins as well as the simpleSAMLphp library.  See this article in the CHP documentation for more information on EID authentication for WFT.

Included Plugins

The following plugins are included in the WFT upstream. 

IMPORTANT: Do not update or remove any of these plugins.  Doing so will result in a MERGE CONFLICT next time you attempt to apply an upstream update.  

  • Akismet Anti-Spam
  • Genesis Responsive Slider
  • Native PHP Sessions for WordPress
  • Responsive Menu Pro
  • UTexas EID Authentication (SAML)
  • WP SAML Auth
  • WP-CFM

UT WordPress Theme

WFT includes the UT WordPress Theme. This is a customized version of the Genesis Education Pro Theme by StudioPress. It aims to provide a WordPress theme using standardized University brand elements, and improve accessibility compliance while allowing developers to retain control over customization. It is free to the UT community.

We acknowledge and are grateful to the developers at the UT Division of Diversity and Community Engagement for their contributions to the UT WordPress theme.

UT WordPress Theme User Guide


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