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Basic UW theme renamed UW Theme Lite

We’ve settled on names for the two official UW WordPress themes we’ll have later this month: UW Theme and UW Theme Lite. This site is running UW Theme Lite, a version of the theme that follows the most basic WordPress theme standards, while applying the UW site header, navigation, typography and footer.

UW Theme Lite is well-suited for class blog sites and other small, simple WordPress sites. It can also be a good choice for developing a child theme where you want the basic UW look and feel but otherwise need to add your own custom theme.

Switching from the “basic” UW theme to UW Theme Lite

UW Theme Lite is the same theme as what was previously called the basic UW theme, just with a different name.

Switching to the new theme

If you have been using the UW basic theme as is, you can switch to the newly named theme by:

  1. Uploading the new theme to your site
  2. Switching the theme in the WordPress theme manager

The above steps should preserve your prior theme customizer settings. Once you’ve made the change and verified everything looks okay, you can delete the old uw-madison-160 theme folder.

If using a child theme

If you’ve been using a child theme with the the basic theme (whose folder name was uw-madison-160) you’ll need to modify your child theme’s style.css file so that the value for Template: is now uw-theme-lite instead of uw-madison-160. (After making this change and uploading the uw-theme-lite folder to your site’s themes directory, you may also need to deactivate and activate the theme in the Themes manager in order for the child theme to recognize the new parent theme folder. You can do so by switching to a different theme and then back again.)

If you need assistance in making the theme switch, please email

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(See documentation about using and contributing to UW Theme Lite.)

Markup: HTML Tags and Formatting


Header one

Header two

Header three

Header four

Header five
Header six


Single line blockquote:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

Multi line blockquote with a cite reference:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo

— Jane Doe


Employee Salary Notes
Mary Doe $10,000 Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit
John Doe $5,000 Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Jane Blogs $20,000
Fred Blogs $18,000 Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Definition List Title
Definition list division.
User experience design (UX, UXD, UED or XD) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and the product.
Responsive web design (RWD) is a web development approach that creates dynamic changes to the appearance of a website, depending on the screen size and orientation of the device being used to view it.
Pattern library
A pattern library is a collection of recurring user interface design patterns used to create identity, promote brand and solve common design problems.

Unordered Lists (Nested)

  • List item one
    • List item one
      • List item one
      • List item two
      • List item three
      • List item four
    • List item two
    • List item three
    • List item four
  • List item two
  • List item three
  • List item four

Ordered List (Nested)

  1. List item one
    1. List item one
      1. List item one
      2. List item two
      3. List item three
      4. List item four
    2. List item two
    3. List item three
    4. List item four
  2. List item two
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Address Tag

500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706
United States

Anchor Tag (aka. Link)

This is an example of a link.

Abbreviation Tag

The abbreviation srsly stands for “seriously”.

Cite Tag

“Code is poetry.” —Automattic

Code Tag

You will learn later on in these tests that word-wrap: break-word; will be your best friend.

Emphasize Tag

The emphasize tag should italicize text.

Insert Tag

This tag should denote inserted text.

Keyboard Tag

The known tag emulates keyboard text, which is usually styled like the <code> tag.

Preformatted Tag

This tag styles large blocks of code.

.post-title {
	margin: 0 0 5px;
	font-weight: bold;
	font-size: 38px;
	line-height: 1.2;
	and here's a line of some really, really, really, really long text, just to see how the PRE tag handles it and to find out how it overflows;

Quote Tag

Developers, developers, developers… —Steve Ballmer

Strike Tag  (deprecated in HTML5)

This tag shows strike-through text

Strong Tag

This tag shows bold text.

Subscript Tag

H2O — should push the “2” down.

Superscript Tag

E = MC— should lift the 2 up.

Template: Excerpt (Generated)

This is the post content. It should be displayed in place of the auto-generated excerpt in single-page views. Archive-index pages should display an auto-generated excerpt of this content. Depending on Theme-defined filters, the length of the auto-generated excerpt will vary from Theme-to-Theme. The default length for auto-generated excerpts is 55 words, so to test the excerpt auto-generation, this post must have more than 55 words. Continue reading

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