Applies to: all CALS sites running the current CALS theme
Description: a black box with white text that appears above the site menu. A blue button linking to an informational page or post. The box contains prefilled text about the UW’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Site administrators can also add information below the prefilled text.
Limits: Only site administrators can modify the alert banner.
How to Manage the Alert Banner
- Login to the site.
- From the WordPress Dashboard menu, choose Appearance..Customize. The Customizer appears.
- On the left menu of the Customizer, locate and click Alerts. The alert block opens:
NOTE: You cannot edit the prefilled text COVID-19 text, and the text does not appear in the alert block at the left.
|Option||What It Does|
|Alert Disabled||Turns off the alert banner.|
|Additional Alert Message||Adds text below the stock COVID-19 message. Suggested wording:|
“During this time, please contact us at [insert e-mail or phone number].”
|Pin Alert to the top of the screen||Freezes the alert at the top of the screen. When site visitors scroll the page, they can still see the alert.|
|Turn off User Dismissable||Disables the X in the upper right corner so site visitors can’t turn off the banner.|
Edit the text as desired.
Click the X at the top left of the Customizer menu to return to the WordPress Admin Dashboard.