User Guide


The website in built using the Extra theme

Extra theme demo

Extra theme documentation


Divi page builder


 The Extra Theme uses the Divi Page Builder:


Website Category structure

General editing

The top right Help tab gives you tips on wherever you are in the WordPress dashboard.

From the front-end of the website, use the links in the top admin bar to help you edit each page (edit page)/post (edit post)/category (edit layout).
Most editing works the same as the system, but the Extra theme has a few unusual features.

  • Category builder To edit the Homepage, and other category landing pages, eg Talks & Writings,  Library
    (Left menu >> Extra >> Category builder)
  • Divi builder is used to format most Category layouts and Pages/Posts.
    See documentation here / fairly user friendly to play around with.
    There are different modules available depending on whether you’re editing a Category layout or a Page/Post.
  • Extra AC Shortcodes
    By default, the Extra theme limits what Divi Builder modules you can place on a Category layout, or on a Page/Post layout. Extra AC shortcodes is an extension of the Divi builder which allows you to put any modules (eg Text, Tabbed posts, slideshow) anywhere you like – on Category layouts or Pages/Posts.
    Create the modules in AC shortcodes then add a text module to the Page/Post/ Category layout where you want the module to display, and paste in the shortcode.
    See tutorial
  • The Homepage slider is created with AC shortcodes here

Homepage slider

  • The Homepage slider is created with AC shortcodes here

Adding Posts

  • LH menu >> Posts >> Add new
  • Complete these sections:
    Title, Category, Featured image (optional), Tags, Related posts

Adding Lesson plans

  • Add lesson plans as Projects
  • See documentation here
  • ‘Skills’ work like Post ‘Tags’
  • ‘Categories’ can be used to sort the lesson plans by Theme… TBC

Editing the Right hand menus

  • The right hand menus are edited in Appearance >> Widgets
  • There are 2 sidebars set up:
    – Main Sidebar – for Posts and Category Archives
    – Page Sidebar for pages
  • Each Widget has tickboxes to show/hide in on particular parts of the website, eg. by category, page etc.

Edit top menu

  • Left hand Menu >> Appearance >> Menus
    (Click Save!)