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Documentation: Documentation

The Cambrian College website is an extensive, customized build that includes a wide range of components, modules templates and options. The purpose of this documentation is to provide an overview of these different parts for reference by administrators, editors and content authors.

Building Pages

Clearly, page content is one of the key elements of the Cambrian website. There are a number of different tools that can be used to create and build out pages. These include:

Post Types

Beyond pages, there are a number of different post types that are used throughout the website. Each of these post types are intended for a very specific form of content.

Site Options

In addition to the options relating to the various post types, there are also a number of option pages for configuring the appearance and functionality of the website. Key options pages include:


There are a number of third-party plugins installed in order to implement certain key functional areas. The following list provides links to documentation about these plugins:

  • Advanced Custom Fields – Provides an interface for adding advanced custom fields into WordPress. This is a critical plugin.
  • Gravity Forms – Provides a means of building and deploying contact forms in WordPress.
  • Oasis Workflow – Provides a means of implementing workflow features in WordPress.
  • SearchWP – Provides improved search indexing and results.
  • TablePress – Provides a user friendly means of building tables in WordPress.
  • Yoast SEO – Provides additional functionality for SEO in WordPress.

Website Design

To further support the continued evolution of Cambrian’s web presence and brand, here is an overview of the design approaches and elements that are put to practice across Cambrian’s website.

Content Creation and Best Practices

A website is only as good as it’s content, and writing for the web is quite the departure from other written media with it’s various technical considerations and and concepts. Here is an overview of what you should know when creating any future content.