eLearning: Applying the Engineering Course Template to a publish.illinois.edu Website

This article gives step by step instructions for creating a publish.illinois.edu (PIE) website using the engineering course template.

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Apply the Engineering Course Template

Once your publish.illinois.edu website is established, import the engineering course template.

  • Download the template file to import. (Right-click the template file, choose Save link as...)
  • Log in at publish.illinois.edu
  • Navigate to your site Dashboard. In the top toolbar choose My Sites, {name of your site}, Dashboard
    • Under Dashboard, choose Tools, choose Import.import option on drop down list 
    • Click Run Importer.
    • Click Choose File.
    • Navigate to the downloaded template file.
    • Click Upload file and import.
    • Under Assign Authors, Import author: Melissa or assign posts to an existing user, click the drop down and choose your name. Click Submit.existinguser.png
    • You'll see the "All done" message, meaning the import is successful.

Update Your Theme

Once the import is complete, apply the same theme as the template.

  • In the Dashboard, choose Appearance, click Themes.theme.png
  • The theme in our template is called  Engineering at Illinois 2017
  • Click Activate on the Engineering at Illinois 2017 to apply the theme.activate.png
  • You will now see the new theme activatednewtheme.png

Update Your Home Page

Now, assign the template's Overview page as your home page.

  • In the Dashboard, choose Settings, click Reading
  • Set Your homepage displays
    • Select A static page (select below)
    • Homepage: choose Overview
    • Click Save Changeshome.png

Editing Pages

Edit the pages with your content.

  • In the Dashboard, choose Pages, All Pages
  • Choose the page and click Edit
  • Click Update to apply changes.edit.png

Additional PIE (publish.illinois.edu) Resources

Keywordstemplate course engineering website publish PIE   Doc ID104842
OwnerMelissa W.GroupEngineering IT
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Created2020-08-11 10:16:57Updated2024-04-30 10:16:05
SitesUniversity of Illinois Engineering IT
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