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The JumboPress base theme is a robust WordPress theme for Tufts University, with many features and options to create your site. This manual will walk you through how to create content for your site and how to use the available tools and features.

Recommendation: Decide what you want to do with your site, determine what content you have and will need for your site, and then determine how to do it using the JumboPress base theme features. Do not try to fit all JumboPress Base Theme features into your site.



Responsive Behavior

Today websites have the ability to change their layout and functionality to correspond with the screen size and device the user is using to interact with the site. This is called responsive behavior. The Tufts JumboPress theme for the first time is responsive. It will respond to the screen size of the user and rearrange the content to accommodate the difference in size and resolution.

Page Builder

Page Builder is a powerful and flexible tool that can be used to create pages and posts that allow you to organize content inside widgets on a layout using a grid system with rows and columns. This tool allows you to be more specific on how the responsive theme rearranges itself when the page or post is viewed on different sized screens.

Page Builder tool has been customized for the JumboPress theme. Here are a few resources that will help get started on using this layout tool.

  • JumboPress Manual: information on how to create and edit content with Page Builder as well as a list of the widgets available to use with the Page Builder tool in the JumboPress theme.
  • SiteOrigin documentation page: information that will help you get started from the developer team of the tool. Please watch the video at the top until minute 2:50 for all the pertinent information for our customized Page Builder tool.

Expanded Layouts Options

Page Builder’s flexible grid system expands the layout options available to you for your content. To see examples of these layouts please reference the JumboPress Base Theme sample site.


If you have any questions about the JumboPress Base theme, please contact us.