Moving Your Website into the Web Design System (WDS)

Finally Ready to Move From the Spine Theme to the Web Design System?

  • Ready to be on-brand with your website?
  • Need guidance on moving your website into the Web Design System (WDS) theme?
  • Need to know where to start with blocks? And what are blocks?
  • Want to know how to check your web pages for accessibility compliance?
  • Want to optimize your website for search engines?

Join the Web Team’s Presentations

We are offering a series of presentations covering the Web Design System, Blocks, Accessibility, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

Each day consists of four trainings. Each training will be a 30-minute presentation and 30-minute questions and answers. These 1-hour trainings will help you update your website from the Spine theme to WDS. These trainings will be recorded and posted on our website afterward.


Feel free to join these trainings when you can.


Switching to the Web Design System

Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m.

You Will Learn

  • How to update a WordPress website to the WDS
  • Choosing between cloning the existing website or starting fresh
  • Common issues to watch out for during the switch to the WDS
  • Plugins to activate and deactivate

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Mechanics of Building with Blocks

Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

You will learn

  • Converting to blocks
  • Building new pages

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Digital Accessibility

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

You will learn

  • Digital Accessibility & Core Concepts
  • Checking the webpage for accessibility errors and using WAVE

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Basics

Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

You will learn

  • SEO Basics
  • Optimization of headings, files, images, and URLs

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  • July TBD