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Organising websites migrated to WordPress Multisite


  • Websites are in a private state after being migrated to WordPress Multisite. 
  • Websites are migrated to WordPress Multisite with the sidebar menu layout. 
  • Websites must be organised in WordPress Multisite and then made public. 
  • You can also read the general WordPress Multisite manual for help – (in Estonian)
  • Please inform about errors after migrating the websites to WordPress Multisite and when you need help organising the websites. 

 A WordPress website consists of: 

  • logo area (the default is the university logo, which can be changed: Theme settings, Header, Logo
  • upper external links area (links can be added: Theme settings, Header, Top links
  • top menu area (top menu display can be configured: Theme settings, Header, Header style
  • header area (blue background or image on which the page title can be displayed, header area can be configured: Theme settings, Page
  • sidebar menu area (the display of the sidebar menu can be configured: Theme settings, Header, Header style) – the sidebar menu is displayed on the left by default, but it can also be displayed on the right of the content section in the case on sidebars layout (Theme settings, Page, Page Layout -> With sidebar(s), Sidebar settings -> Primary on the right
  • content area where you can display WordPress content types (pages, posts, events) 
  • footer (Theme settings, footer

When migrating the Sisu@UT website to WordPress Multisite, the subpages of the previous Sisu@UT website are migrated together with the page components (images, embedded videos, accordions), menus, files and the content of special applications (H5P content, dictionaries, tests). After migrating the website to WordPress Multisite, it is necessary to review the migrated website and make necessary arrangements. 

I Organising the header area (Theme settings, Page

By default, websites migrated to WordPress Multisite have an area with a blue background in the header where the title of the website is displayed as text. The header area appears on all content types (pages, posts and events). 

  1. If the website has an incorrect title, change the title (Settings, Site title). You can also hide the display of the website title (Theme settings, Page, Show global title, Hide). 
  2. If you want, add an image instead of the blue header background (Theme settings, Page, Global featured image, Add Image) and change the height of the image area (Bannersize, Small/Large). By default, websites have the smaller header area. For best results, the image should be at least 1920×280 (Small) or 1920×480 (Large) in size. When adding a header image, the image will be cropped, but make sure that the appropriate image area is displayed after cropping (e.g. people’s heads are not cut off). 
  3. It is possible to replace the header image for individual pages or posts with another image or not display it at all. 

II Configuring the layout (Header style

Websites migrated to WordPress Multisite have a sidebar menu layout by default. This layout can be changed to top menu or top and sidebar menu layouts (Theme settings, Header, Header style): 

  1. Only the top menu layout (Show only header menu) – the first level menu items are displayed in the top menu, and the submenu items of the corresponding first level item are opened from a drop-down menu 
  2. Top and sidebar menu layout (Show top and sidebar menus) – in the top menu, the first level elements are displayed, and when selecting the first level menu item, the submenu items of the corresponding element are displayed in the sidebar menu (Example) 
  3. Only sidebar menu layout (Show only sidebar menu) – menu items of all levels are displayed hierarchically in the sidebar menu 

III Organising menus (Appearance, Menus

If your SISU website used more than one menu, you should probably adopt the top and sidebar menu layout in WordPress Multisite. In this case (in WordPress Multisite) you should add the items from different menus to one main menu (e.g. add the previous secondary menu items to the primary menu and place them as submenu items of the first level menu items). If necessary, open the Sisu@UT website concurrently to review the previous structure and the sequence of menu items for reference. 

If you used section menus in your Sisu@UT website, make sure that you add the pages in the section menus to the main menu according to the website structure. 

If you previously used a separate menu for multilingualism in Sisu@UT, you can continue with this menu solution in WordPress Multisite as well, or create multilingualism in WordPress Multisite the right way by adding translations in other languages to the Estonian pages. In this case, the language change would take place within the same page using the language change links. 

IV Organising the footer (Theme settings, Footer

If you previously had a footer in your Sisu@UT website, it has not been migrated to WordPress Multisite. Re-add the footer in WordPress Multisite (Theme settings, Footer). You can add text, web and social media links to the left part of the footer, and text and logos with web links to the right part. If necessary, open the Sisu@UT website next to it to check what information was in the footer of your Sisu@UT website. 

V Editing pages and posts 

The pages and book pages of your Sisu@UT website are migrated to WordPress Multisite as pages (Pages). If you go to change the migrated pages, initially the content of the pages is in the form of the classic editor (Classic editor). It is recommended to convert the page content into blocks (Convert to blocks) and to change the existing blocks or add additional blocks. 

The blog entries (blog) of Sisu@UT are migrated to WordPress Multisite as posts (Posts). Posts can be added to menus and you can build a blog type page from these – posts can be added to categories (Categories, Tags) and displayed by category or use the Latest posts block. 

VI Adding special applications 

Dictionary (Name directory) 

The Sisu@UT dictionary with terms is migrated to the Name directory application of WordPress Multisite, but the website administrator must add a dictionary page to his website, where he adds the corresponding dictionary using the Shortcode component. You can get the Shortcode from the corresponding dictionary: 

Tests (Watu PRO) 

Sisu@UT tests are migrated to the WordPress Multisite Watu PRO application. For this, you need to make a test page to the website and add the Watu test to the page using the Shortcode component. You can get the test Shortcode from the corresponding test: 

H5P exercises 

WordPress Multisite has an H5P plugin that allows you to create new H5P exercises and add them to the page using a Shortcode. The H5P exercises migrated from Sisu@UT have already been linked to the corresponding pages using a Shortcode


Web forms created with Sisu@UT web form application are not migrated to WordPress Multisite. For WordPress Multisite websites, it is recommended to use the LimeSurvey tool ( to create a survey and to embed the LimeSurvey survey to the WordPress Multisite website. 

Widgets (e.g. logo) 

If the previous website had information with widgets in the form of texts or images (e.g. logo) next to the pages, these widgets will not be migrated to WordPress Multisite. You can find the image file in the media files (Media, Library) of the WordPress Multisite website, but you have to add the logo file to the WordPress Multisite website yourself:

  • in the footer to the right logo area 
  • to the website widget area 
  • in the content area of the home page, aligning the image with the text or using the Columns component. For example, place the logo image as an image component to the right 25% width column. 

If necessary, open the Sisu@UT website next to it to check what information was previously there.  


Events from the Sisu@UT website are migrated to WordPress Multisite as Events

Help with organising website 

If, after migrating the website to WordPress Multisite, you discover any errors in the pages (e.g. entire page content has not been migrated to WordPress Multisite) or you need help in organising the pages, please inform