The1789 brings the beautiful appearance of georgetown.edu and the Walsh School of Foreign Service, to all content editors. The new theme incorporates major improvements in architecture and scalability as well as the addition of new components used by our existing sites. In addition, we have revamped and created some new blocks to make editing your content easier and more efficient.
This theme is best suited for promotional sites with an emphasis on media and imagery. For more information on the theme, read our Design Philosophy.
It’s important to familiarize yourself with all of the blocks available in 1789 to take full advantage of the theme. You might have noticed there are some new blocks specific to 1789, while some blocks from the Whitehaven Nu theme are not available in 1789. For a detailed list of the blocks available to you in 1789, check out our block catalog.
Whitehaven Blocks Not Available in 1789:
- Button Row
- Expandable content (deprecated)
- Media & Text
- News by Category/Tag
- Photo Gallery
- Profile Card Deck
- Selected News
- Tab Panel
New Blocks in 1789:
- Landing Intro
- People Stories
- Promo with Video
- Video Full-Width
- Explore More
- Link CTA
- Quick Links
- Teaser Links
- Featured Stories
- Promo with Photo
- Promo with Text
- Program Hompage Hero
- School Homepage Hero
In the Whitehaven Nu theme, there were three page templates: landing page, landing page light, and default page.
There are two categories of page templates in 1789: A full-width page, which includes the homepage and landing page templates, and a fixed-width page, which includes the default, chaptered, and parent-child page templates.
Blocks in 1789 were designed with the intent to be used on certain page templates. For example, the People Stories block was designed to be used on full-width pages and is not meant to be used on fixed-width page templates. For more information on block usage for page templates, review our Block Component Guide.
Common Mistakes to Avoid
- Using blocks from Whitehaven Nu: If you are coming from Whitehaven Nu, you’ll need to avoid using Whitehaven Nu (WhNu) blocks that are not supported in1789. You’ll notice any blocks carried over from WhNu have a bright yellow background in the editor. Be sure to remove these blocks and replace them with a 1789 alternative!
- Not setting website or page goals: Without a clear goal for a page, choosing a page template and blocks can be more difficult. Make sure to set goals and keep your audience in mind to create pages with intent.
- Using full-width blocks on fixed-width pages: As we mentioned in the page template section, there are two main types of pages templates: a full-width page and a fixed-width page. Avoid using full-width blocks o fixed-width page templates like the default, chaptered, or parent-child templates. For more information on block usage, review our Block Component Guide.
Tips for Working in 1789
- Focus on content strategy. Review our recommended content process that covers defining website goals, understanding your users, reviewing existing content, information architecture and site navigation, and page layouts. If you’re on a time crunch, we recommend at least setting website and page goals, defining your primary and secondary audiences, reviewing existing content, and taking a look at your existing IA.
- Learn the new blocks and quirks of the theme. 1789 is a new theme with new features and blocks. Take the time to review our Block Catalog to take full advantage of all of the blocks.
- Use all the available resources! Make sure to explore our documentation site, read our Block Component Guide, and reach out to Web Services if needed.