WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Adding Pronouns to Fac/Staff Bios

The following document will walk users through how to add pronouns to faculty/staff bio pages.

Note: This option will display the pronouns only in the biography view (the detailed information about that specific person). It will not currently show in the list view that is populated via the fac/staff page element. We hope to offer a more formal solution for this in the future. You can help us with this, too!


Please follow these steps for each person you'd like to add pronouns for:

  1. Navigate to the fac/staff page in the dashboard

    Faculty/Staff members link in the WiscWeb dashboard

  2. Select the user you'd like to add pronouns for by hovering over their name and selecting the Edit link

    Faculty/staff bio example showing a highlighted Edit link

  3. Scroll down to the Extra Fields option (just below the Biography text editor box)

    Extra fields description showing the Add Extra Data button

  4. Click on the Add Extra Data button. This will bring up a few new fields: Label, Value, and URL.

    Fields shown when selecting the Extra Fields option

  5. Add the following: 
    1. In the Label field, type Pronouns
    2. In the Value field, type their desired pronouns (ex: they/them)
    3. You can leave the URL field blank

      Extra Fields label options, displaying where to add your desired pronouns

  6. Publish/Update the fac/staff member page

    Image of a bald man on the left with contact information and preferred pronouns displayed on the right

Help Us Improve This Feature!

We are currently working on options for improving the pronoun experience within the UW Theme. We'd love your feedback on how best to accomplish this! If you have ideas related to the design and function of this feature that you'd like to share, please send an email to help@doit.wisc.edu and note that this is related to the fac/staff page element in WiscWeb.

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Keywords:fac/staff, pronouns, faculty, staff, people, professor, person   Doc ID:112412
Owner:Jenna K.Group:WiscWeb CMS
Created:2021-07-16 13:00 CDTUpdated:2022-11-10 09:56 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, WiscWeb CMS
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