Customizer is an out-of-the-box feature in WordPress that allows you to make edits to your site while seeing the updates live.

With some added features specific to the University WordPress Sites platform, we’ll go over some of the features you’ll want to configure when first setting up your site.

Customizer is used to update:

  • Site Identity
  • Footer
  • Menus
  • Widgets
  • Homepage Settings


To get started, navigate to any page or post on your site, and click the Customize icon in your top bar. You’ll need to be logged into your account to see this.

After opening the Customizer panel, you’ll see a few different options available to fill out for your site.

You can control and edit these either by clicking the labels in the sidebar or by clicking the blue pencil icon which will show up on editable fields in the page.