About the NMSU Theme

The theme controls the presentation of your WordPress site, such as the way your site looks and how it displays the content on your site.  NMSU Enterprise WordPress administrators have a selection of themes available for use, including the NMSU WordPress Theme.

Wordpress-Themes-128For each inactive theme you will have three available options: activate, preview, and delete. Each theme will also include theme-specific, user-configurable options.  When available, these options will appear as a submenu item to the Appearance top-menu label.  If you have requested migration assistance for your existing content, the NMSU WordPress theme will already be activated.

Please note that the NSMU WordPress theme should be used by official university websites.

Official websites include the websites and pages created by entities of New Mexico State University including,  but not limited to, its colleges, schools, departments, research centers, and administrative offices and purporting to represent New Mexico State University. All official university web sites are not permitted to use the generic themes provided in the list of available themes.

Unofficial university websites may use any of the available themes, including the NMSU WordPress theme.  Unofficial websites include the websites and pages created by entities of New Mexico State University including, but not limited to externally funded grant and research programs, individual University employees, faculty, staff, students, and student organizations to represent individuals, groups, or organizations.

** Please note that the only theme that includes end-user or technical support is the NMSU WordPress theme.

The Anatomy of the NMSU WordPress Theme

The NMSU WordPress Theme is built on the Bootstrap framework. Bootstrap is a mobile first design framework that allows sites to move gracefully between different size devices and displays. The theme also includes six different widget areas, two options for navigation, and two search options.