UW Theme Updated to 1.13.0

On Thursday, January 21, the WordPress UW Theme was updated to version 1.13.0 in the WiscWeb service. A full list of changes in this version of the UW Theme can be reviewed in the changelog.

Here are a few of the more noteworthy changes:

Heading styles

Certain UW Theme headings will no longer be restyled (via CSS) to all capital letters. Instead, they will be displayed exactly how they are typed into the page by the editor of the content.

Examples can be found on the UW Theme test site.
(Please note that content on this site is used for testing purposes only.)

Affected elements:

  • Page titles
  • Certain headings in Text Blocks (H2, for example)
  • Row Headlines (Content Layout Blocks)
  • H2 and H3 headings for page elements
  • Group of Links menus

**Note: Not all headings in the theme are affected

As a reminder, this change will affect pages/posts that had been previously created (not just new pages/posts). Our KB documentation has more information about this change.

Button styles

Buttons in the UW Theme have also been restyled. Most notably, they will now appear a bit larger in size, with larger text.


Blue box with white font that reads "Getting Started"


Blue box with white font that reads "Getting Started"

Updates to Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)

WiscWeb now aims to wrap ACF updates into each UW Theme release to allow for better testing and troubleshooting of issues. This release will bring us to version 5.9.3. More information about recent ACF updates can be found in their changelog.

If you notice anything that is not working as expected with your site following these updates, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at cms-support@doit.wisc.edu.