How to add a donation link for CAS Department websites


This article is designed to guide site administrators through the process of adding a donation link to their department's website.

This guide will employ examples from websites using the CAS Department Theme.



In order to complete this process for your website, you will need the following:

  • UO Foundation donation link
  • Access as a site administrator for access to edit menus

Acquiring a UO Foundation Donation Link

Contact Sarah Bungum, the CAS Development Donor/Alumni Relations Coordinator, at or at x6-0045. She will coordinate with UO Foundation and will provide you the link once it has been created. The process typically takes less than 24 hours.

Creating a Social Media menu

Typically, most of the donation links utilized by departments are placed in the Social Media menu located along the right-side and bottom of any menu-supported page within the CAS Department Theme.

Menu editor screen (within the Appearance menu)

In order to create one, go to Appearance, select Menus then:

  1. Click on create a new menu
  2. Select the Social Media location
  3. Click Save Menu to finish

NOTE: In order for the menu to become visible, it needs to have published content in it. You can add content from the panel just to the left of the Menu Structure panel.

Editing the menu to add the link

Most department sites have been set up on the CAS Department Theme which allows for menus in three locations: Primary MenuSide Menu (also called Submenu), and Social Media menu.

CAS Department Theme Menu Locations

This particular link should go into the Social Media menu location because the theme has a special icon for anything in that menu using CSS Classes.

When a piece of content is added (page, link, etc.) to the Social Media menu, CSS Classes are enabled so that the corresponding icon matches the content of the link. From the Menus screen, select the Social Media menu (or the menu assigned to that location) to view it.

When adding a new donation link, for example, be sure to click Save Menu first to activate CSS Classes.

Menu editor screen (steps for adding content highlighted)

Once the new content has been added:

  1. Click the small triangle on the right-hand side of the content item to open its options
  2. Select the desired class from the list (for a donation link, select donate)
  3. Click Save Menu to complete the process.


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