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What is a sub-site?

A sub-site in SiteBuilder has its own local navigation menu. Optionally, you can have a different site design to the parent site. A link in the masthead enables visitors to navigate to the parent site.

For example, the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation is a sub-site of the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS). The sub-site has its own design and links to the parent department:

CSGR home page

Béla Balázs: The Spirit of Film is a sub-site of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. Unlike CSGR, the sub-site inherits the School's site design:

Béla Balázs home page

What's the difference between a page, a site and a sub-site?

  Page Site Sub-site
Has a standalone local navigation menu No Yes Yes
Can have its own site design (colour palette, page borders and masthead background) No Yes Yes
Text displayed in the masthead Current site title Current site title

1) Parent site title > Current site title (default)

2) Current site title

When should I use a sub-site?

Common reasons to use a sub-site instead of a section of standard pages are:

  • when you need a standalone local navigation menu
  • to help you organise and manage distinct parts of a large website that are significant enough to warrant their own identity and navigation – for example, the Modern Records Centre sub-site of the Library
  • to make an intranet for staff or students in your department

How do I get a sub-site?

Send a request to webteam at warwick dot ac dot uk. Include a short description of what the sub-site is for and the URL (web address) you want the sub-site to be located at – for example:


Email webteam at warwick dot ac dot uk
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