NAU Web Migration
NAU Information Technology Services (ITS) and Marketing are in the process of updating the university’s web presence. Marketing is in charge of design, branding, and content while ITS is in charge of development, operations, and information architecture.
The launch of NAU’s new website isn’t just a way to modernize the university’s online presence—it’s an opportunity to enhance the way we communicate with our audiences and engage with them more effectively.
- Resources are available from key groups to assist all units in their migration.
- Marketing has writers and photographers involved in the project as well as analysts and advisers.
- Current sites under development are listed on the site migration scorecard.
Benefits of new WordPress platform
- Contemporary look
- Unified design and architecture across all units
- Mobile responsiveness
- Opportunity to update message and content
New Mass Migration Effort
To assist in a rapid migration of all web content from Ektron™ to WordPress™, ITS has engaged a service company named WordHerd™ and the CIO has established a deadline of November 17, 2018 to complete the migration of all sites to avoid increased risk of failure of the aging Ektron™ server in time for the upcoming academic year.
For more information on the mass migration, please review our Mass Migration Information page.
In addition to migrating all content from Ektron, we are also separating NAU’s web presence into two distinct sites– the external, public facing WWW site and the internal university community site now known as IN.nau.edu (IN). This distinction brings clarity to NAU’s public messaging while structuring web services and information for efficient/effective internal uses and student success. As such, WWW remains under the auspices of Marketing, while IN site content is maintained by departments.
For more information about this separation, please review our in.nau.edu FAQ.
WordPress publishers are required to complete the NAU online training and at least one workshop. Workshops are conducted in a “drop-in” fashion. Come in for the whole 3 hours or stay as long as your schedule permits. No registration required. The workshops are also available for publishers who need assistance working on their sites.
Visit the main Training page to get started with the training process.
Please visit the Training Schedule page for a list of upcoming workshops.
Migration Project Updates
For a complete listing of all updates, please visit our News page.