The ITS Learning and Professional Development team collaborated with the NAU WordPress Team and Marketing to provide training opportunities to prepare the NAU community for the WordPress migration. Training now includes self-paced training videos developed in house specifically for our unique style of WordPress, as well as open lab opportunities, and a growing library of documentation.
Sandbox site Accordion Open
Request a WordPress Sandbox site
A WordPress sandbox site is a practice website where you can develop your WordPress skills while completing the online training. Everyone must submit a sandbox site to the Web Content Management support team to gain access to a WordPress site.
A sandbox site can be requested through our support form. Once you receive your sandbox we recommend watching the ITS training module videos along side to actively practice what is being covered in the videos. For a full list of steps pertaining to the NAU WordPress training please visit our training process page.
Online training Accordion Closed
Depending on your experience with WordPress, please consider watching the Lynda.com WordPress Essentials course to build a foundation of WordPress basics. Users confident in the WordPress basics are encouraged to move onto the ITS training module videos.
Lynda.com WordPress Essentials
If you have little or no knowledge of WordPress basics, start with the WordPress Essentials course online at Lynda.com. You are not required to watch the entirety of the instructions.Lynda.com WordPress Essentials
Please note: The updated Lynda.com course contains information about a new feature that has not been added to the NAU theme. Some sections of this course may not apply.
NAU online training module
The first step in the process is to complete the self paced NAU online training module while building in your personal sandbox site. There is a short quiz at the end of the module.NAU online training module
Please note: You must complete the entire course and have it added to your transcript at nau.edu/mytraining. Completion of the NAU online training is required to gain access to a site.
Open labs Accordion Closed
After your NAU sandbox site is approved by WCM Support, you can attend an open lab. These in-person sessions allow you to ask questions and get immediate help with the NAU theme.
You do not need to register for open labs. Arrive when you can and stay as long as you need!Practice using the NAU theme in an open lab