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 offered by Lynda.com and custom self-paced training on the NAU theme, 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 Publishing Support team to gain access to a WordPress site.
If you have no WordPress experience, you can request a generic site. If you’re ready to build with the custom NAU theme, you can request a sandbox site with the NAU theme already applied. Either way, email email@example.com to request a sandbox and then specify which type.
If you still have a generic sandbox site, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to have the NAU theme applied to your site, so you can practice using the theme while watching the online training.
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 can request a sandbox site with the NAU theme to practice while watching the custom NAU online training.
NAU online training
The first step in the process is to complete the custom NAU online training while building a sandbox site using the NAU theme.NAU online training
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.
If you have little or no knowledge of WordPress basics, start with the WordPress Essentials course online at Lynda.com.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.
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