Workshops provide an opportunity to learn about NC State's web platforms.
University Communications and Marketing leads several workshops to help the campus community in its communications efforts.
With the exception of the self-lead Gutenberg Quick Start workshop, each of the workshops is held via Zoom. These workshops are generally offered once a month, and they are open to anyone within the NC State community.
Gutenberg Quick Start
This self-lead quick start is provided asynchronously online. It is geared toward users who are completely new to WordPress and/or Gutenberg.
Current Workshop Catalogue
Content Maintainer 1: Gutenberg and WordPress Basics
This is the first workshop in our two-part training series for content maintainers. This hour-long workshop is intended for anyone who actively maintains, or will soon be maintaining, content through WordPress and would like to familiarize themselves with the Gutenberg block editor. We address the very basics of getting started with using WordPress as we explore the following topics:
- WordPress first steps
- Pages in WordPress
- The Gutenberg block editor
- The WordPress media library
Content Maintainer 2: NC State Theme Blocks and Basic Content Strategy
This is the second workshop in our two-part training series for content maintainers. This hour-long workshop is intended for anyone who actively maintains, or will soon be maintaining, a WordPress site. In this session, we explore various Gutenberg blocks that are available through the NC State Theme. In addition to exploring the following topics:
- Hero/header area
- Basic content strategy
- Utility v. marketing blocks.
Content Strategy 1: Site-Level Planning and Strategy
The first in a two-part content strategy workshop series, this training will help WordPress content maintainers feel more prepared in the planning of their site on a broad level. In addition to exploring site-level planning, we will cover ongoing site maintenance along with these subject areas:
- Information Architecture
- Approaches to redesign and reorganization
Content Strategy 2: Page-Level Content Planning and Strategy
The second in a two-part content strategy workshop series, this training will help WordPress content maintainers feel more prepared in the planning of their site on a more granular level. In addition to exploring page-level planning, we will cover writing for the web along with these subject areas:
- Body text best practices
- Other supporting content in WordPress (metadata, excerpts, tags)
- SEO considerations
This hour and fifteen minute workshop will help prepare WordPress site administrators to master the following subject areas:
- NC State People
- Key plugins
This OIT led training will help prepare WordPress site administrators to work with the Gravity Forms plugin. This workshop will detail using Gravity Forms’s visual form editor to construct robust forms and embed them on webpages.
Suggestions or Questions?
If you have suggestions for additional workshops or a general question, please contact Scott Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org).