Author Training

Mercer’s Digital Communications team provides training for faculty and staff responsible for maintaining a Mercer website.

The digital communications team works with a college, school, department or organization to help construct an initial version of their website in WordPress. One or more persons will be identified as web authors.

Training sessions are conducted virtually in a one-on-one format. The trainer will ask the person to share a computer screen. Together, they will cover a series of topics and exercises. The goal is to give the new web author hands-on experience with WordPress and their new website.

Training Session Requirements

  • Access to a computer with a web camera, microphone, internet connection and Zoom installed
  • Familiarity with using Zoom
  • Familiarity with using a web browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, etc.)
  • A quiet location where you can talk and interact without interruption
  • WordPress Quick Start Guide (please review the guide in advance of the training session)

Basic Topics

During the basic WordPress training session, authors will learn how to:

  • Log in to your website
  • Use the WordPress dashboard
  • Edit an existing web page
  • Create a new web page
  • Select or change a template
  • Configure the hero section
  • Add modules to a page
  • Add media (images, documents, etc.) to a module
  • Manage the website’s menu
  • and more…

Advanced Topics

Training sessions on advanced topics are also available and include:

  • Identifying and utilizing other modules
  • Creating forms
  • Managing form data
  • Adding redirects to your site
  • Learning short codes

Schedule a training session

Contact the Digital Communications team to schedule a training session.

Request website access

Contact the Digital Communications team to request access for a Wordpress website.