Northern Arizona University Ektron to WordPress Migration

Northern Arizona University Website Migration Overview

Northern Arizona University came to WordHerd to migrate over 250 department websites from their enterprise Ektron content management system to subsites of a single WordPress multisite install. Our team worked with NAU to map Ektron content to the appropriate WordPress custom fields. WordPress shortcodes were designed to be a 1:1 copy of existing content blocks. Our team also provided redirects as a part of the process to account for changing URLs and to maintain SEO equity.

The full list of requirements for the website migration included: custom shortcode mapping, page and media migration, Gravity Forms web form generation, conversion of all tables to TablePress, 301 redirect, SEO meta and SEO schema integration.




  • 40,000+ Pages
  • 250 Microsites
  • 25 Custom Widget Conversions
  • SEO Meta, Schema and 301 Redirects


"As brands begin the complex process of migrating their sites off Adobe Business Catalyst in the wake of the end of development announcement, having a partner in WordHerd with extensive experience transferring business sites from Business Catalyst to WordPress can be absolutely instrumental to success. WP Engine's WordPress digital experience platform coupled with WordHerd's expertise will prove an unbeatable combination as companies re-imagine their favorite Business Catalyst features on WordPress."

- VP of Strategic Alliances WP Engine

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