Drupal Website

What is this service?

Drupal Web Content Management System (CMS) is an open source system that allows users to easily publish, manage and organize a large variety of content on a website. A Content Management System is a software system that allows individual users and departments (Content Editors), who may not know Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), to author and manage the creation, modification, and removal of content from a department website without needing the expertise of a Webmaster.

The Drupal open-source software is distributed under the GPL (“General Public License”) and is maintained and developed by a community of thousands of users and developers. 

The StFX Marketing and Communications Department and IT Services have developed and provided University Departments with a website theme. 

More information about Drupal is available at http://www.drupal.org.

Why is it useful?

No Programming Required

Users do not need knowledge of web editing to manage and edit a Drupal website.  Using Drupal, Content Editors can change/update the department content easily. Drupal allows users with no technical or programming knowledge to create content for their web pages. 

Drupal Supports Collaborative Website Management

Two or more Content Editors can be editing different parts of a department website simultaneously (just not the same page concurrently).

Drupal is Web-Based

No special software is needed to edit web pages. The Drupal application is used with a web browser.

Style and Content are Separate

Content Editors can concentrate on creating and updating department content without worrying about the look-and-feel of the website. Styles and formatting, such as font sizes and color, are handled automatically by the system.

Reverting Back

Drupal gives Content Editors the ability to revert back to a previous version of content.

How do I access this service?

Web pages can only be edited by Content Editors.   If you are a content editor and experiencing troubles use "Request Service" button to the right.
User requests for access to department web pages must be submitted by the department chair (academic) or manager (administrative). Individual department users do not have privileges to grant access to other users.

To learn how to use the Drupal CMS for editing your web pages on stfx.ca please refer to the following video StFX CMS Training.

Who can access this service?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
Request Support


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