Welcome to UD's Drupal Support Site

The Office of Information Technologies (IT) at the University of Delaware has made a Drupal Web hosting service available to the UD community.

What is Drupal?

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Drupal is a Content Management System (CMS). A CMS enables individuals to publish Web sites without knowing HTML markup or other complicated Web design applications or tools. Drupal is flexible enough to create both simple and sophisticated Web sites. It offers Web site creators the opportunity to separate content from design, making it easier to implement best practices in Web development.

Using Drupal, a department can organize its Web efforts to take full advantage of staff expertise. For example, a CITA or other Web-savvy staff member can design a Web site’s appearance, incorporate appropriate UD-branding, set up the site’s structure, and set user roles to allow others to add or edit content. These “content providers” can quickly update site content using a simple text editor—helping to keep the Web site current and fresh.

Drupal is Open Source software supported by a large and growing community of developers around the globe. With its flexible and scalable nature, Drupal allows you to build a dynamic and feature-rich site.

UD's Drupal Service—UDrupal

Beginning April 2009, IT made a production Drupal Web hosting service available to the campus. Academic and administrative units can now publish production sites on our central Drupal server. Beginning summer 2009, IT also rolled out more detailed training and documentation for its Drupal service, which we have named UDrupal.

For More Information

  • Visit this Web site regularly for updates and links to a calendar of UDrupal training events and UD-specific documentation.
  • Contact the IT Help Center by phoning (302)-831-6000 or by submitting the IT Help Request Form.
  • Visit the LearnIT website for a list of Drupal-related training opportunities and resources.
  • Visit the drupal.org Web site.