Drupal Group

Purpose

The WIGG-Drupal group is intended to bring together those interested in deploying and developing Drupal websites at Illinois in order to create common practices, code bases, and support documentation.

Objectives

  • Create a standard Drupal installation that can be used across campus
  • Create a community of practice around Drupal on campus to coordinate development of new functionality
  • Raise awareness of Drupal and it’s uses

Deliverables

  • A regularly updated Drupal distribution that is available to all units.
  • Documentation for deploying this Drupal distribution to campus hosting options
  • End user documentation for using the editing tools in the Drupal distribution
  • A community of Drupal developers and support people to further the usefulness of Drupal on campus

Out-of-scope items

  • Supporting individual units’ development and special-function needs within Drupal
  • Supporting individual Drupal sites and site administrators
  • Migrating sites to the new framework
  • Managing a campus “push button” Drupal service
  • Creating a new hosting option for Drupal sites

Members

  • Nate Baxley, LAS (chair)
  • Amy Adams, OVCRI
  • Nate Britton, Student Affairs
  • Julieanne Chapman, Tech Services
  • David Cross, ACES
  • Bill Gutierrez, ACES
  • Robbie Gascoigne, LAS
  • Maggie Jarvis, LAS
  • Tyler Rubach, LAS
  • Liz Shallenberger, ACES
  • Melissa Waller, ACES

Join Us

There are several ways to join in the project.

Projects

Illinois Drupal Framework: Coming Together to Create Powerful Websites
IT Proforum, Fall 2020The colleges of ACES and LAS have been using Drupal to power our websites for many years. We’ve pooled our experience to create a system that can be deployed to any hosting solution (including campus cPanel), supports the new campus brand standards out of the box, and is built with customization and expansion in mind. Find out what it can do, how you can begin taking advantage of it, and how to become a part of the community that will expand its functionality in the into the future. video / slides