The University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMass Drupal Training

What is Drupal?

DrupalDrupal is a free software package that allows you to easily organize, manage and publish your content, with an endless variety of customization. Source:

Drupal /ˈdruːpəl/ is a free, open-source web development platform for online content and user communities. Drupal powers some of the busiest sites on the web, and can be adapted to virtually any visual design. Drupal runs over a million sites, including, World Economic Forum, Stanford University, and Source:


Why We Chose Drupal

Among other things, Drupal is open source, scalable, and secure. It is also used on some of the highest traffic sites in the world, including 71 of the top 100 universities.


How We Use Drupal

The UMass-branded Drupal platform offers a framework for departments, academic units, institutes and centers to develop websites. We also develop custom Drupal websites that incorporate advanced design and development processes for schools, colleges, and larger campus initiatives that adhere to the UMass Brand Guide.


Drupal Hosting

UMass Amherst Information Technology provides development, staging, and production Drupal environments, allowing users to create and test sites before makig them available to the public. Users of the Drupal service are also granted access to IT’s Collaborative Wiki Drupal space where policies, procedures, and other support information is maintained and published.



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