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Drupal 6 on the Collaboration Tools Installer

Support for Drupal 6 will end within the next few months, meaning that there will no longer be security patches available. We recommend that you look at Stanford's hosted Stanford Sites service, which allows you to set up your site on Drupal 7.


For Stanford departments and officially recognized groups that choose to locate and maintain a website in space, Administrative Systems provides two options for creating a maintain-it-yourself site using the Collaboration Tools Installer/Upgrader: Drupal on CTI or WordPress CTI.

DID YOU KNOW? Another Drupal-based service, Stanford Sites, is the preferred choice for department websites and is the only centrally hosted content management system (CMS) available to use for websites for individuals. Stanford Sites runs on servers dedicated solely to Drupal hosting.

Drupal is the open source content management system most widely adopted and supported by Stanford’s web community. It can be an ideal choice for websites that require an up-to-date Stanford look-and-feel or need to pull in content from other campus information systems (e.g., Stanford Events Calendar, Explore Courses).

WordPress is a popular blog publishing tool with features that make it appropriate for some general web publishing needs, as well as blogging. For information about the WordPress option, see Blogs — WordPress on the Collaboration Tools Installer/Upgrader.

  • Organize and simplify publishing workflow.
  • Create and edit web pages without learning HTML or other web technologies.
  • Install your site with a web-based form, not command-line code.
  • Optional page-level access control via included WebAuth module.

Getting started

If you belong to the “-admin” PTS group for your department’s or group’s AFS space, you can use the Collaboration Tools Installer to install Drupal:
Collaboration Tools Installer

To request membership in an “-admin” PTS group, submit a HelpSU request.

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Last modified October 31, 2014