For Stanford departments and officially-recognized groups that choose to locate and maintain a website in web.stanford.edu 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.
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.
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.
- Compare University IT Drupal hosting options
- Details about the Installer/Upgrader service
- Technical details, including list of pre-installed modules