Category: EdWeb CMS
Updates to do with the current Drupal CMS development project.
Drupal is an open source content management system which underpins EdWeb, the new Web Publishing Platform and the Design System. I was lucky enough to have a talk proposal accepted at DrupalCon Prague 2022 and learned lots more about Drupal by attending the three-day event.
Drupal is the main content management system used at the University, underpinning the bulk of our web estate. As a speaker at DrupalCon Prague 2022, I was able to share how we’ve worked with Drupal to develop the editorial interface of the new Web Publishing Platform, as well as learn more about this important system.
As a member of the Drupal Community, you would’ve been aware that the support for Drupal 7, now 10 years old, was coming to an end in November 2022. Understandably, this has caused a bit of concern across the Drupal community and in particular in the University of Edinburgh as there are still many sites […]
We are currently working on a plan of how we will move content from EdWeb into our new web publishing platform – a process which will involve creating new site structures as well as adapting and migrating content. We’ll take a look at what that might mean for lead publishers and owners of sites in EdWeb.
Development is well under way to build a new Web Publishing Platform for the University. We’ll be starting to create sites and migrate content over from EdWeb during the next 12 – 14 months. We’ll take a look at what this means for EdWeb editors.
It’s essential to build accessibility into your projects from the very beginning. For our Web Publishing Platform this doesn’t just mean that the website and its content needs to be accessible but the editorial interface of the content management system itself also needs to be accessible to as many people as possible.
Taking a product approach can be quite a culture shift for a team. Sometimes we are more used to working on ‘projects’ where we tend to work on more discrete blocks of work and often aren’t the people who run the future service. The team who are developing the software might never meet the users […]
As the project to build the new web publishing platform continues apace, we used the project roadmap to define a process and a plan of user experience design activities to help achieve our milestones and keep us on track. The web publishing platform project (or the WPP project as it’s come to be known) has […]
Over 200 people from around the University participated in our latest top task survey looking at the diverse needs of our large and devolved Web Publishing Community.
We are delighted to announce that from the 21st May 2021 the EdWeb training course is now available to complete as a self-enrol course allowing users to register and complete this mandatory training course in their own time.