Tag: Drupal

The UWP Tech Team recently added the first release of Social Media Sharing functionality to the EdWeb Content Management System. This allows any page on the University website to be shared through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and email. As this is the first release of this new functionality, I would like to tell you how we […]

I attended DrupalCon Dublin 2016 at the end of September, where I had the chance to learn from a variety of technical talks and even participate in the code sprint on the last day.

DrupalCamp Scotland – the annual training camp and meetup (running for 6 years now!) brings together the people who use, develop, design and support the Drupal CMS platform in Scotland. This year the group convened at the University of Edinburgh, with members of the University Website Programme team contributing presentations on EdWeb and agile usability.

Drupalcamp Scotland – the annual regional conference for developers and users of the Drupal CMS platform – is being hosted this year at the University of Edinburgh, with members of the University Website Programme contributing presentations on EdWeb and agile usability.

Bicycles. Canals. Boats. Tulips. Drupal. This year, Amsterdam had a new landmark to identify with. More than 2,300 Drupalistas attended the yearly European conference that gets the Drupal community together for a week to discuss all things Drupal, as well as other cutting edge web technologies and project management methodologies.

The foundations are now well and truly laid for the delivery of the University’s new content management system. The Polopoly replacement is based on the open source Drupal platform and will provide a much better user experience for web editors. It will also deliver responsive content – fit for phones and tablets.

This months’ Web Publishing Community saw our latest update on the Drupal project (EdWeb), an update on Google Analytics events tracking, and a presentation from Andy Todd about his experiences of creating training videos for the IS Skills team.

We have over 300 sites and 70,000 pages to migrate from Polopoly into EdWeb – our new Drupal-based Content Management System. We are planning to do this over 3 main migration phases starting in March 2015. We recently started communication with our web publishing community to allocate them one of these phases.

We’ve recently been considering the need to provide a distinct name for the CMS we’re developing to bring clarity to what we are providing, and future project communication.

One of the most important aspects in embracing Drupal as the framework behind the new CMS of the University of Edinburgh, is engaging with its enthusiastic and creative community. As part of this strategy, the University sponsored Drupal Camp Scotland 2014 and contributed with two, very interesting presentations.

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