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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Drupal?

We are focusing our evaluation on Drupal after doing research on the Web CMS landscape and talking to other universities. We believe Drupal offers us the flexibility and scalability that the University needs. Additionally, most of the Ivy Plus institutions use Drupal.

What will happen to my current Roxen site?

There is no impact to your site. OIT will continue to support Roxen. As you move forward and decide to upgrade or change your site, we will help you evaluate whether a transition to Drupal will help improve your site.

I just built a site in Roxen, what does this mean for me?

There is no impact to your site. OIT will continue to support Roxen. As you move forward and decide to upgrade or change your site, we will help you evaluate whether a transition to Drupal will help improve your site.

I am about to build a new website, what should I do?

E-mail WDS so that we can help you select the appropriate Content Management Solution. Once we understand your business requirements, desired site functionality and implementation timeline, we can help determine the right Content Management Solution for you.

Will OIT continue to support and train on Roxen?

YES! We will still support and host Roxen sites, and we will continue to offer Roxen courses to our user community. Consider Drupal an additional content management option to consider as you design a new website or change an existing one.

How can I get Drupal training?

We are in the process of determining how we will provide training for Drupal. We expect to offer training for Drupal just as we currently do for Roxen, and we will supplement our training with other sources like Lynda.com.

I already have a site built in Drupal, what does this mean to me?

Your site will continue as it does today. Once we have a hosting solution developed, you could consider having OIT help you with hosting.

What does Drupal offer that Roxen doesn’t?

Drupal has many offerings including:

  • Greater flexibility in the way you can organize and present website content.
  • A wider selection of modules and modules geared for higher ed.
  • A system that uses a standard programming language (PHP).
  • A simplified editor interface.
  • A large community of support.

Are there any departments on campus already using Drupal?

Yes. ORFE has a Drupal site. The Library and the Art Museum are developing sites using Drupal.