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Stanford Sites Drupal 8 Platform

Stanford Sites, UIT’s primary Drupal cloud service, currently hosts 2,000+ sites and hosts only Drupal 7. To continue receiving security updates and community support, the Drupal service must be advanced to the latest version by 2021. Stanford Web Services (SWS) will build and implement Drupal 8 on Stanford Sites, with rollout planned for February 2020.

Stanford Sites D8 guides

D8 Adoption & Website Rebuild Guide: From assessing your current site to rebuilding and launching your new D8 site, this guide gives you the tips and tools you'll need for a successful transition.

Stanford Sites D8 user guide: Once you start using D8, refer to this guide to learn about the new platform, how to build content, launch your website, and more. 

View D8 adoption guideView user guide

D8 blog

Visit the UIT blog to get an inside look from the Stanford Web Services team as they build and release Drupal 8 features on Stanford Sites. 

Read the blog


Review the FAQ about the D8 core project and University IT's strategy for modernizing the web content management system at Stanford.

View the FAQ

AFS-Based Drupal Websites

Stanford’s vast web presence is maintained by many distributed groups across campus and includes a wide variety of applications and hosting platforms, including the legacy AFS platform. AFS is minimally supported and hosts a number of websites created by individuals and other organizations in unsupported, outdated and vulnerable versions of web tools. 


  • May to August 2019
    Identify all active and inactive Drupal websites and owning individuals and/or organizations
  • Fall 2019 through Spring 2020
    Notify Drupal website web owners of the need to move to alternative hosting platforms

How to delete AFS website

If you have a website on (AFS) that is no longer needed, you can submit a request with your website information. 

Submit request to delete site

Web Content Management Program

These Drupal projects are two of the eight collective efforts to modernize Stanford's web content management systems.

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