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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.

Project timeline

  • October 2019
     
    Launch pilot projects with selected stakeholders
  • November 2019
     
    Share pilot results with Sites Advisory group
  • February 2020
     
    Initial release
  • Spring/Summer 2020
     
    Monthly feature releases
  • 2021 and beyond
     
    Drupal 7 community support ends

D8 Adoption & Website Rebuild Guide

From assessing your current site to rebuilding and launching your new D8 site, our guide gives you the tips and tools you'll need for a successful transition.

 

View the D8 Adoption 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

FAQ

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is minimally supported and hosts a number of websites created by individuals and other organizations in unsupported, outdated and vulnerable versions of web tools. 

Timeline

  • 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

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Coming soon

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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