The UWindsor Website

The University website is a collection of more than 1000 individual websites with more than 300,000 pages of content.

The University website is a collaborative effort by:

  • Content Editors
    Who provide, edit and upload content for web sites
  • Web Services Group (WSG) in IT Services
    Who provide technical support, custom programming, and e-commerce solutions
  • Public Affairs and Communications (PAC)
    Who provide site design and branding, editor access, audit sites and provide communications support

UWindsor's web presence is developed in the free, open-source, content management system called Drupal. The current version is Drupal 7.

Site Support:

Drupal 7—Full PAC and IT support, including graphic design and custom programming is available.

Drupal 6—Maintenance support is still available, however:

  • PAC no longer provides training for this older version of Drupal
  • PAC no longer offers graphic design services for this platform
  • IT Services no longer does custom programming in Drupal 6

Lotus Notes / IBM Notes—the university no longer supports this platform for websites.

Wordpress / Other CMS / Custom HTML—the university will host third-party sites, for faculty and staff, on a limited basis but provides no other support.

What is Drupal?

Drupal is a content management system (CMS). The user-friendly interface allows content editors to easily publish, manage and organize information from their browser.

Benefits of Drupal:

  • editors do not need to write code
  • collaborative
  • version control
  • digital asset management
  • widely-used, mature and stable
  • can handle a heavy traffic load
  • browser-based