New Site Process

The following process takes place for all new sites within the Drupal system. The current version is Drupal 7.
The individual steps cannot be skipped.

Step 1 - Open a Site

The staging server is private and not available to the public. You can take your time building your site.
You need at least one trained editor to begin work on your site.

More information on requesting a new website.
More information on becoming an approved editor.

Request a site on the D7 staging server.

Step 2 - Build the Site

Construct your site by creating or transferring content, building pages, menus, blocks, etc.

In the University system, site editors or owners are expected to build their own sites and perform their own maintenance.
Editing rights to Drupal 7 websites are restricted.

Read the Website Editing Policy.

Step 3 - Audit the Site

Every staging site must be audited for compliance with internal and external guidelines, especially the provincial Disabilities Act.
Your site cannot skip the audit process and go live immediately, regardless of timelines.
You will be sent an audit report with the corrections required.

Request a site audit (using a Help Ticket)

Step 4 - Correct the Site

Make any corrections listed on the audit report. Site editors are responsible for correcting their own errors.
It is normal to have some errors to correct so please allow time for the entire audit process to take place (1-2 weeks).

Step 5 - Site Goes Live

Once approved your site will "go live” meaning it moves from the staging server to the production server and is now available to the public.
The staging site and any older sites being replaced will be deleted.

Your site will only be approved to go live if you have a trained editor in place to maintain the site.

Request approval to go live (using a Help Ticket)