Web Content Management Platform (Drupal)
Drupal is a content management system (CMS) that can be used to manage the creation and publication of web content. It is especially useful for websites with repetitive content updates. Numerous benefits include (i) easy content authoring through web browsers; (ii) support of form filling and WYSIWYG editing tool similar to Word processing software of Microsoft; (iii) assigning user roles with different permissions; (iv) providing workflow to review, publish and archive content; and (v) a Drupal web template for CMS pre-designed with CityU brand and well-tested to shorten the time in web design and development.
It is suitable for websites those are providing static information to the public only. Sharing of protected contents to staff and/or students should be done via SharePoint Online instead.
Drupal web template are available only to departments that need a CMS-based website on a per-request basis. For website design and development, out-sourcing is highly recommended due to the complexity and the in-depth Drupal knowledge required. Generally, it takes 3-6 months to create a Drupal website depending on complexity.