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Drupal: Content Creation and Page Management
How is digital content created, edited, and managed in the Drupal CMS?
Drupal is a digital content management system (CMS) routinely used for UCSF websites. In some cases a site content editor or content manager may curate the same information for websites and additional digital channels, such as employee profiles, email, social media, and events.
Generally two roles are assigned to people responsible for keeping a website up to date:
- Business Owner
- Day-to-day Technical Support
Responsibilities vary across the many research labs, degree programs, school departments, etc.
Website day-to-day technical support
Unique UCSF websites are often supported by unit staff working with website software such as Drupal or WordPress. They are often a secondary contact when a site Business Owner is unavailable. Responsibilities and tasks may include:
- Website updates
- Create content
- Build and manage digital assets
- Create user accounts
- Determine editorial permissions
UCSF Site Builder templates
Drupal software is the foundation for the UCSF Site Builder platform, a service that includes prebuilt website templates for free UCSF use. Find out more about the Site Builder website template.
Visit UCSF Websites Site Builder FAQs to learn to use the prebuilt-template site wizard, get an introduction to a variety of how-to content: add images, create pages, manage the navigation menu, blocks (page layout), and people-pages starting points.