Request a Drupal Enterprise 7 Site
Before completing the Drupal Site Request Form for a Drupal Enterprise 7 (DE7) site, please think through the following considerations. If you have any questions regarding these considerations, contact a content manager admin team member at firstname.lastname@example.org for consultation.
Consider the Installation Profile
- The UMN Standard installation profile provides the following Drupal modules and pre-configured settings:
- Content types
- General page
- Landing page
- Calendar (embedded Google calendars)
- Base theme plus a sub-theme you can use as a starting point for further theming customizations
- Follows University branding and styles
- Responsive so that your site responds to tablet and mobile devices
- Provided in the header and sidebar that expands as you add to it
- Editorial user roles with permissions
- Contributor: Create and edit content but does not have permission to publish content, the contributor does not have permission to create landing pages
- Editor: Create, edit and publish content
- Senior Editor: Create edit and publish content including complex types like Landing pages, manage navigation for the site, manipulate layout and content placement for any page on the site
- Add-on roles with one or two specific permissions
- Site Manager: Modify and create content types and views
- User Administrator: Manage user accounts
- An Administrator role exists, which has access to the entire set of administration features provided by Drupal.
Consider your Custom Development Needs
- Custom development includes:
- Coding your own sub-theme
- Developing your own modules
- Using contributed modules that are not part of the standard modules offered as part of the enterprise implementation
- Extend content types and other configuration settings provided by the installation profiles and export your changes to your repository using the Features module
- If you are going to be doing custom development, you will need to provide the location of your git repository.
- Before submitting your Drupal site request, read over the information about preparing your git repository.
Consider Your Site URL
- When requesting your Drupal site, you'll need to provide the production URL for your site which will be formatted as follows: sitename.umn.edu (NOT umn.edu/sitename).
- When your site is set up, you'll be given two sites: a staging site and a development site. The urls will be in the format of ‘.dev’ and ‘.stg.’ For example, if your production URL is foo.umn.edu, you'll be given foo.dev.umn.edu and foo.stg.umn.edu.
- The DNS for the production URL will not be set up until your site is ready to launch.