Drupal Lite is a simpler version of the University's Drupal Enterprise platform. It is geared for anyone who is not a developer but would like to create a small or medium-sized site. Drupal Lite 7 and Drupal Lite 8 will continue to be available and supported for the foreseeable future.

Transition from Drupal Lite 7 to Drupal Lite 8

Drupal Lite 8, the newest version of Drupal Lite, will soon be available for the University community. If you already own a site built in Drupal Lite 7, you have two choices:

  1. Re-create your site in Drupal Lite 8
    • This will give you the most flexibility in terms of timing
  2. Wait for the OIT Drupal Team to migrate your site from Drupal Lite 7 to Drupal Lite 8
    • This migration will happen in mid-2020
    • The OIT Drupal team will reach out to you shortly before the migration
    • More details will be announced as the migration plan is finalized


  • Maintained and fully supported by the University
    • Sites are automatically backed up each night
    • Transitions to Drupal Lite 8 can be performed by the OIT Drupal Team
    • If you need assistance with the development of your site, please submit a Drupal Support Request
    • Contact the Drupal Lite content management admin team at [email protected] if your site is experiencing degradation or not resolving as expected
  • Easier to use than Drupal Enterprise 8

  • Gives you access to the Folwell Web Theme, a professionally-designed resource library with UMN branding design and code

Getting Started

Latest Planned Changes

Find out when features, modules, patches, and the like for Drupal Lite at UMN will be added, changed, or retired. Site owners will no longer be notified by email of any changes that don't require action, but the changes will be posted here.