Drupal is an open source web content management system maintained and developed by a community of more than 1 million people across the globe. The University of Minnesota operates an enterprise installation of Drupal for University websites.

Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 Transition

All health science websites on Drupal 7 (D7) must plan to move their sites off D7 by July 2021.

  • Drupal 7 is set to be at "end of life" in November 2021. Drupal 9 will be introduced in the summer of 2021.
  • In their transition communications, OIT has asked that units try to move their D7 sites to Drupal 8 (D8) no later than July 2021 to give them time to handle the transition to Drupal 9 (D9) by the end of 2021.
  • Units are responsible for transitioning their sites from D7 to D8. OIT will handle site transitions for D8 to D9.
  • Drupal training and use instruction for sites still on D7 will continue to be available on the Hub website until it is no longer needed.

Drupal 8 Transition Resources

  • OIT has provided a list of preapproved contractors to help move sites off Drupal 7.
  • University Relations is developing basic content types (news, events, blog, bio, etc.) for Drupal 8. The content types will be designed with the Folwell web theme and will be available for use in D8 by any University unit.
  • To find out more about shared content types and other web resources from UR, contact urweb@umn.edu.