October 21 to 23, 2011

UC Berkeley, California

A culmination of the brightest Drupal minds in the technology hub of the world


Drupal 7 Takes Portland State University to School

Abstract: A case study on how Drupal is being used to manage over 160 department sites at Portland State University.

Managing the hundreds of websites a university needs is no simple task. Fortunately, Drupal 7 is up to the challenge. In this presentation you’ll hear some of the challenges our Drupal firm faced in migrating over 190 department sites and the things we learned along the way. We will also show how the latest version of Drupal is the perfect solution for these challenges.

The session includes how we used Drupal to achieve consistent branding, allow for customizations per department, syndicate content across multiple sites, ensure robust access control, and create one-click installs to save time.

Questions answered by this session:

- Is Drupal the right choice for my university or school district?
- How can I ensure consistent branding across the university while providing the flexibility departments demand?
- How can I publish content across all of my department sites or just a few?
- How can I create a robust access control and workflow system in Drupal?
- How can I manage hundreds of websites using a single code base?
- How can I encourage departments to adopt our university’s Drupal solution?

Intended audience:

Universities, school districts and educational institutions that would like to adopt Drupal 7 for a multi-site implementation.

Audio available here:


Schedule info

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