October 7-10, 2012, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Session Details

Websites Featuring User-Created Content in Drupal

#TPR54 Technical: Propeller Hats Required Track

103 C, Frontier Airlines Center

Tuesday,
11:45
AM–
12:30
PM

For over 9 years our office compiled campus-submitted deadlines, announcements, and events to send out in a daily email called Wooster Headline 
News (WHN). Not only did WHN feel dated, it had scaled out of control, and was deleted by many users. Through the use of Drupal, WHN is now a
user-driven service that provides campus news through multiple channels: a website; category specific RSS feeds; and HTML email. 
Drupal has helped us to minimize the time required to maintain WHN, and provide news in a timely manner. We are also able to accept 
postings from students now, where in the past WHN was limited to faculty and staff. This presentation will cover the project from start to finish, 
including requirements, how common modules (CCK, Views) were used to meet those requirements with minimal coding, workflow, and 
post-project deployment and reception. Wooster has also deployed Drupal for rideshare, and marketplace websites, which will be used for 
comparison, to show the flexibility of using Drupal for this purpose. 

 

Presenter

Dwight Nagy
Assistant Director of Web Communication, The College of Wooster

Dwight joined Higher Education in 2009, and is responsible for the
development and administration of web systems on multiple 
platforms. He is also responsible for editor training, search engine 
efforts, and plays a role in Wooster’s social media presence.