Drupal Resources and Tutorials

At BSOE we use Sitefarm - a collaborative installation of Drupal used by UCSF, UC Davis, UC Berkely, UCLA, and UCSC BSOE.

There are great tutorials to help you at:


Their site looks a little different than ours, but the basics are the same.


Here are some of the more common FAQs asked about sites:

How do I change the title of my site?

The title of your site is in the site configuration -  you can edit it (if you're the Site Administrator) at:<yoursite>.soe.ucsc.edu/admin/config/system/site-information

How do I change the main links on the site?

The main links are called a "Menu" in Drupal. You can the main navigation at:
Drupal 7: <yoursite>.soe.ucsc.edu/admin/structure/menu/manage/main-menu
Drupal 8: <yoursite>.soe.ucsc.edu/admin/structure/menu/manage/main

How do I add a new page to my site?

You can add a new page by going to:
Content > Add Content > Web Page (or sometimes Basic Page) 

This will add a page - note on the options to add a menu link to the main navigation as well.

Another way to add a page is to visit:
<yoursite>.soe.ucsc.edu/node/add/web-page or maybe...
<yoursite>.soe.ucsc.edu/node/add/basic-page or maybe...

How do I give others access to edit the site?

As the administrator login and go to:



Select the checkbox next to the person you want to give access to, then under "Update Options" choose the role you want to add (under the subsection "Add role to selected users").

We suggest giving others "Content Editor" or "Content Admin" rights to start - Site Admin or Administrator should be reserved to one or two people.

As a developer how do I find out more?

There are many Drupal resources out there for you to use. Here's a short list of some favorites:

Drupal.org - main Drupal site, great community

drupal.slack.com - Slack channel, ask questions

drupal.stackexchange.com - questions and answers


How do I get help with my website?

Please send us a ticket to: bsoe-webmaster@rt.ucsc.edu or help@soe.ucsc.edu to get direct help.

You're also welcome to join the group: drupal-working-group+subscribe@ucsc.edu - we meet on the first Friday of the month to work on Drupal sites.