What is Drupal?
Drupal is our CMS (content management system) that supports our college website. Drupal is open source software that is widely used, especially in higher ed. We are using Drupal with the addition of something called Monster Menus, which was developed at Amherst College and is also used by Middlebury College.
How do I request new features in Drupal?
Email questions and ideas to the Drupal team, which is comprised of staff from Public Affairs (PA) and Library & Technology Services (LTS). PA shepherds website design and content while LTS supports Drupal and training.
So, what does Drupal mean?
Originally written by Dries Buytaert as a message board, Drupal became an open source project in 2001. Drupal is an English rendering of the Dutch word “druppel”, which means “drop” (as in “a water droplet”). The name was taken from the now-defunct Drop.org website, whose code slowly evolved into Drupal. Buytaert wanted to call the site “dorp” (Dutch for “village”) for its community aspects, but mistyped it when checking the domain name and thought the error sounded better.