Trent University

Trent University Install Profile

An install profile to streamline how Trent creates websites with Drupal

Trent University Install Profile

Evolving Web developed a customizable install profile for building out Trent websites on Drupal 7. Each website starts off with a base set of configuration, and site administrators can select styling options and populate the site with content. The sites all share the same theme, and configuration options allows users to update theme settings as needed. Select sites, such as prospective students and the homepage have sub-themes to further distinguish them.

The Challenge

Trent university started using Drupal a couple years ago for their new web properties. They had hired a few external firms to manage their initial projects, but they wanted to bring more Drupal knowledge and expertise in house. 

Why Drupal?

Trent has hundreds of websites and would like to make all their web properties more similar in look and feel. Drupal's theme system and flexible content management features allow for both consistency and flexibility across many websites.

The Solution

  • A customizable install profile for building out Trent websites
  • A base theme to use for all Trent web properties
  • Training for Trent staff to help them update the install profile to integrate additional features