Brown offers website content management solutions designed to meet the needs of different audiences, groups and campus units.
Drupal 8 Content Management System
Divisions, schools, departments, offices, programs, centers, institutes and other official University units and initiatives are hosted under brown.edu. The University is currently rebuilding these sites in the Drupal 8 content management system launched in April 2019.
BrownSites & University Theme (Legacy Platforms)
Brown is currently moving from BrownSites/University Theme to the Drupal 8 content management system. New BrownSite/University Theme websites are not being created because the University’s web platform for official University units is now Drupal 8.
Individual Faculty, Lab & Conference Sites
Brown offers a platform based on WordPress for University faculty and staff that wish to host individual, lab, conference or other extracurricular organization websites at Brown.
Academic Course Blogs
Academic course blogs for curricular purposes should use blogs.brown.edu.
Student Organization Websites
Students are encouraged to use third-party services such as SquareSpace, Wix or WordPress.com for building and hosting websites.