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The product roadmap is a high-level look at what is under development, as well as goals, planned features, and long-term direction for the Stanford Sites Drupal CMS. We will update this frequently with our progress and will add new feature requests and ideas as they are prioritized in partnership with the Stanford Sites Advisory Group.

See the release notes to see what we have achieved to date.

2020-22 Roadmap

Last updated: September 30, 2021

Primary Goal:

Move all Drupal 7 websites to the latest version of Drupal, and remove any websites that are no longer needed.

Major Features: Completed, In Progress, and Under Review

Feature Release Status
Google Tag Manager
Google Tag Manager was added to the stack to support users who wish to use analytics and social sharing tools via a GTM container.
v1.4.0 Done
Global Message
Site owners can set a site-wide alert at the top of each page with options for color and link.
v1.4.0 Done
Super footer
Site owners can add a site-wide section above the local footer that allows for text and links. 
v1.4.0 Done
Enhanced footer options
Site owners have new options for adding text and setting a link from the department branding (lockup) in the local footer. Site owners also have the same options for customizing the lockup that exist in the masthead.
v1.4.0 Done
Site owners can now add embeds for supported services to their media library for use in text areas. Stanford Sites owners can also request custom embeds be added upon request.
v1.4.0 Done
Content editors can now embed image galleries.
v2.0.0 Done
Main navigation drop-down
Site owners now have the option to enable drop-down menus for the main navigation.
v2.0.0 Done
Drupal 9
All websites built on Stanford Sites Drupal 8 were upgraded to Drupal 9 in February 2021.
v2.0.0 Done
SWS is piloting an intranet service on Stanford Sites. Intranets provide the ability for organizations to limit content for viewing by specific SUNetIDs or members of specific workgroups or types of users. This is a fee-based service.
v2.1.2 In Pilot
Editoria11y Accessibility Checker
Editoria11y module will be added to provide a simple quality assurance tool for content editors; the module scans a single page of content upon saving to highlight new errors.
v2.1.4 Done
Page cloning and bulk editing
This feature would allow content creators the ability to replicate page layouts for faster site building.
v2.2.0 In Progress
Publications importer
Content editors can import a CSV for batch uploading of publications data.
v2.2.0 In Progress
SWS is partnering with University Communications to integrate content from the upcoming release of Localist, the new campus events calendar service replacing the website. Coming soon: January 2022
v2.3.0 In Progress
Accordion paragraph
Content editors can use an accordion paragraph for content using an arrow to open and close the display.
TBD In Progress
Sub-theming service
SWS is piloting custom sub-themes on Stanford Sites. Sub-themes give site owners the ability to add their own styling over the default Stanford Basic theme.
TBD In Progress
People and Group sites
This service would provide options for those individuals and organizations who require a website with flexible design options and/or without prominent Stanford branding.
TBD Discovery
Support for paragraph and row variants
SWS developers are adding support for future theming options, including variants for paragraphs and rows of paragraphs.
TBD Discovery
A subsite feature would allow the development of complex navigation with deep information architecture and use of taxonomy for connecting related content and nodes of more than one content type.
TBD Discovery
Custom layouts
This feature would support flexible and easy-to-use layout building, using Layout Paragraphs.
TBD Discovery

Requested Features

The following requests are under consideration and not yet approved and prioritized. Decisions on priorities are made in partnership with the Stanford Sites Advisory Group and are dependent on budget and resource availability.

  • Publications import and structured content display enhancements
  • Additional structured content (opportunity, project)
  • People/News/Events structured content display enhancements
  • Mobile search
  • ExploreCourses import and structured content display
  • Equal height rows
  • Private/authenticated content on a public website
  • Site owner permissions to add custom subtheme, custom content types and views