The largest Drupal 8 project in the Netherlands
For Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) we replaced the old TYPO3 system with the Drupal CMS. An important premise was ‘multichannel content’ through one single CMS. Content that has to be created only once can be used on multiple websites and channels, for the various faculties and institutes.
About Erasmus University
Erasmus University Rotterdam is an internationally oriented research university, known as a university of thinkers and doers. The EUR assists these passionate researchers and students in realizing their ambitions and dreams (‘Make it happen’). Academic education is intensive, active and application-oriented. Thanks to the research impact and the quality of its programmes, the university can measure up to the leading European universities.
Hell of a job
The Intracto team worked together with (IT) employees of the university and a significant part of the Dutch Drupal community (freelancers and related companies). Cutting the website into a main site with subsites for the faculties and institutes, in combination with reusing the content, was no small feat.
The different requirements of the extensive project (shared content, subsite-specific layout, two different languages, workability, optimal security, accessibility, SEO) were the biggest challenge during the development of the multisite.
The migration to Drupal 8 was by no means the only improvement that was made to the website. The website has been made responsive, for example, and the editorial model has been renewed.
Less is more
No less than 80,000 pages and 20,000 media items from the old website were reviewed and reduced to a total of 12,000. Initially through automated migration, but afterwards each page was checked and corrected by a team of thirty editors. And many important (landing) pages were re-created by hand.
Erasmus University Rotterdam’s new website is the largest Drupal 8 project in the Netherlands. In only ten months a complete, new, safe, future-proof and user-friendly Drupal 8 platform was set up. A modern website with subsites, eight for the faculties and nine for the institutes. Such as:
A great result topped off with a Splash Award!
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