UQ Drupal sites have two user roles: Editor and Site Coordinator. These roles allow sites to be built and maintained with as much self-sufficiency as possible.

Site Coordinators will be trained inline with their site developement, by appointment and will take responsibility for training their Site Editors in-house, with the support of online training materials

Site Editor

The majority of users who edit sites at UQ are Site Editors.

They have the simplest set of permissions that allow them to easily maintain websites they are responsible for. A Site Editor's primary purpose is to generate and maintain content.

  • Can create, modify, and publish/unpublish content
  • Can delete content
  • Can view results of any webform
  • Can view and revert revisions
  • Can upload, and delete images and documents
  • Can use a site in maintenance mode
  • Can flush the site cache

Site Coordinator

Each mid to large sized site must have at a Site Coordinator who is a more advanced user than Editors, and can perform additional actions in the system. Site Coordinators are the primary point of responsibility for a website and the first point of support for Editors. Site Coordinators have the ability to setup and layout homepages, as well as configure some layout choices on inner pages.


Must be able to demonstrate basic HTML/CSS knowledge  (basic web development skills)  (for applying UQ styles and troubleshooting content in the WYSIWIG editor)

Must complete online training . 

A Site Coordinator will have all the permissions of a Site Editor, plus:

  • Can create, modify, position, and delete blocks
  • Can view and modify access control for any content
  • Can create and modify menus
  • Can create, modify, and delete Inception pages
  • Can modify, and delete fields in Field Collections
  • Can create, modify, delete custom image styles
  • Can view, modify, delete any content regardless of permission
  • Can create and modify URL aliases (friendly urls)
  • Can administer URL redirections
  • Can view site reports
  • Can create, modify, delete own webforms
  • Can create, modify, delete taxonomy vocabularies and terms
  • Can install Central Things
  • Can view user profiles


Developers, such as those in Web Services and ITS and some external developers, have the Administrator role. This role has the broadest set of permissions and allows for site configuration and complex development.