The website for the Orth Research group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy is built with Luggage, has a powerful search function, and can be edited by anyone on their team.

The Soybean Research Laboratory serves as a hub for field entomologists to collaborate on topics relevant to landscape ecology and IPM. This team also hosts the Soybean Pest Podcast. Luggage and Suitcase Interim provide tools to make it easier.

About Luggage

Luggage is a platform for creating websites, targeted at academic websites for departments and researchers.

The platform is built on Drupal and consists of features that come with configuration. For example, the People feature contains a prebuilt content type appropriate for displaying a group of people divided into subgroups of your own choosing (faculty, staff, etc.) along with a view. Here's an example.

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:40am

    pidc landing pageLet's go on a digital walk through various popular homepages and landing pages using the Luggage platform.

    We will learn about what makes them stand out and how they were created. Additionally, we'll explore various new options available for your designs such as our latest hero content cards!

  • Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:40am

    analytics screenshotIt's time to clean out that digital closet! During this webinar we will discuss some new ways to look at your content! A fresh perspective may be just the ticket to enhance and organize your website information.


User Guide and Tutorials

If you're looking to get started editing your Luggage website, this is a great place to begin. In this guide, we walk you through everything from setting up your people profile to creating a video page.

Suitcase (ISU Theme)

In this guide we explore our original Drupal theme for ISU and how you can customize it for your website. This classic theme is utilized on many Iowa State University sites. However, stay tuned as BIT is working on a new Drupal theme for ISU and will be updating our guides soon.

Luggage Administrators Guide

Would you like to use Luggage within your own website environment? We will explain the technical side of how to get started and the inner-workings of the platform.