The Open Y platform is a content management system that uses Drupal 8 functionality and useful modules from YMCAs and digital partners. It’s easy and free to use—everyone is welcome to implement Open Y and run Open Y projects.

In 2016 a group of YMCA digital, marketing, and technology experts recognized the digital opportunities that exist if we work together as a community and established Open Y.

A core team led by a small group of YMCAs including the Greater Twin Cities, Greater Seattle and YMCA of Greater Houston:

  • Maintains the Open Y content management system
  • Ensures all basic functionality accessible from the content management system is available free of charge—those who contribute cannot charge others for what is shared
  • Strives to be aware of issues found within the Open Y content management system
  • Is not liable for bugs, crashes or performance issues of the content management system
  • Invites and approves digital partners to join
  • Offers training for Open Y Specialists—digital partners that are very familiar with the platform
  • Offers certification for Open Y Integrators—digital partners that can install and work directly on the codebase
  • Distributes communication about Open Y
  • Organizes events for the Open Y community—including an annual meeting each June
  • More info on the Open Y movement at OpenYMCA.org.

Demo

To see a demo and tutorial of the Open Y CMS experience visit http://sandbox.openymca.org. Log in with "admin", Password is "openy". Once you have logged in, go to the http://sandbox.openymca.org and click on "Start Guided Tour".

The demo includes:

Installation

We recommend using Composer to build and maintain your project.

composer create-project ymcatwincities/openy-project MY_PROJECT --no-interaction --no-dev

For more information see our Open Y Project README, documentation, and case study.

We don't recommend install Open Y from drupal.org archives, because it doesn't have all necessary dependencies due to outdated method of building(using drush make).

Please use GitHub for code, reporting bugs, or requesting new features.

Supporting organizations: 
Development

Project Information

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