Drupal is a web content management framework that offers fast time to market, extensive customisation and lower total cost of ownership.
What is Drupal?
Drupal is used to set up content management systems for all types of websites, from small sites to complex global enterprises.
Drupal's modular design allows endless flexibility in customizations. Content can be organized to create the most effective, engaging presentations, and optimize the user experience.
Drupal is an open source platform, which has only added to its appeal and popularity in recent years.
It is supported by a rich, global Drupal community of developers and dedicated enthusiasts, whose continual contribution to Drupal's development ensures it's robust and innovative.
What makes Drupal different from traditional web content management systems (CMS)?
Drupal is a content management framework (CMF). It allows for the creation of new or customized functionality in the user interface – without programming.
Traditional CMSs (like EPiServer, Escenic, SiteVision, Sitecore or Typo3) increase functionality by developing new modules that must be programmed, for example using Java or .NET.
This is a time-consuming process, and requires the involvement of specialists.
Drupal gives you the freedom to manage your content independently, when it suits you, instead of leaving your ability to make adjustments in the hands of a small number of specialists.
Because Drupal is an open source software, using and modifying it is free, unlike many traditional CMSs.
Drupal still requires programming at times, for tasks like integrating systems with your own operations or creating your administrative interfaces, but otherwise it's free to use and modify.
You’ll be expected to make any modifications available under an open source license if you choose to distribute them, and this is exactly what makes Drupal such a cutting-edge resource.
Four reasons to choose Drupal:
- Offers fast time to market for new or improved features on your site.
- Enables your staff to customize and improve your website without solely relying on a Drupal service provider
- Provides sustainable maintenance through a modular structure which solidly supports modification, unlike CMSs which may be affected by multiple changes
- Lowers the total cost of ownership as open source software, by allowing shorter development time and by offering lower maintenance costs with its independence from service providers