Drupal is cloud-based open source content management system for content authoring and content publishing websites. The platform offers functionalities such as merchandising, content creation, reporting and content sharing.

Drupal’s content architecture feature allows professionals to create content workflows to manage the content creation process. Further, the platforms enables content marketers to tag relevant keywords which increases content visibility across search engines.

Multisite management features enable users to customize a website’s content according to geography, brand and marketing campaigns. Drupal also enables website designers to display content in different formats, such as PDF, video, HTML and Flash. Also, the platform helps marketers to launch promotion campaigns and offers tools to help with search engine optimization (SEO) management.

Drupal allows users to create web applications that can be viewed on mobile devices including smartphones and tablets. The solution integrates with Facebook, LinkedIn, MailChimp, Twitter, Zendesk and Box.

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riyaadh from CES

Specialty:  Telecommunications

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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October 2018

Drup there it is

Pros

Open source software making Customer Management System Customizable to the clients needs. Able to incorporate other products together with Drupal. Modules/themes can be created quickly.

Cons

There are many features for this and it does take some time to wrap your head around it. Support for this is minimal and in order to figure out some of the features you will have to play around with the tool(there are training options available if required though).

Emile from Mira Networks

Specialty:  Software / Technology

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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October 2018

The open-source CMS of your dreams.

Pros

Drupal is quite simply the best CMS that we have ever used, it offers a massive variety of modules that you can use to offer an amazing website experience to your customers. These modules are sometimes maintained by massive firms for corporate clients and as a added benefit you get it for free.

Cons

Drupal is not nearly as user-friendly as other CMS and due to the fact that the modularity is the main feature, core Drupal might actually feel a bit lacking.

Rosemary from No Fracked Gas in Mass

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

Only know the end results were good.

Pros

We got an online database up and running that even novices can use.

Cons

It was way over my head. Glad there was a coder working on the project.

Deirdre from Turbo Tax

Specialty:  Other

Number of employees:  1 employee

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October 2018

Trusted Content management application

Pros

It's been around forever and is completely trusted by many. It's 100% free to use. It's easy to use. Ideal for first-time content managers.

Cons

No cons at all, I just started off as a WordPress user and did not want to switch over to what I am so use to using. It's either one or the other. You can't use them both unless you are using it on a separate website.

Arthur from DUOSHIRO

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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September 2018

A robust CMS with a high learning curve

Pros

You can do mostly of the things using Drupal. If you have time to learn, can be a very good CMS because it can transform itself in everything.

Cons

You need to install dozens of plugins and work with A LOT of configuration and details because some configurations for one plugin may be split in 4 diferents screens and modules.

Rajat from Jobsinpunjab.in

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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September 2018

Its a big platform in the terms of website building

Pros

Drupal is very well known when it comes to website building. As a user I found its interface very easy to understand. Every beginner can use it easily. I also found it very easy after trying Drupal.

Cons

I found some issues when I was trying to install a plugin, as I didn't find it on Drupal.

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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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September 2018

My preferred website builder

We built our second iteration of our website with Drupal, after being on Wordpress. I've since worked with the latest Wordpress again and I really prefer Drupal. I recommend it for any new clients and try to take its free lessons online regularly so I'm always current on new features. I feel also that Drupal is superior in security.

Pros

THe flexibility of Drupal while it is still user-friendly wins every time. Other sitebuilders like WP and Webflow are extremely feature rich, but harder to use day-to-day. Simpler builders like Wix and Squarespace are great for newbies, but not as flexible. Drupal floats that line so anyone can use it but experts can make so much more of it. And it's free!

Cons

Image sizing did kind of limit us with our blogs - there were strict requirements on aspect ratio that I didn't find very helpful. However, that may have since been resolved or a limitation we placed on ourselves for consistency.

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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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September 2018

Easy to Use, Hard to master CMS

I've used a few CMS such as Joomla before, but Drupal is the one that my team and I consistently go back to. For some of our key sites, this is a great tool to use. I have members on the team that are well versed in PHP and CSS so this is relatively easy for them to work with. We've used Drupal for a few in house websites ranging from relatively simple blogs to enterprise level business sites. The team has been using Drupal since Drupal6 and we're now at Drupal8. Drupal's best selling point over many CMS is in its flexibility and the multitude of options available for the users.

Pros

I really like the options that are available with Drupal; themes, modules,etc. I particularly enjoy having the ability to use themes and having options to create and use custom themes. It's a bit challenging to install and deploy the first time, but the themes themselves are incredibly easy to write if you have knowledge of CSS.

I also feel that Drupal is well supported with forums, an established community documentation, and a decent slack channel.

Cons

I think that the old adage, "Easy to learn, hard to master" applies really well to Drupal. The layout and feel of Drupal is not really naturally intuitive. Furthermore, while it's not necessarily a con, but it feels like there really are almost too many modules and features available. Some of them share very similar functionalities and novice users may choose a less fleshed out/established option. However, I feel that this is typical of many open-source CMS software and it's something that can be easily overcome with experience.

Landon from Landon Davidson inc

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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August 2018

Great sleeping industry standard

Co-built a site using drupal so my partner could show me how great it is.

Pros

Tons of high level companies use drupal so I have a lot of faith in its superiority. There is also nothing you can't build on this platform with the right knowhow.

Cons

Drupal is not easy to jump into if you are familiar with other web development software. You'll need a pro or a lot of tutorial time to get going.

Dwayne from Interior Health Authority

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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August 2018

Powerful and flexible

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The versatility of the software is pretty amazing. It can do social networks and ecommerce and it's locked down like fort knox.

Cons

The learning curve is steep. As a tech professional at how much trial and error I need to figure out how all of this 'node' business works.

Bhavin from Infostretch Corporation

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

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August 2018

Drupal CMS Review

Pros

Perfect choice for the Content Management System with all the features. To create and update APIs for content is within few minutes. Built in web services, mobile support, security, external plugins. Stable with powerful version control and access control methods. Suitable for large content based applications. It has built in multi language support.

Cons

It is not user friendly. Not supported with all type of sql databases. The installation is complex and need to install separate plugins for more features.

Andrés E. from CANTV

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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August 2018

Are you looking for an efficient, safe and easy to use CMS?

The installation of this CMS in the company for which work has been very useful. In our case, we use it to move content oriented to the internal public and the results are remarkable. Both in the ease it offers to work day by day and in the scope of our audiences. In particular I think it is a means with excellent features that are worth trying.

Pros

What I liked the most about Drupal is its performance, its safety standards and versatility. These are features that offer a truly pleasurable user experience.

Cons

As administrator of websites, I consider that although its characteristics and usability are extraordinary, its installation may need knowledge oriented to the technical area. I refer to this point, because at present there are other CMS that can be used without having that kind of knowledge.

Anton from Microelectronics Center ITB

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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August 2018

Another popular CMS

Pros

Drupal makes site owner customised their site freely, also it always free

Cons

Hard to use and inconvenience interface for beginner user.

Gianni from Ptrace Security GmbH

Number of employees:  1 employee

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August 2018

A CMS easy to use.

Pros

Drupal has a very clean interface and a menu relatively easy to navigate. In contrast to other CMS like Wordpress or Joomla, you should not have problems to find what you are looking for in Drupal.

Cons

For some reason, it is a little harder to find good themes for Drupal compared to Wordpress or Joomla.

Erin from Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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August 2018

My favorite CMS

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Once I got to know this CMS and how it works, I loved it! I'm not web developer and Drupal has given the power to create more dynamic and robust websites. I have only once ran into a problem that couldn't find the answer in Drupal extensive support forum! It's amazing how everyone helps each other out with CMS. I have not seen any other CMS that has such a robust community of developers and support in the forums.

Cons

It works very differently from other CMSes and is more difficult to get familiarized with than Wordpress. If you need a very simple website, I would recommend WordPress. But if you need a more feature rich website, Drupal is well worth the time investment to learn it.

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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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August 2018

Free Open Source CMS, Powerful and complex

Pros

Drupal allows you to relate pages and custom objects together to create very dynamic pages. It's the kind of CMS you want if you manage a lot of different pages that link together. It had great multilingual support and is very stable. It's clean and after some training it's not too difficult to use.

Cons

Overall I think the learning curve for Drupal is much steeper than something more simple like Wordpress, but of course you tend to get more advanced functionality with that added complexity.

Kody from Metro Technology Services

Specialty:  Software / Technology

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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August 2018

Web Development Made Easy

Pros

Drupal allows for web designing to be managed and maintained in a much simpler fashion allowing for large scale websites to be handled with ease.

Cons

Simplistic design style can sometimes limit the end users creativity and integrating custom modules can be difficult at times.

Alexander from Reveal Group

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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August 2018

Great flexibility and good for advanced sites

Very flexible, developer friendly, great for comunities

Pros

A large amount of modules can be used for free and many people maintain them up to date. It is flexible and probably very open to code implementations for complex implementations

Cons

Developer friendly, but not suitable for everyone. It is easier to pick up for someone that has already a development background. It requires a little bit of expertise when installing it, there might be technical details required that are not very common for non-IT background users/admins

Rutuja from Searce Inc

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

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July 2018

Feature rich CMS

Pros

The feature rich CMS which gives flexibility to develope web apps.
It is purposely used for the websites demanding custom content types and workflows. It gives functionality to create custom workflow rules for content management requirements. We can develop creative websites using it that too in very short time span. It provides the versatility giving features that we can use to develop any web app like, normal website, portals, e-commerce site, anything.

Cons

If you are first time user, it will be really very difficult for you to deal with it. Drupal is having comparatively complex structure for admin side. It gives many features, but again you have to be familiar with it before using it for web development. The simple update module task can become difficult if you are really new to it.

Joaquin from National Electric Corporation of Venezuela (CORPOELEC)

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July 2018

One of the most robust and secure Web CMS in the market

The security of having a tool that allows me to deal with almost any web project that requires content management, scalability and security.

Pros

If you have to face the development of an intranet or a medium or complex web project, Drupal is definitely one of the options that you have to consider. It is open source backed by a large community that has been committed for years to a project that is characterized by its flexibility and security. Drupal provides a robust content authoring platform and is capable of handling large numbers of users with clear rules and permits.

One of the bases of Drupal is its system of modules. Eventually, almost any functionality you may need can be added to the system through modules (built based on PHP, JavaScript, HTML and CSS). And yet, I bet you will not even have to develop it, because surely it will already be available among the immense amount of modules that the community has contributed during these years (especially for version 7).

The theme system is another of the important element. If you do not need to develop your own interface from scratch, you can choose one of the large number of free themes available and adapt it to your needs, being able to even configure many features without modifying the source code. Certainly, it does not seem like a very intuitive method, but once you understand it you can implement almost everything you need.

In its latest version, Drupal has been almost completely modernized; it has discarded many failures that hindered its performance and have included in its core many important functionalities that were contributed by modules.

Cons

Drupal can be difficult to deal with for non-developer or technical profile users. Depending on your objectives, the learning curve can be considerable.

The fact of being an almost module-dependent system for most of the functionalities can force you to deal with many configurations, compatibility issues and workflows when you want to implement complex functionalities that may even need several modules working together. As I see it, this is not necessarily a negative thing, but rather the cost of the flexibility and power it gives you.

If the design and the appearance are important in your project, you will have to put a little more effort into the work; unfortunately, many of Drupal's graphic themes do not look as fashionable or in trend as those of WordPress, which is still the leader in this section. It is possible to achieve it, but you will have to dedicate time or pay for it.

As the number of modules and the database grows, the performance of Drupal may be affected, so it is important to learn to keep it in shape and updated, activate the cache and continuously evaluate the relevance and usefulness of each of the added modules. Although it has been greatly optimized with the arrival of Drupal 8, it is not something that should be neglected in medium and large projects.


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