Drupal Software


 

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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    User interface
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    Mobile editing
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Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Jen from Quantum Business Solutions, LLC
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Drupal is a Sloppy CMS and Difficult for the USER

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I have been programming and designing websites for well over 20 years. I have built sites in Drupal and of all the Content Management Systems out there, this is the least recommended by our company. The idea behind a Content Management System is to help the client/user manage their own site and keep costs down. With that in mind the interface is sloppy and difficult for the user in comparison to other CMS systems which are superior to Drupal in every way. In addition, the cost to build a Drupal site versus a Joomla or Wordpress site is nearly 3 times the cost and I attribute alot of that to the interface. You can build just about anything you need using Joomla and I would highly recommend you don't consider Drupal unless you want to spend a great deal of money.

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Wide range of program capabilities
As a Senior Developer, I cannot really recommend this software because of the difficulty involved for the client/user

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Very difficult to teach the client/user to manage on their own
Very expensive for the client/user in terms of cost to the developer and software
Sloppy interface for the user

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Matt from Keller Williams
Specialty: Real Estate
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Drupal is as good as you make it

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Drupal is a powerful website development and CMS tool. It allows you to build a beautiful and custom website and customize the backend for the admins so that it is easy for managers to update.

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If you do not use best practices in building the structure of the admin of the website it can be frustrating for the content management team to use if the content is not properly exposed in the admin.

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Mary from Praekelt.org
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

March 2018

March 2018

It's okay

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For simple sites that you need to hand over to non-technical people, Wagtail might be a better bet.

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Drupal is a powerful CMS engine that has many features, and is quite customisable to suit your needs.

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It might not be the best platform to use if you're building a site for someone else who isn't very technical. There is a learning curve and some frustrating idiosyncrasies with the platform.

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Beela from Also Agency
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Drupal can do a lot but it takes a special person to do it

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If you want a higher tech and more capable website, this is great. For something simple, I'd stick to Squarespace.

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It's highly organized, has a lot of capabilities, has higher end features for loading that give it a unique spin beyond what Wordpress or Squarespace can do.

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Not intuitive whatsoever. A lot of configuration and placement have to be done manually versus a drag and drop feature.

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Jean from Maila Networks
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Drupal - An easy to use "anything you need" publishing software

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It can be anything you need, from a intranet project to keep a log of what it´s done and need to be done, to complete websites with integrated galleries and so on. We run it for many purposes and recommend it to everyone.

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The main advantage of Drupal is it´s flexibility and easy integration with other platforms. It can be used just as a blogger platform, as it can also scale to a full blown website, integrated with customer support, or it can be a Hotspot page where your clients can sign up to gain access to the internet.

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Not so easy to configure. I don´t mean installation, as it´s easy to install, but you need to configure it well after so you don´t run risks (just as any other platform would be).

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Johanna from SugarCRM
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Drupal is a simple, efficient CMS

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Great for website content management! Good for beginners too!

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Drupal is one of the most efficient, widely-used CMS (Content Management Systems) for websites. It's reliable and offers great functionality. Very simple overall to use, even with only modest HMTL experience.

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Some glitches, such as information taking longer than it should to update, or having to re-submit can occur.

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Phillip from NetPotential
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

This has come a long way since the days when it split with Joomla!

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Great free product, could be better designed in the UI department, however.

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I like the fully featured easy to use content management system - the advanced features that are available and that it costs nothing!

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I like how the team improved the UI in the latest versions, however I think it could do with a professional designer's input and design to make it polished and look 100% clean, easy to use and a bit more attractive to look at.

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Victor from waytoweb.com.br
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Drupal is incredible

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It is a very used tool for great projects, being well-structured and efficient dealing with APIs, but does not work as well for smaller applications

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Its main negative point is the difficulty in learning how to use, since it has many functionalities and takes some time to adapt.

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Martin from Agropur
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Drupal has become with the years one of the best WCM/CMS

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Drupal can do almost anything.

Drupal was designed to get new features using tons of little modules. Many of these modules are maintained by professional developers but you still get them for free.

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If you're not a developer, "out of the box" core Drupal isn't terribly exciting. Also not all module are available for Drupal 8. Although this version has been available for over a year.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Maya Jade from Digital Loom
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

I work for a Drupal web development shop

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Drupal is an open-source CMS that works well when set up correctly. I've seen a lot of websites that have been built by developers that have never worked with Drupal before, and then the end result can sometimes be a nonsensical nightmare, especially for the content administrators.

Drupal has the ability to create custom built websites with powerful integrations to countless other platforms, and it can really shine when Drupal experts handle the builds.

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Drupal still has quite a learning curve, even with a customized back-end. People who are used to Wordpress or Squarespace don't find it as intuitive, and without proper training, creating and publishing content properly is difficult.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Gordon from Nagalakshmi Solutions LTD
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Many of these modules are maintained by professional developers for large clients,and are free.

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Drupal has saved me a lot of money that i would have used to purchase cms modules. Excellent software.

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Drupal can do almost anything. Seriously. Drupal was designed to get new features using tons of little modules.

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Drupal requires development knowledge. If you're not a developer, Drupal has a reputation for being difficult.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Cole from Vivint Smart Home

April 2018

April 2018

We just migrated our site to use Drupal and are very satisfied thus far!

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We were on a very cumbersome platform before and now almost anyone can make edits to the site. By far the best CMS I have used in 8+ years of experience.

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I can see that Drupal's version of plugins just like other CMS platforms will be an area of headache.

Review Source: Capterra
 

hussain from NETSOL Technologies Inc.

April 2018

April 2018

pretty Impressive

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developed my websites with it.

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Drupal is undoubtedly the most secure CMS, at least while considering the PHP based systems. You can organize content by the content organizer into various categories for better content management. It is also SEO friendly.

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when it comes to installation and customization. drupal is not a very user-friendly platform. It requires programming knowledge to do so.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Pekka from CTOY

April 2018

April 2018

Good and fast

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Drupal is clearly one of the most advanced CMS systems available. Quite easy learning curve and has a lot under the hood for more advanced use.

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Rich functionalities when the base has been properly set up. Easy management and powerful search makes editors life easy.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Eric from Nolo

April 2018

April 2018

It's a basic platform

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You have all your data in one place so it's convient. It's relatively user friendly, not super complicated.

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It's a little clunky and not easy to navigate. It has very basic functionalities, it could be expanded on.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Marcel from Zahnärztlicher Fach-Verlag

April 2018

April 2018

the best open source cms

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- very very big software, where you can do all what you want
- it´s a very secure software
- you can individualize all what you want

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- for a beginner it´s not easy to learn
- for some projects it´s too big
- you can individualize sometimes to much

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brynne from The University of Iowa Health Care

April 2018

April 2018

Use Drupal daily in my job as a web content editor

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This editing interface in Drupal is the easiest I have ever used in my 6+ years of web content creation and management.

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The software is very customizable, which can be overwhelming. It should be utilized by groups with major web development experience on staff.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Very user-friendly CMS for non-technical content managers

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Knowing that I have to maintain our website and not having any sort of background in HTML, CSS, ASP, etc. is less of an issue now that I've learned the ins and outs of Drupal. Due to the popularity of the platform, there are ample resources online to take advantage of in learning the platform.

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I find it very easy to use on a daily basis but it did have a learning curve at first and is definitely less easy to pickup at first then say Squarespace or Weebly was.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Simple and easy to use

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Experience based on the number of CMS i have used

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I really enjoy using this software because of the user interface that they have designed. Very interactive

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Many features that could have been easily integrated to the software require to be installed seperately

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Incredibly powerful content management software that is also incredibly annoying to use

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The Drupal system is extremely powerful and flexible. The options for developing sites with it are virtually limitless.

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Administration, maintenance and security updates are time-consuming and difficult. The admin interface "out of the box" is confusing.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kevin from ContentCollective Marketing

April 2018

April 2018

Drupal will do everything you want it to if you can tell it how

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I learned a lot of what not to do, and a little bit about server set up and code writing. Ultimately, I am happy having a good CMS like this that I can use as an option with our clients.

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There is almost no limit to what you can create with Drupal. And the themes are really quite fantastic! It's an open source platform so the cost is right on point. And it's a fast CMS that rivals WordPress easily.

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Setting it up and learning the commands can be a bit of a headache and I had to get help setting up the servers and email clients. Some of Drupal is not very user-friendly. Definitely a CMS for those at skill levels intermediate and up.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Old school CMS

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Drupal is an old school CMS, which has been in use for a long time. It is pretty flexible and allows you to choose from some templates to build you website around

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Though it is widely used, it is really hard for beginner to use it. Besides, I wish free templates looked nicer and there were better tutorials to help you with your first website.

Review Source: Capterra
 


March 2018

March 2018

This is what they use for the white house!

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Well, when you have the white house website being designed with Drupal, that tells you something. If it is good enough for Trump, it is good enough for the rest of us! High functionality and ability to customize everything. And the price is perfect!

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A bit more confusing that other products in the same space. There is a reason why everyone uses word press and not drupal. But that doesn't mean that it isn't a solid product. Just a higher learning curve.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ben from Top Floor Technologies
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

More than a CMS--An incredibly powerful site building and management tool!

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It's open source! You can build just about anything with it, and you can do most things right within the user interface. Many things you can do in the UI such as building complex views are quite simple once you know the process, and would require writing complex code or database queries in most other systems. The community is excellent and there are thousands of free contributions. Drupal is great about security releases and about reviewing the security of Drupal core as well as the contributed space. Powerful theming layer using Twig templates in Drupal 8+. Drupal Commerce allows for a powerful e-commerce system.

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The admin interface is not always intuitive for non-technical users. There's a learning curve involved with Drupal and many of its major contributed modules. Requires contributed modules for, or just entirely lacks, some features which users unfamiliar with the technical aspects of Drupal might expect. Drupal can be slow compared to some other systems, but its great caching layer mitigates this.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Tim from KEYLOK

March 2018

March 2018

Easy to use content management system once setup

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I like that it is easy to edit the content on my website, so I no longer need to hire a web developer to change one misspelling or to add another blog post. The user interface for modification is friendly and not intimidating to non-web developers. From my experience it isn't easy to screw up and take down the whole site while in editing the content.

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I don't like that you need a web developer if you want to add another module or update the site. Also, some marketing firms won't work with Drupal sites and only work with competing CMS platforms.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ruth from Glasshat

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March 2018

Flexible CMS for advanced users

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Drupal is probably one of the most powerful CMS systems and stands up against the likes of Wordpress and Joomla. I like the community support that comes with Drupal and have used it to solve any query I've had. It's also hosted by many hosting companies which makes it easy to get up and running.

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It's not a CMS that I would recommend for a beginner. I think to get the most out of it you'd need some moderate experience and skills in HTML, PHP and Javascript. I find the back end quite hard to use and navigate around.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Denise from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

March 2018

March 2018

The CMS with the most painful experience for content writers

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Very customizable in the hands of the right developer, never stands out in the end product, good accessibility compliance (with proper user training)

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My least favorite CMS, but enduringly popular in government and quasi-governmental body websites. Very steep learning curve and the WYSIWYG is so crude as to be worthless. I manage content for two different websites running on Drupal currently, and have for over two years, but still have to look up documentation PDFs to remember how to do basic things.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jeremy from Chewie Media Inc

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March 2018

Working with Drupal is a balance of unbridled freedom and future-proofing frustration.

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Druapl is a CMS that allows the developer to do anything they could want, provided they have the know-how and the time to build it. Plugins are often open-ended enough to allow for developers to plugin into them and continue building until the feature they are looking for is completed. There is incredible value here - while it is free, more premium plugins cost money. The user-base also serves as technical support - plugins are built by users and so they are also maintained and supported by those users. This means that there is a wide range of plugins and people to provide support if you run into an issue.

Despite any shortcomings, I do love the product a lot. It's optimistic in the way its' built - very few software let you just have the ability to do anything with it these days. This is still one of those products, and so it should be commended for it.

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This is NOT for somebody who wants to build their first website. This is a developer's platform, and some of the ways things are done in Drupal makes it very difficult to just get off the group and build out a website. I mention above the word "Developer" a lot, and that's who this product is really for. If I am aiming this review towards the general public, I would take the ease of use down to 2 or even 1 star for them - it's just not something you should do if you don't have experience building in it. Hire somebody.

The other side of the coin in having a wide range of plugins means that there are a lot that are not very good, or are not maintained. They become a security liability. The fact that these plugins are maintained by users also means that there is nobody making sure that the maintainer keeps the plugin working, which can really wreck how a site functions.

Review Source: Capterra