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.

Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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  • Erin from Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    My favorite CMS

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    Pros

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    Free Open Source CMS, Powerful and complex

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    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Kody from Metro Technology Services

    Specialty: Software / Technology

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

    August 2018

    Web Development Made Easy

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    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.

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  • Alexander from Reveal Group

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    Great flexibility and good for advanced sites

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    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

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Rutuja from Searce Inc

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    July 2018

    Feature rich CMS

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    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.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Joaquin from National Electric Corporation of Venezuela (CORPOELEC)

    July 2018

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

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    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Dennis from Twofold Media

    July 2018

    Drupal is an incredible web development software. It's ideal for enterprise websites!

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    Pros

    We've used Drupal on multiple web projects before. It has tons of features that are ideal for enterprise style websites. It's level of security tops that of other CMS, allowing it to stand out. Being PHP based, it's easy to heavily customize the software for all your web dev needs.

    Cons

    The main downside to Drupal is difficulty of use. It's not as straightforward to teach clients like other CMS' are. If the back-end was a bit more standardized, it would definitely feel more complete.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Number of employees: 1 employee

    July 2018

    Powerful CMS with decent security features.

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    Pros

    Made by geeks so the backend has been thought through and very scalable. Security wise a lot better than wordpress and the open source concentric community makes modules / plugins easier to maintain as there's not just one company devloping / supporting them.

    Cons

    Is difficult to learn initially (if not a coding background). However drupal 8 has got a lot more front end friendly, looks prettier and is getting easier to implement.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Samarah from EKR

    Specialty: Media

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    July 2018

    Good tool, but not user friendly

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    Pros

    Drupal is a good alternative to WordPress if you don't want to be one of the typical WordPress users. They offer quite a bit of variety and more custom code than WordPress as well.

    Cons

    Drupal is NOT user-friendly. Finding pages and stuffing content takes so much longer than necessary. There are also odd requirements on different modules that really don't seem necessary and only make is a longer process than it should be. Simple things like saving a page or going back to your previous page are borderline impossible. Overall, I would always choose WordPress if you are building it for a less than genius user.

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  • Mike from Drund

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    Drupal might look like a good option as a CMS, but it's not.

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    Pros

    The one thing I think Drupal has going for it is it's options for existing plugins and themes, but that's all.

    Cons

    Writing plugins for Drupal is quite complicated and not developer friendly. I would choose a more optimized CMS like Wordpress if you're shopping CMSes

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    July 2018

    Awesome content management system for websites

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    Value for Money

    Website and blog development

    Pros

    Drupal provides great extent of features to manage out website content and design website functionalites. Various plugins by number of developers adds advanced features to the website

    Cons

    Drupal needs great amount of technical knowledge to set up and usage of the platform. Paid plugins subscription is costlier according to features they provide

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ariel from Capillus, LLC

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    The best CMS if you know what you are doing

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    Shorter development time and more products to offer to my customers.

    Pros

    Very flexible. You can do almost anything with Drupal. The possibilities are endless. The community is vibrant and the security one of the best. With the latest version performance and other features are greatly improve.

    Cons

    Complexity, lack of proper documentation. The developer community it is very helpful but can't be a little hostile to non developers or less advanced users.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Omar from A. James Clark School of Engineering

    June 2018

    very capable, extensible web framework, sort of beastly under the hood

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    Pros

    Can format/present/lay-out a website in almost any imaginable way. Perms and auths allow for easily varied professional/enterprise workflow (versus something like Wordpress that seems intended for SoHo sites). Lots of good features for optimizing complex pages. Scales up well for high-volume. Large community, lots of support options. A whole ton of contrib code offers multiple ways to do most things you might want to do within the context of Drupal.

    Cons

    Very steep learning curve. relatively heavy system requirements. Abtruse jargon/mechanisms. Out of the box, it's not even vaguely ready to use. Newer releases have emphasized gee-whiz features and change-for-change's sake, making internal APIs increasingly complex without adding a lot of value. Drupal8 is a lot more top heavy than Drupal7, and abandoned much of the contrib code base for little practical gain. The common PHP name space combined with many contrib authors can make for code instability, though the community is better at that than it used to be.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Sonia Del Valle from Somos Viaje

    June 2018

    Complete CMS for the development of websites.

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    It is a great CMS with which we can develop websites tailored to the demands of any type of business or company.

    Pros

    Drupal is one of the most complete CMS for the development of websites, we can download it for free and its installation is not complex. contains features that allow you to develop simple and complex websites in a short time, obviously depending on the experience we have in this CMS.

    Cons

    It is not as intuitive as other similar CMS, I think it is a bit more difficult to learn and its interface is not friendly.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    June 2018

    A frustrating alternative to WordPress

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    Pros

    As with WordPress, you can't beat the price - FREE. And, also as with WordPress, there's a devoted community of Drupal developers who work hard to keep it relevant.

    Cons

    Like WordPress, Drupal requires some coding skills. Unlike WordPress, if you lack said skills, you'll be quickly frustrated. Compared to WordPress, where there's massive 3rd party support with plugins and premium themes that make coding knowledge virtually unnecessary, Drupal is brutal to learn and difficult to use.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    June 2018

    Powerful for large enterprise site

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    Pros

    The new Drupal 8 is an extremely powerful CMS that will scale really well for large sites.
    the platform is solid as a rock.
    being able to configure all those elements once and adding all sort of plugins are making it a great enterprise tool

    Cons

    quite difficult to really understand how everything works.
    it's not straightforward for beginners and will take some effort to really see the potential of this CMS
    So not really suitable for quick blogs/website

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Verified Reviewer

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

    June 2018

    Flexible CMS with great hidden potential

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    A website that was functional and met business needs.

    Pros

    Drupal has great scalability options and can be used for small or large projects. There is a great support system through an online community of users.

    Cons

    While it is easy to use, when you run into problems, it can be a very hard fix that might require you to write your own patch fixes or custom modules.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jason from Socialistics

    June 2018

    Just say no to Drupal.

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    Value for Money

    None. I don't consider using this platform any longer.

    Pros

    There's definitely a good feature set here, and you can't beat free software, but that's where the pros end. While this may work for enterprise sized companies that can afford tech folks who can work with the software, not so much for the rest of us.

    Cons

    It's difficult to use, not intuitive to work with, and just doesn't have the level of support, ease of use, and volume of plugins, extensions and help that you can get with working with a platform like Wordpress.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Abhishek from 91Mobiles

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    June 2018

    Easy to use and configure CMS tool

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    Pros

    - Ease of use
    - Open Source CMS
    - Many mods are readily available for use
    - Customization is the USP

    Cons

    - Requires a developer for customization
    - Challenges because of being open source
    - Not very feature rich

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Rajeev from Splendid Digital Solutions

    June 2018

    Not of much use for freelancers and small businesses

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    While appreciating the sophistication of this CMS, Drupal was of no use as I could get better and faster result working with WordPress. Security breach is never a big issue for me to be honest.

    Pros

    I understand this software comes with the best security features, so important for projects that are sensitive to be hacked while working in groups or communities.

    Cons

    Drupal is difficult to use and there is a steep learning curve. For freelancers and small businesses, why not use WordPress (or even Joomla) that is so easy to use and yet get the same or even better result! After all, WordPress has a big and growing library of plugins.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
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