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.

 

Drupal - Website example
 
  • Drupal - Website example
    Website example
  • Drupal - User interface
    User interface
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    Mobile editing
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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October 2017

October 2017

Very powerful, with an involved development process

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Once understood, Drupal is a very powerful and capable content management system. There are plenty of existing modules and themes to assist you with your website build making customisation easy.

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Drupal is not as user-friendly to setup and develop in as a content management system like WordPress. There is a steeper learning curve before you can really get the most out of this platform.

Source: Capterra
 

Shikhil from Czar Securities

October 2017

October 2017

Stable product and has been around for years.

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- Sturdy solution
- Regular security updates
- The community around drupal is quite active, finding help becomes easy

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- User interface can be improved
- There could be better marketplace for extensions
- Incentivizing more developers to make extensions

Source: Capterra
 

Somnath from Coders Club, Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College

October 2017

October 2017

One of the best CMS out there.

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Huge support for plugins and is highly customisable. Besides, the code is layered which adds to the ease of web development with this CMS. Lastly, it is absolutrly free.

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It has a steep learning curve. The developer needs to be updates about the changes every now and then.

Source: Capterra
 

Melinda from Infinity Martial Arts

October 2017

October 2017

Great CMS

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I love being able to see changes and updates to page as quickly as I can with Drupal. I also have the ability to review the html code along with a WYSIWYG.

Source: Capterra
 

Brian from Lift1428
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Customization is King

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Again, the customization is king. Drupal helps developers create exactly what they want rather than trying to build from a template.

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It's very flexible and customizable. In web development, you want to be able to customize and create according to your (or your client's) needs, and Drupal will help you do that, but you have to know what you're doing. It's system of modules allows you to add functions and customize accordingly.

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It's complicated. Like most web development software meant for someone who actually knows code, Drupal is a complex system and requires lots of code knowledge. And every few years, your Drupal update will require quite a bit of work to update.

Source: Capterra
 

Madhu Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

September 2017

September 2017

Phenomenal software

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Drupal has seven main Pros:

1) It's uses a very flexible system of modules.

You can use Drupal modules to add new features to your site.

For example, the Membership module lets you add member based services, the Video modules lets you host video clips, while the Commerce module lets you add shopping features.

Each modules is made up of smaller modules, which ensures you only activate the bits you need for your project.

Best of all, you can mix and match the modules to create things the original module designers might have never considered. For example, combine the Commerce, Membership and Video modules to create a paid for membership site of training videos.

2) It's very layered.

In Drupal, system code lives in one layer, code to do with appearance (e.g. CSS, HTML) lives in another separate layer and custom modifications live in another separate layer.

This makes it very easy to change things. For example, you can change the entire layout of your site without having to modify the original content to adapt to it.

3) It's free

Remarkably, the core technology and all these modules are available for free. There are some themes that you have to pay for if you want to change the look of your site, but you can make your own themes and there are number of free themes as well.

4) Great user support

Drupal has a good support network of dedicated and helpful users who are willing to provide plenty of free help. There's also free training videos on YouTube.

5) Plenty of updates

Drupal releases minor updates on a monthly basis which address any of bugs or security concerns that crop up. There are also major updates every 2-3 years, which radically change the functionality of the core system.

6) Portable code

Most code can easily be transferred between sites. Hence, if you create a function on one site, you can move it to another without having to re-do it all from scratch.

7) Don’t need strong coding skills

Drupal's module system means you can easily achieve a lot without needing to know how to code. It might not look and function exactly as you want, but it will be a decent effort.

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Drupal has 2 main set backs:

1) It can get very complicated

The down side of all the flexibility, is that there are often 10 ways to do one thing in Drupal and it's not always clear which method is best. Often the only way you can find out is through experience. Which means your early Drupal projects might not be as good as they could be, as you cut your teeth on learning which methods are best for you.

2) Your code won’t last forever.

Every 2-3 years, Drupal releases a new major update which radically changes the functionality of the site. The plus side of this is that it makes Drupal better. The downside is that you will often have to completely re-write your custom code. Because these major updates change everything, you will often need to install new modules to replace old ones. Essentially you have to rebuild your site (thankfully all the content can be transferred over).

Upgrading isn't a requirement. But after a couple of years, the older versions of Drupal are no longer supported. So if building a Drupal site, expect to redo it from scratch it in 3-5 years. Hence, it's not really good for projects which only have a budget for minor changes each year.

Source: GetApp
 

Jo from Manifest

September 2017

September 2017

Robust and free

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The tool is very robust and many modules to choose from. Plus the software is free and easy to use

Source: Capterra
 

Raymond from DLA Piper
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Develop your own website with full control

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Drupal provides a lot of advanced functions for users to build their own website with full control. Since it is open-source based, users can look for support worldwide without being forced to ask for support from a specific vendor.

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Drupal should provide certification for experienced developers. So that site owners can easily find qualified developers to develop or maintain their site if needed.

Source: GetApp
 

Tis from TCT

June 2017

June 2017

I've developed four websites using drupal.

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Very easy to add users to assign roles. Users can add content fairly easily. Large range of customizations available.

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Sometimes counter-intuitive. You need to make sure you know what your doing before you go messing about with settings.

Source: Capterra
 

Kathy from J&D Manufacturing

May 2017

May 2017

Developed Drupal 7 site a few years ago. Site has been solid and secure and functioning very well.

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Low cost. Very secure. Open source so problems get solved.

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Site is tight and secure and functions fabulously. Have had very minimal problems in 1.5 years the site has been live. I would recommend this product but expect a steep learning curve if you are not experienced. I hear Drupal 8 is much more user friendly for developing.

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Steep learning curve for someone without experience. As a graphic designer I had a challenging time learning how to get the site set up.

Source: Capterra
 

David from Decorative Paint, Inc.

April 2017

April 2017

Drupal Rocks!

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Drupal is one of the greatest content management systems available. Thousands of modules for to expand functionality. Open source...no cost! Excellent customer support from thousands of worldwide users.

Source: Capterra
 

Alex from www.itnove.com
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Great CMS platform, tons of modules, themes and experts to deploy it

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I have been using Drupal for websites I have been working with for years, since version 4.

Drupal is a very flexible and powerful CMS, with tons of module for everything (from credit card management to spam detection), also with a big marketplace of themes to quick launch nice websites.

The community of developers is huge, so it is easy to have a Drupal expert nearby to help you with a new website or the development of a module if that is not already existing on the marketplace.

Pros

Very flexible
Tons of themes and modules
Available on managed cloud sites

Cons

More difficult to configure than Wordpress (but also way more powerful)

Advice to Others

Rely on the community of developers, they're passionate and highly skilled

Source: Capterra
 

Lindon from -

February 2017

February 2017

Simple and easy to use CMS

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In order to make the site running this the CMS, you do not require highly specialized knowledge. To get a great functional website you just have to own a computer at the highest level and understand how to operate the sites.

Source: Capterra
 

Mark from MarkAllSoft

February 2017

February 2017

Drupal - an excellent CMS for medium-sized projects

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For many years, I create websites for clients and practice realized that Drupal - it is the CMS, designed for medium-sized projects. As for small sites, for them too bulky functional, with major tasks Drupal handles poorly.

Source: Capterra
 

Carly from LingVing

February 2017

February 2017

Not very easy to use interface, a lot of extra features

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Not very easy to use interface, a lot of extra features that are not needed in a modern CMS. The rest of the software is made very high quality.

Source: Capterra
 

Donald from DonPirCo

February 2017

February 2017

It is best used for medium and large projects

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Content Management System Drupal is good, but it is best to use it for medium to large projects. Thank you for zarzabotchikam intellectual programmyny product!

Source: Capterra
 

Djohn from BagStore

February 2017

February 2017

Under the management of this CMS works for me a few sites

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I did not have funds to pay for the work of programmers, so I had to learn on their own CMS Drupal and configure multiple sites. Everything was easy, almost no issues have arisen. Thanks to the creators of the software convenient!

Source: Capterra
 

Tony from TondoCo

February 2017

February 2017

Fast, Easy, Reliable

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Excellent CRM to create online stores and other projects on the Internet. If you are having difficulty with the installation and configuration, you can always consult on a professional forum.

Source: Capterra
 

Velena from Non

February 2017

February 2017

I recommend the use of colleagues

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We are pleased to use the system for their projects. Drupal - a great option for creating powerful websites with a mass of useful features.

Source: Capterra
 

Nataly from Personal

February 2017

February 2017

A good CMS, but too cumbersome

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Having experience with others the CMS, I can say that Drupal has great functionality, but at the same time, the system is very cumbersome. So it is best suited to create large projects.

Source: Capterra